Day 443 | 29 March 2016 | From Cambridge International School to Sree Devi Talab Mandir | The Walk of Hope 2015-16

  • Sri M addresses the students and padayatris before the start of the walk - Cambridge International School
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  • Reception at Cambridge International School
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  • 3.Releasing-the-blue-&-white-balloons-of-hope!,-Cambridge-International-School,-Jalandhar,-Punjab)
  • The Walk commences acknowledging the NCC Cadets' salutes - Cambridge International School
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  • A short address over the megaphone - Defense Colony - Jalandhar
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  • WOH Day 443 - the Walk picks up steam and numbers - New Barandari
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  • Reception at New Barandari - Jalandhar
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  • 8.The-lovelies-of-Khalsa-College-with-their-stirring-quotes!,-Jalandhar,-Punjab
  • The Walk as it neared Doaba Khalsa College - Jalandhar
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  • Reception at Panditji Mul Raj Marg - Jalandhar
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  • Reception at SD College for Women - Jalandhar
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  • Inter-faith Harmony at its best - Jalandhar
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  • Reception near Bhagat Singh Chowk - Jalandhar
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  • 14.Perched-atop-a-Cycle-rikshaw,-a-sadhu-has-a-close-look-at-our-palmphlet!,-Jalandhar,-Punjab
  • Sri M at the Gaushala - Tanda Road Jalandhar
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  • 16.Alms-to-the-poor!,-Gaushala,-Tanda-Road,-Jalandhar,-Punjab
  • In prayer inside the Sree Devi Talab mandir - Jalandhar
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  • Sree Devi in all her glory - Sree Devi Talab Mandir Jalandhar
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  • Satsang after the walk - Sree Devi Talab Mandir - Jalandhar
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The walk started at Cambridge International School, Jalandhar, after Sri M's short address. Students in hundreds, members of NCC, sportspersons including athletes and coaches took an active part in the Walk.

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It was a joyful experience though marred a little by the careless manner in which most children threw empty bottles and food wrappings around. Obviously, they have not been tutored enough about this crucial aspect of modern life. The Walk ended at Sree Devi Talab Mandir, one of the Shaktipeeths. It is believed that the severed right breast of Sati fell at this place. The Devi is worshipped in the form of Chinna Mastha. This is one of the rare places where this fierce Goddess is publicly worshipped. Symbolising sacrifice, the Goddess is depicted as severing her own head, while drawing her own blood and offering the same to two of her associates as well. The temple is built around an old pond and is run on the lines of a Gurudwara – with an accent on cleanliness, langar, seva etc. After offering worship at the temple, Sri M addressed the gathering thus: Sri M started with the invocation to the Guru: “ajñāna-timirāndhasyajñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣurunmīlitaṁyena, tasmaiśrī-guravenamaḥ My Salutations to that reverential teacher, who opened my eyes, by applying the divine collyrium of self-knowledge in my eyes, which had got blinded by the cataract of ignorance. Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwara Gurur Sakshat Parabrahma Tasmai Shree Guruvey Namaha The Guru is Brahma (The creator), Lord Vishnu (The preserver, and Lord Shiva (the destroyer) To that very Guru I bow, for He is the Supreme Being, right before my eyes. Loka samasta sukinoh bhavantu” - May the entire universe be happy. "I am very very happy that we've concluded our walk for the day at a Shakti Peeth which is very ancient. Shakti is the energy that energises us all. Of the ten divisions of Shakti which are known as Dasha Maha Vidhyas, Shakti is worshipped as 'Chinna Mastha' at this Shakti Peeth.” “Chinna Mastha is the symbol of complete sacrifice, where the Devi cuts her head, takes it off and gives her blood to the vajra yoginis who drink it. Unless and until we sacrifice something, we don't get anything in return. This is a perfect symbol of such sacrifice. So, this energy that's worshipped in temples including Shakti Peeths, is also the energy in all of us. The energy that creates the universe, which looks after the universe, is also the same energy that sustains all of us. It takes care of our bodies and our minds and our soul. A spark of this Supreme Reality, all-pervading energy, is also in each of us. There's a lot of advertising on Kundalini, so I don't want to use that word. So, people ask me, 'How is it that you're walking, you're 67 years old?' We've already done 6000 Km. Even the padayatris with me have walked that much. We consider this yajna a sacrifice, a tapasya. And we have to go another 1200 Km. We hope to reach Srinagar on the 30th of April or the1st of May. It's totally a 16 month-long padayatra.” “The purpose of this is Manav Ekta. I have talked quite a bit about Manav Ekta. We are human beings, we should stay together. We must live together, don't let this unity break.” “Since I'm at a Shakti Peeth, I will say the same thing a little differently. I would say that the universal energy - which is called Para Shakti - is also the Shakti that resides in every human being and that Shakti has no discrimination of caste, creed, religion. Everybody has it; whether you recognise it or not, it's there. It is this energy which we have to activate. It is usually not in a very active condition. If this energy is activated, the energy of this country and the full potential of an individual can both be tapped. I'm especially giving this message to the young because the future of this country lies in their hands. The country will move in the direction in which you go. India is a great country. You won't find another country like this in the world. Don't let it break. We need to keep it strong and united. That's why we started this yatra from Kanyakumari. We teach the young people, in particular, to remember that 'You belong to a great country, that we are human beings, that we are not different from anybody else. It doesn't matter whether your name is Amar, Akbar or Anthony. Stay together, don't let anybody create a breakage in the great culture of this country.” “Our message is peace, harmony and unity, nothing else. Neither am I standing for elections nor do I belong to any political party. Actually, I do belong to one party – the party of humanity, the party of Manav Ekta. We are One.”

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