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Stories of the Moghul Emperors

Stories of the Moghul Emperors

 

At Write Spirit there are many stories of the great Moghul Emperors. Including Babar, Humayun and Akbar.

These traditional Indian stories both entertain and inform. These delightful stories of the Moghul Emperors have been retold here by Sri Chinmoy and .

You can also listen to online dramatisations at Inspiration Sounds; including an episode on stories about the Mogul Emperor Humayun

 

Picture by Unmesh, Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries

From : Akbar’s Secret visit to Mirabai

"Although Akbar was a Muslim, he liked the Hindu spirituality and culture immensely. At his court, he retained all kinds of talented and extraordinary people from various religions. Akbar always appreciated others’ good qualities. In the course of time, he came to hear about Mirabai, the great devotee of Lord Krishna. The bhajans that she sang became known throughout the length and breadth of India. Akbar decided to go and see her for himself.

At first, it seemed impossible for the Emperor to fulfil his wish. Mirabai was married to Prince Bhoja Raj of Chittor. This family and the Moghul Emperors had always been the worst of enemies! If Akbar went to see Mirabai, he would be risking his life and he would also be placing Mirabai herself in great danger. But Akbar was determined to go. He said, "I will not go as the Emperor with my army. I will go in disguise."

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Alone we are born

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Alone we are born
And die alone
Yet see the red-gold cirrus
over snow-mountain shine.

Upon the upland road
Ride easy, stranger
Surrender to the sky
Your heart of anger.

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– James K.Baxter a New Zealand poet (1926-1972)

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Photo by Ranjit Swanson Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries

World Harmony Run Visits Carribean

The World Harmony Run visits 11 beautiful Caribbean nations in three action-packed weeks. Island culture and music abound in this short compilation of events in each participating country.

View Video at Sri Chinmoy TV

Produced by Salil Wilson and Ketan Tamm of the World Harmony Run Team

The World Harmony Run was founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1986, it is now an annual global relay running seeking to promote harmony and friendship between people from across all social and cultural sections of society.

75 year old lifts to inspire others

Over the weekend of 16th and 17th September various heavy weights including a giant pumpkin and a plane were lifted by weightlifter and spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy who is 75 years old lifts to inspire others that age need not be a barrier to achievement. Chinmoy also says the strength for his extraordinary lifts comes from his inner life of prayer and meditation. Asked about his message Sri Chinmoy says:

"Never give up! Never give up! Physical fitness is of paramount importance. There is no age limit
when we live in the heart and when we try to be of prayerful and soulful service to God in the
heart of humanity."

- Sri Chinmoy

A giant pumpkin being lifted by Sri Chinmoy.

More on Sri Chinmoy’s Lifting at Sri Chinmoy TV

World Peace Day 21st September

September 21st is world Peace Day. Dedicated to promoting peace throughout the world.

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The International Day of Peace was first established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, was first inaugurated on the third Tuesday of September, 1982. Beginning on the 20th anniversary in 2002, the UN General Assembly set 21 September as the now permanent date for the International Day of Peace.

In establishing the International Day of Peace, the United Nations General Assembly decided that it would be appropriate

"to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States,
as well as of the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive
evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways? (The International Day of Peace) should
be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all
nations and peoples."

International Peace Day

Resources on Peace at Write Spirit