Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who attended the symbolic Peace Bell event of the United Nations in New York recently, recited the Sanskrit peace mantra to convey her peace message. The Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki Moon, Dr Jane Goodall, Forest Whitiker, Michael Douglous, Monique Coleman and various other heads of States were also present at the do.
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After the Peace Bell ringing ceremony, the gorgeous actress addressed over 500 students from across the world live and some connected via the web on peace.
She said, ‘It is a great honour to be here today at such a symbolic event. I am a great believer in the United Nations- uniting for a better world. UNITY takes COURAGE-COMMITMENT AND LEADERSHIP- and this is what I am seeing and experiencing today…….not only with the Secretary General and dignitaries- but also with you- the next generation
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A lot has already been said today…..eloquently… And effectively, resonating….all that each of us believe in, to bring and keep our world together. PEACE however is divine manifestation and we have to find and achieve peace within each of us and spread that around.
My father put it very simply…man says I want peace….well cut your I- ego-sense of being Singular- and become we and us- get rid of your wants and desires and you’ll find your peace. I’d like to end with a Sanskrit peace mantra.
‘Om sarvesha swastibhavtu, sarvesha shantibhavatu, sarvesha purbhavatu, sarvesha manga lam bhavatu, on shanti shanti shanti’
May all become fortunate
May all attain peace
May all achieve fulfillment and may all be blessed
Om peace peace peace….’