Recently our Malaysian Mission, on Babaji’s guidance and encouragement, organized a youth camp to help them rediscover themselves, their abilities, talents, consideration to others, doing things without selfish motivations, trying to think for larger causes. All based on Shri Swamiji and Babaji teachings. The idea is eventually to make them understand the essence of spirituality to live a happy contented life with consideration to others and seek inner peace.
The teachings of His Holiness Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj are being given back to the world in the form of books, CDs and messages and talks posted on the web by our Beloved Shri Shivarudra Balayogi Maharaj.
In Malaysia, all of Swamiji’s and Babaji’s messages and teachings are now translated into a transformative teaching module called the P.E.A.C.E. Program, also known as the PERFORMANCE EMPOWERMENT ATTRIBUTES TOWARDS COLLECTIVE EXCELLENCE program.
This program was first introduced to the devotees of the Malaysian Mission in March 2012. The module helped Swamiji’s devotees to check on their spiritual growth. The final aim of the program was to increase the level of peace in all of Swamiji’s devotees. Having experienced the joy of peace and happiness in their lives through the practise of Swamiji’s and Babaji’s teachings, the Mission in Malaysia decided to introduce this program to a group of 85 troubled Indian teenagers, whose ages ranged from 15 -26 years, from a non – profit educational organization called the MySkills Foundation Malaysia.
On the 18th of January 2013, the program took off with 32 coaches from the Mission volunteering to help these young troubled souls discover themselves and lead a peaceful, happy life. The session started with the coaches carrying out a profiling session with the students. During this session the students listed down the challenges that they faced and the sacrifices that they needed to make to become successful in their studies and lives.
From 22-24 February 2013 a two and a half day camp was held. Various games were played where the youngsters learnt to work in a team, have consideration for others and also discover their hidden talents. The more serious aspect of the camp was the introduction to discovering the path to happiness in life. During the camp many of the students realised that in order for them to be happy, they have to first be happy with themselves as well as be considerate of others and keep serving mankind without expectation.
Subsequently, 3 sessions were conducted with the students. At each of these sessions, there was always a sharing moment where the students related the changes that they discovered in their lives and how they were becoming better human beings.
On the 14th of June 2013, the coaches had a session with the Management Team of MySkills Foundation Malaysia. Here, each coach presented the progress and significant changes of the students and the Management Team commented that they too noticed marked improvement in the attitudes and social behaviours of their students. The students, who came as destructive beings, transformed into more constructive, more obedient and more grateful people. Their attitudes towards life became more positive and they discovered that there was more to life than being destructive. Their self discovery was tremendous.
The students’ feedback on the program was very enlightening. Many realised that life without a purpose was not a peaceful life and when their purpose was clear, their actions were right, productive and meaningful. They shared that there was a definite need for emotional balance in their lives and having care and embrace for others lightened their hearts and gave them inner peace.
On the 29th of June 2013, the Certificate of Completion Ceremony was held, and 71 students received their certificates. The Certificates bore the signature of His Holiness Shri Shivarudra Balayogi Maharaj. This awed the students and touched their hearts as a Yogi had endorsed their certificates. This was a beautiful ending to a program and an empowering start towards living a meaningful life of excellence.
As a spin-off of this program, selected potential leaders will go through P.E.A.C.E. Program Level 2 where they would be coached to become facilitators and agents of transformation.
Praise be to Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj and Shri Shivarudra Balayogi Maharaj