Christmas Day last year (2018) was quite unusual for me – extraordinary, inspiring and nurturing. I spent the day at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in Mount Abu, India, the world centre of the BK’s as they are known. This spiritual movement now spans nearly every country and city of the world and is largely led by women. Even though I am not a practicing member of the BKs, I really I like their meditation and their focus on service.
Over 20 years, I had observed the BKs grow massively under the leadership of Dadi Janki, one of the original leaders of the group. She joined the BKs as a young teenager. She is passionate about sending out inspiring messages through her monthly emails. I always look forward to finding these in my inbox as they are always wise and inspiring.
During my time in India, I had the honour of meeting with her. I had never spoken to anyone over the age of 100 previously, but I was stunned by her presence and her lucid conversation. She is 104 years old!