GANGTOK, 24 Apr:
“Heartfulness and organic are synonymous because both deal with purity, nature and peaceful heart,” said Joshua Pollock, co-author of the 2018 best seller book ‘The Heartfulness Way- Heart Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation.’
Mr Pollock said this today during a brief introductory session on his book with media persons of the state here at Heartfulness Meditation Centre situated at ICAR Complex, Tadong.
Mr Pollock and Kamlesh D. Patel, widely known as Daaji have authored the book which was released on 18 Jan earlier this year by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, and till date more than 1 lakh copies have been sold online.
According to Mr Pollock, when Chief Minister Pawan Chamling explained to him the organic initiative taken up by Sikkim this morning he felt overwhelmed and decided to co-ordinate with the state government to spread the message all over the world.
Talking about the book, he said, “The book teaches us the essence of prayer and yogic transmission to demystifying the act of meditation through practical tips. This book will enable us to live beyond the filters of our sensory limitations and discover unity within ourselves.”
He further said that just reading books cannot help to achieve inner-heart satisfaction and listening to others talk is also fruitless but practicing meditation from the inner heart will earn the real goal.
On the relation between meditation and lifestyles, he said Heartfulness never forces anyone to change their lifestyle but one can enjoy both simultaneously.
Replying to a query on growing suicidal tendencies, drug abuse and other ills in the State, R. Telang, senior member of the Heartfulness Meditation Centre said, “Sikkim has achieved material development in very short span of time and this had changed the lifestyle of the youth drastically.”
According to him, Sikkim’s younger generation knows the art of experiment and experience, if they add meditation as one more ingredient in their life, most of the problems of Sikkim can be solved.
The book is priced at Rs. 300 and available online at Amazon.com. The author Dajji was a well-known Pharmacist in New York for over three decades before being named as the fourth guru of the Heartfulness lineage.
Mr. Pollock is a Heartfulness trainer and practitioner from United States. He is also an accomplished Western classical violinist and has given music in Bollywood films like Ghajini.