The 5th annual World Hindu Economic Forum has brought about the second opportunity for the two exceptional industrious individuals to meet, Tulsi Gabbard & Guru Swami Vigyananand. The both of them are high achievers and have gotten the wealth of experience in vast fields of life. Many Indian American and NRI experts were present at the occasion. The forum took place at the Grand Ballroom of Orange County’s Hotel Irvine and lasted from the 18th to 20th of November, 2016.mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

The World Hindu Economic Forum

The economy of the 21st century is characterized by the internet of information, things, and value, and how youth quickly adapt to them. Knowing sufficiently well that the population of Hindu is more of youths, there is an innate ability held up within them waiting to be opened. The World Hindu Economic Forum stands today as a platform which will use this natural ability to set off the formation of new riches.

The recent decline in the economic growth of nations in the world has caused a lot of economic instability. The reactions to these difficulties are perplexing and should be not be tackled with the same traditional strategy rather solutions should evolve by thing out of the box. The world financial authority is just investigating and acting as indicated by normal intelligence -talking about efficiency and effectiveness. The undertakings intended for relative steadiness do not work in competitive situations. It involves a fresh and inventive reaction, which can drive the formation of surplus riches to safeguard the world economy from its present emergency. World Hindu Economic Forum’s available approach depends on the foundational intelligence in the Bhagavad Gita: “Think in future, for the future.”

Hunger, destitution, and absence of education are the current fundamental issues of the world. These problems cannot be disentangled just by gifts and philanthropy. A developing populace has developing wants, and these can be defeated only by making extra riches and distributing this riches to enhance the wellbeing of people in this world, that is, those at the base of the pyramid. World Hindu Economic Forum is that move towards making “That, which sustains” and annihilating starvation, destitution, and lack of education.

The World Hindu Economic Forum sail is said to have started in 2012 at Hong Kong, trailed by productive yearly discussions in Bangkok 2013, New Delhi 2014, London 2015, and a few local gatherings en route.

The USA is known to be the head monetary power on the planet. It is propelled by the soul of the business enterprise, and it leads the world into streams of income and mechanical advancement. There are various open doors for development from every side of this immense country. Los Angeles is also the third-biggest commercial urbanized zone on the planet. It is a common center point for global exchange, production, innovation, excitement, and design. The environment is very suitable for hosting fantastic scene for a financial forum.

Speech by Tulsi Gabbard at the WHEF

Tulsi Gabbard was able to avail her presence at the World Hindu Economic Forum where she spoke on “Finding Happiness and Success Through Karma Yoga” She also said Mahatma Gandhi had shown us that, an ideal approach to discover yourself is to free yourself from the control of other persons. According to her, “I believe that we cannot overcome the divisive challenges facing our communities, countries, and the world if we do not recognize and respect all others as children of God, despite our differences of nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, and so forth.”

The first youngest United States Representative who comes from Hawaii clarified the more profoundly the importance of Aloha. Aloha is an excellent Hawaiian word regularly used to make proper acquaintance and farewell. Welcome anybody by the word ‘Aloha’ means you are saying, ‘I am coming to you with a free mind and adoration.’ She said, “It is recognition of our interconnectedness, which we are all eternal souls and part of one family. This spirit of Aloha is important at a time when we see such divisiveness, bigotry, fear and persecution around the world.”

Tulsi went ahead to further her discussion by expanding on “servant-leadership” a theme that she talks about in major conferences that she has been. The topic has become her favorite. In her speech, she said “For you, as executives and renowned businessmen and women, and for me as a person in political life, it is especially important to make sure that we never forget that we are servants of God and the people, not the master. Sometimes when people get into positions of power, they forget who they are. But if every day you remember God and remember your relationship with Him, that you’re His servant and not the master, then you won’t get swept away by the trappings of power. This is the attitude of a karma yoga practitioner:  I live to serve—not be served.”

The Discussion of Guru Swami Vigyananand at WHEF

Master Swami Vigyananand talked about undoing the many clichés identified with the development of riches and the function of riches in Hindu dharma. According to his words, “We must break free from the shackles of individual brilliantness and graduate to collective success.”

He went ahead to discuss the effort of World Hindu Economic Forum in making a biological system to enable Hindu establishment to thrive in the neighborhood and all around the world by campaigning for a business interacting medium. He also shed more light on the World Hindu Economic Forum’s approach depends on the foundational intelligence in the Bhagavad Gita.

More about Tulsi Gabbard

Naturally, Tulsi is an open individual who has the modesty to heed consciously to all sides of a level-headed discussion, the knowledge to deal with any test, and the fearlessness to settle on the correct choice and take care of business. A dynamic Tulsi gained the significance of serving others and living Aloha from a youthful age. She appreciated the lessons from Aloha as it is her source of inspiration. She has endeavored to carry on with her life committed to serving the general population of Hawaii.

Tulsi has demonstrated an energy for open administration from a remarkably youthful age. Her sense of duty regarding serving the municipal and having a constructive outcome has impacted each critical choice in her life. Tulsi’s administration has included working within dangerous millennials. She enrolled in the Hawaii National Guard and was sent twice to the Middle East. Tulsi was also being chosen for the position of the Hawaii State Legislature and the Honolulu City Council, with the pleasure of serving Hawaiians in the United State Senate as the administrative helper to Senator Daniel K. Akaka, proceeding with her continuous work and initiative on fundamental issues and tasks. She is currently serving in Congress as the Rep for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District.

The extended periods of time, diligent work, and vulnerabilities inborn in getting an independent company off the ground gave her direct involvement in the world of business. The experience incited her to concentrate on business in school.

In 2002, Tulsi turned into the youngest and active individual chosen for the Hawai’i State Legislature. In this phenomenal decision to the Hawai’i State House of Representatives, Tulsi was selected to stand in for District 42 in West O’ahu. She was a successful, respected, and a dedicated lawmaker who functioned on the Education, Higher Education, Tourism, and Economic Development panels.

More about Guru Swami Vigyananand

Guru Swami Vigyananand is the originator and worldwide chief executive officer of World Hindu Foundation. He is a transcending specialist and scholar of Sanatan Dharma and a recognized researcher on Hinduism and worldwide Hindu development. Swani is a scholarly coach and vital director for several recognized Hindu advocates and associations managing a massive number of Hindu enfranchisement and marketing ventures with an overall extension including Asia Pacific, European, South Asian, African and American districts. He is as of now Jt. General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Bharat. He did his Bachelors in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

At the World Hindu Economic Forum held with Tulsi Gabbard in attendance, Swami Spoke about the Bhagavad-gita. The Bhagavad-gita is unanimously recognized as the gem of India’s divine knowledge & followed by leading spiritual master and spiritual teacher  globally. Here Lord Krishna acts as the guru of His dear friend Arjuna and spoke about the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Gita’s seven hundred brief verses give an authoritative manual for the exploration of self-acknowledgment. No other philosophical or religious work uncovers, in such a clear and significant way, the nature of awareness, the self, the world and the Ultimate.

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In the past century, the food we consume has come from farther and farther away. Sometimes, the foods that we consume are not even food, rather preservatives, additives, and others manufactured into a food product. The local-food movement looks to change how we eat. Local food is that food grown by farmers that serve community distributors and retailers.

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What do 64 year old Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and Tulsi Gabbard, 33 year old Congresswoman from Hawaii have in common? As it turns out, quite a lot, actually. Tulsi Gabbard, the first American/Hindu member of congress, and Modi, India’s powerhouse political leader both lead a life of public service inspired by the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, the guru or spiritual master of Arjuna, in The Bhagavad Gita.

Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran who took her oath of office with her hand on the Bhagavad Gita, credits the message of the Gita with her approach to public service and as “a source of courage and comfort”.  At their recent meeting in New York, in a thoughtful and personal gesture, Tulsi gifted her own spiritual scripture the Bhagavad Gita to the Indian Prime Minister. Meanwhile, Mr Modi regularly presents the Bhagavad Gita to public figures and world leaders including the Emperor of Japan and President Obama of the United States. According to Mr Modi, “I have nothing more valuable to give and the world has nothing more valuable to get.”

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Continue reading Modi & Tulsi Gabbard: Service In The Spirit of Bhagavad Gita by Bhagavan Sri Krishna, Spiritual Master or Guru of Arjuna

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Continue reading Elements Required For a Sustainable Future