Advising students to seize upon a life changing moment and make it exceptional, spiritual leader Mahatria Ra asked them to be a person of such stature that others would want to emulate.
“Decide for yourself if you want to be a typical student or a student, where other students of your age look up to you. Decide for yourself, if you want to be just another son/daughter or a son/daughter where other sons and daughters of your age looks up to you,” said Rangarajan, well-known as Mahatria Ra, also a founder of Alma Mater.
Mahatria Ra was in Chandigarh on Monday to address a motivational session organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Chandigarh Kendra at Tagore Theatre, where over 800 students from Bhavan Vidyala School Sector 27 and eight other schools from across the city participated.
In the interactive session with students of classes V to X, Mahatria Ra emphasised upon the need to make one’s mothers feel proud of their children’s achievements. He asked the children to transform their life by seizing upon a life changing moment and make it exceptional and inspirational for others to emulate.
He elaborated upon the seven attributes of achievers- expect more from oneself, allowing highest work ethics, backing it up with relentless effort, treating short term success to feed motivation, treating short term failures as maturity gains, serving the larger group and finally invoking God to bless everyone.
Mahatria Ra is not only a spiritual leader but a writer and an orator. He founded Alma Mater, an organisation that is spearheading the spiritual renaissance across the world and inculcating self-mastery and holistic personality development. Among the books that Mahatria has authored includes ‘Unposted Letters’, ‘More and More’ and ‘Clarity is Power’.
While addressing the students, he shared his experiences during his school days when he was not known by anybody for any good or bad things but a play where he imitated his school teachers made him popular. “There I tasted success and all of a sudden, I realised a change in myself and I wanted to do something great for people to remember always,” said Mahatria.
Mahatria Ra inspired and encouraged students to dream big and to set a goal.
He said, “Try to visualise yourself in the entirety of Universe and you will realise that you are only a dust. In the next five years, see yourself achieving something big and working that hard that you need not introduce yourself.”
R K Saboo, Chairman Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Vineeta Arora, Principal of the school were also present on the occasion.