Saturday, September 27, 2008

Living Service

Some people come in our life from nowhere and they have that divine pure heart which inspires you , motivates you, forces you to change the way you think.....

Its been more than 2 years now working with underprivileged children. It has been a wonderful learning process.. learning from children, learning from volunteers, learning from observing unknown people too......
When you start thinking with simplicity and see everyone with compassion you enter into a learning process which is from nature, people, animals, everything.........

One such person whom i have met.........
I had heard a lot about him.........
I knew he is a magician...
But i saw his magic when i had been to the village tour and at the interaction with the Collector of Baroda at Circuit House.
He has that magic and he left no doubt about it....
His name is Jayesh Patel.. We call him 'Jayeshbhai'


Jayesh Patel is the co-founder and director of Manav Sadhna, an NGO based in the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. Formed in 1990 with the mission to serve the underprivileged, Manav Sadhna now provides health and hygiene, education, and employment services to over 4,500 women and children through over 38 projects.



I just thought of putting his words here which he used to tell randomly when he had discussions or talks.......

'Be like a ladder, not a leader. If you become a ladder, then everyone develops themselves.'
'The different place where we work are called projects but basically they are not projects they are the process '

'Observe small small things'

'WALK
"W" Witness everything that you see as you walk.
"A" Accept whoever comes to greet you as you walk.
"L" Love whoever and whatever is coming and also as importantly
"K" Know yourself...'


Thanks to Vinali for reminding me of this website again and made it possible for me to show you a small part of work which Jayeshbhai does....
Just put in some time of yours and watch this video.... I guarantee you its worth the time you put in....

The Video----->>>>>>>>>>