She had the extraordinary capacity to steadiness her function as the pinnacle of a big enterprise empire whereas passionately pursuing her non secular targets. She typically mentioned with me her need to unite all non secular leaders.
Indu Ma was a frequent customer to the Art of Living Ashram in Bangalore, typically staying for lengthy intervals. She enthusiastically partook in our respiratory and meditation applications, and different actions within the Ashram. She would attend all our conferences, each information classes and administrative ones too, typically recommending a lot of our practices and methods of functioning, as success fashions to be adopted, to leaders of different oraganisations.
Whenever I used to be visiting Delhi, she would insist on my staying at her house and get fairly cross if one other devotee received me to stick with them! Wherever I used to be and if she occurred to be in the identical metropolis, she would arrive within the morning and keep till the night. In our lengthy affiliation, our conversations by no means veered to the fabric however moderately solely to issues pertaining to life right here and past.
She performed a key function as a founding member of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a sister basis of the Art of Living, which was arrange in 1997.
As a complicated non secular seeker, she examined many waters, exploring a wide range of strategies and paths with a ardour, together with Vipassana. Eventually, she felt she had discovered her path in Art of Living and Vedantic knowledge. From 2006 onwards she turned a daily customer to our Bangalore Ashram, spending massive chunks of time there. During one such go to that 12 months, she mentioned to me “Gurudev, har ghat ka paani pi liya, ab hum yahin rehenge”. And for the subsequent a few years she stayed more often than not on the ashram. It was throughout this era, I noticed that her many questions had abated and have been changed by a deepening silence and abiding contentment.
A honest seeker, a media baron and a promotor of artwork and tradition, Indu Jain shall be remembered for her excellent contribution to spirituality and humanism. She was indifferent, but loving and sort. After spirituality, her different ardour was meals. She had intensive information of it and was very specific concerning the timings and sorts of meals she ate.
Her enthusiasm for all times defied her age. She will stay a job mannequin for girls aspiring to be leaders in a person’s world; and be an inspiration for younger and outdated alike on how one can domesticate and keep their enthusiasm, ardour for information and youthfulness. She leaves behind a legacy of a life steeped in spirituality whereas balancing the lifetime of a homemaker and businesswoman.
She wished for her final rites to be carried out by one in every of our ashramites and that’s the way it will occur.