Ekam World Peace fest drew 20 million participants globally
Over 100 nations. 20 million participants. 19 languages. 3 days. This in a nutshell is the scale, reach and vision of the fourth edition of the ‘Ekam World Peace Festival 2021’, the world’s biggest online meditation festival held recently.
The annual festival is conceived by noted spiritual masters Sri Preethaji & Sri Krishnaji. Talking about the festival, Sri Preethaji said, “The purpose of Ekam festival is to break the primitive division driven mind in millions and awaken them to collective oneness. Peace happens when you realise that our differences are superficial. Peace is either for all of us or none of us.” Echoing his words Sri Krishnaji explained the concept and philosophy behind “Ekam sat vipraha bahuduhaa vadhanthi”.
Explaining further, he remarked, “This means that we are a part of one cosmic reality beyond all forms, appearances, races, religious beliefs, biological and emotional inclinations, the one or Ekam. Beyond these differences is the one field of consciousness that animates us all.”
“The Ekam World Peace Festival opens you up to this intelligence. We are hopeful that this year’s festival will inspire millions across the globe to realise the significance of peace in these chaotic and tough times,” he added, “An awakened wealth creator is driven by purpose, one that is larger than oneself.”
The three-day event started with a “Peace for Healing Economic Unrest” meditation on September 17 at EKAM Headquarters, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. The meditation focussed on alleviating the economic inequality and suffering ushered in by the pandemic around the world. The second day of the event focussed on bringing an end to hatred and divisiveness through meditation.
Each of the mediation sessions was well grounded in Ekam’s philosophy of “Peace for All”, including the planet we inhabit. Explaining the significance of meditation, Sri Krishnaji said, “As we connect to Ekam – The Oneness field of consciousness and meditate for peace, Ekam will amplify the Peace energy generated by our collective meditation and radiate it back into our families, work places communities and to all living beings.”
Dr Joe Dispenza, author, physicist and neuroscientist, a participant at the festival, remarked that knowledge is for the mind and experience for the body. “Only when it becomes a part of our being and biology, and flows into our way of living, we embody the truth of that philosophy,” he said.
During one of the mind-calming sessions when asked how to create a glorious state of peace, Dr Joe explained, “If we focus on this consciously that we are all connected, that there’s a oneness or there’s and indivisibility about us, then that experience is peace.”
He further added that peace needs to be integrated in the ‘Nervous System’. “It’s not enough for us to think but focus on peace, we have to study it, integrate it into our nervous system and learning, making new connections in the brain on peace.”