She had the extraordinary potential to steadiness her position as the top of a big enterprise empire whereas passionately pursuing her religious targets. She typically mentioned with me her need to unite all religious leaders.
Indu Ma was a frequent customer to the Artwork of Residing Ashram in Bangalore, typically staying for lengthy durations. She enthusiastically partook in our respiration and meditation packages, and different actions within the Ashram. She would attend all our conferences, each data periods and administrative ones too, typically recommending lots of our practices and methods of functioning, as success fashions to be adopted, to leaders of different oraganisations.
At any time when I used to be visiting Delhi, she would insist on my staying at her residence and get fairly cross if one other devotee obtained 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 somewhat solely to issues pertaining to life right here and past.
She performed a key position as a founding member of the Worldwide Affiliation for Human Values (IAHV), a sister basis of the Artwork of Residing, which was arrange in 1997.
As a complicated religious seeker, she examined many waters, exploring quite a lot of methods and paths with a ardour, together with Vipassana. Finally, she felt she had discovered her path in Artwork of Residing and Vedantic knowledge. From 2006 onwards she grew to become an everyday customer to our Bangalore Ashram, spending giant chunks of time there. Throughout one such go to that yr, 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 will probably be remembered for her excellent contribution to spirituality and humanism. She was indifferent, but loving and type. After spirituality, her different ardour was meals. She had in depth data of it and was very specific concerning the timings and sorts of meals she ate.
Her enthusiasm for all times defied her age. She is going to 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 tips on how to domesticate and keep their enthusiasm, ardour for data 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 all our ashramites and that’s the way it will occur.