The Heart of the Matter
August 28, 2018
The Nature of the Giver


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August 25, 2018
LIGHT UP THE WORLD: TPRF's Peace Education Program


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August 19, 2018
Love Is the Bridge



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August 15, 2018
Revolution of Love

What I'm trying to do with my new book

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August 14, 2018
Breaking the Sugar Habit


Many years ago, in India, a young boy was obsessed with eating sugar. When he woke up in the morning, all he wanted was candy. After lunch, all he wanted was chocolate. And just before he went to bed, he would tiptoe to the kitchen and eat two big spoonfuls of sugar. No matter what his mother said to him or what she did, she could not break him of his habit.

And so she decided, one fine summer day, to take her son to see his idol, Mahatma Gandhi, who she hoped would talk some sense into the boy.

The mother and son walked for hours, from their remote village, to make their way to the great saint's abode.

When they arrived, Gandhi's attendant, upon seeing how anxious the mother was, ushered her and the boy immediately into Gandhi's room where he was sitting quietly, sipping tea.

"Oh great Saint," the mother began, her son trailing behind her. "I humbly ask your counsel."

"What seems to be the trouble, my good woman?", said Gandhi.

"It's my son," she explained. "He's totally addicted to sugar. Nothing I say helps. Nothing I do. Will you please talk to him now and explain how bad it is for his health?"

Gandhi smiled, closed his eyes and meditated. Five minutes passed. Then he opened his eyes. "Good woman," he explained, "I completely understand your situation. I feel your pain. Please return in two weeks and we shall talk again."

The mother grabbed her son's hand and exited, confused and disappointed, especially after traveling such a long distance.

Two weeks later she returned with her son. Again, the two of them were ushered into Gandhi's room. Again, Gandhi was sipping tea and smiling.

Without a moment's hesitation, he turned to the boy and said" "Young man, you need to immediately stop eating sugar. It's very bad for your health."

The boy nodded, bowed his head, and agreed. His mother, now more confused than ever, leaned forward and, in barely a whisper, asked Gandhi why he needed two weeks to tell her son such a simple thing -- something he surely could have mentioned two weeks ago.

"My dear woman," Gandhi explained, "two weeks ago, I was addicted to sugar myself. I needed these past two weeks to kick the habit!"

What funky habit, being expressed by someone around you, would you like to see disappear? What can YOU do, within your own self, to go beyond its grasp?

This story is not excerpted from this book

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August 13, 2018
Prem Rawat Excerpts, 9/9/15

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Excerpts from 9/7/15
Excerpts from 9/8/15
Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation
Rawat Creations

AMAROO PHOTOS by Steve Brenman: #3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18

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August 10, 2018

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GOOD NEWS! My new book, Storytelling for the Revolution, is now available for downloading as an ebook from Amazon. $9.99. Paperback also available.

If you are interested in the power of personal storytelling to build community, open minds, transmit wisdom, and elevate the conversation on planet Earth, this book is for you.

The book website
11 Amazon Reviews
The media weighs in
A fun excerpt

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August 08, 2018

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Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation
Rawat Creations

Photographers: Michael Wood Thom Adorney
Illustrator: Lisa Dietrich

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August 02, 2018
What Do You Have to Say?


Well... what is it? Leave a comment below...

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Welcome to Mitch Ditkoff's blog about what's really important in this life: Peace, gratitude, love, joy, clarity, and the effort required to wake up and smell the roses. Enjoy!

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