Happy New Year!

December 31, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

The world welcomes 2011. New Year Greetings to all!

Wishing every citizen around the world,

Happy, Prosperous and Peaceful New Year!

Padmini Arhant

Acknowledgment of Worldwide Support to Humanitarian Mission

December 31, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

The website www.padminiarhant.com was launched in June 2008 to serve humanity by addressing the various challenges in all fronts.

Human civilization is aptly reflected in science and technology constituting an intricate part of modern existence.

Technology has revolutionized world performance while simultaneously increased vulnerability in the misuse of the medium.

The dawn of new millennium was celebrated in the shadow of political, social and economic inequality.

Life is a gift and born to be free. Yet in the contemporary society these fundamentals are denied with the significant population subject to oppression, persecution and premature deaths due to the powerful minority dominance over the vast majority.

As a result, individual freedom is regarded a privilege than an inalienable right in the present environment.

Poverty, hunger and disease are widespread from failed policies favoring those in power against the powerless.

The brave and the bold expressing their concerns are falsely accused and condemned for standing up against injustice. Truth is vilified and subversion glorified blocking access to improve status quo despite deteriorating conditions threatening the habitat to the point of no return.

Nonetheless the commitment towards humanitarian service remains strong and determined to stay on course until the tasks are completed.

It’s truly an honor to serve humanity and experience the joy of giving for greater good.

Human spirit is exalted in the devotion to heal the wounded and the suffering defining the purpose in life.

At the minimum abstinence from wrong doings could be helpful to a large extent promoting peace within and around.

The arduous journey thus far would not have been possible without the tremendous love and support from wonderful friends all over the world.

Your genuine care and words of courage provide motivation to persevere in the humanitarian mission.

The kind remarks and outpouring appreciation are accepted with profound gratitude.

Likewise the skeptics and critics’ reservations are respected to accommodate diversity and tolerance.

On the last day of the year 2010 marking the first decade ending,

I sign off with fond memories from the exciting global adventure to many interesting domains.

I look forward to the beginning of the new decade with events hopefully comprising less or no conflicts and more cooperation to make this beautiful planet a reality for all.

Best Wishes and Warm Regards to the citizens across the globe.

Farewell 2010! and Welcome 2011!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

P.S. A snapshot of 2010 events is presented in the featured videos.

Celebrating the birth of Jesus – the Prophet and Savior

December 25, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

Today the world celebrates the birth of a star that illumined the sky upon descending on earth.

Lord Jesus represented the kingdom of God and sent with love to serve humanity.

The humble preacher touched many hearts and minds with his message about compassion, peace and respect for one another.

Jesus exemplified gospel through indomitable service and sacrifice to uplift human spirit.

Lord Jesus is the glory of God.

The great saint approached the willing and the reluctant members in the society to lead them towards the righteous path as the only trail to salvation.

Lord Jesus was confronted with strong opposition among those resolute in their convictions about the noble messiah.

Yet, the few who initially followed Lord Jesus were not disappointed for they recognized the wisdom and courage in the teachings that eliminated doubts about the lord’s ability to heal the wounded, educate the ignorant, enrich the knowledgeable and empower the pious souls regardless of one’s faith towards the son of God.

Accordingly Lord Jesus’ disciples were honored and assigned the humanitarian tasks to alleviate suffering and bring solace to the desolate children of God.

These apostles too were posed with numerous challenges by those against the divine work.

Jesus spoke in simple terms and warned his followers of the impediments:

“Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves. So be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Be wary of men who will betray you. You will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.” – Matthew 10:16-18

16” I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 “Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.”

In modern day the flogging could be interpreted as vitriolic attacks, distortions, false propaganda, influencing justice denial notwithstanding the extremities witnessed in perpetual eulogies and archetype obituaries wishing death to the truth speaker in rejection of ‘The God’s will’ to establish peace.

Needless to state that there is no dearth of medium and allies in executing the order even at the inevitable self-detriment.

At the same time these powerful entities never shy away from utilizing the divine source with authority implying the ‘enslaved’ status by keeping tabs on every breath of their slave when they are the ones requiring vigilance considering their operational revelations thus far.

Whenever it is not suitable the same spiritual force mocked as ‘witchcraft’ or ‘sorcery’ despite them demanding special effects to produce results in their favor.

Nonetheless there is no difference in human response between then and now to ‘God’s determined’ course of action against calamities brought upon by greed driven power resisting goodness to prevail in the face of harsh realities.

All prophets invariably provided guidance in moral and ethical conduct. The emphasis on negative vices such as envy, greed, hatred, anger and arrogance…is a reminder to renounce qualities that hinders individual progress eventually affecting all.

In the contemporary period the two most prevalent causes for unhappiness are envy and intolerance.

Intolerance stems from lack of understanding and interest in other cultures and religions often leading to disrespectful treatment of the relevant representation. Regrettably the slight for other religions demonstrated in some religious sermons could be appropriately characterized as theatrical to appease the crowd.

Religious activities are beneficial when spreading tolerance and respect for all in appreciation of God’s created diverse universe. Otherwise the performance becomes mere entertainment rather than enlightenment.

Tolerance engenders peace within and around that is quintessential for real happiness.

Envy is related to lower self-esteem and insecurity about personal success or failure in life. It also originates from misconceptions and judgmental thoughts in certain situations hurting the ones harboring than those targeted.

Disinheriting the negative traits that cause harm to self and others is the simple step towards peaceful existence.

The global environment thrives when there is harmony enabling the development of friendship and good relationship between neighbors and distant nations.

Today’s problems are the result of excess desire to amass wealth and territories beyond the capability to control.

In the process the thread holding the fabric is splitting at the seams and visible in the economic and ecological imbalance threatening planet survival.

New beginnings await in the horizon for redemption when the human mind distinguishes between illusion and reality.

Peace and happiness rests with choices in life. It’s best to embrace simplicity over complexity and avoid unnecessary frustrations from it.

Human beings are gifted with the discriminatory power that enhances their intelligence to make informed decisions.

Not all utilize the ability for the common benefit. If it’s used then unfortunately for the wrong instead of the right reasons.

There is still hope to change direction for positive outcome. However, a greater degree of responsibility lies with the individuals’ approach to life.

Since the year-end quarter marks the festive season and celebrations for most religions,

I take the opportunity to wish the followers of different faiths and members of the global society retrospectively, for I might have missed the occasions not by choice but owing to circumstances and duly apologize for the belated greetings.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa to people following the tradition in the United States and other parts of the world.

Ramzan aka Ramadan for the people of Islamic faith – Observed with fasting and prayer.

Buddha Purnima also known as Vesak and Buddha Jayanti in India – commemorating Lord Gautama Buddha’s birth and attainment of Nirvana – enlightenment of soul through universal knowledge. It’s symbolic in India and other parts of Asia.

On the auspicious celebration for the followers of Sikhism –

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Nanak Birthday. Guru Nanak is the leading saint and the spiritual guide who preached the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Holy Scripture sharing the common elements of all other religions to overcome negativities and discipline the mind to engage in good deeds.

The scripture defines the service to humanity through benevolence and that is admirably pursued by Sikh majority in India and elsewhere.

Season’s Greetings to observers of Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Bahá’í…and others around the world.

As a secular being, I pay my equal respect and reverence to all faiths with the personal belief that life is the manifestation of energy from a singular source regarded as the supreme entity in the spiritual sense.

Universal love and peace brings joy to the world.

Happy Holidays, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year to the fellow citizens in the United States and all over the World.

Thank You.

Padmini Arhant

Message to the President and Congress

December 25, 2009

From: Padmini Arhant

Hon. President Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President,

Congratulations! On the health care bill victory.

My compliments to the members in the United States Senate in passing the historic legislation, even though I have reservations about the main content, details presented in the earlier article.

I sincerely hope that the people of this great nation will not be let down in the final deal.

It’s a monumental feat and the people have every reason to expect the best outcome favoring the mass across the spectrum and not merely the industries that are primarily responsible for the status quo.

Moreover, the expectations among the people are fair considering the fact that many of them shared their pain and agony from the flawed system.

I trust the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will merge their political ingenuity and power to deliver the long awaited meaningful “Health Care Reform” to benefit the republic in the present and the future.

Again, free market without real competition has led to the brink of disaster and conventional wisdom dictates that experimenting failed methods for new results lead to frustration and disappointment.

Since health care is a major component of the economic structure directly affecting the national GDP, it’s absolutely necessary to have a robust policy to curb the spiraling costs prevalent in the health care management. It’s not achievable without the government run insurance program, the public option.

Changing the old ways is never easy. As you know, it’s possible through hope and perseverance.

I reciprocate the season’s greetings and wish you and your family joy and happiness always.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Successful New Year to the members of the White House,
The Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress.

Thank you.


Padmini Arhant

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2009

Welcome to a New Beginning.

Indeed, the year 2008 was historic in many aspects.

Briefly, 2008 was the year of Salvation and Celebration.

Salvation of financial and manufacturing sectors to rescue our nation from the brink of collapse besides enabling world markets to perform the balancing act until concrete economic policies implemented at home.

Celebration in rejoicing the election of the first African American candidate Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States by proving that challenges are overcome through unity, determination and optimism.

We have great many tasks ahead of us. It requires all of us to get started from day one in sharing the responsibilities of this incredible trash clearance.

It is comparable to a wild party by drunken, rambunctious, overgrown teenagers leaving a big mess behind for sober, sensible and mature adults to clean after them.

The ancient civilizations have great many proverbs and adages and one of them is,

"Yesterday’s the past and

Tomorrow’s the future

Today is a gift – which is why they call it the present"

Those who possess the blessing of the gift must act on it and not waste precious present by dwelling in the past or guessing the future.

However, one must learn from the past mistakes to avoid them now and in the future.

There is abundance energy, resolve and enthusiasm available among all of us for rebuilding the nation.

Collective involvement yields rapid progress.

Although, we have elected a new President to resolve too many crises, each and every one of us are obligated to ourselves and our children in showing that we care by demonstrating fiscal responsibility, energy conservation, environmental protection and,

Most importantly accepting one another as humans prior to any other identification for a better future.

The present situation has left us with no choice other than consider ways to;

Exercise frugality over wasteful spending

Living within rather than beyond means.

Invest resources wisely to safeguard present and future existence.

Establish peace over war .

At the minimal, engage in empathy and sympathy for those less fortunate at home and abroad.

Our actions and decisions largely contribute the outcome of any matter.

The events over the past eight years will serve as testimony in political history that performance lacking in moral judgment is a recipe for disaster.

It is also a rude awakening for democratic and free market systems that absence of oversight and accountability leads to regrettable consequences.

Henceforth, the new beginning must entail the protocol that Washington and Wall Street are accountable for budget plans, legislative measures, taxpayer bailouts and,

Ensure no preferential treatment to those abusing power during scrutiny of misdeeds and mismanagement.

Similar bindings are necessary on State legislators including Governors as well.

In fact, Congress representing the people and the judicial system must act against all those responsible for the current mayhem i.e. bankrupt economy and unjustified Iraq war to preserve law and order.

Our commitment to the present and future must involve effective leadership at all levels with the emphasis on result oriented planning and policymaking to address every crisis confronting the nation.

Above all, partisanship obstructing the legislation of every bill and policy is a major obstacle.

It is best to put conventional Washington and State politics to rest and recognize the importance of bipartisanship for solutions to every problem in national interest.

Overall, the journey is arduous but hope and promise combined with patience, perseverance and labor makes destination accessible.

Wishing you all a bright, prosperous and peaceful 2009.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant