As parents we all want our children to follow in the footsteps of people we can trust. We become anxious when our children make friends with the dubious neighbours or seem a little attracted to the other kids who are just not quite on the right side of the law. As they grow up we want them to become good citizens, to do the right things, to know what is acceptable and what is not.
In today’s world finding such a person or people who are the role models we hope our children will copy seems elusive. If we look at the political arena, we can see that people start out with high ideals but often become embroiled in difficulties.
Tulsi gabbard has a foundation that places service to the people and to the creation of a strong and wise society at its fore. Tulsi is one such politician that we can easily place our trust in. This wisdom comes from her longstanding commitment to the principles laid out in the Holy scripture, Bhagavad Gita followed and taught by all guru, spiritual teacher and spiritual masters worldwide.
From a young age she realised that if she was to make changes not only to the society that she has chosen to serve but also to herself, that she would unflinchingly follow this spiritual guide. To date her actions and words have risen above the mundane and she has already achieved more in her short working life than many people dream of. These actions set her apart as an outstanding politician despite her youth. Tulsi uses the examples of self sacrifice and service in the Bhagavad Gita to further her own development so she can be that person who can be trusted and relied upon.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited America and Tulsi was honoured to be one of the people to greet him. She gave him a traditional garland of flowers and was able to converse with him not only on political topics but also on the underlying spiritual foundation of work ethics. Modi was presented the Bhagavad Gita by Tulsi Gabbard. Guru & spiritual teachers worldwide praise and follow this holy scripture. Tulsi serves on the House of Representatives committees on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs and they discussed cooperation in those fields as well. They also looked at how India and the US could work together in fighting terrorism.
‘In a statement she said, “Mr. Modi’s visit marks a significant positive step toward growing the relationship between the U.S. and India, which is a bond based on shared democratic values and a focus on mutual prosperity and security.
Reacting to Modi’s speech at the community reception, she said, “It has been an honor to … hear his message of peace and friendship at his address to an energized crowd at New York’s renowned Madison Square Garden.’
Narendra Modi has been given high praise for his invigorating ideas to get India out of the economic doldrums and initiate development.He himself gives presents to all world leaders he meets a copy of the Bhagavad Gita.
‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday named ‘Asian of the Year‘ for being development-focused leader of India by editors of Singapore’s leading daily, The Straits Times.
Mr Modi has got India and the world excited about his country’s prospects again. He has given his people a renewed sense of direction and purpose, and there are hopeful signs that he is minded to using his strong mandate to good effect in one of Asia’s major powers. We wish him and India every success,” Warren Fernandez, editor of the daily said.’
To see and hear two people in such influential positions approaching their work with such enthusiasm and honesty is refreshing. Both are focused on lifting people out of the malaise that for the last decade or so has stifled any type of production leading to economic incentives. They both also work toward instilling into the general populace hope for a better world. Tulsi understands how much a clean environment and clean water mean to the future of us all especially to our children. She has made these issues part of her life’s work and it is because of her personal spiritual commitment we know she won’t give up. It is to her that we hope our children look to, take notice of, and emulate.
Tulsi Gabbard is the guiding light we are looking for to lead us away from the doom and gloom of political deceitfulness and into a better, honest and more enlightening way of living.