Dr. Pillai’s Birthday Blessings

Today is Babaji’s Birthday. Today, in avery special way, he is radiating Love and Blessings to everyone.

As you think of him and feel gratitude for all the miracles you have experienced with him and his teachings, this opens your heart to receive the Blessings.

Thank you so much for making this Birthday the best one ever for Babaji. It is deeply fulfilling to see his students give so generously to help his people suffering on the island of Rameshwaram, his birthplace.

I’m happy to share that next week, we will be opening 5 HoPE Centers for the fishermen children of Rameshwaram, with more HoPE Centers and a daycare coming soon. We will also be starting a cottage industry for the widowed women of Rameshwaram who will be employed to prepare healthy packaged food for over 3000 HoPE children throughout India.

It feels like a miracle to me – thank you for being a miracle-maker to give a new life to people who really need your help, and are
near and dear to Babaji’s heart.

Love, Mohini

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Real Life HoPE Heroes

This is an article from The Hindu. Chennai -

Twelve-year-old N. Archana, a native of Edayapatti village in Pudukottai district, wakes up early, cooks rice and curry, goes to school and often returns home to be beaten up by her drunken father.

In between this all this, she finds time to take care of a 100-year-old blind woman who she fondly refers to as ‘Periyandi paati’ who lives in her village. On Wednesday, she emerged as a winner of the Hope Hero 2013 award instituted by Tripura Foundation, a non-profit organisation that aims to help underprivileged women and children.

“My grandmother asked me to take care of Periyandi Paati. If I don’t, who else will? Every morning, I help her clean herself, buy her coffee and breakfast with the little money I have and call the 108 ambulance service if she falls ill. Now, I want to use this prize money of Rs. 4,000 to help her,” says Archana, who learnt to be optimistic and service-minded at the HoPE Learning Centre, founded by Tripura Foundation.

A.A. Gowtham, who works with Tripura Foundation, said they adopt the phonemic intelligence technique to teach children. “In this method, we teach them sounds with vowels and consonants that activate specific parts of the brain. It helps in improving their concentration, memory, intelligence and even makes them more compassionate,” he said.

Elaine Kueper, global director of Tripura Foundation, said these sound techniques that were taught by Baskaran Pillai, founder of Tripura Foundation, personally helped her overcome depression in her life. “People who have been benefitted by this technique keep sending donations which enable us to keep these centres functioning,” she said.

R. Maithin Raj, another student of HoPE who also emerged as one of the winners, had persuaded his friend Ajit’s parents who discontinued his education to resume it. “Due to poverty, his parents wanted him to work and forced him to leave school. Then, I had a tough time convincing them and took help from one of the HoPE officials to do it. Finally, it worked and he should be back in school very soon,” he said.

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Help Make Baba’s Birthday Wish Come True!

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HoPE For Mrs. Rajammal

Mrs. Rajammal was an orphan and now lives alone in a mud house with a thatched roof. Her husband died a long time ago and she is often left alone in this mud house, which may collapse at any time due to its poor condition. It has poor sanitation and inadequate ventilation, which has led Mrs. Rajammal to have serious respiratory problems. At age 85, she is unable to work any longer and it’s only a neighbor who provides her with one small portion of a meal every day. Mrs. Rajammal has no income and no savings. She is usually hungry and often afraid.

Please help this poor elderly woman to lead a life of dignity by sponsoring her meals and supplies for only $30 per month: http://www.tripurafoundation.org/HoPEForTheElderly.html

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Happy 2014! NEVER Lose HoPE!

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Celebrate and Share Video About “A Million Meals of HoPE”

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Christmas Posada of HoPE in Mexico

Here is a letter from our Director of operations in La Paz, Mexico:

The kids in the picture are Ariana and Osiel. They played the key roles –Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph– in our Xmas program last week, called a posada. They were selected by the group in an impeccable and organized way. This would seem impossible a few months ago, because when first coming to the HoPE Center, the children could not play or work together at all; they would just fight all the time.

Ariana and Osiel live in houses made of cardboard in a colony named La Pasión in La Paz, Mexico. Life at home is about survival: there is no electricity, running water or toilet. Their mothers are housewives and the fathers are day laborers and make very little money that is not used appropriately because of their lack of education. They hardly cover their most basic needs with sporadic help from the government and civil organizations.
Ariana is a very smart girl and wants to be a veterinarian. She has been one of the most constant students in our HoPE center because she sees it as her only chance to fulfill her dream. Otherwise, if she is lucky enough, she will finish high school to work as a cashier in a supermarket or something similar. Osiel is too shy and distant, he is in second grade and still cannot read and write. He is not interest in studying. He started coming to the center about a month ago, so he was very surprised to be chosen as Joseph for the posada. Although at first he did not want the role, the group gave him a lot of confidence and ended up enjoying it a lot. The next day he was very happy because his parents were proud of him.

The whole group enjoyed the celebration like a big family, and while playing games, they were helping each other instead of competing and making fun of the losers as they used to do at the beginning.

There were moments that it was almost impossible to hold the tears. In their sweet smiles I was seeing the little innocent children that they really are, instead of the young adults that –under their circumstances– they are forced to be.

Lucía

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Miracles Of Compassion

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Be A HoPE Hero

Hi everyone,

We need you! During Diwali, our HoPE Children identified the most destitute elderly people in their villages who require immediate care. Some of these people are disabled, abandoned, unable to care for their bodily functions, or even able to get food or water, and most are all of the above.
It breaks my heart to say, they are experiencing a slow, and incredibly painful death with no one to look after them.

We couldn’t just stand by and watch this happen. That’s why we have started a new initiative “HoPE for the Elderly” where heroes like you can adopt one of these grandparents, and make sure they don’t suffer anymore.

It brings me great pleasure to tell you our HoPE children are leading the way! Just read what our 6th grade HoPE Hero Archana did…

Immediately leaping into action, she identified Periyandi, a 100 year old blind widow living all by herself in a mud hut.

Periyandi has no relatives to look after her, only a local neighbor who gives her the occasional meal when she can spare it. Being blind, Periyandi struggles to do anything without someone’s help.
Out of her immense compassion, Archana was compelled to do something. She discovered that Periyandi enjoyed drinking tea, so on her own, she started to bring her tea every day to make Periyandi smile. Still concerned, Archana ensured our HoPE champions started providing daily, vital food rations to give Periyandi strength and energy.

She could have stopped there, but Archana wanted to ensure her critical needs were taken care of. So every day she travels to a faraway well on Periyandi’s behalf to fetch fresh water. This young girl’s actions just blew us away!

Thousands of our HoPE children are doing heroic feats like this every day. They have taken it upon themselves to provide the love and care these elderly people so desperately need, and have gone out of their way to deliver precious food, water, and clothes – but they need YOU for this support to continue.
It only takes $30 a month/$360 a year to save one of our innocent elder’s lives, and to continue the blossoming of our HoPE children into the compassionate leaders of tomorrow. Without you, none of this would be possible.

Now it’s your turn to be a Hero. Take a moment and click the yellow button below to not only save a life, but to be a Heroic role model for our HoPE children. Choose “Hope For The Elderly” from the “designate to” box, and send our children, and the destitute elderly in their communities, the financial support they need to end this suffering.

Every penny you donate for this program goes to saving these people’s lives. HoPE for the Elderly- $30/month or $360/year to save a life with daily food, clothing, and essentials to restore dignity and HoPE.

PS:
You’ve heard the inspiring story of our HoPE Hero Archana, and her commitmentto saving Periyandi’s life. Our children have identified thousands of other severely impoverished elders just like Periyandi, and now we’re asking for your commitment to save the rest. Our children have stepped up to make sure these people get the loving care they need, but they can’t do it without you

Be A Hero And Help Our Children Continue To Save Lives. They Need You >>

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The Wisdom of Nelson Mandela

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