London: Underlining that everyone is the architect of his or her own destiny, Sindhi spiritual leader J P Vaswani has said that one can actually succeed in changing their Karma by taking charge of their lives.
Delivering a talk on Empowerment, organised by GP Hinduja, Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group, Vaswani said "instead of empowerment, I prefer to term it upliftment of elevation - uncover the potential that is within you."
He said "authentic power is your birth right. You are architect of your own destiny. Your life, your future and your destiny is in your own hands. Each one of us has freedom of choice to act. We can actually succeed in changing our own Karma."
His advice to the people is to "empower yourself, take charge of your life and live life in the right way."
He admitted that "we are unaware of all powers that lie within us."
He asked his followers to "start a new chapter in their life today, here and now. Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promise note. What matters is what you do today."
According to him, if one wants to have peace of mind, one should stop criticising others, do one's duty, do it in the best possible way, life is a great cosmic drama in which each one has a part to play - play your part well, do your duty well, stop complaining and start thanking.
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India's Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Virendra Paul said it was a special honour and privilege to meet Vaswani, whom he described as a "great spiritual leader not only in India but all over the world."
G P Hinduja, Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group described Vaswani as a "real torch brearer of humility."
He said "one has to learn the joy of living from you."
Lord Khalid Hameed introduced Vaswani to the packed audience while Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Development for International Development, who was the Chief Guest described Vaswani as a revered Sage and an embodiment of peace, love and humility.