Life's Lessons are exemplary life situations, where ideal solutions are properly fit into. Sri. Joseph Mattappally, Founder and Director of Indian Thoughts, is a yoga teacher and a trainer in individuality development workshops. He believes in the harmony of physical, mental and spiritual aspects of human existence.
Recently I came across the success story of a young man who belonged to a family that migrated from Kerala to Karnataka. He was neither well educated nor rich. In 1999, while he was waiting in the railway station for his passenger train to come, he happened to see a few bones-thin mentally challenged persons fighting with stray dogs, just for the leftovers of a railway station dustbin. He was moved beyond words. The man, U C Paulose, decided to raise these mentally handicapped and abandoned humans in an Ashram. He had almost nothing to begin with, except his trust in the divine magnificence. Paulose, his wife and children began caring the abandoned in the streets and gradually a thatched hut emerged; it grew longer and slowly multiplied into a village, where God could not resist visiting.
The Hebrew word Seon literally means ‘the realm of God’. Now, ‘Seon Ashram’, which Mr. Paulose founded, supports a multitude of impoverished & emotionally oppressed individuals, regardless of their belief, caste, economic conditions or age. Now, Seon Trust dreams include accommodating more than 500 psychiatric patients alone, developing their Little Flower English Medium School to a full-fledged college and finally, help all the orphans to settle down comfortably. Presently, Seon Ashram and its 440 occupants are assisted by volunteers hailing from distinct religions and various places. They are all united in the ‘love of God’. The ashram needs about 15 lakh rupees a month to function; God keeps helping them in the disguise of responsible donors and patrons. They all talk about a transformation from heroes of yesterday to Champions of tomorrow. We wish, Shri. Paulose and companions continue in the same enthusiasm and spirit, rather than falling preys to the State, Union Government and other public awards and honours that came along.
Just a few days back (3rd July 2011), I got a mail from a friend, who belongs to the regular line of Seon promoters. His mail says that as monsoon has stepped in, at Seon, they have great difficulty in cleaning and drying the cloths of the inmates. According to him, unless their cloths are properly washed and dried out, skin infections are possible. He says that thanks to a Bangalore based company Seon Ashram could pay an advance amount of Rs.50,000/- and bring to the Ashram, the proposed type of washing machine and dryer. It is clear that they are looking out for somebody to help them for the remaining amount.
God’s mercy is so programmed that it manifests on all who trust in Divine Providence; the one who knows it experiences it. Is there anyone who still is not sure of this divine rule? Contact them on (+91) 9448011928 or 9483907728 (URL: http://www.seonashram.in Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) within a few days from now and ask them how they could pay the dues. You will be surprised to learn about the unique divine technique that worked in Seon Ashram. Understanding is not enough; a cook who hesitates to eat remains hungry.