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Join the Stand Up Speak Out Against Poverty and Inequality Campaign

Stand Up and Speak Out is a global movement of citizens who are demanding an end to poverty. On October 16-17, 2007 the world will literally and symbolically Stand Up and Speak Out to demand our governments live up to their promise to end poverty once and for all. Stand Up and Speak Out is a joint initiative of the United Nations Millennium Campaign and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP).Last year, 23 million people joined together from over 100 countries and set a Guinness World Record. Here is a short video of last year’s program with a message from Sri Sri Ravishankar on the importance of this year’s campaign.How to Be Counted on Oct 16-17Have someone read the Stand UP and Speak Out Pledge (available on www.standagainstpoverty.org)Ask everyone to kneel or crouch down.Then ask everyone to STAND UP. Count all the people and report the number on www.standagainstpoverty.org or www.artofliving.org.Take picture or videos and upload them to the website of these organization…

Sayings of Sarada Devi

I tell you one thing my child – if you want peace, do not find fault with others. Rather, see your own faults. Learn to make the world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is your own.After someone finished her sweeping and threw the broom into a corner, Sarada Devi (Mother) on seeing this said:
How strange, my dear! The work is finished, and you throw it away carelessly. It takes almost the same time to put it away slowly and carefully as to throw it away. Should you despise a thing just because it is insignificant? 'Him that you save, saves you in turn.' Won't you need it again? Besides, this thing too forms a part of our household. From that point of view also it deserves some consideration. You must give each one his due share of honour. Even a broom must be shown some honor. The smallest work must be done with reverence.Sarada DeviSarada Devi (1853-1920) – wife of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa