On 9th December, 2009, Dadi Janki, Chief of the Brahma Kumaris and a speaker at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, addressed the closing plenary session, together with the Dalai Lama and other religious leaders. She shared the following message with the 4,000 strong gathering:
“Om shanti – a greeting of peace to my brothers and sisters. I, the soul, am a child of the Supreme Father, the Supreme Soul, the Ocean of Peace. It is time to consider that the drama of life is coming to a close, and it is time to return home. Each faith and spiritual tradition has sought to bring peace on this Earth, and now it is the time for theDivine Himself, the Remover of Sorrow and the Bestower of Peace, to give us this message: that it is now time to return home.
“God’s hope for humanity is for each and every soul to experience truth, love and mercy and to be responsible to share that vibration with the rest of the world. To do this we need the practise of performing elevated actions, of experiencing God’s power. To take power from God, we need a relationship with Him. Taking light and might from God is taking our inheritance from the Divine, the inheritance of happiness, bliss, peace and love. This is not only for oneself, but also for donating to others. God is our Mother, Father, Teacher, Friend and Guru. With such a companion there is no need for any worry. I keep myself safe from worry and also make sure that others are free from worry and experience peace. Om shanti.”
As the main woman spiritual leader, Dadi Janki's magnetic spiritual presence was significant at the Parliament. As she moved around the Parliament, Buddhist monks, Rabbis and priests opened their hearts to her. In addition to her own presentations and master classes, Dadi was invited to be an honoured guest speaker by several faith communities who wished to hear her wisdom. Many in these sessions reported being deeply moved by a profound experience of peace in her presence.