Posts Tagged ‘India’

How You Can Help SevaChild Save Children’s Lives

December 2, 2013

My friend Rick Carlton is the founder of SevaChild International, India’s first national association of child aid organizations. As this four-minute video explains, the only hope for the 80 million Indian children who live in unimaginable poverty is humanitarian intervention.


I got together with Rick to make this one-minute video that explains how SevaChild is saving tens of thousands of impoverished children from Vitamin A Deficiency, which can cause blindness and even death.

As this thirty-nine-second video explains, Rick started a crowdfunding campaign to (more…)

The Treasure In Your Basement

July 17, 2011

I read this amazing story in Alan Cohen‘s monthly e-letter. He makes a nice connection between internal and external treasures and makes some thought-provoking points.

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by Alan Cohen

The Padmanabha Swamy temple. Photograph: Reuters

Earlier this month the nation of India discovered a nearly unbelievable treasure locked in the basement of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum. The cache of gold statues, diamonds, and jewels was accumulated through donations to the temple by wealthy families over a period of 500 years. Locked in six tightly secured rooms, no one has viewed the booty for over 150 years.

The value of the find is currently estimated at a minimum of $22 billion, perhaps much more. Indian leaders are now deciding what to do with the treasure, the sum of which exceeds India’s annual budget for education for the entire nation of nearly 1.2 billion people.

Since what you see outside you, including public news, represents what is happening inside you, the news is good for all of us. You have an extraordinary treasure hidden in your basement. You own a royal fortune of (more…)