1. PM Modi reflects on his Kanniyakumari meditation, praising Bharat’s development trajectory.
2. Expresses a sense of boundless energy and spiritual rejuvenation from the experience.
3. Highlights the significance of the 45-hour meditation in shaping his perspective and vision.

New Delhi, June 03: In a heartfelt letter addressed to the people of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected on his recent 45-hour meditation in Kanniyakumari, expressing that the “development trajectory of Bharat fills us with pride and glory”.

“The biggest festival of democracy, the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, are concluding today in our nation, the Mother of Democracy. After a three-day spiritual journey in Kanniyakumari, I have just boarded the plane for Delhi. Throughout the day, Kashi and numerous other seats have been in the midst of voting. My mind is filled with so many experiences and emotions,” he wrote.

The Prime Minister shared that he feels a “boundless flow of energy within myself”. He mentioned how, upon concluding his poll campaign, his meditation in Kanniyakumari led to the “humbling experience” of political debates and tensions dissipating.

“The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are the first in the Amrit Kaal. I began my campaign a few months ago from Meerut, the land of the First War of Independence of 1857. Since then, I have traversed across the length and breadth of our great nation. The final rally of these elections took me to Hoshiarpur in Punjab, the land of the great Gurus and a land associated with Sant Ravidas Ji. After that, I came to Kanniyakumari, at the feet of Maa Bharti. It is natural that the fervour of the elections was echoing in my heart and mind. The multitude of faces seen at rallies and road shows came in front of my eyes. The blessings from our Nari Shakti (women’s power), the trust, the affection, and all of this were very humbling experiences. My eyes were getting moist…I entered into a sadhana (meditative state). And then, the heated political debates, the attacks and counterattacks, the voices and words of accusations which are so characteristic of an election…they all vanished into a void,” PM Modi’s letter read.

The Prime Minister praised the meditation in Kanniyakumari, where he experienced a “sense of detachment” and felt removed from the external world.

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“A sense of detachment came to grow within me…my mind became completely detached from the external world. Meditation becomes challenging amidst such huge responsibilities, but the land of Kanniyakumari and the inspiration of Swami Vivekananda made it effortless. As a candidate myself, I left my campaign in the hands of my beloved people of Kashi and came here. I am also grateful to God for instilling me with these values from birth which I have cherished and tried to live up to,” he wrote.

“I was also thinking about what Swami Vivekananda must have experienced during his meditation at this very place in Kanniyakumari. A part of my meditation was spent in a similar stream of thoughts. Amidst this detachment, amidst the peace and silence, my mind was constantly thinking about the bright future of Bharat, the goals of Bharat. The rising sun at Kanniyakumari gave new heights to my thoughts, the vastness of the ocean expanded my ideas, and the expanse of the horizon continuously made me realize the unity, the oneness, embedded in the depths of the universe. It seemed as if the observations and experiences undertaken in the lap of the Himalayas decades ago were being revived,” the Prime Minister further wrote in the letter.

PM Modi expressed his closeness to Kanniyakumari, highlighting its significance in his personal and spiritual journey.

“The Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari was built under the leadership of Shri Eknath Ranade ji. I had the opportunity to travel extensively with Eknath ji. During the construction of this Memorial, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Kanniyakumari as well. From Kashmir to Kanniyakumari…this is a common identity that is deeply ingrained in the heart of every citizen of the country. This is the Shakti Peeth (seat of Shakti) where Maa Shakti incarnated as Kanya Kumari. At this southern tip, Maa Shakti performed penance and waited for Lord Shiva, who was residing in the Himalayas at the northernmost parts of Bharat,” he wrote.

PM Modi reflected on the unity and convergence of ideologies in Kanniyakumari, symbolized by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar, Gandhi Mandapam, and Kamarajar Mani Mandapam. He emphasized the message of unity and inspiration for nation-building inherent in these landmarks.

Remembering Hindu monk and philosopher Swami Vivekananda, PM Modi wrote that the latter once said, “Every nation has a message to deliver, a mission to fulfill, a destiny to reach”. He emphasized Bharat’s historical and contemporary role as a cradle of ideas and a beacon of progress, urging citizens to remember their responsibilities and contribute to the nation’s journey towards excellence.

He reiterated the importance of reform, performance, and transformation, urging a multidimensional approach to reform that aligns with the aspirations of a developed India by 2047.

PM Modi emphasized the need for excellence and adherence to standards in all endeavors, highlighting India’s strength as a youthful nation and its potential to lead global progress.

The Prime Minister concluded his letter with a call to dedicate the next 25 years solely to the nation, envisioning a future where India’s progress benefits the world.

He expressed confidence in India’s capabilities and urged citizens to work towards realizing their collective aspirations, echoing Swami Vivekananda’s vision of a nation driven by purpose and service.

PM Modi wrote the letter during his flight back to Delhi from Kanniyakumari, reflecting on his visit to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the spiritual insights gained during his time there.