On Chai With Manju, Sister Shivani of Brahma Kumari talks about how destiny is shaped by past and present karmas and how to change it

Dr. Manju Sheth (left) with Sister Shivani

BOSTON—We all wonder about our destiny, how is it created and can we change it? Brahma Kumari Sister Shivani, an electronics engineer-turned Raja Yoga meditation teacher, says that one cannot escape one’s past karma, but it can be changed by present karma.

In an exclusive video interview in Chai with Manju celebrity interview series, sister Shivani explains how to change the past karma and thus change the destiny.

“Destiny is created by our past karma, and gets influenced by our present karma. So both have very important role to play,” she says. “Present karma is more powerful. Power is use your present karma.”

Sister Shivani also talked about spirituality and the power of the present.

“Spirituality is not a different way of living. Spirituality is the tool, the compass, which guides me in my normal day-to-day living–whether personal, professional life, family life. That is spirituality,” she said. “My power lies in the present moment.”

To watch the full interview, please click here or on the video link below.

Sister Shivani was on her first national tour of the United States and visited Boston where she drew over 900 people on 4th of July in Foxborough, MA. During her discourse on “Awakening: Inner Happiness and Freedom,” at the event, she kept drawing attention of the audience to just one point: only you can make yourself happy. She emphasized that source of true happiness cannot be found outside but inside.

Sister Shivani has been studying spiritual knowledge and practicing the ancient technique of Raja Yoga meditation, as taught by the Brahma Kumaris, Mount Abu, for the past 20 years. She completed her Electronics Engineering graduate degree as a Gold Medalist from Pune University in 1994 and also served for two years as a lecturer in Bhartiya Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune.

Since 2007, Sister Shivani has been on-screen in India, USA, UK, Asia Pacific, Africa and Australia, through the presentation of practical spiritual understanding on the TV program ‘Awakening with Brahma Kumaris’.

Sister Shivani has travelled all over India, UK, Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East to conduct interactive programs, workshops, TV shows and radio programs on a wide spectrum of themes such as Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Skills, Parenting and Relationships, Self-Realization and the Practical Technique of Rajayoga Meditation.

Dr. Manju Sheth (left) with Sister Shivani

She has been a speaker on the theme of Yoga for emotional and mental wellbeing on the conferences organized by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India in Delhi on the International Day of Yoga every year. She regularly conducts workshops for Cancer patients organized by the Apollo Hospitals and the Max Healthcare group in India.

In 2014, she was honored with Women of the Decade Achievers Award by ASSOCHAM’S Ladies League for her Excellence in Empowering Spiritual Consciousness. In 2017, she has been appointed as Good Will Ambassador by the World Psychiatry Association.


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