Inspired by the original Humans of New York Facebook page, the social media page shared a five-part series about Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Mumbai: Chronicling touching stories about the struggles of regular people in the city of stars, Mumbai, social media page Humans of Bombay seems to have hit a new high.
This time the featured guest was none other than PM Modi, who candidly spoke about his struggles and his childhood. In a five-part series, the page shared their interaction using the hashtag #TheModiStory. So, far only three of the series have been revealed and have already caused quite a stir on the Interweb.
The first part detailed his humble roots from a young Modi using a DIY iron to make sure his outfit was on point to overhearing conversations about 'Bambai' and wondering when he would be able to visit his dream city. "This was the beginning of everything that I am today and I didn’t even know it at the time. So if you ask the 8-year-old Narendra Modi, running around serving chai and cleaning his father’s tea stall, whether he even dared to dream about becoming the Prime Minister of India, his answer would be no. Never. It was too far to even think about,” he said.
In part two, Modi shared his spiritual journey at the age of 17, only to return two years later as a changed man. He said, "I would wake up during Brahma Mahurat, between 3 and 3:45 am and take a bath in the freezing waters of the Himalayas, but still feel the warmth. I learnt that peace, oneness and Dhyan can be found, even in the simple sound of a waterfall. The sadhus I lived with taught me to align myself with the rhythm of the Universe.
So that’s what I did -- I aligned and experienced revelations that help me till today. I realised that we’re all tied down by our thoughts and limitations. When you surrender and stand in front of the vastness -- you know that you’re a small part of a large universe. When you understand that, any trace of arrogance you have in you melts and then life truly begins."
It was this spiritual quest that led him to join the RSS ranks but even then, he continued his introspection as he revealed in part 3 of the series. "Not many people know this, but I would go away for the 5 days of Diwali. Somewhere in a jungle – a place with only clean water and no people. I would pack enough food to last for those 5 days. There would be no radio’s or newspapers, and during that time, there was no TV or internet anyway. I would reflect – and the strength that this alone time gave me still helps me to handle life and its various experiences. People often asked me, ‘Who are you going to meet?’ And I would say, ‘मैं मुझसे मिलने जा रहा हूं।’", he revealed, urging others to do the same.
Last Updated 24, Jan 2019, 5:42 PM IST