Hyderabad: On Sunday, in Hyderabad, hundreds turned up for an Infinitheism session — led by spiritual leader, Mahatria Ra. What is Infinitheism? Simply put, it claims to be the “path that allows the human spirit to realise its humongous, boundless potential”.
The address lasted two hours, and yes, the doors for the event shut exactly at 7am — to “respect those who had arrived early”. The session that followed involved a discourse on ‘family and love’ and most of the people DC spoke to revealed how transformational the experience has been — from CEOs to their staff.
“Infinitheism changed my life in ways I can’t even begin to comprehend,” admits Sandeep Aggarwal, MD of the the Ratnadeep chain of stores. “I used to be all about work but now I have time for family. I finish my work at seven sharp and then my time is genuinely, all for them... no phone calls. In our company, the attrition rate has dropped close to zero. I celebrate birthdays of every employee and this is all thanks to Mahatria’s inputs in my life,” adds Aggarwal.
“Also, Infinitheism is not about any religion... we’re all seekers no matter which god you worship.” But that’s actually one of the focal points of the movement — positioning faith above God. “Your religious background doesn’t matter at all. It’s about love and respect and how much of it we really show,” adds Anamika Lalwani.
Perhaps the most poignant testimonials come from those who have experienced changes. “In year, 2007-08, Ratnadeep had just two stores and now we’re 23. My life too is better now. I’m now more involved with my family.” Another ‘reformed’ man is interior designer, Lalith Sanghi.
“I used to live like an animal. I have changed massively since. After Sunday’s session, we were given homework... to hug our parents. I did... and my father broke into tears because... I had never hugged him before.” Is Infinitheism making a difference? This correspondent has been unable to extract figures which say yes. But is Infinitheism making sense in the world of today? It does seem so.