Reciting from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Rajan Zed plans to say “Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya”, which he will then translate as “Lead me from the unreal to the Real, Lead me from darkness to Light, and Lead me from death to Immortality.” Reciting from Bhagavad-Gita, he proposes to urge councilmembers to keep the welfare of others always in mind.
Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader, who besides taking up the cause of religion worldwide, has also raised huge voice against the apartheid faced by about 15-million Roma (Gypsies) in Europe. Bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award; Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, etc.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.There are about three million Hindus in USA.
Paso Robles, also known as “El Paso de Robles” or “Pass of the Oaks”, located on the Salinas River and nestled in the coastal mountain range of central California on the rolling hills, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2014. Called “California’s oldest watering place”, it has a long history with both wine and healing waters and claims to be “a place with something for everyone”. Notable people associated with it include Oscar nominated film director King Vidor, outlaw Jesse James, Poland prime minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski, football player Hampton John "Hamp" Pool and baseball player Hal Rhyne. Duane Picanco, Ed Steinbeck and Jim App are Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem and City Manager respectively.
Beach town Pismo Beach, established in 1891 and known as “Clam Capital of the World", offers long white beaches. Shelly Higginbotham, Edward Waage and James R. Lewis are Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem and City Manager respectively.