Navaratri 2016-Dancing Fountains of Joy!!!

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How does one express the inexpressible?! Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has already stated in Ashtavakra Gita that the ‘ entire life is a futile exercise to express the inexpressible’. Yet, here I am longing to unleash the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.   On this auspicious day of Durgashtami, I settled myself in Yagyashala,… Read more »

Fried Ice Cream, Wisdom and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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26 September 2016 will go down in history as a memorable day for many peace-loving people around the world, especially those in Colombia (Latin America). It was that moment when the longest war in the world came to an end with the signing of a peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC… Read more »

Colombo to Colombia: Why You Must Know This About Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ?

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Your mind says “Do this”, but `You` want to do something else. You  absolutely positively want a particular thing, but your mind coaxes you to choose another. Society wants it to be “like this”. But you want it to be otherwise. Dad wanted you to become an engineer, but you chose to strum the guitar!… Read more »

Guru Purnima Lessons

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Year after year, through joy and pain,  Gliding me through rain and shine,  You make sure  I am baked and baked  Like  gold put in fire twice ashine,  I glow and glow  with love divine!      Guru Purnima is a day to measure our progress on the path and express our gratefulness to the… Read more »

Gratefully Yours – An Art of Living Experience

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It was August 2010. I attended a Long Sudarshan Kriya session in my college BITS Pilani. Post the Long Kriya, my teacher Venkatesh (Venki) mentioned about the Guru Puja course he attended recently and expressed his wish to chant it then. We all closed our eyes and then I heard something so melodious and powerful… Read more »

Divine Plan !

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar whom we fondly call as Gurudev was returning to the German Ashram from Caracas, Venezuela. However, due to unavailability of a direct flight to Frankfurt, he landed in Paris before going to the Ashram. It was a surprise visit for all Parisians. It also happened to be Gurudev’s birthday according to… Read more »

Celebrating Silence! – Euphoria and beyond!

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I am a reader. Not an ordinary one let me warn you. I absorb my books, till they are ready to give up on me. I got into spirituality at a young age, but I never believed in reading books on the subject. To me spirituality was a personal experience. You cannot read through knowledge…. Read more »

Impressive-World Culture Festival

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Before, am judged for taking sides, let me make it clear, that I am here-taking up your mind space, not to offend my professional fraternity (the media) nor to defend my personal loyalties (The Art of Living). It has been few weeks since The World Culture Festival in Delhi drew to a close. Like everything… Read more »

World Culture Festival – Celebrations Galore !

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When I think about my time at the World Culture Festival in Delhi, and savor the memories, the feeling that stands out, is the feeling of AWE and WONDER and PEACE. What I experienced was nothing less than magic!     The magic, which drew millions from all over the world, from all religions, from… Read more »

Dhangari Dhol-World Culture Festival Experience

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The Dhangar (Dhangad) are a herding caste of people primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Dhangri Dhol is the Drum of the shepherd clan in Maharashtra. The Drums also come out during their New Year known as the Gudi Padva. About 1100 Dhangaris beat their drums during the World Culture Festival. The Co-ordinators… Read more »