Sounds of Silence

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Being a full time sevak with the Art of Living Foundation, coordinating its Rural Development Programs, my travel schedule is very hectic. My recent trips have been to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Uttranchal, all in a span of 40 days. As I was finally taking my early morning flight from Delhi… Read more »

Devi Mahatmya – Day 2

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The Devi Puja during Navratri festival is not considered complete without recitation of the Devi Mahatmya.  Recitation of verses of Devi Mahatmya is one of the most important aspects of “Chandi homa”. The Devi Mahatmya (also called as the Durga Saptshati or Chandi) is an ancient Sanskrit text dedicated to the glory of Mother Divine…. Read more »

Significance of Navaratri –Day 1

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Today is the first day of “Sharad Navartri” also called as “Maha Navaratri” (the Great Navratri). Today is the beginning of the most auspicious nine days period. Navaratri has two meanings – “New Night” and “Nine Nights”. ‘Nav” means either New or Nine and ‘Ratri’ means nights. Now, why these nine days are called nights? ‘Ratri’ or… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya …Transforming Lives-2

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Medical findings about Sudarshan Kriya: A world conference on science, consciousness and spirituality held in New Delhi noted the key findings of research conducted on the Sudarshan Kriya. Below is a simplified synopsis: 1. Less depression, more elation Dr Richard Brown from the USA has postulated that Kriya contributes to a state of alert calmness… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya – Transforming Lives – 1

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“Su means good, Darshan means vision, Kriya means action. Sudarshan Kriya means, by doing which action we get a vision of who we really are”. I was intently listening to the Art of Living teacher before embarking on my first experience of Sudarshan Kriya some sixteen years ago. Who am I? …was a question I… Read more »

The Day Sri Sri went to meet LTTE’s Prabakaran

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Exactly eight years ago, the early morning of September 21st 2006 was very eerie for me in Colombo, Sri Lanka. There was that beautiful silence in the air but a whole lot of expectations were storming my mind. It was the International Day of Peace. And the war between the Government of Sri Lanka and… Read more »

Yogathon: I am taking the 108 Challenge, are you?

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“The more you give and the more you get. Then Life will become a sheer dance of love” This quote of Sri Sri Ravishankar resonates in my heart because the more I keep sharing, the more I receive, in multifold; directly or indirectly; as either an opportunity to serve more or getting my wishes granted… Read more »

#ThankYouSriSri: For whispering infinity to me

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 On the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, a devotee express his gratitude for the tatva that lights up his life for real #ThankYouSriSri It was no ordinary day. Being coaxed by my friends and a doctor as a possible cure for my migraine which was almost becoming chronic, I was attending the Art of Living… Read more »

Guru Purnima Promise

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Guru Purnima – The day of the devotee to express gratitude, love and respect to the Guru and also to review our life and measure the spiritual growth from one Guru Purnima to another. How to express the inexpressible?! That is the question. However, I go with the ‘spontaneous flow of powerful feelings’ and offer… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya opened boundless joy in me

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Sudarshan Kriya experience of Shyama Sondhi, the first Art of Living teacher to venture in Kashmir, a lady and, a painter of repute- I was comfortable in life – didn’t have anything to worry about. There was no particular prelude to my joining the Art of Living program. It was just an idle incidence, or… Read more »