LIVING WITH AN ADDICT – My story

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The horror of living with a spouse addicted to alcohol is unimaginable. My husband was an alcoholic. I say ‘was’ as now he is off drinks. I paid the price for this with the life of our only son who left us at the tender age of 10 in 2011. My husband had lost his… Read more »

Addicts can hope?

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Any form of substance abuse is criminal. It makes you dead, even while you are alive. One in four children in our country is exposed to alcoholism and drug addiction in the family. Thus one in four children in your vicinity might be hiding their embarrassment, confusion, hurt or shame about what’s going on at… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya and my cancer

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  I always was hale and healthy, until January  1998, when by accident, I discovered a lump in my  right breast. I went for a general check up in an endocrinal department, had a mammogram and FNAC and lumps on both the breasts as well as in the armpits were found. It was an advanced… Read more »

A Devotee’s Wish

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I met him when I was sixteen. There was something about him but I didn’t quite know what which made me feel that feeling whose name I didn’t know. Was it those eyes flowing with kindness? Or that smile that conveyed “Everything is alright. I’m here.” He had a soft and reassuring presence and I… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya took me off anti-depressants

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  I was going through a very rough patch in my life. I’d just lost my father to cancer and my relationship with my boyfriend was also ending. I was in bad shape, really bad shape. I wasn’t sleeping well and I felt reluctant to get out of bed every morning. I went to my… Read more »

Ayodhya dispute – Behind the scenes with Sri Sri

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The Ayodhya dispute connected with Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid was the burning issue of the country. Through the media I was aware that His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was involved in the negotiations with the Hindu and the Muslim communities. So I called up and felt quite fortunate when I got permission to… Read more »

26/11 attack: Who is the Honey Bee?

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It’s been 5 years since the gory attack of 26/11 unfolded in Mumbai. The attack was meticulously planned by the enemies of the Nation. Places which suffered the most were Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Leopold Cafe, Taj Mahal Hotel, Oberoi Trident, Nariman House. Police officers and NSG launched massive campaigns to secure the sites and flush… Read more »

With Sri Sri in Mongolia

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It was August  2006. As instructed by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, I was living in a relief camp on the outskirts of a small village in the Bastar region of Chattisgarh state of India. I was engaged in trauma relief work in naxal-hit areas. The nearest telephone was 20 kms away. One day I… Read more »

Argentine Jew walks into Indian villages

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With the blessings and guidance of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Krishnananda from Rumania and me traveled to villages of Andhra Pradesh to put a smile on people’s face. Well, when we arrived, we found that the villagers were already smiling! The village folks live a simple life in a beautiful harmony with Nature–something rare… Read more »

What a blessing!

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Bangalore, 4.9.2013. 22:39 I do not even know myself how it happened. I did not give it much thought or planning. I just knew I wanted to do it since the last years’ Vedic Wisdom program of Art of Living when I saw my friends’ photos giving blessing in villages. I just knew at once… Read more »