Art of Living Navratri decoded

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Did you count the divine audience? We have heard Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talk about this! Many a shutterbug have even captured them in their picture frames. Some try to explain it as a scientific phenomenon. Some even call it a “blue-star” syndrome. Some more even take the liberty of ignorance to dismiss it… Read more »

All are Mother’s forms

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Many years ago, I read this wonderful story in a Chinmaya Mission book. Once, when Vinayaka was very young, he went out to play. Finding no one around, except a cat, he tried to play with her. But the cat seemed in no mood to play. Vinayaka tried to coax her by caressing her and offering… Read more »

Story Of The Starfish

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A story for everyone, that I remembered suddenly which I had read during my childhood (which is still ON) 😉 A teacher of repute was walking on the beach soon after a storm. The storm had washed up thousands of starfish on the shore, and they were beginning to dry up. Soon all of them would… Read more »

Transformation ….

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She was surrounded by criticisms … By people who only shrugged her … By people who never respected her .. By people who never saw her worth … By people who never loved her… By people who made her miserable … Yes she started believing she was Mad .. Ugly … Worthless ! She saw… Read more »

Skydive into the Present

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I had read somewhere that ‘if you believe you can fly, you will’ and this is exactly what I experienced at Skydive Long Island, New York.  For a lark, I saw myself signing up, where the first thing you are told is that when you Sky Dive, there is a probability that you may die… Read more »

The Parable of becoming extraordinary

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There is a difference between education and experience. Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get from not reading it! But isn’t it true that great learning comes from both education and experience? Here is a parable: A young school teacher had a dream that an angel appeared… Read more »

N E Exodus: Art of Living Ashram turns a safe haven

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The mass exodus of thousands of north-eastern people from various parts of India, coming on the heels of Assam riots and consequent displacement of hundreds of thousands of families, is a huge blot on the country. It is time to rally around our North Eastern brethren and open up our hearts and homes to assure… Read more »

The story of Humanity Hospital

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Sharing this truly wonderful story sent to me by an Art of Living volunteer on e-mail: On 13th April 1971 Shri Sadhan Chandra Mistry, aged 35 years a vegetable vendor in the obscure village of Hanspukur, District South 24-Parganas, West Bengal, died of a very common and minor ailment, only because he could not get… Read more »

It is the Lord Krishna who made Janmashtami popular

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We were pleasantly surprised to find many people at the Art of Living Ashram looking forward to Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations. Krishna Janmashtami, also called Gokulashtami, celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Many educated urban Indians, we knew, thought of Janmashtami as just another holiday for indulging in good food and putting their feet up…. Read more »

29 Gift Ideas : Random acts of kindness

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Some books have a longlasting impact on us. ’29 gifts’ is one such book.I read the book almost six months back and was deeply moved by the autobiographical account of the author.29 Gifts shows how a simple, daily practice of altruism can dramatically alter your outlook on the world and make you a master of… Read more »