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 »

Dharma and the Missing Protractor

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 Presenting before you a story with a very important moral: Dharma! Many times in order to impart many valuable lessons to kids and older generation, stories have proven to be very instrumental !    Dharma and the missing protractor   One day, little Raju came home crying, his shirt torn and dirty. Immediately, his mother Meera… 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 »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-IV

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In a humorous yet profound way, Rishi Vidyadharji gave numerous precious tips to walk on the path of happiness and freedom. Some of the things told by Rishiji were so subtle that those might be bit difficult to understand for someone who is a novice to ‘Art of living’ or has no exposure to ‘Ayurveda’… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-III

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What creates bondage? Every living being naturally wants to move from bondage to freedom. On the physical or gross level ‘bondage’ is very easy to understand but on a subtle (mind) level it is a bit difficult to understand. We can define ‘bondage’ simply as anything that restricts our freedom. On subtle level, freedom is… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-II

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Rishi Vidyadharji beautifully revealed the mechanics of happiness. He told that, “Happiness (Sukh) is moving towards the ‘Self’ or uniting with your ‘Self’ and un-happiness (Dukh) is going away from the ‘Self’”. Naturally question arises in the mind, why moving towards the ‘Self’ gives us happiness? What is the nature of this ‘Self’? Sri Sri… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-I

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Finally the wait was over. After a couple of misses, I was able to join the much awaited Advance Meditation Course by Rishi Vidyadharji at Vasad Ashram and it was worth all the wait. Around 115 fortunate souls did the course along with me. For me, those seven days were like complete overhauling on Physical,… Read more »

Gita for Peace

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” Grace has the ability to change anything at anytime”. ” Have faith that the Divine loves me so much that only the best will happen to me”. Such powerful words from Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji, my Master, rang true in an unexpected, out of the blue turn of events. I was going through some… Read more »

AYURVEDA AND AGNI – 2

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Continued from AYURVEDA AND AGNI – 1 Ayurveda says that the Nature or entire Universe is governed and composed by five gross elements (Pancha Mahabhutas) viz. Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The human body is part of this nature so it is also governed and composed by these five elements. All these elements, more than… Read more »

Ayurveda and Agni – 1

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Recently at Pune my wife and I were fortunate enough to meet a renowned master of Ayurveda. He was an elderly gentleman of around 60-65 years with an impeccable reputation as an Ayurvedacharya. It was vouched by many that he can tell the exact number of blocks in your arteries just by checking your pulse… Read more »