Power of Words

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A group of frogs was travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and continued to jump out of the pit with… Read more »

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 »

WHAT MAKES KRISHNA SOOO LOVABLE?

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I recently had the great fortune of listening to Srimad Bhagavatam. The stories started with Matsya, Kurma, Vamana and so on avatars of Lord Vishnu. But as soon as we reached Krishna avatar there was a vibration of love spread all across the hall.   It is amazing how every time we talk of Bhuvanasundara… 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 »

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 »