True Independence

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Swatantrata We have all heard this word, being mentioned frequently in connection with the freedom struggle of India against the British. The word Swatantrata is easily understood to connote independence. Meaning If you break the word Swatantra, it has two components to it, swa and tantra. Swa denotes self and tantra stands for sciences, techniques,… Read more »

Guru Purnima 2014 with Sri Sri

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 Millions worldwide celebrated the auspicious day of Guru Purnima with beloved Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji on July 12, 2014. Sri Sri is in Art of Living Retreat Centre, Boone, North Carolina. Apart from a few thousand who were with him in Boone, hundreds of thousands of people joined Guru Purnima Celebrations with the… Read more »

Song of longing

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I feel I am very fortunate to have been born with the music karma. I can remember my teenage afternoons listening to the Vividh Bharti on the transistor glued to my ear as everyone else in the family took the afternoon siesta. If I liked a new song, a fast motion activity of grabbing pen… Read more »

Master key to Guru Purnima

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“A Guru does not simply stuff you with knowledge, but kindles life force in you; a Guru invokes intelligence in you,” these lines by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar stand absolutely true for each one of us. We consider Guru Purnima to be a day of the Master, but in reality; it is a day… Read more »

Know Your Child

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 KNOW YOUR CHILD – The Art of Raising Children Know your child is one of the many Sri Sri Ravi Shankar books that brings to light profound wisdom in simple words. The book is divided into 15 lessons with one lesson leading to the next in a lucid way. Reading this book is like reliving our… Read more »

World Water Day reflections

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In the Northern hemisphere, months of April, May and June mean summer. At the peak of summer, most lands look parched and dry. Availability of water in summer becomes a problem in different parts of the globe. Perhaps, as a warning of this oncoming problem, the world observes World Water Day on March 22nd every year…. Read more »

The Elusive Truth

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It is said that it is very difficult to capture the reality or Truth in words. Words try to create an impression or understanding about the reality but that understanding is not the experience of the actual reality. Truth is very elusive. To take an example – “Advaita Vedanta” claims that there is an all… Read more »

Happy Woman’s Day!

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According to Hindu Mythology, both Manu and Shatrupa emerged on their own from the body of Brahma . Thus, there is an Equality of Sexes. All my life, I have heard my teachers and parents teach me that “God made it a point not to create woman from the bones or the feet of Adam, or… Read more »