Why do we need to meditate: Sri Sri

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar elaborates on what is the need of meditation in today’s modern life. WHAT IS MEDITATION Settling the surface mind is meditation. Living in the present is meditation. Relaxing deeply is meditation. When you are really happy, reposing in love, you are meditating. Meditation is that space when the thoughts have subsided,… Read more »

9/11 – Spiritual invasion of Swami Vivekananda

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The speech of Swami Vivekananda at Chicago conference on September 11th, in 1893 was only for 6 minutes consisting of 887 words but what he stirred up with that has been echoing across continents for 120 years and will continue to resonate for centuries to come. Indians rediscovering India This short speech recreated an interest… Read more »

Significance of Ganesha

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Right from my childhood I was always fascinated by the elephant headed deity “Lord Ganesha”. Whenever I saw a Ganesha idol or picture, I would wonder why he has an elephant head? I found the story of birth of Lord Ganesha also very intriguing. The story goes like this – One time, Lord Shiva’s consort,… Read more »

Shravan Rudra Puja and Sankalpa

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Shravan is the month when we see lots of transformation around. Seeds in farms are transforming in to small plants. Bird-eggs are hatching to give birth to young ones. The whole nature looks so fresh due to onset of monsoon. There is greenery everywhere. Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year by Hindus… Read more »

The wisdom vacuum

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A sincere seeker rues the paucity of wise men who can purvey wisdom in a glut of of storytellers and preachers. By M Rajaque Rahman There is a crisis of wisdom in the world today. Information is available in abundance. Knowledge is almost everywhere, but wisdom is very rarely seen. Sacred scriptures, be it the… Read more »

Bohr & Sri Sri – a crazy connection

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In the beginning of twentieth century, Neils Bohr conceived the first quantum mechanical model of the atom-which could explain why there are distinct colors in star lights for example. Another giant who found out the nature of electrons and the principle that no two electrons can be in the same quantum state-was Wolfgang Pauli. His… Read more »

Guru Purnima 2013 with Sri Sri

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Extracts of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Guru Purnima message on 22 July 2013 at International Art of Living Center, Canada : Once upon a time, a Guru was giving darshan to a congregation. People were coming and bowing down, seeking blessings. Gurudev was silent most of the time and when somebody would come and… Read more »

Himalayan Tsunami was waiting to happen -1

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June 2013: What was different in Himalaya? June 2013 has been a month that will be etched in the minds and hills of the Himalaya for the large-scale devastation wrought about in the valleys of Kedarnath. The Himalaya are known to be earthquake prone. But this devastation was not due to an earthquake but floods caused… Read more »

Himalayan Tsunami was waiting to happen -2

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Footprints on Himalaya The Himalaya is one of the youngest mountain ranges of the world and is still very fragile and volatile. So what holds good for mountain ranges elsewhere in the world may not necessarily hold good here. Except for scantily populated villages dotting the hills, Himalaya has always been a spiritual destination for… Read more »

Himalayan tsunami was waiting to happen -3

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Himalayan Neighbour Bhutan The people of Bhutan rate high in their happiness index in spite of their poverty as measured by the western yardstick. So happiness is something that is more than the comfort that comes from  economic wealth. While in the Paro region of Thimpu, the capital city, most modern facilities are available, the… Read more »