French beans with steamed dal

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Ingredients: 250 gms French beans finely chopped 100 gms channa dal 100 gms tur dal One tspn chillie powder One tspn turmeric powder Half tspn hing powder One tspn mustard seeds 3 tablespoon cooking oil Salt to taste Method: • Boil French beans in salt water till soft. • Wash the dals, pressure cook the… Read more »

Google Hangout with Sri Sri : Watch Video

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Art of Living Blog replays the historic 3-hour online conversation between spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, World leaders and people around the globe on how to reduce violence in society. Watch this amazing Google Hangout Video with Sri Sri, a mind-boggling confluence of spirit and technology, that broke all records for Google Hangouts.

Art of Living and kite

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Everyone wishes to be a bird. To be able to fly high up in the sky whenever they want, wherever they want. But I for once would want to be a kite. Why a kite ? A kite,  Colorful and Light… Able to reach the heights and yet stay connected to the ground. Bouncing in… Read more »

Story of Sakubai

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On the banks of the river Krishna in Maharashtra, in a village called Krar, there lived a Brahmin and his wife with their son and daughter-in-law. The daughter-in-law was called Sakubai. Sakubai was a holy woman who worshiped Lord Krishna of Pandharpur. She was always chanting the name of the Lord. This woman who was… Read more »

Walnut (Akhrot ka) Halwa

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Here is a  New Year treat to add a little sweetness to memories, and bring freshness to your body in a more satvic way… Walnut (Akhrot ka) Halwa Ingredients: Walnuts  1 cup Rock Sugar powdered ½ cup Pumpkin seeds  1 tbsp Cardamom  ½ tsp Saffron   a pinch Chopped dates  1 tsp Method: Soak walnuts in a… Read more »

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Chapter 4

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4.1 janmau ‘ṣadhi mantra tapaḥ samādhijāḥ siddhayaḥ Psychic powers arise by birth, drugs, incantations, purificatory acts or concentrated insight. 4.2 jāty antara pariṇāmaḥ prakṛtyā ‘pūrāt Transformation into another state is by the directed by the quality with which one’s whole being is saturated 4.3 nimittaṁ aprayojakaṁ prakṛtīnāṁ varaṇa bhedas tu tataḥ kṣetrikavat Creative nature is… Read more »

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Chapter 3 (Part 2)

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3.27 candre tārā vyūha jñānaṁ By self-control on the Polestar arises knowledge of orbits. 3.28 dhruve tad gati jñānaṁ  By self-control on the navel arises knowledge of the constitution of the body. 3.29 nābhi cakre kāya vyūha jñānaṁ By self-control on the pit of the throat one subdues hunger and thirst. 3.30 kaṇṭhakūpe kṣut pipāsā… Read more »

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Chapter 3 (Part 1)

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3.1 deśa bandhaś cittasya dhāraṇā One-pointedness is steadfastness of the mind. 3.2 tatra pratyayai ‘katānatā dhyānaṁ Unbroken continuation of that mental ability is meditation. 3.3 tad evā ‘rthamātranirbhāsaṁ svarūpa śūnyam iva samādhiḥ That same meditation when there is only consciousness of the object of meditation and not of the mind is realization. 3.4 trayam ekatra… Read more »

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Chapter 2 (Part 2)

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2.28 yogāṅgānuṣṭhānād aśuddhi kṣaye jñāna dīptirā viveka khyāteḥ On the destruction of impurity by the sustained practice of the limbs of Union, the light of knowledge reveals the faculty of discrimination. 2.29 yama niyamā ‘asana prāṇāyāma pratyāhāra dhāraṇā dhyāna samādhayo   ‘ṣṭāv aṅgāni The eight limbs of Union are self-restraint in actions, fixed observance, posture, regulation… Read more »