With Sri Sri in Mongolia

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It was August  2006. As instructed by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, I was living in a relief camp on the outskirts of a small village in the Bastar region of Chattisgarh state of India. I was engaged in trauma relief work in naxal-hit areas. The nearest telephone was 20 kms away. One day I… Read more »

What a blessing!

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Bangalore, 4.9.2013. 22:39 I do not even know myself how it happened. I did not give it much thought or planning. I just knew I wanted to do it since the last years’ Vedic Wisdom program of Art of Living when I saw my friends’ photos giving blessing in villages. I just knew at once… Read more »

A Divine moment with Sri Sri

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  On my birthday, in May 2012, we as a family went to Art of Living Ashram in Bangalore to have Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s darshan and listen to his wisdom talk in the evening Satsang. As soon as we entered the Yagnashala Hall at Bangalore ashram, we discovered that every inch was packed… Read more »

Gurudev’s voice or my voice?

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This incident happened many years ago, in 1995 or 1996. It was the time of Navratri Celebrations at Bangalore Ashram and I was leading a bhajan in the satsang. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was sitting on the stage and was absorbed in deep meditation. All of a sudden, something happened to my voice and… 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 Guru found me. And how!

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It was the spring of 2006 in Chicago. I was in the office going about my usual work but was not at ease with myself. I knew something was wrong with my head. By afternoon the headache got worse and made me feel drowsy. I took a walk down to my apartment opposite to the… Read more »

I found my shelter

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I was repeating my Waves of Happiness (also known as Art of Living Part 1 course) in Chicago during the winter of 2007. The teacher gave each course participant Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s picture with a message. I got a nice picture which said – “The only thing you must remember is how fortunate… Read more »

How Guru made me his own

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In search of Purpose of Life: I had chosen the path of service immediately after I completed my graduation at homeopathic college, Mumbai in 1993. My graduation in Homeopathy and opportunity to work with Dr Rajan Sankaran, world renowned homeopath created a strong foundation for understanding health in terms of mind-body-soul state, the holistic way…. Read more »

Meditation prevents suicide

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It’s time meditation be made a vital element of our social support system. It can drastically bring down suicide rates. Every year, millions around the world try to kill themselves; and nearly half a million to one succeed! That is a devastating statistic for a time that is hailed as one of opportunities and growth…. Read more »

A life transformed mysteriously

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My life was defined by strange Idiosyncrasies – Oblivious to the existence of others, strongly preferring solitary activities, avoiding interacting in groups with problems in expressing emotions and understanding social cues. A World Inside & A World outside that was in a whirlpool for thirty long years; a Cry within that needed a release, a… Read more »