AN UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY ASSUAGED AND HEALED

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I’m sitting in Guruji’s room on a padded bench directly to the side of him; approximately 3 feet away. Next to me is a middle aged Chinese couple. They sit quietly then catch Guruji’s attention and begin to tell their story. The man was a policeman for 30 years, his wife a loyal companion and… Read more »

THE GURU IS YOUR NATURE

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People have this idea that being a Guru is a serious business. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Presenting a hilarious sharing about Gurudev by Dvorah Adler:   It’s Saturday night and I’m getting ready to see Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tomorrow. I just took a hot bath and I’m ready for bed when the phone… 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 »

Sudarshan Kriya opened boundless joy in me

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Sudarshan Kriya experience of Shyama Sondhi, the first Art of Living teacher to venture in Kashmir, a lady and, a painter of repute- I was comfortable in life – didn’t have anything to worry about. There was no particular prelude to my joining the Art of Living program. It was just an idle incidence, or… Read more »

LIVING WITH AN ADDICT – My story

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The horror of living with a spouse addicted to alcohol is unimaginable. My husband was an alcoholic. I say ‘was’ as now he is off drinks. I paid the price for this with the life of our only son who left us at the tender age of 10 in 2011. My husband had lost his… Read more »

Addicts can hope?

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Any form of substance abuse is criminal. It makes you dead, even while you are alive. One in four children in our country is exposed to alcoholism and drug addiction in the family. Thus one in four children in your vicinity might be hiding their embarrassment, confusion, hurt or shame about what’s going on at… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya and my cancer

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  I always was hale and healthy, until January  1998, when by accident, I discovered a lump in my  right breast. I went for a general check up in an endocrinal department, had a mammogram and FNAC and lumps on both the breasts as well as in the armpits were found. It was an advanced… Read more »

X-Men spirituality

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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” and Spirituality Non-Violence Is Its Own Power: Science fiction blockbusters such as those in the “X-Men” series of movies have mostly been popular for their action sequences and amazing special effects. One normally would not look to such films for their spiritual guidance. However, just as one cannot find beautiful… Read more »

A Devotee’s Wish

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I met him when I was sixteen. There was something about him but I didn’t quite know what which made me feel that feeling whose name I didn’t know. Was it those eyes flowing with kindness? Or that smile that conveyed “Everything is alright. I’m here.” He had a soft and reassuring presence and I… Read more »