Meeting the Master

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It was Aug 2011. I was in Art of Living Bangalore Ashram to do the Advanced Meditation Program with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji. The program was wonderful making me feel so serene & deep like never before. I was floating above the ground happy and fully in love with the Divine. The night… Read more »

Sri Sri, prayer and money

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A few years back, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji visited the Indian state of Chattisgarh. On the first day of his four-day trip he landed in the capital city of Raipur. We had organized Sri Sri’s night stay in the house of a devotee. It was a tall building and Gurudev’s room was on… Read more »

I DID NOT PAY BRIBE

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When the India Against Corruption movement started with blessings from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji, and we all took an oath not to give bribe, little did I realize that very soon my noble resolve would be put to test. The place was the property registration office, Mylapore, Chennai. The occasion was to formalize… Read more »

Volunteer for prosperous Nepal

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A few months back, I spent a couple of months in Nepal giving Art of Living programs and implementing service projects in areas of education, de addiction and prisoner rehabilitation. This was my first visit to Nepal, and truly a momentous one. Nepal has one of the most ancient cultures on this planet. Through all the… Read more »

Art of Living: My Inward Journey

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Art of Living? A rich man’s world? Make believe – whose founder Sri Sri Ravi Shanakar had many colours –– this was the perception of a female single, heading the southern secretariat of a large reputed Organization. The year was circa 2002-2003, when she first saw Gurudev, after her sister had done the widely acclaimed… Read more »

Pragyanand Maharaj ji : A Tribute

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Narayan Naraayan Naraayan Naraayan!. To those who are regular with the daily satsang at the Art of Living International Ashram in Bangalore, it’s not just a chant of the name of the divine. It tells of a saint of unusual depth! Maharaj ji, as Gurudev called him was a very gracious being, clad in an… Read more »

Volunteer for a better India

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Such a multitude of religions, castes, Gods, cultures, cuisines, languages, scriptures, music, rituals  etc… all are part of vibrant whole. This is India. I am fortunate and proud to be an Indian. I salute all the freedom fighters, who fought together without any barriers of caste and religion and got freedom to this country. They were… Read more »

Volunteer for a Better India, says Desi Videshi

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A few years ago I watched the film Slum Dog Millionaire at a seaside theatre. My family were the only Indians in the movie hall. When the film was over I was shocked and ashamed at the way the harsh reality of living was portrayed in the film about my homeland, India and her citizens…. Read more »

Time to Volunteer for a better India

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Hi, It is me, “Time”. I am sure you have heard me tick, or you have heard me ring or beep and wake you up every morning. You have heard me chime on the hour and every quarter. You have seen me as blinking dots in this electronic age. But, perhaps you have never heard… Read more »

#SriSriHangout – 26th Jan, 8.30pm onwards

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The Hangout word reminds me of a few incidents from early childhood. I was born and brought up in a big joint family with around 25 cousins. We used to play in a big compound with many flowers, plants, and fruit trees like guava, amla (Indian gooseberry), etc. Every day we played together for some… Read more »