Manana – Picture and the Frame

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An organisation should be like a picture frame. The frame shouldn’t eat away the picture.” In other words, just as it isn’t possible to hold a picture in the absence of a frame, without an organisation any work, whether spiritual or social, can’t happen. At the same time, if the organisation becomes too bureaucratic, it’s like the… Read more »

Manana (Contemplation) …

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Question: Guruji, whenever I see You, I start running after You. Is this devotion or lack of self respect? Guruji: In the beginning you run, it is ok. But then you should learn to stop and look within. Dive deep within yourself then I will run after you and the whole world will run after… Read more »

Reviving Values in Children- Sri Sri Sanskar Kendra

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‘Child is the father of man’ said William Wordsworth 3 centuries ago. What does it mean?! As a student of Literature, it intrigued me. I read through lot of annotations. Wordsworth meant, whatever experiences a child goes through in childhood shapes the person he becomes as an adult. I looked at myself. Yes, I am… Read more »

Straight from the Heart

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A chance encounter with Dr. Janaki Sinha, an octogenarian, in The Art of Living International Centre, Bangalore, reinforced the faith in me that age is only a number if you have the passion and commitment to serve.  Altruism requires giving back to society all the good, and more.  Dr. Sinha struck me as a perfect… Read more »

Antaryatra with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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It was indeed a thrilling moment for me when it was announced that Pujya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar would be teaching Special Part2 course pan India and we, His instruments are blessed to facilitate HIS course. I was asked whether I was willing to travel out of state and I jumped at the opportunity…. Read more »

Back to Roots

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Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said This is my own, my native land! -Sir Walter Scott In the era of ‘Brain Drain’ where youngsters flock to foreign land in search of greener pastures, it is refreshing to spot youngsters like Varun Prabhakar who realize in time that… Read more »

Dealing with Duality

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Duality in life    I have always been a person who enjoys worldly life to the hilt, be it travel, food, beautiful objects that please the eye, hobbies that excite or movies and plays that make me laugh, cry or think. I love life in its many splendour and at the same time acutely aware… Read more »

Birthdays and Spiritual Dimension

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My birthdays have assumed a totally new dimension after the advent of my Master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in my humble life. Days before the D -day, mind starts celebrating in anticipation of being in the presence of my Guru.       I become a little child of Kindergarten and look up to Him with… Read more »

Navaratri 2016-Dancing Fountains of Joy!!!

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How does one express the inexpressible?! Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has already stated in Ashtavakra Gita that the ‘ entire life is a futile exercise to express the inexpressible’. Yet, here I am longing to unleash the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.   On this auspicious day of Durgashtami, I settled myself in Yagyashala,… Read more »

Guru Purnima Lessons

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Year after year, through joy and pain,  Gliding me through rain and shine,  You make sure  I am baked and baked  Like  gold put in fire twice ashine,  I glow and glow  with love divine!      Guru Purnima is a day to measure our progress on the path and express our gratefulness to the… Read more »