Volunteer for what was it, again?

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When Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched Volunteer for a Better India, many people asked, “So what is it for? It’s a good idea broadly, sure, but what is it specifically about?” This question dwelt in their minds, and there were some very sincere attempts at finding out answers through discussions. But everybody had their own… Read more »

The Joy of Kite Flying and Lessons of Life

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  Makar Shankranti or Uttarayan is marked with celebrations of different kind all across the country. Celebration happens when our life force is elevated or moves in the upward direction. In western parts of the country people wait for this day since months to enjoy kite flying. The whole humanity assembles on their roof tops and it’s a… Read more »

When Sri Sri met Indira Gandhi

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Throughout human history, many saints, prophets and visionaries have demonstrated an ability to foresee the future. While their lives attest to the fact that the power to sense and know amplifies substantially with evolution of consciousness, strangely, premonitions mostly make sense only in hindsight. Most premonitions do not make sense when they are first revealed…. Read more »

Govardhan Giridhari

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Few months back I was blessed to be part of “Krishna Janmashtami” celebrations at Art of Living Banglore Ashram. During the evening satsang, Gurudev Sri Sri Rav Shankar gave a beautiful insight about the meaning of the story behind one of the names of Lord Krishna – Govardhan Giridhari. For those who don’t know the… Read more »

Vote for a Better India

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I vote for a better India  In our country the real meaning and context of the word ‘Politics’ is completely lost. We think that ‘Politics’ is something dirty and ‘Politician’ is someone who plays this dirty game. The word ‘Politics’ comes from the Greek word ‘politikos’ meaning – “of, for, or relating to citizens”. It… Read more »

Women, stories and harmony

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As I said in my earlier post, a woman’ s life is a music of many leaves. Unless orchestrated and fine tuned perfectly, her life can emanate discordant notes instead of soulful music.. In a talk about ‘role of a mother’, Sri Sri explains the concept of Ardhanarishwara. “Our ancient wisdom has given equal importance… Read more »

Woman knows the art of balance

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A woman’s life is a music of many leaves. I have always loved being a woman. The word woman also contains man. Have you ever thought of it? Even I had not, till this moment. Wo  Man. Yes, we have the traits of both genders, perfectly balanced and utilized as the situation demands. Sthree shakti… 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 »