Anthavasi

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It is Guru Purnima again. The most precious day for a devotee. Each Guru Purnima has been revealing a different facet of mine to myself leaving me in utter amazement! It has ranged from just celebrating the day with Sadhana, Seva and Satsang to understanding in depth the Guru Principle, experiencing the infinite vastness of… Read more »

Hanuman – A Devotee

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With his presence in form of a statue at the end of every street and sometimes in middle of a traffic island, Hanuman is the most popular God across the length and breadth of India. Hanuman’s popularity is wide in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bali, Fiji and the Caribbean. He is known with the… Read more »

Ayodhya dispute – Behind the scenes with Sri Sri

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The Ayodhya dispute connected with Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid was the burning issue of the country. Through the media I was aware that His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was involved in the negotiations with the Hindu and the Muslim communities. So I called up and felt quite fortunate when I got permission to… Read more »

Savitri – a tale of harmony

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What a blessing to be born a woman! Especially when we have a spiritual Master like Sri Sri to  guide  us  in harnessing our innate virtues, the process  of evolution to perfection becomes a cake  walk!  As I keep repeating, a woman’s life is a music of many leaves. Idealists by nature, we women know… 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 »

A tale of one Jayanti and two Stalwarts – Part 2

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In 1956 CE, 1168 years later another boy is born in Paapnasanam Village of Tamil Nadu. His Birth time/date matched with that of Adi Shankaracharya i.e Shukla Paksha Panchami of Baisakh Month( Indian Lunar calendar) . The Boy was named Ravi Shankar. This later got changed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (name changed because a particular Musical maestro felt… Read more »

A tale of one Jayanti and two Stalwarts – Part 1

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Jayanti of Adi Shankaracharya Bhagwan is celebrated every year on Shukla Paksha Panchami of Baisakh Month (Indian Lunar calendar). He was born in 788 CE in Kaladi village of Kerala. He is regarded as a Spiritual and Philosophical giant who re-established the Sanatan Parampara (Lineage) by establishing Advait Vedanta as the highest truth amongst all… Read more »

Story of Lord Dattatreya

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“Jagat utpatti kartre ca, Sthiti samhaara hetare Bhava paada vimuktaaya, Dattatreya namostute” MY salutations to Dattatreya, who created all the worlds, who looks after all the worlds and who grants redemption from the bonds of sorrow of domestic life.) Dattatreya is a saint well known in Puranas. He was the son of Anasuya and Maharshi… 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 »

From King to Beggar: Shivaji as a true disciple

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Recently in a satsang at the Art Of Living International Ashram in Bangalore, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji said, “Power is poison for the one who uses it for personal gain.” Spiritual guidance is so important for all, but more so for people who are entrusted with power. When one expands his/her awareness and… Read more »