Art of Living elephant plays Harmonica

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One of the most beautiful sights at Art of Living International Ashram Bangalore is to see the graceful young Indrani gaily moving around the green campus on her daily morning walks. The tinkling bells round her neck signal her coming before one actually gets to see her upclose. Indrani is the second largest resident at… Read more »

Albert Einstein real life stories

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One day during a speaking tour, Albert Einstein’s driver, who often sat at the back of the hall during his lectures, remarked that he could probably give the lecture himself, having heard it so many times. Sure enough, at the next stop on the tour, Einstein and the driver switched places, with Einstein sitting at… Read more »

Kumbh Mela camp before Sri Sri’s arrival

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The Maha Kumbh Mela, the grand spiritual expo, as Art of Living founder  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar calls it, is in full swing for 55 days at the holy city of Allahabad.  Sri Sri is at the Maha Kumbh Mela on February 13, 14 and 15. This year, in 2013, we are witnessing the Maha… Read more »

Music, Navratri & Sri Sri

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Music, to put in a gross way, is a group of musical notes of different frequencies or pitch arranged in a particular pattern and rhythm. However, this gross description is incomplete as it is limited only to the subjective aspect of music. In reality, music is a means of finding the Self. The purpose of… Read more »

Art of Living with one’s own mind

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Usually we think of scientists as people narrowly focused on their specialities. What would a scientist have to do with spirituality? Well, one of the greatest physicists since Einstein, the famous Richard Feynman was fascinated by the workings of the mind and experimented with different meditation techniques. His experience with hypnosis and the power of belief… Read more »

Learning Art of Living at Railway Station

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Do you remember the first time you went to the railway station? I still remember the day when I went to a small railway station with a friend who said it was fun to just hang around at a station. Unbelievable now, but then I was crazy enough to nod my agreement, remembering all the… Read more »

Making life a music to the ears

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I love everything about good Hindi film music. The hummable tunes, the profound lyrics, the variety of instruments used, the legendary singers, the memorable picturisation!! I feel that Hindi music unites friends, families and communities. It’s hard to find an Indian anywhere in the world who doesn’t have a view on it. No celebration or… Read more »

The Parable of becoming extraordinary

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There is a difference between education and experience. Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get from not reading it! But isn’t it true that great learning comes from both education and experience? Here is a parable: A young school teacher had a dream that an angel appeared… Read more »

The ingenuity of India’s sports facilities

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Changing one’s perspective is a tough yet satisfying experience. I personally find it a huge ‘Aha’ when I am able to see the same thing very differently, with just a touch of humour and acceptance. Ready to take a light walk down the humour lane with me to get a new perspective? Contrary to common perception,… Read more »

Inspirational Story Of The Boxer

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Going by the general mood on another one of my favourite blog sites, evident by a few blogs (very very gloomy of course and suicidal at times), I thought a nice inspirational story is in order. And mind you this is not a work of fiction but a true story which was unravelled on the… Read more »