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 »

Power of Group Sadhana

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Existence has two aspects – the visible and the invisible; the gross and the subtle; or the tangible and intangible. Our body is concrete, it is visible; but our breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and the spirit is the invisible aspect of the same reality. Contrary to popular belief, the invisible aspect of our existence… 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 »

Sharpen Yourselves

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Once upon a time, there was a very strong woodcutter. He asked for a job from a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the… Read more »

When the Cake Flies with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Rehman and five others were waiting at the edge of the stage at the Vishalakshi Meditation Hall with huge cake boxes in their hands and a twinkle in their eyes. The cake was thick, deep brown oozing with chocolate in every corner. The white icing on the top struggling to make its presence felt !… Read more »

He Told Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Something

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The sun was sharp and thousands of people had lined up on either side of the road. Luckily the lush green flora in the International Art of Living Centre in Bengaluru was giving that much needed cover. The flowers in the gardens swayed to the once-in-a-way summer breeze. The crowd kept their cool and a… Read more »

More than a Tale of Two Rivers

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India’s wildest and least explored state, isn’t just called the land of the rising sun for no reason. Arunachal Pradesh’s pristine beauty and lush greenery still remains beyond tourism’s reach. And this can only be a blessing in disguise. Especially with numerous rivers that bless this state with their abundance, it becomes essential to keep… Read more »

Sakshi – Part-II

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Sakshi – Part-I  During the morning session, Gurudev had told that everyone should write something. He said, unless you use your creativity, it will not blossom. You should write your experiences, write about knowledge. Guruji said how he had told one of his teachers to write about his experiences regarding ‘Art of Living’. That teacher… Read more »

Sakshi – Part-I

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One day my close friend called me to inform that Swamiji was at Ahmedabad and he had agreed to come over for dinner at his home. My friend invited me along with some others for dinner and knowledge session with Swamiji. I was delighted because I had tremendous respect for Swamiji. I remembered the day… 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 »