How Art of Living changed my life

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It was almost 18 years ago that I chanced upon a poster with the mesmeric face of a spiritual master on it. Despite my self-censure about following a ‘Guru’, I was drawn to it and the very next day found myself, almost magically, enrolled in the basic course (now called the Happiness Program), which was… Read more »

The World Culture Festival Celebrates 35 Years of Healing

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What does Art of Living’s World Culture Festival seek to celebrate? Among many things, it seeks to celebrate 35 years of healing through love and knowledge. Here is a poignant story of healing from a deep and personal loss. 60-year old, Jawahar Lal Gupta runs a small paint business in Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Some time… Read more »

Two-time World Karate Champion says “Just Meditate”

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Bangalore: In 2013, when Alman Timofeev won the World Karate Championship again, he achieved a feat very few sportsmen in the world had. He became a World Champion at the age of 35.   So what gave the Russian sportsman the edge over competitors half his age, given that the sport of Karate demands high speed and agility?  … Read more »

Why the world needs an event like The World Culture Festival

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In the age of digital connectivity where everyone is connected to everyone else with the push of a button, the initial reaction to a world culture festival that brings millions of people together in one place to celebrate different cultures was ambivalent to me. A television broadcast would reach millions more with lesser effort, was… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-IV

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In a humorous yet profound way, Rishi Vidyadharji gave numerous precious tips to walk on the path of happiness and freedom. Some of the things told by Rishiji were so subtle that those might be bit difficult to understand for someone who is a novice to ‘Art of living’ or has no exposure to ‘Ayurveda’… Read more »

In Pursuit of Happiness – Part-II

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Rishi Vidyadharji beautifully revealed the mechanics of happiness. He told that, “Happiness (Sukh) is moving towards the ‘Self’ or uniting with your ‘Self’ and un-happiness (Dukh) is going away from the ‘Self’”. Naturally question arises in the mind, why moving towards the ‘Self’ gives us happiness? What is the nature of this ‘Self’? Sri Sri… Read more »