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 »

26/11 attack: Who is the Honey Bee?

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It’s been 5 years since the gory attack of 26/11 unfolded in Mumbai. The attack was meticulously planned by the enemies of the Nation. Places which suffered the most were Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Leopold Cafe, Taj Mahal Hotel, Oberoi Trident, Nariman House. Police officers and NSG launched massive campaigns to secure the sites and flush… Read more »

Argentine Jew walks into Indian villages

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With the blessings and guidance of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Krishnananda from Rumania and me traveled to villages of Andhra Pradesh to put a smile on people’s face. Well, when we arrived, we found that the villagers were already smiling! The village folks live a simple life in a beautiful harmony with Nature–something rare… 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 »

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

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October begins with Gandhi Jayanthi, the birthday of the Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi more popularly revered globally as Mahatma Gandhi. He was called the Mahatma – the great soul – for the principles by which he lived his life and shaped the freedom movement of India . One such principle, rather tool, that… Read more »

What a blessing!

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Bangalore, 4.9.2013. 22:39 I do not even know myself how it happened. I did not give it much thought or planning. I just knew I wanted to do it since the last years’ Vedic Wisdom program of Art of Living when I saw my friends’ photos giving blessing in villages. I just knew at once… 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 »

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 »

Shravan Rudra Puja and Sankalpa

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Shravan is the month when we see lots of transformation around. Seeds in farms are transforming in to small plants. Bird-eggs are hatching to give birth to young ones. The whole nature looks so fresh due to onset of monsoon. There is greenery everywhere. Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year by Hindus… Read more »