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 »

The wisdom vacuum

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A sincere seeker rues the paucity of wise men who can purvey wisdom in a glut of of storytellers and preachers. By M Rajaque Rahman There is a crisis of wisdom in the world today. Information is available in abundance. Knowledge is almost everywhere, but wisdom is very rarely seen. Sacred scriptures, be it the… Read more »

My Dad – a brave man

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Expression can be flawed, not Love During my childhood, I used to never like my father for many reasons. He was a perfectionist and would find faults in everything I did. He used to scold me a lot and I was always afraid of him. We did not really get to spend much time with… Read more »

Guru of youth – not even a click away

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It is  the magic of delivering ancient wisdom in a modern template that makes Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar the most inspiring role-model for youth of today We live in a fast-paced world where faith and doubt collide quite frequently. Where stress and anxiety is increasing at an alarmingly rapid rate… Where violence, drugs and… Read more »

The Guru found me. And how!

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It was the spring of 2006 in Chicago. I was in the office going about my usual work but was not at ease with myself. I knew something was wrong with my head. By afternoon the headache got worse and made me feel drowsy. I took a walk down to my apartment opposite to the… Read more »

I found my shelter

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I was repeating my Waves of Happiness (also known as Art of Living Part 1 course) in Chicago during the winter of 2007. The teacher gave each course participant Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s picture with a message. I got a nice picture which said – “The only thing you must remember is how fortunate… Read more »

Meditation prevents suicide

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It’s time meditation be made a vital element of our social support system. It can drastically bring down suicide rates. Every year, millions around the world try to kill themselves; and nearly half a million to one succeed! That is a devastating statistic for a time that is hailed as one of opportunities and growth…. Read more »

A life transformed mysteriously

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My life was defined by strange Idiosyncrasies – Oblivious to the existence of others, strongly preferring solitary activities, avoiding interacting in groups with problems in expressing emotions and understanding social cues. A World Inside & A World outside that was in a whirlpool for thirty long years; a Cry within that needed a release, a… Read more »