A tale of one Jayanti and two Stalwarts – Part 2

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In 1956 CE, 1168 years later another boy is born in Paapnasanam Village of Tamil Nadu. His Birth time/date matched with that of Adi Shankaracharya i.e Shukla Paksha Panchami of Baisakh Month( Indian Lunar calendar) . The Boy was named Ravi Shankar. This later got changed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (name changed because a particular Musical maestro felt… Read more »

Recipes for Rainy Day

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In this rainy sesaon, avoid eating vegetables grown in fresh rainwater or eat as little of them as you can. Use sour lemon freely. Below are few recipies with lemon. Lemon Sevaiya Ingredients                               Amount Wheat Vermiceli                        1 cup Turmeric powder                       1/2 tsp Rock Salt                                   1 tsp Oil                                            1 spoon Mustard seeds                           1/4 tsp Udad dal                                   1… Read more »

Zen from Cars

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When did you last get your car serviced ? What is the most important part of a car? You could say the engine. Without engine the car won’t run. Or the wheels – they allow the car to move. Or is it the fuel? Some would say battery-without it car wouldn’t start. Yet if a… Read more »

I DID NOT PAY BRIBE

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When the India Against Corruption movement started with blessings from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji, and we all took an oath not to give bribe, little did I realize that very soon my noble resolve would be put to test. The place was the property registration office, Mylapore, Chennai. The occasion was to formalize… Read more »

Volunteer for prosperous Nepal

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A few months back, I spent a couple of months in Nepal giving Art of Living programs and implementing service projects in areas of education, de addiction and prisoner rehabilitation. This was my first visit to Nepal, and truly a momentous one. Nepal has one of the most ancient cultures on this planet. Through all the… Read more »

Story of Lord Dattatreya

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“Jagat utpatti kartre ca, Sthiti samhaara hetare Bhava paada vimuktaaya, Dattatreya namostute” MY salutations to Dattatreya, who created all the worlds, who looks after all the worlds and who grants redemption from the bonds of sorrow of domestic life.) Dattatreya is a saint well known in Puranas. He was the son of Anasuya and Maharshi… Read more »

Art of Living Recipe: Beetroot halwa

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Ingredients Beetroot                            2 whole Rock Sugar powder            50 gms or as per taste Cow milk’s cream               30 gms Cardamom                           2 pieces Nutmeg                          … Read more »

Kaamana Habba – Holi in Karnataka

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Kaamana Habba, as children  that is how we knew Holi that falls on full Moonday in phallgun. Growing up in Mysore, I did not know there was anything called Holi. Kaamana Habba was celebrated in an unique way in Mysore. Custom had it that boys should ‘steal’ logs and cow dung cakes from neighbours during… Read more »

Narada Bhakti Sutras

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The Narada Bhakti Sutras (aphorisms of Divine Love) were first expounded by Devarishi Narada, thousands of years ago, on request from Maharishi Ved Vyas in Badrikashrama. Maharishi Ved Vyas asked Narada, “Man seeks freedom. This seeking without devotion is dry. Many paths lead to freedom but they have importance only in so far as they… Read more »

Ragi ball for health and strength

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Art of Living founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji often talks about how villagers in Karnataka stay healthy and strong by consuming a millet called ragi. In His discourse on Ashtavakra Geetha, episode ‘You are not the Doer‘, he tells us of the strength one gets from eating ragi balls. And some of us… Read more »