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 »

The Mirror of my heart

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December 26th, 2009. It was a cold and a beautiful morning as the train whistled into the Bangalore City Railway Station. I was all set to stay for 10 days in the Art of Living International Ashram popularly known as Ravi Shankar Ashrama by the cab drivers and bus conductors. I was attending the YES!+… Read more »

Nepal Earthquake

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Few seconds before the earthquake hit, we had just closed our eyes for meditation in the Art of Living centre in Kathmandu. Having experienced it 2-3 times earlier, I immediately realised that it was back! We gathered everyone and ran outside in the open.  Some devotees took time to comprehend what they were feeling. They… Read more »

The Perfect Gift !

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The perfect gift for Gurudev on his 60th birthday All birthdays are birthdays but then 18th, 21st 50th are all special. And if you are in the South India, the sixtieth birthday is exceptional. For us his disciples, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar whom we fondly call Gurudev, his Sixtieth Birthday, which falls on May 13th… Read more »

Salaam Kalaam

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Powerful were his missiles More powerful were his words Most powerful were his thoughts and dreams…. to transform India into a prosperous nation Avul Pakeer Jainulbadeen Abdul Kalam. Former President, eminent scientist, researcher, author and humanitarian Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam breathed his last on 27th July’15 bringing an end to a selfless life dedicated to… Read more »

Itanagar Ashram: A lab for living in enlightenment!

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A profile of a joyous warrior who fights on peacefully amidst adverse and scary events in a lab for living in enlightenment! I couldn’t help laughing whenever Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji shares the story from the Ramayan in which a stray dog asks Lord Rama to make his attacker the head of an ashram as… 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 »