Manana – Picture and the Frame

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An organisation should be like a picture frame. The frame shouldn’t eat away the picture.” In other words, just as it isn’t possible to hold a picture in the absence of a frame, without an organisation any work, whether spiritual or social, can’t happen. At the same time, if the organisation becomes too bureaucratic, it’s like the… Read more »

Power of Group Sadhana

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Existence has two aspects – the visible and the invisible; the gross and the subtle; or the tangible and intangible. Our body is concrete, it is visible; but our breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and the spirit is the invisible aspect of the same reality. Contrary to popular belief, the invisible aspect of our existence… Read more »

Manana (Contemplation) …

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Question: Guruji, whenever I see You, I start running after You. Is this devotion or lack of self respect? Guruji: In the beginning you run, it is ok. But then you should learn to stop and look within. Dive deep within yourself then I will run after you and the whole world will run after… Read more »

When the Cake Flies with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Rehman and five others were waiting at the edge of the stage at the Vishalakshi Meditation Hall with huge cake boxes in their hands and a twinkle in their eyes. The cake was thick, deep brown oozing with chocolate in every corner. The white icing on the top struggling to make its presence felt !… Read more »

He Told Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Something

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The sun was sharp and thousands of people had lined up on either side of the road. Luckily the lush green flora in the International Art of Living Centre in Bengaluru was giving that much needed cover. The flowers in the gardens swayed to the once-in-a-way summer breeze. The crowd kept their cool and a… Read more »

Sakshi – Part-II

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Sakshi – Part-I  During the morning session, Gurudev had told that everyone should write something. He said, unless you use your creativity, it will not blossom. You should write your experiences, write about knowledge. Guruji said how he had told one of his teachers to write about his experiences regarding ‘Art of Living’. That teacher… Read more »

Antaryatra with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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It was indeed a thrilling moment for me when it was announced that Pujya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar would be teaching Special Part2 course pan India and we, His instruments are blessed to facilitate HIS course. I was asked whether I was willing to travel out of state and I jumped at the opportunity…. Read more »

“When You Leave Something Behind, You Definitely Come Back” said Jayalalithaa

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In the last week of April 2009 I happened to be part of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar`s entourage, when the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the now late J. Jayalalithaa had invited him to Chennai.   The Meeting    On that typical summer evening she had just arrived from a whirlwind tour… Read more »

Back to Roots

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Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said This is my own, my native land! -Sir Walter Scott In the era of ‘Brain Drain’ where youngsters flock to foreign land in search of greener pastures, it is refreshing to spot youngsters like Varun Prabhakar who realize in time that… Read more »

3 Reasons Why I Love Sri Sri Ravi Shankar`s Kashmir Initiative

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Kashmir has been in the news for wrong reasons since the last four months. Ever since then it been on the boil for past sometime. Violent protests, arson, looting and other forms of outbursts have rocked the very cradle of Jammu and Kashmir that once people called as `Paradise`. I have never visited that place,… Read more »