Guru Purnima Promise

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Guru Purnima – The day of the devotee to express gratitude, love and respect to the Guru and also to review our life and measure the spiritual growth from one Guru Purnima to another. How to express the inexpressible?! That is the question. However, I go with the ‘spontaneous flow of powerful feelings’ and offer… Read more »

Song of longing

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I feel I am very fortunate to have been born with the music karma. I can remember my teenage afternoons listening to the Vividh Bharti on the transistor glued to my ear as everyone else in the family took the afternoon siesta. If I liked a new song, a fast motion activity of grabbing pen… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya opened boundless joy in me

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Sudarshan Kriya experience of Shyama Sondhi, the first Art of Living teacher to venture in Kashmir, a lady and, a painter of repute- I was comfortable in life – didn’t have anything to worry about. There was no particular prelude to my joining the Art of Living program. It was just an idle incidence, or… Read more »

LIVING WITH AN ADDICT – My story

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The horror of living with a spouse addicted to alcohol is unimaginable. My husband was an alcoholic. I say ‘was’ as now he is off drinks. I paid the price for this with the life of our only son who left us at the tender age of 10 in 2011. My husband had lost his… Read more »

Addicts can hope?

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Any form of substance abuse is criminal. It makes you dead, even while you are alive. One in four children in our country is exposed to alcoholism and drug addiction in the family. Thus one in four children in your vicinity might be hiding their embarrassment, confusion, hurt or shame about what’s going on at… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya and my cancer

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  I always was hale and healthy, until January  1998, when by accident, I discovered a lump in my  right breast. I went for a general check up in an endocrinal department, had a mammogram and FNAC and lumps on both the breasts as well as in the armpits were found. It was an advanced… Read more »

Sudarshan Kriya took me off anti-depressants

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  I was going through a very rough patch in my life. I’d just lost my father to cancer and my relationship with my boyfriend was also ending. I was in bad shape, really bad shape. I wasn’t sleeping well and I felt reluctant to get out of bed every morning. I went to my… Read more »

Big Bang on the Door

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Bang On the Door by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar “BANG on the Door”, as the name suggests is actually a bang on the door to your trapped inner soul! A Bang so loud, yet so soft and loving that you can’t help opening up to welcome all that the book has to offer.   Sri… Read more »

Celebrating Silence by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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A treasure box of truths so ancient, they’re new…  Recall the last time you hugged someone dear, and felt love which your arms could not encircle. The last time you smelt a flower, and felt soaked with intoxication that your mind could not contain. The last time you heard a soulful strain, and felt a… Read more »

The Elusive Truth

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It is said that it is very difficult to capture the reality or Truth in words. Words try to create an impression or understanding about the reality but that understanding is not the experience of the actual reality. Truth is very elusive. To take an example – “Advaita Vedanta” claims that there is an all… Read more »