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 »

LIMPING INTO INFINITY

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People have this idea that being a Guru is a serious business. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Presenting a hilarious sharing about Gurudev by Dvorah Adler:   Sri Sri Ravi Shankar lets a group of us waiting outside into his room. It’s late at night and I’m stoked because I don’t have far to go because my… Read more »

AN UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY ASSUAGED AND HEALED

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I’m sitting in Guruji’s room on a padded bench directly to the side of him; approximately 3 feet away. Next to me is a middle aged Chinese couple. They sit quietly then catch Guruji’s attention and begin to tell their story. The man was a policeman for 30 years, his wife a loyal companion and… Read more »

THE GURU IS YOUR NATURE

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People have this idea that being a Guru is a serious business. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Presenting a hilarious sharing about Gurudev by Dvorah Adler:   It’s Saturday night and I’m getting ready to see Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tomorrow. I just took a hot bath and I’m ready for bed when the phone… Read more »

Sri Sri on Ashta Lakshmi

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Diwali, the festival of lights is here with its message of celebrating the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. As Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “Diwali is essentially celebrated to lit the light of wisdom in every heart, the light of life in every home and bring a… Read more »

A Divine moment with Sri Sri

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  On my birthday, in May 2012, we as a family went to Art of Living Ashram in Bangalore to have Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s darshan and listen to his wisdom talk in the evening Satsang. As soon as we entered the Yagnashala Hall at Bangalore ashram, we discovered that every inch was packed… Read more »

Gurudev’s voice or my voice?

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This incident happened many years ago, in 1995 or 1996. It was the time of Navratri Celebrations at Bangalore Ashram and I was leading a bhajan in the satsang. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was sitting on the stage and was absorbed in deep meditation. All of a sudden, something happened to my voice and… Read more »

Dosa recipe

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There is nothing more redeeming than hot dosas on your plate when you are hungry! Apart from the gastronomical pleasure that dosas provide, they have a great lesson to teach. In Kannada we have a proverb, “ellara mane dosenu tute” meaning dosas made in every house have holes in it. Like Sri Sri says and we all… 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 »

Sri Sri, prayer and money

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A few years back, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji visited the Indian state of Chattisgarh. On the first day of his four-day trip he landed in the capital city of Raipur. We had organized Sri Sri’s night stay in the house of a devotee. It was a tall building and Gurudev’s room was on… Read more »