Straight from the Heart

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A chance encounter with Dr. Janaki Sinha, an octogenarian, in The Art of Living International Centre, Bangalore, reinforced the faith in me that age is only a number if you have the passion and commitment to serve.  Altruism requires giving back to society all the good, and more.  Dr. Sinha struck me as a perfect… Read more »

Navaratri 2016-Dancing Fountains of Joy!!!

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How does one express the inexpressible?! Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has already stated in Ashtavakra Gita that the ‘ entire life is a futile exercise to express the inexpressible’. Yet, here I am longing to unleash the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.   On this auspicious day of Durgashtami, I settled myself in Yagyashala,… Read more »

Fried Ice Cream, Wisdom and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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26 September 2016 will go down in history as a memorable day for many peace-loving people around the world, especially those in Colombia (Latin America). It was that moment when the longest war in the world came to an end with the signing of a peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC… Read more »

Colombo to Colombia: Why You Must Know This About Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ?

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Your mind says “Do this”, but `You` want to do something else. You  absolutely positively want a particular thing, but your mind coaxes you to choose another. Society wants it to be “like this”. But you want it to be otherwise. Dad wanted you to become an engineer, but you chose to strum the guitar!… Read more »

Dharma and the Missing Protractor

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 Presenting before you a story with a very important moral: Dharma! Many times in order to impart many valuable lessons to kids and older generation, stories have proven to be very instrumental !    Dharma and the missing protractor   One day, little Raju came home crying, his shirt torn and dirty. Immediately, his mother Meera… Read more »

The wisdom vacuum

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A sincere seeker rues the paucity of wise men who can purvey wisdom in a glut of of storytellers and preachers. By M Rajaque Rahman There is a crisis of wisdom in the world today. Information is available in abundance. Knowledge is almost everywhere, but wisdom is very rarely seen. Sacred scriptures, be it the… Read more »

Art of Living Seeker’s Puzzle

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Vani Rao lists a few perplexing puzzles that need to be solved to attain enlightenment! The good news is that the effort to solve the puzzle is good enough to set you on, even if you cant get the puzzle!!! 1. Brahman alone exists; nothing else exists. Brahman is not the doer. 2. THAT cannot… Read more »

Hacking Inception : Questioning Reality

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Has it ever happened to you that you woke up from a dream, think you are awake, and then suddenly you wake up again and find yourself still lying in your bed? The problem is that you didn’t know that you were (still) dreaming, until you woke from that dream. However strange your dream may… Read more »

Shiv Sutra – Day – 3

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Knowledge is like soap, if you will keep it as it is after applying it. It will indeed create more dirt. It needs to be washed away. Krishna says in Gita that there is no supreme thing other than knowledge which will purify you. Illusion of “I have too much of knowledge within me” is… Read more »

Vara Mahalakshmi Vratham

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Namastestu Mahaamaaye Shreepeete Surapoojite Shankha Chakra Gadaa Haste Mahaalakshmi Namostute. Vara Mahalakshmi is the festival of goddess Lakshmi celebrated in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra mainly by women folk on the second Friday in the month of Shravana . As the name suggests Vara Mahalakshmi is the one who grants Vara (boon). The festival… Read more »