Meeting the Master

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It was Aug 2011. I was in Art of Living Bangalore Ashram to do the Advanced Meditation Program with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji. The program was wonderful making me feel so serene & deep like never before. I was floating above the ground happy and fully in love with the Divine. The night… Read more »

Art of Living victory for Indian Army Colonel

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A decade and half ago, I suffered from an ailment very common to the soldiering community ‑‑ a torn knee ligament.  Having been a frontline sportsman with excellent skills at arms and field craft, life could not have been more bothersome in the wake of the injury. More than the jerked knee, the pain lay… Read more »

Towards Infinity…My baby steps

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When I decided to do the Art of Living course more than  ten years back, I wasn’t looking for any spectacular transformation/miracle to happen overnight. And it didn’t. But what did happen was the continuous practice or Sadhana and the gradual transformation – in all aspects of life – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Having… Read more »

Finding the real you :)

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“To be beautiful is to be yourself” “If you need be accepted by others, you have to accept yourself” Does looks matter? This is a question that we all face at some point in time. When our priorities change in life, often looks take a back seat and by the time we again consider it… Read more »

Love and Forgive – for your own good!!!

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My son just got back from his exams and there was a nice little story for his language comprehension section. He gave this paper to me (quite unusual and asked me to read the passage – which was a lovely story). It was such a conincidence that the currently active topic appears in the question… Read more »

Yoga in Islam : A form of ibaadat (prayer)

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Rajaque Rahman, a Practising Muslim talks about how blinkered interpretation of what’s permitted and forbidden in Islam is making the Muslim world hesitant to take advantage of universal healers like yoga and meditation. Even as I was persuading a group of Muslim elders in Itanagar — the capital city of eastern-most Indian state of Arunachal… Read more »

The Art of Living : Keeping the Faith

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Sharing a part of my lifestory… written a couple of years ago on my personal blog…. 🙂 I was 12 or 13 years old when I was gifted a book called ‘ The Art of Living’ on Vipassana Meditation by William Hart. I had already done the Transcendental Meditation course and as children my age… Read more »

From Almost to Heaven – a Boon(e)

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Almost heaven, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River, Country Roads, Take me home, To the place I belong… As a youngster who grew up in Bangalore humming the classic country music of late John Denver, little did I know I would actually have a home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mountains of West Virginia were “Almost… Read more »

Dance to your Tune

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There was this person, who was so fed up with life, trying to be a perfect parent, perfect friend, perfect everything. Making it a first person account – The problem was in trying to live my life on someone else’s terms and making a mess of what I was, masking my strengths and gradually forgetting… Read more »

pArt of Living !

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Someone, in a random conversation about life, recently wrote to me on twitter asking how my activities and sadhana at Art Of Living were going on. I quipped “that’s pArt Of Living. Like BREATHING”. This write-up is a ‘leap’ from now to then. The many in-betweens, you ask? That’s for later. Pre-February 2005 Art Of Living, Sri… Read more »