“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 »

Nothing like the dhoti !!

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A few weeks ago as I was getting off the Delhi train at the Chennai railway station in my white dhoti (called as `veshti` in Tamil Nadu) with a light yellow border when two young men generously and forthrightly complimented me for supporting the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Little did I realize that… 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 »

Ashram birds : Baya Weaver

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Baya Weaver Scientific Name: Ploceus philippinus  Baya Weavers are small-sized (15 cm) birds, known for their elaborately woven pendulous nests found hanging from palm fronds and low trees, typically near waterfronts.  You would not miss spotting these birds at Art of Living Ashram in Bangalore, if you go near the lakes and small ponds in… Read more »

Recipes for Rainy Day

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In this rainy sesaon, avoid eating vegetables grown in fresh rainwater or eat as little of them as you can. Use sour lemon freely. Below are few recipies with lemon. Lemon Sevaiya Ingredients                               Amount Wheat Vermiceli                        1 cup Turmeric powder                       1/2 tsp Rock Salt                                   1 tsp Oil                                            1 spoon Mustard seeds                           1/4 tsp Udad dal                                   1… Read more »

Ragi ball for health and strength

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Art of Living founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji often talks about how villagers in Karnataka stay healthy and strong by consuming a millet called ragi. In His discourse on Ashtavakra Geetha, episode ‘You are not the Doer‘, he tells us of the strength one gets from eating ragi balls. And some of us… Read more »

The saint who never sells his smile

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The story of the monk who sold his Ferrari made it to the list of Best Sellers! The story of the saint who never sells his smile touches the hearts of millions and beckons as the hope for the humanity! Here’s a moving chapter from the book yet to be written! The occasion was momentous…. Read more »

Pragyanand Maharaj ji : A Tribute

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Narayan Naraayan Naraayan Naraayan!. To those who are regular with the daily satsang at the Art of Living International Ashram in Bangalore, it’s not just a chant of the name of the divine. It tells of a saint of unusual depth! Maharaj ji, as Gurudev called him was a very gracious being, clad in an… Read more »

Feb Vegetarian Delights

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The month of Maha is the latter half of Shishir. People have gained considerable energy and strength after celebrating the holy days of Posh. The observance of these festival days have protected people against the biting cold that sucks  and dries up the body constituents, and  helps strengthen the virulence of  both men and women…. Read more »

Banana Mousse

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Ingredients: Banana 1 no. Coconut milk-thick ½ cup Rock Sugar 1 tbsp Cardamom 1 no. Cloves Powder a pinch Cinnamon powder a pinch                 Method: Grind banana, coconut milk and Rock Sugar. Mix Cardamom powder and cinamon powder. Serve banana mousse. More Lip smacking Vegetarian Recipes….