Sounds of Silence

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Being a full time sevak with the Art of Living Foundation, coordinating its Rural Development Programs, my travel schedule is very hectic. My recent trips have been to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Uttranchal, all in a span of 40 days. As I was finally taking my early morning flight from Delhi… Read more »

Meditation – The Great Rejuvenator

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Activity of mind is necessary for existence. In our day-to-day life cannot move with an inactive mind. However the mind gets so engrossed in the activity that it forgets the very purpose of this activity and blindly gets caught-up in the unceasing cycle of mental activity. Mind gets tired with this unending mental activity. Secondly… Read more »

Yoga – The key to happy life!

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Human race, knowingly or unknowingly, is practicing ‘Yoga’ since time immemorial. The primitive man while hunting for his pray with his bow outstretched, arrow pointed at the heart of the pray, body and breath still and mind totally focused was ‘Yogasth’ (centred in Yoga). The ‘eureka’ moment of the great scientist Archimedes was a ‘Yoga’… Read more »

Yogathon: I am taking the 108 Challenge, are you?

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“The more you give and the more you get. Then Life will become a sheer dance of love” This quote of Sri Sri Ravishankar resonates in my heart because the more I keep sharing, the more I receive, in multifold; directly or indirectly; as either an opportunity to serve more or getting my wishes granted… 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 »

How Guru made me his own

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In search of Purpose of Life: I had chosen the path of service immediately after I completed my graduation at homeopathic college, Mumbai in 1993. My graduation in Homeopathy and opportunity to work with Dr Rajan Sankaran, world renowned homeopath created a strong foundation for understanding health in terms of mind-body-soul state, the holistic way…. Read more »

Meditation prevents suicide

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It’s time meditation be made a vital element of our social support system. It can drastically bring down suicide rates. Every year, millions around the world try to kill themselves; and nearly half a million to one succeed! That is a devastating statistic for a time that is hailed as one of opportunities and growth…. Read more »

Hangout on 26 Jan 2013

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Those were the bohemian days. Bindaas 5 years of (pre-university & under-grad) college – spent without an iota of pressure or studies 😉 Being rebellious was very much in. And so was Sri Sri (but it took a while to realize that!) Having studied in a “liberal”, “hep”, one of the best colleges in Bangalore… Read more »

Art of Living with Life of Pi

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What is life of Pi all about? When I watched the movie, I could co-relate my own life with the movie. In fact, it is the story of everybody’s life. We also go through so many storms throughout our life. What was it which came as the only knowledge to overcome all the obstacles? The… Read more »

But I don’t want to meditate!

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I used to play tennis as a kid. If somebody decides to train seriously hard in the game, it’s because they have a dream – they want to win Wimbledon or become world No. 1 or, as in my sister’s case, they just don’t like school. Likewise, if you devote hours strumming a guitar, its… Read more »