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 »

Art of Living, Delhi Police train delinquents

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The Art of Living has launched a revolutionary initiative called Project Utthan, inspired by the vision of its founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to create a violence-free and crime-free society. Project Utthan is an initiative to create model districts in East Delhi. As part of the multi-pronged programme, 1000 frequent offenders, enlisted in 16 police stations of… Read more »

The Sound of Silence

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I am just back, rejuvenated and refreshed from my favorite Meditation Retreat at the Art of Living International Center in Bangalore. The experience of deep silence and stillness is not easy to capture in words, and yet not wanting to give up easily, I am trying to share it here. As the flute flowed melodiously… Read more »

Art of Living : Find and eliminate Muda

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An Indian hotel group ‑‑ supposedly the Taj Group — invited a Japanese consultant, Mr Masaaki Imai, to hold a workshop for its managers. The hotel managers were skeptical: our hotel is doing excellent business; this Japanese guy has no exposure to the Indian hotel business; what exactly are we going to learn from him? In the… Read more »

Declutter your life

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Life is simplified when there is one center; one reason, one motivation, one direction and purpose ~Jean Fleming How many of us find ourselves overwhelmed by the hoards of things we have piled in our houses? Most of the things are of little use but still occupy a major space in our houses just because… 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 »

Nadhopasana – an easy way to reach the Self

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Can anyone attain liberation without Nadhopasana ?? – Sings the muscial Saint Swami Thyagaraja (One of Trinity in South Indian Carnatic Music) The word Nadhopasana, coming from Sanskrit lanuage, is made up of two words Naadha –and Upasana. Upasana means sitting near or being with. Naadha Upasana means being with the Naadham. Naadha is the primodial… Read more »

Size Matters….

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Preface: Those who belong to this unique club, personalize it yourself – Think of you as “I” wherever used in this blog. This Biographical account is a Matter of FAT…Ooopss Matter of FACT. Take offense at your own risk – remember you will be ticking off a 100 kg+ mass. Body (No Pun intended) I am… 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 »