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 »

Simply irresistible YOU !

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A few years back, a young guy of about 30 years came to meet me at my office. He was an Art of Living teacher and I had absolutely no interest in spirituality back then. But the moment I met him, I knew instinctively that I wanted to be a part of Art of Living. He… 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 »