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  1. Life is Not Limited to The Mundane

    Freedom and bhakti may be some of the tenets of the spiritual path, but for Swami Shivchaitanya, the path has also opened up a wellspring of skills and talents. One of the first skills that bloomed was the skill of performing the Rudra pooja. The story be ...
  2. Bhanu Didi Remembers

    I was born on Jan 11, 1958, in Papanasam, in the same house where guruji was born. The Sanskrit name for sister is Sahodhari...one who shares the womb. Just the thought that my Master shared the same womb fills me with gratitude and my life continues to b ...
  3. FAQ23

    Are there any rules and customs in the Ashram or on the program that I should be aware of? Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and ankles. Hot water for bathing is available from 4-6 am. If you have a button to turn on the Hot Water in your ba ...
  4. Presence of the Master

    By Smt. Bhanumathi Narasimhan Who is a Guru? Why do I need a Guru? How do I recognize a Guru? Do I have to search for my Guru, or will my Guru find me? What is the relationship between a Guru, and a disciple? These are some often-asked questions by any se ...
  5. About Us

    0 Art of Living: Overview Operating in over 150 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of ...
  6. What is Panchanga?

    Panchanga is the astrological almanac based on the ancient Vedic system of calculation. It is known as Panchanga or ‘Five Limbs’ in Sanskrit as it considers five aspects of time: tithi(day of the lunar cycle), vara(week), nakshatra(star), yoga(quality of ...
  7. Gayatri Mantra

    0 By: Bhanumathi Narasimhan 'Let my mind and the whole existence be illumined and purified by your radiance' Gayatri is the one who glides through the three states of consciousness joyfully, playfully, effortlessly and lightly, as though it were ...
  8. Tantras

    By: Bhanumathi Narasimhan Tantras are techniques, skillful ways of handling the mind. It is skill in action. The tantric methods make use of yantras and mantras which together help a seeker to transcend the body consciousness and be established in the spa ...
  9. Kali

    By Bhanumathi Narasimhan Kali represents the blackness (darkness) which is in the pupil of the eye. This is the main receiver of light. Without it vision is not possible. She is the one who emanates and receives the light of knowledge. Kali is the center ...
  10. Three Aspects of Beauty

    By Bhanumathi Narasimhan There are 3 aspects of beauty- Aishwarya, Madhurya and Saundarya Aishwarya is Lakshmi or wealth and lordship. (see knowledge sheet on aishwarya and madhurya). One may seem to have lordship through fear or power due to position but ...
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