Art of Living at Work Archive

  • Ignorance is the root cause of Suffering

    Ignorance is the root cause of Suffering “Tapaha-swadhya-ayaeshwara-pranidhana-kriya-yogaha”. (II Sūtra 1) This is the kriya yoga or . Even while doing an activity, see that you are not doing it. Be a silent witness. There is a depth in you, a silent corner in you, a silence in you and...
  • Expressing Love

    Love and admiration too can become a burden.  When this happens, people try to unburden themselves by running away from it.  Many love marriages have fallen apart because of this only. One partner expresses too much love towards the other, and the other is not able to handle it. The other...
  • A Space of Higher Living

    ‘Militants’ – today, this word has a commercial value. It has also got a pictorial representation in most of our minds, most of them polarized. Not only has it got politicized, it has also got religion tainted all over its letters. Believe it or not, a country’s ‘meritocracy’...
  • An appeal from a common man of India

    Every day, while going through the English daily, my heart burns from inside and appeals to me of 'what have I done for my nation?'. Every day when I hear stories about corruption from my inner circle, my consciousness bites me from within and the same question haunts me again, 'have I done my bit?'....
  • Modern Teachings, Ancient Values Makes Sri Sri University Unique!

    If we had to tell you that there are 22 Summer Internship Placements from 14 Companies for a university launched just six months back, how would you believe it! Sri Sri University, that was launched in August 2012 has sailed through its first-batch of MBA students bearing a credible achievement to its...
  • Khurshed Batliwala : A Bravura called Bawa

    “Many people think that they know everything. I knew that I know everything! That was my attitude before The Art of Living course. But once I did the Sudarshan Kriya, once I explored the alternative states of consciousness, I realized that it’s very far from the truth that I know everything. In fact,...
  • The Secret to a Permanent Smile

    One who is completely enlightened has no needs and no responsibilities. Also one who is inert has no needs and no responsibilities. In between these two, everyone has some needs and some responsibilities. If you sit and make a note of all your responsibilities and all your needs, and if you find that...
  • The Path to the Divine

    The Divine can only be found in deep rest (). Do you know what the obstacles to deep rest are? It is the cravings and aversions in the mind. If the mind is filled with cravings and aversions, rest is not possible. And if there is no rest, the goal of Sadhana (spiritual practices) cannot be achieved....
  • Organic Farming goes viral in Maharashtra!

    The feeling when you are rescued Essays, exams, speeches and debates on the great Indian agriculture formed a common part of our school curriculum. Some would reflect pride over the vast lush green fields that Punjab possesses and quote figures of wheat production. While some would feel sorry over the...
  • Five Types of Fire

    Fire sustains life. There are five types of fire. One is Bhutagni. Bhutagni means the fire with which you heat your home, to keep warmth in yourself. It sustains life. The physical fire. This is very obvious. It may not be so obvious in tropical countries. They might not give much value to fire. But...
  • The Birth of a Spiritual Mukhiya

    Burudi, like most of the villages in interior Jharkhand existed between the currents of Naxalism and alcohol, the later being more distasteful as it fails to achieve anything other than self destruction, brain damage, slow death and a bad hit to olfaction. 'Hariya,' as the poisoned and oddly famous beverage...
  • The Nature of Mind

    The nature of mind is to waver, similar to how the nature of water is to flow. Now how do you reduce this wavering nature of the mind? It is through practice (abhyaasa) and dispassion (vairagya). What is dispassion? Sometimes, when you are disturbed, you say, ‘I don’t want anything. Enough is enough...
  • Harish Ramachandran : When the Master Chose Me

    It was only after his parents stopped calling him Junior Durvasa (the Indian saint famous for his temper and the equally harsh curses), that Harish Ramachandran, CEO of Sumeru Software Solutions realized that he had not lost his temper in a while. “My parents thought I was finally growing up,” he says....
  • A Wonder Called Taru

    “Hey, you’re in the 6th grade and you still herd goats?” asked her friend mockingly. “Yes, I still herd goats. I love herding goats. In fact I’ll herd goats forever,” she replied with a cracked voice and a tear in her eyes, looking away and walking fast with her two favorite goats. Tarulata loved...
  • Schools of a Different Thought

    It’s 5 in the morning in Amjhor, a village situated in the heart of a naxal belt in Jharkhand. A little girl and her brother wake up, looking forward to another day. They brush their teeth and go for a bath, the whole time humming a ‘bhajan’ they learnt in school. Carefully oiling their...
  • Introduction to Kriya Yoga

    When somebody is anxious, they are unaware of time, of every moment passing, isn’t it? This is because the whole focus is on the event, on the happening, rather than just on the time. When someone is waiting for the train to come, they are waiting. So the whole focus is on that object rather than...
  • Meditation and the thousand headed cobra

      If you look at the mythological pictures, you will find Mahavir sitting with a five headed cobra behind him. Or Lord Vishnu is sitting in meditation and there is a cobra behind him. Even in the pictures of Rishis, you will find a cobra with its hood open at the back. Have you seen such pictures?...
  • Yoga for Naturally Glowing Skin

    Admiring those glowing faces in beauty cream advertisements, we often wonder if we too could have a skin so young and beautiful. Well, it’s not a far-fetched dream anymore! Now you too can flaunt healthy, radiant skin that draws attention. And the good news is: no chemicals and no pricey beauty...
  • The Journey from War to Peace

    This is the story of and around Sushanto Singh's life, which can be briefly divided into two eras; Pre-Sudarshan Kriya and Post-Sudarshan Kriya.Era before Sudarshan Kriya:It was around the age of 30, that Sushanto realized that life in and around his village was not right, and that something had...
  • Prabhat Pheri

    I thought I was dreaming, when I heard a peculiar sound of a ‘dholak’ creeping in my ears through the mosquito net, but as the sound got more defined I woke up and saw the time, it was 3:45 in the AM. Groggy eyed, I followed the sound outside the door and saw Srimant warming his hands in rhythm on the...
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