Art of Living at Work Archive

  • Detour to Organic Farming...

    This year, under the roof of a small hut in a remote village in Maharashtra, there were smiles on the faces of the little children. After a long time, they had seen new clothes for themselves on Diwali, bought by their father. The father had never hoped that one day, he as a farmer, would be able to...
  • Tapping The Source of The Greatest Wealth

    An article by Smt. Bhanumathi Narasimhan Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Wealth is a vital ingredient bestowed upon us for maintenance and progress in our life. It is much more than just having money. It means abundance in knowledge, skills and talents. Lakshmi is the energy that manifests...
  • Prasanna Prabhu : From Selling to Sharing

    From marketing time on national television to being responsible for the distribution of spiritual knowledge to the nook and corner of this planet, Prasanna Prabhu’s life has taken on a paradigm shift of epic proportions. Fifteen years ago, Prasanna was working hard with a TV serial production and marketing...
  • Guru Stories : Swami Paramtej

    Swami Paramtej shares some of his experiences that happened during Sri Sri’s visit to South America. 1. The first big program in Argentina was in Córdoba and we had about 20,000 people already signed up on our website to attend the program. And it was a very different day. It was raining and it...
  • Three Kinds of Devotees

    The first kind is a devotee who keeps asking, ‘God give me this’, ‘God give me that.’ The second kind is a devotee who is always grateful, ‘Thank you God, you gave me this and you gave me that’; a devotee who is emotional, prayerful and keeps crying out of gratitude.  The third kind is a devotee...
  • Swami Paramtej : Around the World with a Message of Love

    For the first 28 years of his life, Swami Paramtej, then a businessman, used to meditate twice a day. “I had made up my mind at that time that I did not need a master. But after all those years, I realized that the meditation was not really taking me anywhere and that I needed a guide. That’s when I...
  • Devi - The Moving Force

    An article by Smt. Bhanumathi Narasimhan We are all floating in the effulgence of one scintillating unseen cosmic energy called the ‘Devi’. The Devi or the Divine Mother is the womb of all creation. She is the seed of all dynamism, radiance, beauty, equanimity, peace and nourishment. She...
  • A Leaf Out of My Yoga Diary

    A 37-year-old, busy, multi-tasking woman’s account of how yoga adds zing to her life Married for 12 blissful years, mother of two energetic children, and a bank manager for eight years, I am Nina Singh: a fun-loving, gregarious woman who loves people, exploring new places and looking up exotic...
  • Where Royalty, Communism, Service and Devotion meet

    Once someone asked Gurudev (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar), if communists can be spiritual. Gurudev said that, communism originally had three goals: to check greed among the rich, to check fanaticism in religion and to care and share. These goals can only be achieved with a big heart, this can happen only...
  • Astonishing and Mysterious Karma

    What do we get upset with? We don’t get upset with the birds, or the clouds, or with Nature. We don’t get upset with the environment. So, what do we get upset with?We get upset with the people around us. Our enemies upset us and our friends upset us as well. Our mind gets stuck either in...
  • Celebrating Motherhood with Yoga

    Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers. Such is the feeling of Meghana Kalta, mother to a beautiful one-year-old daughter named Tarini, which signifies Goddess Durga. Here, Meghana shares with Shradha Sharma her experience of being a new-born mother. When I looked into...
  • A Fall That Became A Blessing

    It all started with a fall. Sunita, carrying her four month new daughter Drishya, was walking down the moss filled stony path leading to the road when she suddenly slipped. She fell with the little girl in her hand, and both injured their head-a bit severely. Right next to the place of their fall were...
  • Shreya Chugh : Growing up with Sri Sri

    “What is grace?” she once asked His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar and he told her that grace was about making the impossible possible when all that is possible has been done.The answer reflects in many ways in Shreya Chugh’s life. Shreya first met Sri Sri when she was 3 years old at...
  • Three Types of Intellect

    The Sattvic intelligence, Sattvic intellect, when it dawns, that is called Sattva Shudhi. When the pure intellect dawns in you, it brings enormous freedom from inside; freedom from physical garbage, freedom from emotional garbage and freedom from conceptual garbage.We create so much garbage in our head....
  • Meditation Influences the Creation

    Patanjali Yoga Sutras - Knowledge Sheet 16 Contd. from "Bhavapratyayo videhaprakrutilayanam" That which is caused by this existence (i.e., you meditating in this level of existence) also influences those who do not have a body and those who have merged with nature.- Patanjali Yoga Sutra...
  • The Seed of All Knowing

    Patanjali Yoga Sutras - Knowledge Sheet 21 Contd. from "Tatra niratishayam sarvagnabëjam" tatra = in Him; niratishayam = special; sarvagna = all knowingness; bejam = seed “In Him exists the seed of all knowingness in a special manner.”-Patanjali Yoga Sûtra #25 The seed of...
  • Benefits Of Sun Salutation

    Did you know that Sun Salutation is not just physical exercise for weight loss? This beautiful set of yoga postures work not only on the body but also on the mind and at the spiritual level. If you have been doing Sun Salutation so far only to shed off those extra inches, here’s some food for...
  • Towards A Fresh Breath of Life

    Have you observed what happens when rain falls on parched earth? When the skies open up to a free fall of unbiased, all encompassing, loving, fresh rain? That is what Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji’s visit was to Assam. “He did not go to blame, point fingers, take sides, or to be noticed,”...
  • Yoga For Youth: An Empowering Tool

    Youth face constant pressure to excel at studies, get a job, manage relationships, and deal with numerous other problems. Armed with yoga and meditation, youth say that sailing through turbulent times is as easy as sitting calmly for 20 minutes! Let's see how youth and students are using yoga as...
  • Yoga & Academics- The secret REVEALED

    It was the year 2005. I was sitting comfortably on a yoga mat on a Sunday morning. I was very peaceful and calm. I had felt the same way often in the past few years since I had started practicing yoga. The time I stretched through yoga postures simply flew. Later I sat with a book of Physics and started...
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