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Inner Light

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Dear friends, Diwali means Festival of Lights. Most rituals have a significant purpose behind them. Worshipping and adoring a statue of our revered Deity is supposed to transport us to feeling the essence of that Deity, wherein we move from form to formlessness. Likewise, the external light lit with reverence in a worshipping mood triggers thirst, an authentic search for the...

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Conversations with Daaji, September 2017

Kanha Shantivanam In this bulletin, we bring you some updates from Kanha and snippets from Daaji’s conversations with abhyasis. Friday, 1 September The switch in roles between religion and science During a walk at Gokul Point, Daaji was explaining the need for a scientific approach to Heartfulness: “In the olden days, it was believed by the religious authorities that the Earth was the centre of the universe and everything revolved around it. The scientists of those times, like Copernicus and Galileo, believed...

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Digital Detox

Respected Elders, Dear sisters and brothers, I express my feelings in these words and I pray that they find meaning in your hearts.  Meditation takes us on a journey within. When we end a meditation session we know it benefits us to remain absorbed in the condition attained during that meditation. When we open our eyes, it is not the end of the meditation; rather we begin the process to appreciate and nurture the meditative state within us. We however allow the world...

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Conversations With Daaji

Kanha Shanti Vanam Wednesday, 6 September 2017 This morning Daaji left early to conduct a Heartfulness workshop for IAS officers, returning just after 9 a.m. During breakfast he had a discussion with a few abhyasis about various recent activities of Heartfulness and Brighter Minds, and then the topic moved to evolution and consciousness. Creation, human evolution and consciousness Q: Saheb, if we look at evolution in the Darwinian sense, first we have the origins of matter, then the oceans and then life emerged out...

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Golden Hearts

5 September 2017 A few days ago I went on a short visit to Ramoji Film City on the Vijayawada Road near Hyderabad to check on my ability to travel and to finalise the media studio for some upcoming interviews. Little did I know that it would turn out to be an encounter with a very rare family and its respected patriarch, Shri Cherukuri Ramoji Rao. Beforehand, I had no idea of the work of this humble human being who, to his...

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HEARTICULTURE: when the heart leads

Imagine a world where there is harmony and peace, where we are all able to grow and evolve, and where children thrive because the adults who care for them are filled with love, joy and hope. Is it only an utopian vision, or is it possible? What is needed from us to realize this vision? The answer can be encapsulated in one word, Hearticulture.   Hearticulture is exactly what it says – a culture based on the heart. The word ‘culture’ means...

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Spread the Message of Love

Message on the Occasion of the 90th Birth Anniversary of Pujya Shri Chariji Maharaj, 24 July 2017, Kanha Shantivanam   We regularly witness how flocks of birds feed, move and journey together, and how those of the same kind assemble together. Our assembly is likewise. We aspire to soar majestically towards the Unknown with wings outstretched. In the language of Yoga, the cycle of samsara culminates in the hansa or the transcendent swan state: the swan that separates milk from water! Yet this discrimination...

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Yoga for modern life by daaji

Yoga for modern life

In these Yoga for Modern Life video gems, Daaji explains how and why to integrate spirituality and yoga into our lives and strips esoteric issues into simple, elegant and authoritative explanations that should guide the practice of yoga and a rigorous analysis of spirituality. ...

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Transformation Through Experiences

Dear friends, I remember the first time I understood the real significance of experience. I was still in college at the time. Those days, I would meditate every single day. My parents would notice me sitting down with closed eyes every morning. They never disturbed me; nor did they ask me what I was doing. One fine day I offered to take my father to a Heartfulness Trainer who resided near our home. He was happy to try it. When he came...

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