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A poem by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji

You never know
How and when
The existence will start
Using you for its purpose
You never know
How and when
You will be filled with abundance
And you will start raining
Quenching the thirst of many
You never know
How and when
You will be full of
Fruits and shade
And travellers will take
Shelter and food from you
You never know
How and when
You will be full with
Love and light
And you will start spreading
The fragrance of beauty to everyone
You never know
How and when
The death will come
And make you deathless
And life will start
Flowing out of you
You never know
How and when.... Really !

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India's 7 Great Strengths–by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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The uniqueness of India is that it has survived the test of time in which many civilisations have perished. The idea of a One World Family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam) mooted through its philosophy is ancient yet relevant to the modern times. Liberal, progressive and all-inclusive are the hallmark of this beautiful country.

One wonders how India has not only withstood centuries of invasion and plunder, but also continues to survive onslaughts in today’s times from serious issues like corruption and Naxalism.

Against the global trend of disintegration India has stood as a united nation despite so many religions, languages, ethnic groups, caste equations.

India’s strength can be grouped into 7 Areas:

  1. SCIENCE and IINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  2. From ancient days, mathematics and science have been given utmost prominence in India.Though the world failed to recognise India as the mother of mathematics, the youth of India still carry its genius in their DNA.They are good in information technology and given an opportunity they excel in innovation.

  3. TOURISM
  4. India offers a variety of tourism -- from spiritual tourism to eco tourism; from the ancient monuments of Khajuraho to the vibrant temples of Tamil Nadu; from the back waters of Kerala to the ski slopes of Himachal.
    India has the great beaches of Puri and Goa and the glorious architecture of Hampi ruins and so much more.This wide variety of tourist attractions has not been developed to its optimum. Lack of infrastructure is one of the biggest blocks for growth of tourism in India.

  5. FOOD
  6. The variety of food in India is unparalleled.A few years ago, Art of Living had hosted a vegetarian food festival called Annam Brahma and our volunteers prepared 5,600 vegetarian food items -- seven tons of different types of food!And there are likely to be many more varieties of food that are little known even to all Indians across the subcontinent.

  7. MUSIC
  8. Traditional music and dance in India has had a higher purpose, that of connecting with one’s higher Self.Here we have such a rich variety of dance and music which hasn’t been promoted adequately.

  9. GARMENTS &and JEWELLERY
  10. Indian garments and jewelry have always been in great demand all over the world for their originality, craftsmanship, quality and variety.

  11. AYURVEDA
  12. Modern medicine, with all its technology, has not succeeded in providing total health care because treating just the physical body is not sufficient.Ayurveda is a complete system of medicine that treats the whole body-mind complex.This time-tested, holistic system of medicine is fast becoming the main medical system of the future.

  13. SPIRITUALITY
  14. And the most important of all is its spirituality, without which India would have become like the Balkan states a long time ago.India is more known for its yoga and spirituality world-wide.

Great spiritual leaders like Adi Shankara, Buddha, Mahavir, Nanak, Kabir, Meera and Ramakrishna Paramahansa have kept the spiritual flame burning lit by the sages of yore.

The richness and vastness of Indian scriptures is simply beyond comprehension.
The patience exhibited by the Indian people to accommodate diverse viewpoints is a fine example for nations to exist in harmony.

Having said this, a lot needs to be done to promote spirituality, which has real solutions to many of the ills of today

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji

Holi song with lyrics by Malini Awasthi फगुनवा मा रंग रच रच बरसे

और महीनवा मा बरसे ना बरसे, फगुनवा मा रंग रच रच बरसे|

अरे फागुन को एसो गुन

महल मढ़ई दूनों एक होई जायें

और राजा और रंक दूनों मिल कर गायें|

क्या?

फगुनवा मा रंग रच रच बरसे...

अरे बाग वाली भीजे, बगेचा वाली भीजे

उहों भीज गईली जो निकली ना घर से

फगुनवा मा रंग रच रच बरसे...

लरिका भी भीज लीं, मेहरारू भी भीज लीं,

मेहरारू भी भीज लीं, परानिवा भी भीज लीं,

उहों भीज लईली जो अस्सी बरस की

फगुनवा मा रंग रच रच बरसे...

अम्मा मेरे बाबा को भेजो री, के सावन आया

अम्मा मेरे बाबा को भेजो री, के सावन आया,

बेटी तेरा बाबा तो बूढ़ा री, के सावन आया,

अम्मा मेरे भैया को भेजो री, के सावन आया,

बेटी तेरा भैया तो बाला री, के सावन आया |

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नन्ही नन्ही बूंदे रे, सावन का मेरा झूलना,

एक झूला डाला मैंने अम्मा जी के राज में,

एक झूला डाला मैंने बाबाजी के राज में,

हरी हरी मेहंदी रे, सावन का मेरा झूलना,

हरी हरी चुनरी रे, सावन का मेरा झूलना|

This is a medley of Kajari/Savan folk songs sung by women in Uttar Pradesh in Bihar in India. It is sung here by Padmashree Malini Awasthi ji.

राम जी के भईले जनमवा चलहौ करि आई दरसनवा A Sohar song from Ayodhya by Malini Awasthi

अवध में बाजे बधईया, कौसल्या के ललना भये

नौमी तिथि, अति सीत न घामा, कौसल्या के ललना भये

राम जी के भईले जनमवा, चलहौ करि आई दरसनवा

रानी कौसल्या पलना झुलावै, देखि के बिहसै बदलवा

चलहौ करि आई दरसनवा...

राम जी के भईले जनमवा, चलहौ करि आई दरसनवा

This is a beautiful traditional folk song from Ayodhya (Awadh) and Varanasi in India. It belongs to the category of songs called ‘Sohar’. They are sung to celebrate the birth of a child in the family. Srimati Malini Awasthi has sung this song for a TV show.

Online, Happiness Program with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji, 18th to 20th August 2017 at City Montessori School 1, Gomtinagar, Lucknow

Art of Living Happiness program with Sri Sri Ravishankar ji

Online, Happiness Program with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji                                          

From 18th to 20th August’17
At City Montessori School 1, Gomtinagar, Lucknow
                                                                   

  • :) Prevent and manage lifestyle stress and strengthen the mind and body for a healthy and happy family & society.
    5.15 pm to 8.30 pm for 18th and 19th August
    8.45 am to 1.00 pm on Sunday 20th August
    Rs 1500 per participant
    To register click on this link: https://goo.gl/6gMYCH
    or contact 7505274198

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