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The meaning of Ganesh Utsav

The lord of the diverse universe is called Ganesh. The whole universe is nothing but groups of atoms, groups of quality, of energy. Gana means group and a group cannot exist without a lord. Like the queen bee whose mere existence brings forth the honeycomb, this diverse universe in itself is enough evidence for Ganesha's presence.

This Ganesha, or the lord, was born from the unmanifest transcendental consciousness, the Self, called Shiva. Just as when atoms get bonded, matter... comes into existence; when all the fragmented aspects of the human consciousness get bonded, Divine happens effortlessly and that is the birth of Ganesha from Shiva.

- Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Join us as we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore.

Is Non Veg food destroying the human race?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Non Veg, Health and Earth

Q: Is there a strict No for Non Veg?


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Today maximum diseases are from non veg. Go to the internet, check last 10 years diseases. Today these animals and birds are being bloated with steroids.
The flesh industry works on profit and weight. They make animals bigger and heavy and steroids enter your body. Because of steroids, medicines dont affect you. You Maxie to double your dose.

Another thing that enter your body is Urea. 90% of mothers cannot breast feed in US because their milk contains Urea.

The whole globe is becoming vegetarian now.Next point, We are born as herbivores.

Carnivores Saliva contains sulphuric acid which break down the flesh and it is digested easily.
For you, Non veg sits in your stomach for 72 hours. And your body struggles to digest it. So much of energy is wasted because the HCl that your stomach has is of Ph2 grade and it cannot digest animal skin.
Imagine a dead animal sitting in your body for 72 hours.

Secondly, think Globally - we are a green planet. We grow grass, we use it for animals and we eat them. Animal eats a lot of green grass. Cow drinks a fighter ship full of water in a lifetime. A ship as big as IANS Vikrant. 1 pound of cow uses acres of land to grow grass.

Chiken uses 50kg of foodgrains in a lifetime. One chicken only 4 to 5 people can eat but 50kg food grains 400 people can eat.
It creates a lot of hunger and poverty in world

It will be a great act of seva if you drop non veg.
Maximum protein is in soya. We are not made for 6 pack abs. We are born for meditation. Slimmer body is a healthy body.
We don't require that much protein.

Fitness is not 6 pack. Fitnes is when your body can decide yes or no whenever you want.
Do it for health reasons. Make interesting vegetarian food. Simply drop non veg.
If you go n see "meat" video on you tube you will know How animals are tortured its inhuman. You should see these atrocious videos.
Fish ,Eggs all comes under non veg.

Landscape Ideas 2

garden landscape idea river boat

A traditional rowing boat in a garden could be a lovely garden seat with a cup of coffee, a book to read and a few cushions!

The boat in this picture makes for an intriguing garden landscape feature at Krishna Kuteer, The Ayurveda Panchakarma and Spa center at The Art of Living International Center at Bangalore, India. The boat is made of solid wood and was probably used as a boat itself some time ago.

What is the significance of the Varna (classification system of the society)?

Varna System in society Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Q: What is the significance of the Varna (classification system of the society)? When all the saints have asked us to go beyond the classifications then from where did it originate?


#SriSri: Varna is a classification system within the society. It is an order of classification for education and application of that education. There are different classes within a society. Now, you want to take a medical branch after passing school, you want to become an engineer, lawyer or doctor – the order of these occupations is Varna. It is not according to the birth, but according to the occupation. This happens irrespective of the fact whether you want it or not. In every country, there are groups according to the respective trades or occupations. And it will always be there. There is a different group for the businessmen, different for the intellectuals, different for the professors, different groups for the writers. Similarly there is a different group for the soldiers; there is a defense ministry, where only matters related to this are discussed. So, in this way there will be the division of society on the basis of the occupation. And it is rightly so; the classification of society on the basis of the occupation. Why? In this manner, there would be skill enhancement, specialization and progress. This is why lord Krishna has said – “catur-varnyam maya srstam, guna-karma-vibhagasah”. That is- the division is on the basis the Guna (Quality) and the Karma(Work). The lord has created this system. And it is present throughout the world; this is not just India;. So, just know that the Varna is not according to the birth, it is according to the occupation. This can change too. A soldier does not have to remain soldier through his life; he can anytime choose to become a professor too. A teacher can anytime choose to become a soldier or even a trader.

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