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Art Of Living Lucknow, Happiness Program, October 2014

Oct 14-19

WEEKDAY

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

WEEKEND

05:45 PM - 08:45 PM

Happiness Program

Ajai Prakash Namita Upadhay

4/95,Vivek Khand,Gomti Nagar,
Gomti nagar, gomti nagar, Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh, 226010

Ajai Prakash

9839123800


Oct 14-19

WEEKDAY

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

WEEKEND

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Happiness Program

Tanuj Narain

Premalaya, C-5, Sector-B,
2nd House behind Temple,
Mahanagar, Near Badshahnagar Crossing, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226006

Tanuj Narain

09335927200


Oct 15-20

WEEKDAY

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Happiness Program

RASHMI DANI Dani

Geeta Kunj,
5/294 Viram Khand,Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226010

RASHMI DANI Dani

09936021670


Oct 21-26

WEEKDAY

06:00 PM - 09:30 PM

WEEKEND

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Happiness Program

Peeyush Khanna

Saral Krishna Nursing Home,
Near Puraniya Chauraha,
B-11 Sector E, Aliganj, Opp. Kendriya Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226024

Peeyush Khanna

08795234810


Yoga as it is, explained by Indian PM Narendra Modi at UNGA 2014

Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistie approach to health and well being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.

Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.

Narendra Modi at UNGA 2014

Six Signs of a Seeker

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

1. Acknowledging that one knows very little.

Many people think they know, without knowing or they get stuck in their limited knowledge. So they never learn. So the first thing is to acknowledge that one knows very little.

2. Willingness to know.

Many people acknowledge that they do not know, but they are not ready to learn.

3. Being non-judgmental and open-minded.

Some people would like to learn but their judgmental attitude and close-mindedness does not allow them to learn.

4. Total commitment and one-pointedness to the path one has chosen.

Some people are open-minded but lack commitment and one-pointedness. They keep shopping here and there and never progress.

5. Always putting truth and service before pleasure.

Sometimes even committed and one-pointed people stay away from the path in pursuit of momentary pleasures.

6. Patience and perseverance.

Some people are not swayed by pleasures and are committed and one-pointed, but if they lack patience and perseverance, they become restless and dejected.

Who is a volunteer?

Sri Sri Ravishankar

Who is a volunteer? One who comes to help, without being asked to help; one who is self-motivated, inspired, becomes a volunteer.

There is the possibility of the inspirational motivation going down in a volunteer, which could bring frustration.

Usually volunteers come from the space of demand rather than humility – this dilutes the quality.

Another slack that could happen to a volunteer is that they could slip away from commitment, thinking there is no 'boss' – "If I like it, I do it; if I don't like it, I don't!" It is like the steering wheel of a car – if all the tires say they do not need steering, then the car cannot run smoothly. If you want to construct a building, you have to accept the authority of the structural engineer.

All these can only be overcome by being more grounded in spiritual knowledge. A volunteer devoid of spiritual dimension is utterly weak.

1) A volunteer needs to stick to his commitment.

2) The integrity in a volunteer comes from spiritual practices.

3) The authority needs to be acknowledged.

4) The strength of a volunteer comes from the challenges he is ready to willingly face.

5) A volunteer moves beyond boundaries as he finds he is capable of doing so many things he never ever thought of doing.

6) A true volunteer does not expect appreciation or reward.

7) A volunteer has such a joy – that joy, itself, comes as the reward.

8) If a volunteer thinks he is obliging somebody, he is thoroughly mistaken. He is 'volunteering' because he derives so much joy out of it.

The joy is immediate – it does not come on the first of every month in the form of a salary!

When a volunteer realizes this, he is filled with gratitude.

When a volunteer waivers from within, the support system is knowledge and good friends.

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