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TRAVELS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH DAAJI, 20 TO 22 NOVEMBER 2018

Short notes on a long journey, continued, from the Konkan Coast back to Kanha. 20 and 21 November Hassan and Tiptur Daaji conducted satsangh around 7:30 a.m. at Hassan and then left for Tiptur. He reached Tiptur Centre by 1:15 p.m. to be met by the thousands who had gathered quietly from many centers around. In the evening, Daaji conducted satsangh and gave a short talk. Here are some excerpts from the talk: A mutation in our understanding “During the satsangh I was reminded of...

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Travels and Conversations with Daaji, 12 to 20 November 2018

Short notes on a long journey 12 and 13 November A world beyond stars! The big Brighter Minds event at Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad on 11 November ended with a teaser note by Daaji: “Sitaaron ke aage jahaan aur bhi hai,” meaning, there is a world beyond the stars. The next day was the beginning of a Heartfulness journey through the Konkan belt – the coastal area on the shores of the Arabian Sea. On 12 November, in the late evening, Daaji...

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FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Dear friends, Happy Diwali. One sentence from the Upanishads has been coming to me again and again: Asato mā sadgamaya tamasomā jyotir gamaya May I proceed from untruth to truth and from darkness to light. The Diwali festival is a ritual reminding us of the importance of moving from darkness to light, from ignorance to truth. And the intention is only this: how to evolve. What is the darkness in us? Primarily it is our state of ignorance, sloth, inaction and unawareness. Whatever we are doing, whether it...

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Meditation can beat work stress

We are collectively being faced with more external pressures in the modern world. The pace of work is increasing and we are asked to do more work in less time. If we are not careful in living an orderly life, our stress levels can skyrocket and leave us rattled with anxiety, anger, frustration, and other negative emotions. Luckily there are many ways to deal with stress constructively. While we may not have full control over the external environment, we can...

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Spirit Matters Podcast

Spirit Matters Podcast is a very popular site showcasing an eclectic mix of talks about contemporary spirituality. The hosts are Dennis Raimondi and Philip Goldberg. Dennis has a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University and is a former member of the Dean’s Council at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is the host of the radio talk show Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi www.dennis.tv and his past guests include President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Bernie...

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How I start my day

Every morning, we need to enhance our happiness and optimise our efficiency in life. Actions precede results; thoughts precede actions; intentions precede thoughts; and what is behind intentions? What is behind the cause affecting our intentions? How does one regulate intentions and thoughts? If you want a fresh perspective towards life, you need to go beyond the conditioning.   This de-conditioning of the inner being is called de-cluttering or cleaning, and it frees up space, and renews our energy. We need to...

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Our Rx is Meditation, minimum 1x per day

Dear friends, When a flight is about to take off and the cabin attendants are demonstrating the safety procedures, they will give the instruction, “In case of a drop in cabin pressure during the flight, please put on your oxygen mask before helping others.” A common reaction is, “Isn’t that selfish?” but think about it. Unless you are fit, how can you help others? If you are weak, without money or knowledge, how will you help others to be strong, wealthy...

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Travels and Conversations with Daaji: Bangalore, 9 – 11 April 2018

Daaji reached Bangalore on 9 April around lunchtime. It had so far been a long journey covering three states and approximately 1800 kilometres of road meeting thousands of meditators. He took a well-deserved rest, spending time with his family, but work never seems to leave him. So after a brief rest, he was working again. God as a Principle Some time during the day, in an informal discussion, Daaji was wondering how to measure the activity in the spinal cord. He was...

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