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TRAVELS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH DAAJI, 15 January 2019

The Raipur Diaries – part 2  15 January evening, the Babylon HotelIn the evening at 7 p.m. Daaji went to a gathering of the EO – Entrepreneurs’ Organisation, a group of young entrepreneurs of Raipur who have created large and successful business houses. It started with a beautiful five-minute video, which can be seen on YouTube, introducing Kanha Shanti Vanam Ashram. How wonderfully it illustrates the ‘symbiotic relationship between nature and spirituality’ and how uniquely that would speak to the entrepreneurial...

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TRAVELS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH DAAJI, 14 January 2019

The Raipur Diaries – part 1   Daaji travelled to Raipur from Kanha Shanti Vanam on the evening of the 14 January 2019 for a long awaited trip to the state of Chhattisgarh. He last visited Raipur in 2011. He landed at the airport around 8:30 p.m. where he was received by a small group of delighted abhyasis. On his way to the ashram he commented that there had a been a lot of development in the city since he last visited. A...

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TRAVELS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH DAAJI, 30 NOVEMBER TO 4 DECEMBER 2018

Kanha Shanti Vanam30 November to 4 December 2018Namaste MENA – transformation and change We started trickling in to beautiful Kanha early before the start of the seminar, some with expectations, others embarking on their first journey of spiritual discovery. Many said they felt the preparations for the seminar weeks before. The weather in Kanha at this time of the year is quite pleasant. For many of us it is the coldest weather we know. We brought shawls and pullovers to wrap us in...

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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 NovemberHassan 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 journey12 and 13 NovemberA 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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