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Music, Navratri & Sri Sri


Music, to put in a gross way, is a group of musical notes of different frequencies or pitch arranged in a particular pattern and rhythm. However, this gross description is incomplete as it is limited only to the subjective aspect of music. In reality, music is a means of finding the Self.

The purpose of music is to transport the listener (and the musician) beyond the mechanical sound of the notes to the inner silence, another realm of one’s being. That’s why music is also known as nadyoga. Through music one can attain the transcendental. It is an important aspect of life like bhakti, gnana and karma. A nadayogi focuses on nada as the absolute brahman of which this entire creation springs out.

The finest aspect of music comes alive every year during the annual Navratri celebrations with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Art of Living International Centre in Bangalore.

The evening before the day of Maha Chandi Homa a musical bliss dawns when Sri Sri plays Veena, the instrument of Goddess Saraswati. It is an out-of-the-world experience by itself. One can literally feel that the strings in one’s heart are being played that resonates throughout one’s life. Sri Sri’s Veena rendering is followed by the offerings of devotees in the form of dance, music (instrumental and vocal), Vedas, ancient scriptures,stotras in praise of the Mother Divine!

It’s not just a divine rendition of Veena, but elevating music as a form of worship. Goddess Sarawati is worshipped on the last three days of Navratri as the sattvic expression of Devi, known to bring self knowledge.

The Goddess, who is worshiped as the deity of music, is depicted to have a veena, the symbol of music, in one hand and a book, the symbol of knowledge, in the other. Knowledge is the subject of the left brain. Knowledge is not complete without music, which is the subject of the right brain. Music balances knowledge. For the journey of life to be complete, both music and knowledge are essential.

During the sacred Navratri celebrations at Bangalore Ashram, music is intricately intertwined with the invocation and worship of Shakti – the pure energy.

The ancient scriptures say, ‘Shruti is the mother, and laya is the father of music.’ Shruti is translated as pitch and laya is translated as rhythm. But they are much more than pitch and rhythm.

Shruti and laya are not separate. They merge into each other and have to remain indivisible throughout for music to exist. Laya, the rhythm, is in the soul of the universe. Everything in this creation changes, and this change follows a very precise rhythm. The universe itself revolves in a rhythm.

Laya is the attribute of music that is beyond the tangible rhythm of the music. Laya means to let go, to unite. Laya is complete cessation. It is the merger of all the different rhythms at the levels of one’s body, senses, mind, intellect, memory and ego to the one consciousness, the non-dual brahman. It is through this laya that the notes in the music are absorbed into the ‘swara’.

Music ‘happens’ when swara takes over! There the music, the musician and the listener, if any, with all the instruments cease to exist as individual entities, and dissolve into the one brahman, the nada!Swara is subtler than and far beyond the subjective sensation of the musical notes. Swara translates the subjective ‘anubhava’ to the objective ‘anubhooti’.

‘Swa-ra’ in Sanskrit means, ‘that which illumines itself’. It cannot be obtained through mere practice or penance, nor can one be trained to get it. It has to dawn by itself! And when it dawns in the musician, it shines forth itself through his music.

It is the swara and not just the technical correctness of the pitch or the quality of tones or the voice of the musician that makes music transcend and transport one to its destination.The sound that is beyond the finest vibration, the seed form of all the sounds is the state of absolute stillness, the nada, which can only be attained, not perceived through the physical ears.

Posted by Dr Manikantan Menon; Dr Mani promotes ‘Holistic well-being’ thru a blend of Ayurveda, Music and Indian Spiritual Knowledge & Yogic Practices

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Art of Living with one’s own mind


Usually we think of scientists as people narrowly focused on their specialities. What would a scientist have to do with spirituality?

Richard Feynman

Well, one of the greatest physicists since Einstein, the famous Richard Feynman was fascinated by the workings of the mind and experimented with different meditation techniques. His experience with hypnosis and the power of belief is very insightful in to how our mind often fools us. Here is his story in his own words!

On Wednesdays at the Princeton Graduate College, various people would come in to give talks. The speakers were often interesting, and in the discussions after the talks we used to have a lot of fun. For instance, one guy in our school was very strongly anti-Catholic, so he passed out questions in advance for people to ask a religious speaker, and we gave the speaker a hard time.

In the great big dining hall with stained-glass windows, where we always ate, in our steadily deteriorating academic gowns, Dean Eisenhart would begin each dinner by saying grace in Latin. After dinner he would often get up and make some announcements. One night Dr. Eisenhart got up and said, “Two weeks from now, a professor of psychology is coming to give a talk about hypnosis. Now, this professor thought it would be much better if we had a real demonstration of hypnosis instead of just talking about it. Therefore he would like some people to volunteer to be hypnotized. I get all excited: There’s no question but that I’ve got to find out about hypnosis. This is going to be terrific!

Dean Eisenhart went on to say that it would be good if three or four people would volunteer so that the hypnotist could try them out first to see which ones would be able to be hypnotized, so he’d like to urge very much that we apply for this. (He’s wasting all this time, for God’s sake!)

Eisenhart was down at one end of the hall, and I was way down at the other end, in the back. There were hundreds of guys there. I knew that everybody was going to want to do this, and I was terrified that he wouldn’t see me because I was so far back. I just had to get in on this demonstration!

Finally Eisenhart said, “And so I would like to ask if there are going to be any volunteers . . .”

I raised my hand and shot out of my seat, screaming as loud as I could, to make sure that he would hear me: “MEEEEEEEEEEE!”

He heard me all right, because there wasn’t another soul. My voice reverberated throughout the hall–it was very embarrassing. Eisenhart’s immediate reaction was, “Yes, of course, I knew you would volunteer, Mr. Feynman, but I was wondering if there would be anybody else.”

Finally a few other guys volunteered, and a week before the demonstration the man came to practice on us, to see if any of us would be good for hypnosis. I knew about the phenomenon, but I didn’t know what it was like to be hypnotized.

He started to work on me and soon I got into a position where he said, “You can’t open your eyes.”

I said to myself, “I bet I could open my eyes, but I don’t want to disturb the situation: Let’s see how much further it goes.” It was an interesting situation: You’re only slightly fogged out, and although you’ve lost a little bit, you’re pretty sure you could open your eyes. But of course, you’re not opening your eyes, so in a sense you can’t do it.

He went through a lot of stuff and decided that I was pretty good.

When the real demonstration came he had us walk on stage, and he hypnotized us in front of the whole Princeton Graduate College. This time the effect was stronger; I guess I had learned how to become hypnotized. The hypnotist made various demonstrations, having me do things that I couldn’t normally do, and at the end he said that after I came out of hypnosis, instead of returning to my seat directly, which was the natural way to go, I would walk all the way around the room and go to my seat from the back.

All through the demonstration I was vaguely aware of what was going on, and cooperating with the things the hypnotist said, but this time I decided, “Damn it, enough is enough! I’m gonna go straight to my seat.

When it was time to get up and go off the stage, I started to walk straight to my seat. But then an annoying feeling came over me: I felt so uncomfortable that I couldn’t continue. I walked all the way around the hall.

I was hypnotized in another situation some time later by a woman. While I was hypnotized she said, “I’m going to light a match, blow it out, and immediately touch the back of your hand with it.

You will feel no pain.”

I thought, “Baloney!” She took a match, lit it, blew it out, and touched it to the back of my hand. It felt slightly warm. My eyes were closed throughout all of this, but I was thinking, “That’s easy. She lit one match, but touched a different match to my hand. There’s nothin’ to that; it’s a fake!”

When I came out of the hypnosis and looked at the back of my hand, I got the biggest surprise: There was a burn on the back of my hand. Soon a blister grew, and it never hurt at all, even when it broke.

So I found hypnosis to be a very interesting experience. All the time you’re saying to yourself, “I could do that, but I won’t”–which is just another way of saying that you can’t.

Posted by Art of Living Blogger Dr Birjoo Vaishnav 

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2012 in Art of Living Review, Art of Living Wisdom, Others

 

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Sunday Morning Thoughts of a Mango Man !!


Aaj Sunday hai
sote rehne ka ye ek aur Bahana hai

Aate daal ho Rahe mehenge
Tang ho rahe choli lehenge
Roj badh rahe Tel ka Tum bhav na pucho
Ab to gaadi ko hi bikwana hai
Neta Giri to ek dikhawa hai
Chai paani ke bhrast kharche ko chhupana hai
Ajj Sunday hai …

Kisan Ki apni pareshani
Ho rahi videsi company Ki manmani
Karje me dooba, Beej gawaya
ab is banjar Jamin ko bikwana hai.
Sharab to yar ek bahana hai
Namardangi, gam, lachari ko chhupana hai.
Aj Sunday hai, sone do
Akhir Yahi to sote rehne ka bahana hai

Atyachar bhrashtachar durachar ke samachar chal rahe din raat
Aam admi Ki garibi ke piche kiska hai hath
Wo kehte hai banayenge sapno ka Bharat
Kya wo yehi Sapna dekhne ke liye so rahe hai sansad me?

Desh ka paisa Bahane ka ye bahana hai
Apne baap ka Kya Lena Dena hai

Bas muje sone do ….aaj Sunday hai

Kisne uthayi unke khilaf awaz
Koun hai wo sher .. Kya hai unka raaz
Kuchal do Daba do Khatam kar do unko
Hum hai gandhiji ke rishtewale
Wo koun gandhigiri karnewale
Sabak sikhao unko,
Kaise jaage ? Jaagne ka Nahi koi kaaran na koi bahana hai
To chalo sote raho kyu Ki
Ajj Sunday

Roj ye aam admi der tak nahi sota
Ye baat yad rakhe bhrastachari
Ki Roj roj Sunday nahi hota
Jis din ye jagega,
tu bachke kaha bhagega!
Banega wo lokpal
Khinchega in rakshaso Ki khal
Khoon pine wale amir, neta aur babu yad rahe
Jis din ye aam admi jag Gaya
Pine ke liye pani bhi na milega
Fir na wo tujse darega
Isi umid par ye sapno Ki duniya Kayam hai
Ki aam falo ka raja hai
Aam desh ka raja banega.
Aur saza dega in behrupiye a Rajao ko
Dilayega Nyay aam janta ko.
Akhir aam hi aam ke kaam ayega.

Na netaji na udyogpati na jamindar na afsar Ke liye
Sant sipahi banega wo desh Ki Raksha ke liye
Bahut ho Gaya Rona dhona
Sone ka bhi bhav badh Gaya hai
Ab mehenga padega Sona
Jaago jaago mere aam
Chidiya hai sone Ki
Desh mera Bharat
Koi na ise kar paye badnaam
Iske liye ekjut hokar kare kaam
Na chahe daulat na koi inaam
Jaago mere aam ..  Hey raam

 

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Learning Art of Living at Railway Station


Do you remember the first time you went to the railway station?

I still remember the day when I went to a small railway station with a friend who said it was fun to just hang around at a station.

Unbelievable now, but then I was crazy enough to nod my agreement, remembering all the goodies I could munch on while we hung around there!

Crowded station? That surely is the understatement of the century. I wondered how such a small Begumpet Station (a small station in Hyderabad) could hold so many people. All that I could see was a sea of people, without an inch of place. As my friend bought the platform tickets for us, I entered the station, feeling excited with the newness of the whole experience.

We sat on a cemented bench, looking at the train that was standing in front of us, both lost in thoughts. I wonder what she was thinking; but for me it was an eye opener and my thoughts went thus…

Some people getting on the train
Some disembarking
Some laughing as their dear one alighted
Some crying seeing their dear one go

One lost in thoughts….
One looking for adventure
One wanting it all to stop….

What an amazing sight …. Different people, different destinations.

Then with a sudden flash an insight was revealed, “LIFE IS LIKE THIS”

Like a train, while Life is moving towards its destination, some people come into it while others move away; situations come up and dissolve on their own. Everything from love to business is there…taking us up and down like a roller coaster ride, and in all this….We FORGET… where we came from or where we are headed to.

We also forget that this journey will come to an end and we have to get off the train at some point. We think we are here to stay. Everything we own is ours forever.  FOREVER?

During this journey of life what is it that we achieved? How many friends did we make on this train called life? How many people did we help? How many smiles did we share? How many tears did we wipe?

Is there anything we did at all? Did we make a difference???

Or did we just take the free ride on the train…….

All these thoughts were spinning in my head and making me dizzy. My first thought was, “How come I am living such a hollow life? Is it worth living like this? Is there anything I can do to enrich my life?”

This was the start of my journey for seeking the truly worthwhile in Life and I found ‘The Art of Living” or rather The Art of Living landed on my lap. Thanks to the Art of Living, I started doing what I wanted to – Making a difference in my life.

And what a difference I made!

What about you? Are you waiting for something to land in your lap? Well, we can’t be lucky all the time. Just go beyond the outer façade and start living life totally and completely.

~~ Author Mallika Krishna co-ordinates the free schools project of the Art of Living

 

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Transformation ….


She was surrounded by criticisms … By people who only shrugged her …

By people who never respected her .. By people who never saw her worth …

By people who never loved her…

By people who made her miserable …

Yes she started believing she was Mad .. Ugly … Worthless !

She saw the light of wisdom...

She learnt that there is hope …

She loved herself …

She hugged herself …

She patted her back ..

Love flowed

Friends noticed her worth …

They noticed her beauty within …

They noticed her SELF..

She filled with all in gratitude

She became all forgiving ...

She turned all compassionate ..

She understood all the love

She transformed into a beauty ..!

And then the world was hers

As much as she was of the world !!

 

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A chocolaty surprise for Ganapati Bappa


“Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva, Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa”

O Lord Ganesha of Large body, curved trunk, with the brilliance of a million suns, please make all my work free of obstacles, always.

Ganesh Chaturthi the spectacular festival honors the birth of the beloved Indian elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha , popularly worshiped for his powers to remove obstacles and bring good fortune. 

Sri Sri in Ganesh Chaturthi program at Art of Living Bangalore Ashram

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji explains, “Ganeshji is the lord of all the good qualities in us. So when we worship him, all the good qualities blossom in us. He is also the lord of knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge dawns only when we become aware of the Self. When there is inertia, there is no knowledge, no wisdom, nor is there any liveliness (Chaitanya) or progress in life. So the consciousness has to be awakened and the presiding deity of consciousness is Ganeshji. That’s why before every puja, the Lord Ganesha is worshiped to awaken the consciousness.”

The secret behind making an offering to God

The Sanskrit word “prasada” means “mercy,” or the divine grace of God. IIf, as a meditative discipline, we can offer our food to God with devotion before eating it, not only are we not implicated in the karma involved in acquiring the food, but we can actually make spiritual progress by eating the offered food. Our devotion, and God’s grace, subtly transforms the food offered from material nutrition to spiritual mercy or prasada.

That definitely call for some mouth-watering recipes for the special Ganpatati occasion.

Modak means Part of Bliss

Lord Ganpati is often termed as ‘Modakpriya’ because of his love for Modaks . Actually ‘Moda’  means Bliss … ‘K’ means a part … So Modak is basically a part of bliss . Modak symbolises the Spiritual knowledge. When you look at the Modak, look at its tip.That is what you tend to see first.. It’s tip is too narrow and so is the spiritual knowledge at start , if you start getting more and more into it you tend to realize the vastness of this spiritual energy . The base of the modak signifies the same. Hence, Modak is sometimes termed as Dhyan Modak. 

CHOCO COCONUT MODAK RECIPE

Ingredients:
• 1 cup Chocolate Chips 
• 3 cups Desiccated Coconut 
• 1 cup Condensed Milk 
• 8-10 Walnuts (finely chopped) 
• Silver Warq as required (cut into half-inch squares)

Method :
In a big bowl, take chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, condensed milk and walnuts and mix well.

  • Divide into little portions and press them in modak mould.
  • Wrap the modaks with silver warq and refrigerate till set.  

Serve.

Can you think of a fruit which looks like Modak?  When I saw the resemblance of between this fruit and modak I thought why not offer a natural modak to Ganapati this Chaturthi?.
Yes, You guessed it right! Now strawberry can be prepared in different ways.

My favourite for modak resemblance, children’s delight and exotic Love is CHOCOLATE COVERED FULL STRAWBERRY 

Simple to make, yummy to taste and is going with the occasion..
Surprise BAPPA with this offering this season:

Ingredients

  • milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • fresh strawberries with leaves

Directions

  1. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Add cream
  3. Holding strawberry by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.

Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into Styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

Tip: Wash Your strawberry properly pat dry and leave them to dry on kitchen roll. If they are moist the chocolate won’t stick to

And of course you can use your creativity to make faces with gems or pipe chocolate and even make small ganpatis 🙂

Yet another favourite food of Ganadhakshya is UNDRALLA

As Lord Ganpati is Maa Gauri’s favourite, this recipe is which all mom love to feed their kids::

Ingredients:

Rice Rawa – 1 cup
Jeera – 1 tsp
Chana dal (Senaga pappu) – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste

Method:

– Soak chana dal in water for atleast 10minutes.
– Heat about 1tsp of oil add jeera.
– Add 2 cup of water and bring to a boil.
– To it add salt, soaked chana dal and slowly add rawa. Stir continuously to make sure that there are no lumps.
– Cook until the mixture comes together and looks like upma.
– Let this mixture cool..
– Make small balls of the mixture and steam them for about 10 minutes in a pressure cooker.

To prepareRice rava: Clean and Soak the rice for some time and drain it completely and spread over a cloth so that it will drain off excess water and leave it for an hour.Grind it to a coarse rava in whipper mode and then sieve it. Use the rava which is in sieve.
Rice rava can also be prepared directly by grinding it in the mixer in whipper mode and sieve it.

May this 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival fill your life with bliss. As you install idols of the deity with a prayer to ward off evil, may Lord Ganesha, bless everyone with wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Art of Living Review, Others

 

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Making life a music to the ears


I love everything about good Hindi film music. The hummable tunes, the profound lyrics, the variety of instruments used, the legendary singers, the memorable picturisation!! I feel that Hindi music unites friends, families and communities. It’s hard to find an Indian anywhere in the world who doesn’t have a view on it. No celebration or festivity is complete without it! We have sang our hearts out at the entire range of events in our life, be it the birth of a child, a birthday celebration, engagements, weddings, sometimes even in memorial ceremonies.

There is a song for every occasion! A song to invoke rain, when it rains, when there is a drought and even when there is a deluge!  My iPod has the choicest collection of songs from the 1950s until now! To cut the long story short, I am a fan!

Some songs among this timeless treasure have left a really deep impact on me. They are my all-time favourites . I am delighted to share my list of top five and why!

1) Live in the present moment!
Zindagi ke safar mein gujar jaatein hai jo makaam, woh phir nahin aaten…..

This hit song from “Aap Ki Kasam” was picturised on superstar Rajesh Khanna. His doubt on his wife has separated them and this song shows him in remorse. The soulful rendering by the legendary Kishore Kumar, to the sometimes deep and pensive, sometimes cheerful music by “The Boss” R D Burman is my all-time favorite ! Not once have I seen or heard this song without a tear in my eyes.

This song epitomizes for me the basis of life. “This moment is what we have. Treasure it. Live it to its fullest .Moments gone by can never come back. Time does not stop for anyone. Whether you live it or not,  life will keep moving on.  Similarly, treasure the people and relationships in your life. Don’t let misunderstandings and suspicions spoil them .Once you lose your loved ones, they may seldom return to you.”

In my life, I have learnt that the only way I can bring my mind to this moment, is with the use of the breath. Sudarshan Kriya and Meditation have helped me culture my mind gradually over the years to experience the joy of this moment! The practical knowledge l learnt from The Art of Living, has helped me become natural and unconditional in my relationships.

My salute to the prolific lyricist Anand Bakshi for penning such profound knowledge in this song.

2) A leader’s temperament can make his team victorious!
Sandese aate hain ,hame tadpaate hain..

This song is from the movie “Border”, a real life story of the battle of Longewala during the India Pakistan war of 1971. The song is picturised on the army company, the 23rd Battalion of the Punjab

Regiment led by Major Kuldip Singh. The postman has just visited the camp in the Rajasthan desert and brought them letters from their loved ones – mothers, wives, children, brothers, sisters, beloveds… All of them are singing about memories of their homes, the lush beautiful fields in their villages, the fragrance of their love.

As you hear them sing, your heart goes out to them. The feeling is of sympathy, that they are all alone, out there, waiting to wage a war, while missing the joys of a normal life. As you watch their tearful eyes and sorrowful faces, the slumping body language, you can’t miss a lump in your throat.

And then, their leader sings – Main wapas aaonga , Main wapas aaonga !!! Kiya jo wada tha wohnibhaaonga !!! Suddenly, the whole company straightens up, with conviction on their faces. There is a spring in their step and a smile on their lips, signifying conviction, commitment and victory!

To me, till date, this is a stellar example of leadership. “When the whole team is down and out, the leader’s energy and conviction can give a direction .Sometimes at the cost of his own joy and feelings, a leader needs to be available for his team. His optimism can help the team achieve their goals. The leader carries the responsibility of the victory of his team.”

I have worked with leaders who have done this and many who haven’t. Those who have, left me inspired and charged up. As a leader, I have myself tried to be a strong , optimistic support for my team. To maintain a can-do attitude. The real life example of H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji gives me the impetus to continue.

A big shout to actor Sunny Deol for his role as Major Kuldeep Singh!

3) Divine is One, Divinity is Universal
Allah tero naam, Ishwar tero naam ,sabko sanmati de Bhagwan…

A timeless classic from the movie “Hum Dono”. The soulful music by Jaidev, profound lyrics by Sahir Ludhianviji and Lataji’s very poignant rendition picturised on the beautiful actress Nanda took this song to the level of a bhajan.

Nanda sings this song, praying for the well being of her husband Dev Anand who is away on war. She prays to the Divine to give a good mind to all. She refers to the Divine as the protector of the world, as the one who gives strength to the weak and prays to him to give sound knowledge to those who are strong. She prays, that the mothers/ sisters/ wives of these warriors not be disappointed and life prevail over death. The visuals during this song are of places of worship of different religions – a temple, church, mosque, gurudwara, etc.

The situation of the song is a calamity. When you are pushed to the brink (either in a medical emergency or a crisis situation), you are willing to go to any limits for a solution. When the Tsunami happened, people of all religions were engaged in relief work to save people of mostly one religion, similarly during other such disasters.

This three-minute song conveys a message that is so relevant to the world today. “Divine is One. Divinity is Universal. Religions may be many, but the spirit is one. The goal of all religions is peace and love. It doesn’t matter how and to whom you pray. Prayer and faith can make miracles happen. War only leads to destruction and sorrow. Peace is the language of coexistence”

I experienced this when we were caught in the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai. It didn’t matter which religion people belonged to. Everyone was trying to save each other. Everyone was praying for their life – didn’t matter to whom!

Do we need a calamity to recognize this? Or do we have the maturity to understand that we are One Humanity ! That is spirituality. H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is travelling around the world spreading this message of spirituality. To treat life as sacred and celebrate it. To care for each other and serve. So universal is this message that the Art of Living foundation now has touched the lives of millions of people in over 150 countries of the world.

4) Embrace Life through its ups and downs.
Yeh Jeevan Hai, Is Jeevan Ka Yehi Hai ,Yehi Hai ,Yehi Hai Rang Roop

Kishore Kumar sang this beautiful song into the hearts of millions of middle class urban Indians coping with the burdens of daily life. From the 1970s movie Piya ka Ghar,it is picturised on the newly married Jaya Bhadhuri and Anil Dhawan staying with five other members of their family in a tiny Mumbai apartment.

The song is full of deep life meaning. “This is how Life is – a journey of joy and sorrow. Embrace life through its ups and downs. Love is all that matters and the only permanent thing in life, not money or the world”. It is indeed true that opposite values of life are complementary. I have learnt that the Art of Living, is not expecting life to be a bed of roses, but having the skill to maneouver through the  thorns on the way.

Knowledge and dispassion can help us live life at its full potential.

5) Love Unconditionally
lag jaa gale, ke phir yeh haseen raat ho na ho..

One of the most romantic songs of Bollywood, India’s nightingale Lataji sang this for the stunning Sadhana in Woh Kaun Thi. Madan Mohanji’s lilting melody conveys the deep longing in her heart for her beloved, and before one knows it, one is humming the song! Everytime, I am asked to sing by my friends, this is my top favorite!

Again, lyrics pregnant with deep meaning, this song can sum up the essence of life. “ Love. Love unconditionally. Do it right now, because you never know if you will get this moment back!” No more need be said about this.

Wishing that your life is a music to your ears, I continue singing through life!

Rajita Kulkarni Bagga is an International TLEX trainer ( www.tlexprogram.com), President of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (www.wfeb.org), Member of Board of Governors SriSriUniversity ( www.srisriuniversity.edu.in), Trustee of SSRVM (www.ssrvm.org) and an Art of Meditation teacher ( www.artofliving.org) !!!!

Humanitarian, Educationist, Leader, Leadership Trainer, Executive Coach, Poet, Meditation Teacher, World Citizen- that’s what her profile says on twitter..

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2012 in About Art of Living, Art of Living Review, Others

 

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