Finding inspiration in between an uninspiring job and difficulties at home
“In 2017, I was working in a small-scale sugar factory. With a low-paying, uninteresting job and a polytechnic diploma that slipped from my hands because of language issues, I was not at a particularly happy phase in my life. My humble farmer family was also not able to help my sister pursue higher education at that time. This is when I found out about solar skill training at the Bangalore Ashram.
Solar energy has captivated my interest since grade ten. I was fascinated by the prospect of bringing solar power to my village. There was no solar shop within the 40 km radius of my village. Post the training, I started my own solar enterprise under which I sell and service solar home systems, solar hybrid systems, solar water pumps, and solar on-grid systems. My income has increased. With that, the situation at home has improved too. Not to mention that I love my work now.”
- Nikhil Moha Munal, Tirathpuri, Jalna district
Choosing a new direction at 40
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The Thiru Parthanpalli Temple at Thiru Nangur
There is a rare temple at Thiru Nangur in Tamil Nadu that dates back to the Mahabharata period and is dedicated to the Pandava hero Arjuna. Read on...
The Echo of the Cosmos
Music is the echo of the Cosmos. The rhythm of heart-beats, of electrons and leptons revolving around the nucleus, of planets revolving around the Sun, are nothing but the Music of the Spheres, as Pythagoras described.
The Art of Living Intervention Brings Promises of a Better Tomorrow for Stone Quarry Workers
The Karmayog Department under The Art of Living Trust launched a project to intervene in select stone quarry areas of Bhilwara district of Rajasthan for a duration of six months.
REFLECTIONS ON PURITY
What does it mean to have a mind like crystal? Gurudev explains, “A pure crystal assumes the color of the light reflected in it. Likewise, the soul in you comes to reflect the Divinity. Even the senses come to reflect Divinity and become totally active. When you look at the mountain, it reminds you of the Self, the Consciousness. You see a flower and it reminds you of the Consciousness.
The Chief Qualification and Wit and Wisdom
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AKBAR & BIRBAL THE GREEN HORSE
DECEMBER – THE SEASON OF MUSIC & ARTS
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50 Farmers From 20 Punjab Villages Pledge Not to Burn Stubble
The team is hopeful that the step taken by these 50 farmers will inspire other farmers in the surrounding villages to follow suit.
Everything Is Changing La La Land
“Whatever you put attention on will start manifesting in your life. Intention, attention, manifestation; that is how the universe works.” Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
YOGA & PEACE
DEEPAK CHOPRA speaks with DAAJI about the role Yoga has to play in bringing about world peace. This is an excerpt from their conversation broadcast on International Day of Peace, September 21, 2020. That documentary is available at https://heartfulness.org/en/international-day-of-peace/.
Create the habit of meditation
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SHIA'S PRIVATE TEMPLE OF DOOM!
Indiana Jones gig derailed by abuse scandal
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THE MAKING OF A MODEL MINORITY
Indian Americans rarely stop to ask why our entrance into American society has been so rapid—or to consider what we have in common with other nonwhite Americans.
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DIAMONDS - A Luxury Gem Steeped in Fact & Fable
The diamond is one fabled gemstone! For example, google “Hope Diamond” to see all the legends associated with just this one stone said to bring misfortune to its owners.
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CHINA DEMANDS INDIA RESCIND APP BAN AMID BORDER TENSION
China on Wednesday demanded India rescind a ban on more Chinese mobile phone apps amid tension between Beijing and other governments over technology and security.