Saturday, May 3, 2008

H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on world food shortage

Guruji was having His dinner last week in Taiwan and was carefully eating everything in His plate. He then told some of us sitting around - "We need to save every grain of food. There's a shortage of food worldwide." That evening, He personally made sure that every bit of food in the house was consumed by the volunteers and nothing was left over. He went around the house serving from each container of food to ensure that they were all empty! He was following up on His words with instant action!

We have all been reading articles in TIME and various other news media that the world food prices are shooting up because of food shortage. Let's do everything from our end to not waste any food!
  • Cook just enough so that no food needs to be thrown away
  • Preserve leftovers and eat them promptly in the next meal
  • Purchase bread and other grain items by carefully looking at the expiration date to make sure you can consume them before they spoil
  • At a restaurant, order only as much as you can consume. If you know that a restaurant serves more than you can eat, either ask them to reduce the quantity (and tell them you will still pay the same) or make sure you carry the remaining food home. Restaurants are the biggest source of food wastage!

Device your own ways to add to the list and encourage your friends to do the same! :-)

Love & Jai Gurudev,

Friday, May 2, 2008

DSN rocks !!!

This is what I feel after coming from DSN :
Before DSN : God --> Why me ?
After DSN: God --> Try me !!!!
Jai Guru Dev

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Grace in Dynamic Action!

Imagine walking around with a tumor the size of a golf ball. This tumor sits on your most tender nerves and every moment of your life is filled with that pain. You go from place to place looking for a cure, any relief but nothing seems to make a difference. Eventually, you start living with that pain and it becomes part of you. You wonder wistfully: can I ever go back to my former self? Will I ever be able to experience that freedom, that immense joy and happiness?

Then a magical moment arises. You surrender that pain. You give up the tears, the hopelessness and the ache in your heart. And you witness the biggest miracle ever... the tumor melts into nothingness. It can hardly withstand the power of Grace and before you realize it, you are free. Freer than you have ever imagined you could be. Such happiness, such joy and such a feeling of gratitude - is there anything that Guruji Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's grace cannot manifest?

Countless participants on the Art of Living DSN program experienced Guruji's presence on the course. They felt His divine love encompassing them, they felt years of pain melting away within seconds, they experienced their own self.

Anandji is a very special teacher and spending even a few moments with him is a learning experience in itself. By the end of the course, he had gained about 150 new fans! On the last day, the energy was so incredibly high that no one wanted to leave the room. There were participants who had a good 9-hr drive ahead of them and even they lingered on.

Art of Living Atlanta is now rocking with the energy of the DSN participants - watch this space!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


All I can say is that it was grace, grace, grace.....and grace during the DSN course.

Self effort is like Diwali rocket, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's grace is like the real rocket that can lift one away from the pull of this world.

Jai Guru Dev!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Video from last day of the course

I have never seen a course that ended on such a high note... Phew!

Infinite gratitude to Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for EVERYTHING!

Take a look -

Jai Guru Dev!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

D S N – Dont Say No, Do Something Now

D S N – Don't Say No, Do Something Now

If you felt that there is more to live in life,
Yet you did not do what you wanted to do;
If you felt that you wish you could move mountains,
But you could not go beyond yourself at times;

If you wished you were cruising Life freely like a bird,
And be the best at your family and work;
If you could have the best of the best,
But struggling with what you have and with what you don't;

If you wish that you roared like a lion,
But you realize you lived it like a deer;
If you are to see that you can really have it all,
But one after another, it didn't really come to you;

What is that you need to awaken in you?
What is that your roar would awaken everyone around you?
What is that, that will make you get all in one at once!
That is Anandji and D S N!!!


- Naveen Koneru

Friday, April 25, 2008

More mindblowing experiences!

"DSN- DAR SHOADO NA! & COME GET the JHAKAAS experience!!! Anandji is not a teacher!! He is a friend who will give you no choice but love him!! & His love for His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will make you want to experience everything he has! DEVOTION for you master opens up your path to the DIVINE!!!"

"At the very end when someone touched my feet, I felt an immensely divine connection through blessing the person. This has made me realize that my “EGO” was coming in between me and success. Today I am a HUMBLE person. I will do my work to be worthy of this life."

"Before coming to the course, I thought of myself as a confident individual. However, this was not concrete in my mind, since life has presented very few situations that challenged my confidence. Coming out of this course, I am 100% sure that my confidence is truly unshakable. Come whatever may, I am going to do it."

"The DSN course was and will continue to be such a liberating experience. It will break any misconception you have, false ideas. The ego and show you power of divinity, love, correctiveness, unity and bliss. No problem is big enough not to be reach by DSN! Anandji ROCKS!!! Jaigurudev Love you GMAN! (This is for His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar)"

"Every thing was JHAKAAS! But I found preferred joy in surrender. I told Guruji to show me a sign and within minutes he did. So all I have to do is surrender and the Divine will organize itself to manifest it."

"I did my first course in 2003 at IIT Kanpur. I hated it and doubted the integrity of the organization. My girl friend brought me back into Art Of Living in 2008, I came with a label that its just another hypocrite experience. I was wrong and I take a pledge next 2 months a new Art of Living centre in London. It’s a pledge , I believe in it and I will do it."

"My experience was mind blowing. I can out of my comfort zone. I can do anything.
Before DSN:I was thinking about organizing Art of Living Part I course.
After DSN:I AM organizing Art of Living Part 1 course."

"Power of surrender is amazing, is medicative meditation all in itself. Undying smile and the hands of the HIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR JI is all that’s needed to make this world a better place & seva. Guruji is doing his part and I have to do mine."

"I cannot believe how much is changed
So free
So light
So motivated
So loved
So blessed
So happy

"It has broken so many things inside and outside me and yet I am feeling liberated."

"Surrendering- my favourite Christian song is on a CD by Cece Winan 'Unto Jesus, I surrender all'. I love it so much, I played it at my wedding. I now really know what surrender means. I experience it in DSN."