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!