This is a wake up call! We cannot anymore let a bunch of mindless, misguided lunatics ruthlessly walk over us. What are we doing about this? Constantly blaming the Govt, politicians and our security systems every time there is a disaster? When is the common man going to move his ass.

We need to ask ourselves. Each one of us (we are more than a billion!) needs to ask ourselves how am I going to contribute to create peace around me? How am I going to contribute to the society? and DO! for Gods sake DO something about it and stop blaming someone else and while doing so we need to chant the name of the lord and render the whole environment around us with vibrations of peace.

Get out there and plant trees, adopt at least one child every year and see through his/her education so that the same child does not become a terrorist. Every night as we sleep we need to ask ourselves what have I done today that I have the right to go to sleep.

We need to stop denying and condemning our own identity. We are a spiritual nation and our culture of Pranayama, satsang,chanting,service and meditation has to be kept alive. We need to uphold the spiritual values we represent otherwise all this temporary emotional outbursts will only speed up the journey towards disaster.

Time to Act responsibly and having an unshakable faith in our spiritual roots is the need of the hour.

Love
Rashmin


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lovely white!From my window in Skovde, Sweden.

Love
Rashmin


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Just finished a fantastic Yes!+ course in Oslo. I am quite blown away by the sincerity of the Scandinavians. Its a treat to watch these guys participate in every single process and the way they follow every single instruction. Honesty and sincerity are the two words that come to my mind.

Right now I am back in Sweden for two "small" yes!+ courses and guess what, its been snowing here. The last course participants prayed for it so that I could experience "real snowy winter" before I leave. Its minus 10 and wherever you look you see sparkling white snow.

Photos in the next post.

Love
Rashmin


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One of the greatest virtue of a seeker is tolerating ignorance. I have been traveling and meeting all sorts of people for quite some time now. Sometimes I meet people and it seems as if they are just waiting to be told about the Art of Living and also there are others who are like dumbness personified.

Its been a challenging task to save the mind when confronted with such people. In one of the courses I had a participant who left during the Sudarshan Kriya because she did not want to be late for an appointment with a dentist! One of the guys asked me that if everybody goes veg we would have chickens all over the place in the world. HE felt that we should eat chickens in order to save the world from a chicken population explosion! So I asked him, what about crows? He went into a deep silence and may be he is still contemplating about it and getting nightmares about a world full of crows darkening the whole planet.

Yesterday when I was taking a shower I got this wonderful thought.

"The ignorance of the ignorant glorifies the wisdom of the wise".

The reason I really appreciate Guruji 's wisdom is not just because of HIM but its actually because of all the other ignorant people in the world. So thanks to all that ignorance in the world which is the very reason why we have been privileged by the divine presence of Guruji and we can appreciate it at the same time.

Once Guruji said that the greatest gift of Art of Living to this planet is the point Opposite values are complimentary. So the next time you are faced with some stubborn ignorance just smile and remember .....

Love
Rashmin


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Yet Again I was blown off with His intensity.This is absolutely intense Unconditional Love for the whole of humanity. Even if you have seen this video already, see it again.



What an Inspiration HE is!

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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I do not wish to trade anything for what I already have. Every time I look into myself I see so many desires lingering on and I tell you I would definitely not be ready to give away something like the Sudarshan Kriya even if I was guaranteed that all those desires would get fulfilled in a moment.

This actually means that Whatever I want is less than what I already have and yet I keep wanting it.. why? What is it that I want? Every desire fulfilled would create a tingling pleasant sensation somewhere in the body for some time and then what? Is Life only about fulfilling desires? Can life be something more than craving for pleasant sensations? Pleasant sensations have been experienced a thousand times. DO they intensify my ignorance or saturate me?

what in me experiences? Who is the experiencer? what is the nature of that something that is experiencing the experience? If there is something that stays untouched how does it anyway matter what I experience? How does it matter whether any desire gets fulfilled or not?

If its True that I am "that" then however "this" is, how much does it matter? What is this whole drama of craving and resisting?

Looks like this So Ham leads to so what?!

Love
Rashmin.


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A fantastic Yes course with 26 young and talented music students from the Asker music school in Oslo. An hour before the course ended I had to leave for Brussels for the World Youth Forum. Apart form the Yes!+ course (its named A new dimension to leadership) these 54 bright particpants from around 15 countries are getting a wonderful opportunity to listen to prominent leaders in all spheres of society to consider ways and means of strengthening human values and ethics in business.

The talks so far were really brilliant. The Q&A sessions are really intense and of course we are all rocking with the yes!+ course with Vesna from Croatia and Ajay from Holland. The entire atmosphere is quite charged up because with a help of a few professionals these participants which are divided into three groups are going to write and compose a WYF theme song, make a 7 minute film and prepare a speech, all of these to be presented this Friday from 17:00 to 17:45 at the European parliament in the presence of Guruji.

As I am thoroughly enjoying teaching the Yes!+ here and I am impatiently waiting for My Master to arrive the day after tomorrow.

Love
Rashmin


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Small little momentary pleasures hold us back. We miss something. Its the pleasure that binds us, not the pain.

The pleasure hungry mind just goes on and on with the same old patterns. I am tired of this now. The mind is very sneaky and sticky. It sneaks out and sticks to something, trying hard to squeeze out some juice from something apparently juicy.It hopelessly fails every single time and yet it goes on and on.

The funniest part is that the mind keeps on fooling itself all the time and yet we are stuck to it, so bothered and feverish in anticipation of a so called pleasant experience!

Vasistha says, "Foolishness invites sorrow. Foolishness is bondage. O holy one! One who is bound thinks he is free in his foolishness! Though all that exists in the three worlds is but the self, to one who is firmly established in foolishness all that is but the expansion of foolishness".

Its high time that I just sit back and laugh..silently.

Love
Rashmin


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Just finished the first round of courses and also a fun residential Intro talk training session with a few Scandinavian teachers and volunteers. It all happened in Wendelsberg high school in the outskirts of Gotenburg city in a grand wooden castle. Really beautiful place with a lake next to it.

Everything became more fantastic with our orgnizer Jack ( part1 teacher) always available to get things fixed for any of us, however busy he used to be and Yogesh the official chef. My god! he is just too good. People loved his Indian food.

Quite a few of these guys are coming for the winter break in India.





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Refreshing! Difficult to decide who is more cuter the panda or the elephant (Horton). I felt Horton was a bit over animated but it gets more than compensated with the uniqueness of the script. A big Huge elephant coming in contact with a parallel Universe that exist inside a speck on a flower!




Panda is worth seeing just for the panda..funny,innocent and a nice message put across in a very beautiful way. Amazing characterization. Really light and really entertaining.

Love
Rashmin


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