Shruti

144 Flips | 7 Magazines | 138 Likes | 2 Following | 3 Followers | @Shruti_paris | Founder, LivingWise Project Wellness entrepreneur and author who was previously an investment banker. Lived and worked in many different places.

Answering the Unanswered (Meditation Questions)!

<b>Preface:</b><p>While on the spiritual journey, our mind or brain (or whatever you may like to call it) keeps raising various questions or doubts. For those, …

Meditation 101

It would be safe to assume that you’re reading this article because you want to learn meditation. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing.<p>Let’s take a …

The Yoga of Christ and the Message of Christmas

The season of the winter solstice is celebrated as Christmas; some believe as the continuation of pre-Christian traditions in Europe and the Middle …

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At the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Plans are always best written in pencil when one is on the road. And this is especially true when your chosen travel destination has just been struck …

Yogic Technique to Beat the Cold and Pollution (Jal Neti)

Winter is the time of the year when nature is in slow-down mode. Our body being part of nature, also feels more lethargic, its functioning is slower …

Navdurga: the 9 Forms of Durga

The Navratri festival in India is a celebration of the nine nights of the Divine Mother. The Mother Goddess manifests in many different forms. In …

Spirituality

Legend of Govardhan: Shelter in the Divine

The day after Diwali is celebrated as Govardhan Puja.<p>The Legend<p>In Lord Krishna’s village of Vrindavan (located in Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh), …

Spirituality

Meaning of Diwali

<b>D</b>iwali or Deepavali is the most significant and popular festival celebrated in India. “Deepavali” translates from Sanskrit as rows (<i>avali)</i> of lights …

Diwali

Pointings from the Kena Upanishad (Part 1)

<b>Upanishad</b> in Sanskrit means ‘sitting down near or at the feet of’ (referring to sitting down near the spiritual teacher or at the feet of Truth). The …

Ayurvedic Oil Bath Benefits for Modern Lifestyles

Massages have always been intrinsic to the Indian tradition of physical well-being. As a child, I recall my mother furiously massaging our scalps …

Alternative Medicine

Saraswati, the Vedic Goddess and River

<b>The river Saraswati has shattered the mountain peaks with her fast and powerful waves, just as easily as one uproots the lotus stems; let us invoke</b> …

Hinduism

YoseMIGHTY: A Storehouse of Natural Wonder

Picture this: team mates working on a year-long project come together after a gap of around six months in a different location. It’s one of those</i> …

Hiking

Ramana Maharshi on Birthdays

<i>Most people in the world celebrate their birthday as a festive occasion. These wise words from Sri Ramana Maharshi (or Bhagavan as he was called by</i> …

Hatha Yoga

Brahma's Lie and the Delusion of Certainty

A yogic story (appearing in the Shiva Puranans) about the beginning of Creation, excerpted from the latest book by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Adiyogi: …

Spirituality

What Does Ahimsa Really Mean?

One can scarcely speak of Mahatma Gandhi without mentioning the word ‘<i>ahimsa</i>‘, generally understood as non-violence or not harming others physically. …

Spirituality

3 Stress-Busting Pranayamas

Suffering from stress, tension and anxiety? Try these three <i>pranayamas</i> (breathing techniques) to restore calmness and peace of mind.<p><b>Preparation for</b> …

Yoga

5 Wonderful Benefits of Neem

What’s in a neem? Well a lot, actually.<p>The neem tree <i>(Azadirachta indica)</i> has been used in India for its many diverse medicinal benefits, for …

Alternative Medicine

Joining Nature's Conversation

What if you could hear nature speak? If you are sufficiently silent, you just may be able to tune-in to nature’s radio. But how often do we attempt …

Spirituality

From the Immortals of Meluha to Immortal India - in conversation with Amish

<i>Shruti Bakshi talks to Amish Tripathi, sharing her personal thoughts and experience followed by a transcript of the full conversation.</i><p><b>I</b>f someone had …

Rally For Rivers - Your Time to Act!

Living in a democracy means that we, the people, can direct the course of our country. To what extent is up to us. We can either wait for election …

Life Advice from One of India's Great Teachers

<b>The 5th of September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888 near</b> …

Primal Divergence : A Contrast of Cultures (Part-4)

Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 in this four-part series<p>Sri Aurobindo & the Mother’s vision of the future of humanity and Hollywood’s take<p>In …

Guru's Words on 'Guruvada' - Part II

<b>Continued from Part I</b><p>In this second part we highlight a few insights from Sri Aurobindo on the true relationship between a Guru and a disciple, as …

When Vivekananda Met Tesla: Modern Physics' Earliest Trysts with Vedanta

It is generally accepted that Vivekananda changed the world by bringing the movement for self-knowledge to America. He influenced some of the …

Primal Divergence : A Contrast of Cultures (Part-3)

<b>Read Part 1 and Part 2 in this four-part series.</b><p>Misunderstandings of Western thought and modern psychology<p>Ancient India always based its …

Vivekananda's Message to the West and the Historic September 11 Speech

<i>On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda gave one of the most powerful speeches in history at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, …

Ram Rahim Case and Lack of Understanding About Gurus

It is easy to ridicule the followers of the convicted self-proclaimed messenger of God, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh as naive, and easily duped for …

The Importance of Being Idle | Newsletter No. 12

<i>**If you have signed-up to LWP, you will receive these newsletters directly in your inbox**</i><p>Most of us have been conditioned to believe that the most …

Primal Divergence : A Contrast of Cultures (Part-2)

<b>Read Part 1 in this series</b><p>How many Hindus, Buddhists or those of other religious orientation actually know that idol worship in India did not begin …