Free Press Journal
  • Words of Wisdom

    Decoding Desires

  • Know A Good Teacher

    The Guru or the teacher always wishes for the student to win. And a good student wishes for the victory of the teacher. This is a very strange and unique idea about the teacher-student or Guru-shishya relationship in India.

  • SENSES – HABITS

    How to get rid of Vasanas(impressions)? This is a question for all those who want to come out of habits.

  • THE ABODE OF THE DIVINE

    Ra in Sanskrit means that which is radiant and “ma” means myself. That which shines forth within me is Rama. That which is radiant in every particle of the being is Rama.

  • THE MIND

    Your mind does not belong to you. Don’t blame it. Let the Big Self embrace it. Effort is the key in the relative; effortlessness is the key to the Absolute.  Bangalore Ashram, India  October 16, 1996

  • THE ONE IN THE MANY

    The intellect divides and synthesizes. Some creatures in the world synthesize and some divide. Ants only synthesize; they bring things together and build anthills. Monkeys cannot synthesize; they divide everything. You give them a garland and they tear it to pieces and throw it all over the place. A monkey can only divide or analyse. A beaver synthesizes, it brings wood together and builds a dam. Birds, such as weaver birds, also

  • Conflicts due to communication breakdown, trust deficit says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Washington: All global conflicts are mainly because of communication breakdown and trust deficit and addressing these two issues is the key to resolving conflicts, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said. The spiritual guru, who has personally been instrumental in resolving some global conflicts, said the key to his effort is “we speak to people” and tell them that “we understand” them.

  • Ayodhya dispute: Day after Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pitches for out of court settlement, AIMPLB says only court order acceptable

    Lucknow: A day after spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pitched for an out of court settlement of the Ayodhya issue, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said today that only a court order on the matter was acceptable to it. The board also took exception to a recent reported statement made by the Art of Living founder on the Ayodhya issue.

  • Ayodhya dispute: Our priority is to join hearts of people, says AIMPLB

    Bengaluru: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Friday, in regard to Ayodhya dispute, said that our priority is to join hearts of people. Executive member of AIMPLB Maulana Salman Husaini Nadvi talked to ANI here on his meeting with the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. “We held meeting so that all issues around the matter especially that of Ram Temple and Babri Masjid are discussed and

  • Inner strength and a mature mind

    Only self-power and a full-grown mentality transfigure an individual to establish contact with the source of our inner energy, writes RAVI VALLURI

  • To worship or idolize without a sense of belonging is always futile

    To worship or idolize without a sense of belonging is always futile. Such worship only results in fear and distance. On the other hand, some are paranoid about worship. They get annoyed when they see others worshipping.

  • Organisation

    The entire creation is a huge organization. Everything is made up of atoms. The whole world is nothing but an organization where the atoms have decided to arrange themselves in a specific pattern, to form a particular substance. And those particular patterns bring them specific qualities.

  • Bhopal: ‘Vajpayee wanted a mosque too at disputed site, but I refused’

    Bhopal: Shankaracharya of Puri Nischalananda Saraswati criticized former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his desire to build a mosque along with the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Shankaracharya, who was interacting with people here at MP Prabhat Jha’s bungalow, said that Vajpayee had sent film star and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha seeking his consent for construction of mosque but he refused.