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Invitation for Maha Shivratri 2015 Celebration at Art of Living Ashram, Bangalore

"When you sit and meditate, you are in the Shiva principle. And that Shiva principle is truth, benevolence and beauty. These three things together form Shiva." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Mahashivratri is an annual celebration at the Art of Living International Center in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Sanskrit chants from the Vedas create a meditative and joyous aura in the place, overflowing with meditators.

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Shouldn’t our festivals be violence-free

Violence free festivals

We need to take a moment and think, is violence part of religion or a medieval culture? Can killing someone innocent, lead us to peace?

The ISIS considers living beings as objects and beheads them, aren’t we doing the same by showing no respect to ‘life’?

We are guiding our kids through the ‘killing’ ceremony, do we want them to get ‘used to’ killing. Do we want India to have people who are ‘used to’ killing?

Let’s be bold and brave and say “I’ll be non-violent, if it means I'll go to hell, so be it. But I will not spread more violence on this planet.”

The world is watching, it’s time to kindle the love within’ :)

~ @Loginitin

Braj rasiya, Holi song from Vrindavan

हरा रंग डारो, गुलाबी रंग डारो, बसंती बचा के

१. तुम तो कान्हा बड़े नटखट हो, मेरा गजरा बचा के, मेरी बिंदिया बचा के

हरा रंग डारो…

२. तुम तो कान्हा कहा नहीं मानो, मेरी चूड़ियां बचा के, मेरी मेंहदी बचा के

हरा रंग डारो…

३. तुम तो कान्हा बड़े रंग रसिया, मेरा हरवा बचा के, मेरी चुनरी बचा के

हरा रंग डारो…

४. तुम तो कान्हा बड़े हरजाई, मेरी पायल बचा के, मेरा बिछुआ बचा के

हरा रंग डारो

Holi rasiya, Mat maaro nainan ki chot rasiya

मत मारो नैनन की चोट, रसिया…

होरी में मोहे लग जायेगी

१. मैं तो नारि पराये घर की, पराये घर की, पराये घर की

तुम तो बड़े वो हो, हो रसिया, होरी में मोहे लग जायेगी

२. अब की बार बचाय गयी मैं, बचाय गयी मैं, बचाय गयी मैं

कर घंघटे की ओट, रसिया, होरी में मोहे लग जायेगी

३. मैं तो भरी लाज की मारी, लाज की मारी, हां लाज की मारी

तुम हो बड़े चितचोर, रसिया, होरी में मोहे लग जायेगी

४. रसिक गोवंद वहीं जाय खेलो, वहीं जाय खेलो, वहीं जाय खेलो

जहां तुम्हारी जोड़, रसिया, होरी में मोहे लग जायेगी

Playful Govind, go and play with your equal (Radha).

Holi song, Guru bhajan

Guru bhajan for Holiमेरे गुरु महाराज खिलावे होली

१. शब्द गुलाल भाव को रंग दे, मेहर कुमकुमा मारो रे

२. बाजत ताल मृदंग झांझ ढप, शब्दन माल लुटायो रे

३. ब्रह्म स्वरूप गुरुजी मिल गये, चाह नहीं भव तरनन की

४. पावन पुष्प एकादशी रंग है, अब ये दान मोहे दीजो रे

My master is celebrating the festival of colours, Holi. Grace, knowledge, bhakti, words and feelings are the colours.

Meaning of Diwali

“A single lamp is not enough, and we have to light the lamp in every field. Let the light shine on spiritual, social, financial and all other fields -- this is the message for Diwali." Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of The Art of Living, greeted people with this message during Diwali celebrations 2010. He also mentioned that Diwali is a time to start afresh, "While involving in daily activities, we do get upset with each other, we get upset and we make others also upset. But how long can you burn in that fire? Diwali is a time to drop everything and start afresh. That is why in this region, Diwali is immediately followed by the New Year. So, on this occasion my wish for everybody is to have the light of wisdom and spirituality in their lives, and the waves of joy keep rising in all hearts." Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of lights in the Indian subcontinent. Greeting each other and singing with each other, we light the lamps on Diwali and celebrate.


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