The World's only Immortal Animal........ :-)

Sages have spent years of energy and research into food, living, and meditation....drug companies spend millions of monies into this....and even more, many a Seeker on the path to Enlightenment, have deviated from the path of self-enquiry, simply to find immortality...

...and here is this one, simple, living creature that effortlessly stays immortal...Nature knows who to bestow what. :-)

Which is it? 
The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish...also called the hydrozoan jellyfish!

It can cycle from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, and back again, and back again! There may be no natural limit to its life span.

Transdifferentiation process: 1 type of cell transforms into another type.
Examples of runner-ups: Salamanders can regrow limbs (limited transdifferentiation).

Because they are able to bypass death, they're now found in oceans around the globe.

"We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion," ~Dr. Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute.

Tree Plantation Drive by YES!+: June 5, 2010

When Art of Living Bangalore's YES!+ team took charge in different parts of city, with AoL teachers, BBMP, and other responsible organizations like Vee Technnologies, the outcome was more than 100 new trees in a few hours, across parks!

FAQ: On an average, a human being utilizes resources of 16 trees in a lifetime.

Have you adopted your tree yet? :-)

Contact your Art of Living city coordinator and get started now.

Harvard said this...NYTimes said that... what do you say?

For the "less-evolved" ones who have an open mind to evolve:

A large-scale Harvard study, conducted last year, revealed that "the actual, realistic weightage to technical expertise is only 13 per cent!! ..compared to the 87 per cent attributed to soft skills in corporates and graduates today!"

Ironically we need Harvard, Stanford, NY Times or some such brand name credibility to believe the facts...instead of the universal knowledge already shared to the world through the Vedas and scriptures that contributed to India's high, multi-dimensional prosperity quotient, in ancient times! Isn't it ironic...?

If you have understood the point here, then you are already "evolving".

If you wish to fast-track your evolution, and fast-track the evolution of this beautiful planet along the way, enrol for the next YES!+ program. It's for you. And you will find everything you have been searching for so far in life...and much more..

Btw, at the realm of the Self, there is no evolution, the Self is all there is, as it is.

What's common to the MEDIA, POLITICIANS and EKTA KAPOOR? :-)

Some of my friends argue (from lack of anything valuable to contribute to conversation) ...why does ART OF LIVING charge money for the courses?

I gently remind them about how much they have invested (money + time + energy) in their graduation, and how much returns and satisfaction quotient they are reaping today. And the ridiculous disproportion in Investment versus Returns. :-)

And they immediately know that all this is because of the lack of spiritual education so far...

The greatest point to remember is that, "spiritual education" which is the most important aspect of education is often neglected...results are obvious to one and all, and I needn't elucidate that.

Oh, btw spiritual education broadly means "knowledge of self, knowledge about mind, balanced lifestyle with a holistic combination of prosperity" fact all spiritual people are prosperous-- in wealth, in thoughts and in magnanimity of attitude.

"Anything that helps you become unconditionally happy and loving is what is called spirituality." ~ Sri Sri

Something I came across recently...and feel I must share with you...

"The idea that all spiritual education should be free, or the notion that spiritual training was free in ancient India is a fallacy. Spirituality is also an education and all education needs to be paid for. Those who know their history know that people in Vedic times had to “invest” far more to get a spiritual education than we do today!

The concept of ''Dakshina'' is from the ancient Vedic times.

The vow of poverty is a concept alien to our land. Here, the primordial Guru, Lord Narayana is wedded to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Material progress goes hand in hand with spiritual growth. There are some pseudo intellectuals and historians who...praise only the dead and abuse the living.

Aptly captured here...


Silly goofy media...

sensationalizes a bullet and not the incredible work done by AOL in more than 165 countries in just 27 years!

politicians are the outdated PJ nowadays...and media is the new joke of the day.

Remember the last time, the media sensationalized that the commisioner's dog has run away....yes we all remember that !

But remember any time that AOL was highlighted for completely transforming Asia's largest slum...or creating a model village (in Maharashtra: in the history of the world....or Sudarshan Kriya curing thousands of patients from migraine/asthma/depression/homicidal tendencies/Cancer....or how AOL volunteers are still working in tsunami zones and Naxal-torn jungles of Chattisgarh ??

No the media wont portray that...because the media is the new PJ of the planet.

Politicians and media seem to have become the new series of Ekta Kapoor package in real life :-)

Oh, btw...the donations paid for the AOL courses are utilized in thousands of service projects across the world...from disaster relief to rural women empowerment....from free children education to saving the environment.

I'm sure some of you will appreciate this, and invest in your own health (physical, emotional, mental) through the incredibly simple and powerful ART OF LIVING courses (my personal favorite: , and at the same time, contribute to the revolutionary service activities happening through the Art of Living.

Its only one family...we call it a ONE WORLD FAMILY (Vasudhaeva Kutumbakam!)

"Do not sell your smile, even if the whole world is offered in return for it." ~Sri Sri

Clean Water!

"Once upon a time..." always has a "...Happily Ever After" at the end in reel life and fairytales.
What about in real life?

People who use the newest, "best", most-expensive water filtration systems...well guys this is not for you...because you have already lightened your pockets significantly to the "brand new" water purification system...and what I tell you about next will be a disappointment to your consumer-enthusiasm....

An ancient filtration technique that has near-zero carbon footprint in production and assembly of the system...and something that is way too affordable for anyone from a farmer to a what I am talking about...
i discovered this system at the Art of Living International Foundation...and I could only jump in joy...because this is exactly what every small village and every health-conscious consumer would love to have...and this it it!

A product of research on ancient, fool-proof, holistic way of purifying drinking water, this is a joint inititaitve between the Government of India and the Art of Living...and the product is called TERAFIL!

Costing less than 500 INR, this is a boon to many many people who deserve good health and clean drinking water...

To check it out, please contact Dr Ramkrishna Muley - 9342139075


Sri Sri: Calls Upon All to Fight Terrorism and Work for World Peace

Sri Sri Publications
India, May 31, 2010:
 Commenting on the attack on his convoy, spiritual leader, humanitarian and founder of the Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said: “We have to raise the voice of non-violence. Violence has been increasing all over the country and in the world. We have to work towards a more spiritual and peaceful society.”
The probe into the attack, which occurred on May 30, continued with the visit of the Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa to the Art of Living’s International Headquarters in Bangalore.
The Chief Minister promised to extend their full support to aid the investigations. He discussed the incident in detail with Sri Sri. “We are committed to give all possible protection to him. There will be an inquiry and the culprit will be punished. I am happy to see Sri Sri’s determination. He remains undeterred even after the attack.”
Investigations revealed that a gunman fired at Sri Sri’s convoy as he was leaving a public satsang attended by thousands of people on Sunday evening.
Addressing the media at the Art of Living International Center today, Sri Sri said, “We heard a noise in the car. Only later I learnt that a devotee had received a surface injury in his thigh.”
He further added, “I invite people who have violent tendencies to the Center. I am sure after they sit in the satsang for a few days, they will be reformed. I have no enemies. I have already forgiven the gunman. I invite him to learn meditation and the Sudarshan Kriya (a stress-elimination breathing techniques introduced by Sri Sri)."
Asked about enhancing security measures around him, Sri Sri said, “I am here for the people and am not in favor of any measures that will prevent this.”
He urged people not to worry and called upon them to work towards a more inclusive, peaceful and spiritual society.
In the meantime, religious leaders across faiths spoke in support of Sri Sri. Deepak Chopra, the Stress Management expert, also condemned the incident while appreciating Sri Sri’s calm response on this unfortunate episode.
Father Babu Joseph, spokesperson of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India and Swami Agnivesh, well-known social activist, strongly condemned the act of violence against ‘a man of peace and prayer’.
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said,* “He is a non-controversial figure. It is surprising that such an incident has occurred. Such a spiritual leader must be given all security.” All-India Muslim Personal Law Board Working Committee member Kamal Farooqui said, “Gurus have a lot of relevance in our lives. The culprit should be punished.”

All said and done, Rashmin bhaiya's blog nails the facts into place...from the senseless media to the "we will blah blah"  politicians, he puts this grim reality about our media and politics into right light!

Innovation on the webpage :-)

It's amazing ... don’t know who made this.

1st Line is Seconds
2nd Line is Minutes
3rd Line is Hours
4th Line is the Day of the Week
5th Line is Today's Date
6th Line is the Month
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