Archive for November, 2009

Nov 30

Swami and Rishi

Q> Whats the difference between a Swami and a Rishi? A> A Rishi is a married Swami. A Swami has only a “mi”, a Rishi come with a “Shi” 🙂 Jai Gurudeva! love bawa

Nov 30


The name was coined by Vikram, the recipe put together by me 🙂 You will need: 3 ripe and juicy apples, washed, cored and cut into medium sized chunks (don’t peel) 2 ripe pears, washed, deseeded and cut into medium sized chunks 1 small ripe and sweet pineapple cut into medium chunks Some dried berries, […]

Nov 26


Sent by a Lawyer friend … Enjoy 🙂 Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying? A: His lips move Q: What do you call a lawyer with an I. Q. of 50? A: Your honour. Q: When lawyers die, why are they buried in a hole 24 feet deep? A: Because deep […]

Nov 23

Clearing some “Concepts”

Q. I no longer have the blind faith I used to have for Guruji. I have many questions, which I asked my sister. She got fed up of me and asked me to ask you. So I am doing it… a. I feel Bangalore Ashram is fully like Hindu domain (with names of kutirs as […]

Nov 19

The Debate

When Adi Shankaracharya asked for directions to the house of Mandana Mishra, who was a highly learned scholar and ritualist, he was told the following… “You will find a home at whose gates there are a number of caged parrots discussing abstract topics like — ‘Do the Vedas have self-validity or do they depend on […]

Nov 16

16th November 2009

We had a wonderful whirlwind tour of our mastiful Mumbai… in the last 3 weeks, we did 4 YES!+ courses, 2 Sahaj courses, 1 DSN and a YES!+ Huddle (whats that? Well, come and find out the next time we have one)!! More than 700 people were on the courses with us… Meanwhile the other […]

Nov 16

Para Pooja

Adi Shankaracharya re initiated India around 400 BC (?) into the Vedic lore and way of life. He re instated the then lost art of doing Poojas and Yagyas. He expounded the Advaita philosophy. Though He was the one who gave much emphasis on Pooja, He also, in a series of brilliant verses totally rubbished […]

Nov 12

The Four Disciples

Adi Shankaracharya brought back the Vedic Lore to India by masterfully defeating in debate renowned Buddhist scholars of that time. He spread the Vedic way of life along the length and breath of India and established the four matths with the help of His four beloved disciples. The five people sitting right in the middle […]

Nov 9

A History Lesson

With the advent of Buddhism in India, for many, many years, the Vedic lore of performing Poojas and Yagyas was lost. Buddhism said that all these rituals didn’t make any sense, and that all you need to do for Enlightenment was to meditate and drop everything else. For many hundreds of years there was hardly […]

Nov 5

Miso Soup

An extremely simple, very tasty, Japanese soup… A small broccoli washed and chopped into medium sized florets 1 medium Zucchini cut into medium sized slices 2 small carrots scraped and cut into chunks A packet of oyster mushrooms, washed and cut into big pieces Half a packet of button mushrooms, washed and cut into 4 […]

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