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  • Why you must overcome frustration and conflicts

    Human life is too inestimable and precious that antipathetic emotions like resentment and conflicts should become roadblocks or impediments which subsume the thought process. Two young girls from an estimable school were bosom buddies, veritable alter egos of one another. They were to appear for the class 12th examination. Renu was exceptionally gifted and her mind…

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  • A curious mind and unconventional thinking can engineer change

    Those with a curious mind and an unconventional or atypical thinking process try to refashion their personalities by re-engineering themselves from inside out, writes RAVI VALLURI Often, conventional and commonplace way of think only results in clambering the ladder. A person leading a ho-hum existence is invariably complacent and satiated with the prosaic lifestyle. Those…

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  • Zen Buddhism: Law of attraction

    Without the grace of the Master one only encounters misadventures and roadblocks along the path, writes RAVI VALLURI Aeons ago a strapping youngster gained admission into an estimable temple of knowledge. He was fortunate to be imparted precious pearls of wisdom of Zen Buddhism by sagacious and prescient masters. Along with the other tutees, he…

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  • Therapeutic approaches for a better living

    Healing therapy reinforces the resolve for mitigating distress and convalescence, leading to an improved lifestyle, writes RAVI VALLURI Anand was a mere mentee at an estimable and celebrated flautist’s music school. The strapping youngster was bewitched by the prepossessing damsel who too was learning to play the flute under the expertise of the legendary musician….

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  • 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 Aeons ago a neophyte Zen student was an apprentice at a temple of knowledge. Regrettably, his mind was not robust enough and kept tergiversating and vacillating; so much so his mind and soul…

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  • Meditation: Its importance and benefits

    The practice of mindfulness and awareness are twin techniques and characteristics to remain unattached to events, people, situations, possessions and emotions, writes RAVI VALLURI Dispassion is the key to meditation. In such a state the mind is not hankering after materialistic goals or objectives. When the human mind drops all desires it reaches a state…

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  • Factors that influence our attitudes in life

    Social influences, overwrought emotions and environmental factors impinge upon human minds. Consequently, individual behavioural patterns become complex and often antipathetic in nature, writes RAVI VALLURI The Mahabharata is one of the greatest epics essayed in the subcontinent, perhaps in the world; it is believed to have been recited by the sage Veda Vyasa with Lord Ganesha…

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  • The art of letting go to relish the life to the fullest

    Our desires are never ending, and we keep chasing them till the end. Sometimes these challenging inclinations worsen the situations, RAVI VALLURI suggests to release and relish life to the fullest Blurb: Sakhya Muni, Lord Buddha had said, “Be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be humble not shy, be proud but…

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  • Shirshasana — Sovereign among Asanas

    Blurb: Shirshasana enhances the blood supply to the brain and pituitary gland, and in the process revitalises the entire body and mind. Regular practice disgorges perturbation and other psychological intrusions which often become the bedrock of numerous disabilities. On the 21st of June, Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, for three years in a row now, millions across…

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  • Developing skills to be a successful leader

    The unrevealed secret of any triumphant leadership is to polish a particular expertise and then make forays into uncharted territories, writes RAVI VALLURI Only a trailblazer entity with innovative thinking has the virtuosity and versatility to upend the pyramid and produce dramatic results. This is true of an individual or an organisation. Needless to say a…

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  • Efficacy of mantras you should be aware of

    Chanting mantras with utmost concentration and purity of thought enables the mind regain vigour and robustness, writes RAVI VALLURI   Power of Mantras Truly, the Almighty is all-pervasive and omniscient.  Let us take the case of devout Hindus. Each day is dedicated to a deity and a Mantra is chanted to invoke divine benediction. Chanting…

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  • The Amazing Power of the Human Mind

    Realisation and awareness are two iconic qualities that shine the light on the amazing power of the human mind. Aeons ago lived, lived an ambitious king named Suddhodhana, chieftain of Sakyan republics. He was captivated with the thought of perpetuating the dynasty. However, his battle fatigued son Siddhartha, was not ensnared by the Mara of…

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