Sunday, September 25, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Though there had been acts of terrorism before 9/11, this event compelled the world community to act. Let us look at what it brought. 9/11 brought an expenditure of billions of dollars on security. It brought two wars which snowballed into a massive economic crisis for America. It brought stringent measures such as making people remove shoes before boarding flights, a ban on carrying liquids while flying and random profiling of people. After having gone through ten years of all this, we must take stock of how effective the war on terror has been. Of course, these measures have had an impact on enhancing safety. However, we have to introspect and ask -- are they enough to eliminate terrorism? An emphatic no! Read More from Guruji's Article
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday termed the terror blast at the Delhi high court as a well-planned attack on the judiciary.
“It was a well-planned attack on our judiciary, which has systematically brought the guilty to book. No one should support the perpetrators of such crimes,” the spiritual leader said here in a statement.
Monday, September 5, 2011
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, goes the popular adage by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Bangalore-based Art of Living Foundation has taken this to heart; besides touching more than a million lives through its yoga and ashram-based techniques, the foundation has also been a silent campaigner, promoting a greener way of life.
The Art of Living ashram near Bangalore, which is being headed by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar, is now flush with a special tree—scientifically termed the Simarouba glacua. Sri Sri fondly calls it the ‘Lakshmi Taru.’
“Simarouba was named Lakshmi Taru because when a farmer invests Rs10 for the tree, he gets Rs1,000 or more as returns,” he said.
The ashram’s nursery is the largest producer of Lakshmi Taru in the state. The forest department is using the saplings from the nursery to make the wastelands of Western Ghats green. Read More