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Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
A short article on Saraswati on this day of Basant Panchami celebrating her.       Mantras from the Rig Veda (1.3.10 to 1.3.12) invoking...
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Ganga, The Mother (short video)
Ganga, The Mother (short video)
"I come to you as a child to his mother.I come as an orphan to you, moist with love.I come without refuge to you, giver...
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‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
A beautiful paradox that true expression that touches the other most deeply is one where ‘the other’ was disregarded in the make. True creativity as an...
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The Light of Rama and Ramayana
The Light of Rama and Ramayana
On the auspicious occasion of the laying of the foundation of the Rama temple at Rama's birthplace in Ayodha ('Bhoomipooja'), a small tribute to Sri...
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Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
A tribute to Meera bai on her Jayanti (birth anniversary) - contemplating 'true love'
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Exploring Shakti as Parvati, Sita and Radha
Exploring Shakti as Parvati, Sita and Radha
"Lord Shiva, only becomes ableto do creation in this world along with Shakti.Without her, even an inch he cannot move,and so how can one who does...
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Ancient Wisdom and the Environment
Ancient Wisdom and the Environment
The Indian and other ancient cultures lived in deep harmony with nature. Indeed, Indian culture went beyond even the planet Earth to embrace a cosmic...
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Our Arjuna Moments 
Our Arjuna Moments 
Arjuna's moment of doubt and confusion is not a moment from history, but a living moment. We all have the opportunity to grow in wisdom...
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The Power of Mantra: Science & Spirituality
The Power of Mantra: Science & Spirituality
"Of vibrations, I am the transcendental OM; Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names." - Bhagavad Gita (10.25) Explore the deep science...
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About the blog & author

The LivingWise Project is a Wisdom + Wellness blog that shares knowledge from spiritual and philosophical traditions focusing on the ancient Indian yogic and Vedantic systems. The inner tools for self-discovery and true well-being are brought forward in a relatable way for our modern age.

About Shruti

Shruti Bakshi is a former investment banker and consultant who after spending over a decade studying and working in London, Paris and Mumbai, decided to return to India to immerse herself in yoga, meditation and Vedanta philosophy.

Shruti has completed many courses with Isha Foundation and is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy (Kerala, India). She has also spent much time travelling around India to deepen in her spiritual practice which includes contemplation and Advaita philosophy.

Main spiritual influences: Ramana Maharshi, Mooji, Sadhguru and others.

Shruti holds an MBA from INSEAD (France/ Singapore) and an MPhil in Finance from Cambridge University where she was a Shell scholar.

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Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
A short article on Saraswati on this day of Basant Panchami celebrating her.       Mantras from the Rig Veda (1.3.10 to 1.3.12) invoking...
Read More
Ganga, The Mother (short video)
Ganga, The Mother (short video)
"I come to you as a child to his mother.I come as an orphan to you, moist with love.I come without refuge to you, giver...
Read More
‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
A beautiful paradox that true expression that touches the other most deeply is one where ‘the other’ was disregarded in the make. True creativity as an...
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To Whom Should I Pray? (Meditation and Devotion – Yoga Vasishtha)
To Whom Should I Pray? (Meditation and Devotion – Yoga Vasishtha)
As we enter 2021, the world is grappling with some great changes and upheavals. As so many of our systems, routines and ways have been...
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Finding Rest (guided meditation)
Finding Rest (guided meditation)
2020 was a year of uncertainties and challenges for most of us. With mental health issues and anxiety reportedly on the rise, I felt to...
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Meaning of ‘Shruti’ by Ramana Maharshi (and closing out 2020)
Meaning of ‘Shruti’ by Ramana Maharshi (and closing out 2020)
‘When various notes are played or sung by the musician,if you keep your attention fixed on the sruti, i.e., the accompanying tambur or harmonium with...
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Fearless Devotion 
Fearless Devotion 
  "There is no authority that is the Truth. Truth is the only authority." - Sadhguru   Through the ages, the lives of saints and...
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Sanskrit Chant from Isha Upanishad (Purnamadah)
Sanskrit Chant from Isha Upanishad (Purnamadah)
An offering of the Sanskrit Chant Purnamadah Purnamidam
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Shakti: Bringing Light to the Darkness
Shakti: Bringing Light to the Darkness
“Lord Shiva, only becomes ableto do creation in this world along with Shakti.Without her, even an inch he cannot move,and so how can one who does...
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NAsadiya SUkta, Rig Veda (Hymn of Creation)
NAsadiya SUkta, Rig Veda (Hymn of Creation)
The Nasadiya Sukta from the Rig Veda (10:129) points to the nature of reality and the paradox of nothing-something and the known-unknown. It is sometimes...
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How to Act (Yoga Vasishtha)
How to Act (Yoga Vasishtha)
In this beautiful excerpt from the Yoga Vasishtha, Sage Vasishtha explains to Sri Rama how the wise view action and what is meant by acting...
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Contemplation on Action (Yoga Vasishtha)
Contemplation on Action (Yoga Vasishtha)
    Can action be performed without a motive?Can something be achieved without intention or desire?What do we term as ‘action’ anyway?I explore here with...
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Krishna, the All That Is
Krishna, the All That Is
Krishna is the most colourful incarnation - an irrepressible child, an irresistible lover, a truly valiant warrior, an astute statesman and a yogi of the...
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The Light of Rama and Ramayana
The Light of Rama and Ramayana
On the auspicious occasion of the laying of the foundation of the Rama temple at Rama's birthplace in Ayodha ('Bhoomipooja'), a small tribute to Sri...
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Dharma, Unconditional Love and Walking the Truth
Dharma, Unconditional Love and Walking the Truth
see on Instagram: @shruti.heartwords The world feels to be going through a tremendous phase of sifting and sorting. What many of us have felt deeply...
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Laughing Buddha: Reflections on Joy
Laughing Buddha: Reflections on Joy
A single understanding: “I am the One Awareness,” consumes all suffering in the fire of an instant. Be happy.Ashtavakra Gita   Kindness goes where logic...
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Guru Purnima: Be a Light Unto Yourself
Guru Purnima: Be a Light Unto Yourself
To the Universal Master- a dedication to my GurusMy Masteryou are my prefect mirrorYou play like Krishnabut really you are ShivaYour Love destroying all separationYour...
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The Mechanics of Love (view from the Upanishads)
The Mechanics of Love (view from the Upanishads)
The Lord of the Universe wants to come and live in your houseif you accept He will see through your eyesHe will hear through your earsHe will...
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On Akshaya Tritiya: the Un-ending and Immortal
On Akshaya Tritiya: the Un-ending and Immortal
Akshaya Tritiya is the day we celebrate the abundance and unending-ness of life’s bounty manifesting as material and spiritual wealth, beauty, wisdom and love...
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Yoga-Meditation for Balance & Harmony
Yoga-Meditation for Balance & Harmony
Yoga is about attaining to absolute Balance, piercing Clarity and an inexhaustible Exuberance.With this, you are immensely fit for life.Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Namaste Dear Readers,Hope all are...
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Rama – It is Good
Rama – It is Good
Whether one is wise or ignorant, as long as the body lasts, its functions continue unaltered according to its nature. And the embodied person functions...
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Coronavirus: A Higher Response
Coronavirus: A Higher Response
In ancient Indian lore, whenever people approached sages and rishis (including Shiva) in times of need, the response was that the sages went into meditation....
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The Natural Flow: Dharma and Tao
The Natural Flow: Dharma and Tao
I'm always surprised to see that new subscribers keep joining the newsletter mailing list every week. I'm certainly not very regular in my writing (!)...
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I Am – a poem/meditation by Rupert Spira
I Am – a poem/meditation by Rupert Spira
Sharing a beautiful poem by non-duality teacher Rupert Spira called 'I Am'. The poem
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The Power of Silence
The Power of Silence
The period from Mauni Amavasya (24 January 2020) until Mahashivaratri (21 February 2020) was traditionally considered, on the yogic path, to be a period for...
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Poetry of the Heart
Poetry of the Heart
Namaste dear readers, As a New Year special, I felt to share a few of my poems - something I have not done before on this...
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Jnana and Bhakti in the Context of the Ancient Schools of Advaita
Jnana and Bhakti in the Context of the Ancient Schools of Advaita
What has a 20th century Indian philosopher writing about the Advaita of Adi Shankara got to do with a Sufi poet from the 13th century?...
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Rama, The Lotus-Eyed One
Rama, The Lotus-Eyed One
"What effort does a lotus flower need to blossom in the lake? The lotus does not touch the lake even though it lives in lake....
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Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
A tribute to Meera bai on her Jayanti (birth anniversary) - contemplating 'true love'
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Exploring Shakti as Parvati, Sita and Radha
Exploring Shakti as Parvati, Sita and Radha
"Lord Shiva, only becomes ableto do creation in this world along with Shakti.Without her, even an inch he cannot move,and so how can one who does...
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Tales of Ganga #1: Ma Ganga’s Children
Tales of Ganga #1: Ma Ganga’s Children
Three hilltops huddled together a long time ago. To pay their respects like a devotee, to watch her beauty like a lover, to care for...
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Ganga Waters Meditation: Bathing in the Sounds of Ganga
Ganga Waters Meditation: Bathing in the Sounds of Ganga
I recently spent some time in the holy town of Rishikesh. What a blessing to be in Ma Ganga's presence and feel her intimate connection...
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Krishna Quotes (Bhagavad Gita)
Krishna Quotes (Bhagavad Gita)
5 beautiful quotes of Krishna from the Bhagavad Gita.
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How Yoga and Meditation Can Help You Fight Depression
How Yoga and Meditation Can Help You Fight Depression
How to crawl out of the pit of depression using yoga and meditation as tools? These age-old practices help us to harness our mind and...
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15 Wise Sayings of the Mystic Saint Kabir (Kabir Ke Dohe)
15 Wise Sayings of the Mystic Saint Kabir (Kabir Ke Dohe)
15 sayings of the mystic poet-saint Kabir Das (15th century CE). The wisdom of life encapsulated in these couplets is simple and timeless.
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Wisdom Works: 3 Must-Read Ancient Books
Wisdom Works: 3 Must-Read Ancient Books
Three ancient works of wisdom that are unparalleled in the profundity with which they looked at human life and existence.
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