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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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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 at top institutions in London, Paris and Mumbai, decided to take a career break and 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 having completed her training from 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, Anantaji.

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

In addition to her writings on this blog, Shruti loves sharing some of her poetry and writings on her Instagram account. Be sure to check it out here!

You are also welcome to write in to Shruti by email at: contact (at) livingwiseproject.com

Featured Posts

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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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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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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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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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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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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Japa and Kirtan – the Ways of Devotion
Japa and Kirtan – the Ways of Devotion
All paths of yoga are essentially about being in constant remembrance of and thus communion with the Divine. A relatively easy tool for this is japa. Still...
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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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Taittiriya Upanishad: Rishi Bhrigu’s Meditation
Taittiriya Upanishad: Rishi Bhrigu’s Meditation
The Upanishads "are the production of the highest human wisdom” claimed German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The Bhrigu Valli, part of the Taittiriya Upanishad is an important...
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Understanding Rama and Ramayana
Understanding Rama and Ramayana
On the occasion of Rama Navami (birthday of Lord Rama), understanding what Rama signifies.
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Sirsasana – A Reflective Asana
Sirsasana – A Reflective Asana
Sirsasana (or headstand) is regarded as the King of Asanas in yoga. If one goes deeper into the asana one realises that it teaches us...
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Holi – Burn the Old, Celebrate Life
Holi – Burn the Old, Celebrate Life
The festival of Holi is often dubbed the most 'fun' festival that is about playing with water and colours, singing, dancing and eating. But what...
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The Spirit of Mahabharata Coursing Through the Ganga
The Spirit of Mahabharata Coursing Through the Ganga
Rafting over the Ganges, Gayatri Iyer reflects on how the river embodies the characteristics of the different Pandava princes of the Mahabharata epic. One can...
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5 Reasons Why Yoga is Better than Gymming
5 Reasons Why Yoga is Better than Gymming
Here's some reasons why you'd be better off replacing your gym work-out with a yoga class. This list of reasons excludes the simple fact that...
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Seeking Shiva
Seeking Shiva
"The distinction between “with qualities” and "without qualities” does not exist in Him; He’s beyond both attachment and non-attachment; Stainless, He’s beyond all forms. He’s...
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Stressed-Out? Here’s 3 Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita
Stressed-Out? Here’s 3 Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita
The ancient text Bhagavad Gita offers some very valuable wisdom for our stressful times. Here’s 3 lessons from the Gita that could help transform your...
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Basant Panchami:  Honouring Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom and Light
Basant Panchami: Honouring Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom and Light
Basant Panchami (the fifth day of spring) is dedicated to Saraswati, the mother of knowledge, the grace of music, the power of the word, the...
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What is Sivananda Yoga?
What is Sivananda Yoga?
Sivananda yoga is a popular and well-recognised yoga offering globally. Here's an insight into Swami Sivananda and his teachings, namely the "5 Points of Yoga".
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On Swami Vivekananda and His Search for God
On Swami Vivekananda and His Search for God
“The natural tendency of Vivekananda’s mind, like that of his Master, Ramakrishna, was to soar above the world and forget itself in contemplation of the...
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The Face of Grace, Ramana Maharshi
The Face of Grace, Ramana Maharshi
"Let the world bother about its reality or falsehood. First find out about your own reality. Then all things become clear" - Sri Ramana Maharshi...
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LWP’s Best of 2017
LWP’s Best of 2017
A look at LWP's most popular posts of 2017.
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3 Stress-Busting Pranayamas
3 Stress-Busting Pranayamas
Suffering from stress, tension and anxiety? Try these three pranayamas (breathing techniques) to restore calmness and peace of mind.
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Saraswati, the Vedic Goddess and River
Saraswati, the Vedic Goddess and River
One of the earliest goddesses worshipped in India since Vedic times, Saraswati devi, goddess of speech, wisdom, and expression, was believed to have found physical...
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From the Immortals of Meluha to Immortal India – in conversation with Amish
From the Immortals of Meluha to Immortal India – in conversation with Amish
Shruti Bakshi speaks to bestselling author Amish Tripathi about a wide range of topics from his books to his writing process, to atheism in ancient India...
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Vivekananda’s Message to the West and the Historic September 11 Speech
Vivekananda’s Message to the West and the Historic September 11 Speech
In 1893, Swami Vivekananda gave some of the most powerful speeches in history at the Parliament of World Religions. The speeches were an instant hit...
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Enlighten Yourself | Newsletter No.14
Enlighten Yourself | Newsletter No.14
The weekly round-up of LWP's articles (4 - 10 September 2017).
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When Vivekananda Met Tesla: Modern Physics’ Earliest Trysts with Vedanta
When Vivekananda Met Tesla: Modern Physics’ Earliest Trysts with Vedanta
What's the connection between Vivekananda, Tesla and 'akasha'? Professor Subhash Kak explains, describing some of the earliest attempts at searching for a scientific basis for...
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Vedic Chanting: An Amazing World at the Intersection of Tones and Letters
Vedic Chanting: An Amazing World at the Intersection of Tones and Letters
Vedic chants are considered to be the oldest unbroken oral tradition in the world. They are incredibly sophisticated arrangements of tones and letters that have...
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