Exciting Diwali News

This Diwali, light the lamp within.

Dear LWP Readers,

Here’s some exciting news fresh off the press:
LWP will be releasing it’s very first LWP Digest, a beautiful collection of quality articles and wisdom quotes. The digest will be released this week, in time for Diwali and will even feature an exclusive, special piece on Diwali. So stay tuned for that!

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Here’s the highlights from the past fortnight on LWP (scroll down for more):
What does ‘ahimsa’ really mean? How does it apply to conflict situations? Shruti Bakshi explained how it’s only as we recognise our larger identity with the unity of life, that we can carry out even the most violent action if required of us, without a feeling of malice or intention of causing suffering to others.

– Suffering from stress, tension and anxiety? LWP recommends three pranayamas (breathing techniques) to restore calmness and peace of mind. Read 3 Stress-Busting Pranayamas.

– What’s in a neem? Here’s 5 great things about neem that have been known since Vedic times and that justify neem’s reputation in India as “sarva roga nivarini” or one cure for all ailments and ills.

– LWP shared an excerpt from Sri Aurobindo’s writings on the limitations of science and metaphysics in explaining the world. As he writes, “Metaphysics seeks to tell us What the Universe is and Why it is; in other words to explain the Inexplicable; but the end of this process is inevitably a juggling with words which must repel all clear-minded thinkers”. The approach of Hinduism is altogether different.
– Sri Sarada Devi (1853 – 1920) was the consort of the great saint Sri Ramakrishna Parmahansa and was considered as the Divine Mother incarnate herself. In this excerpt from her teachings, she explains the nature of mind and the importance of meditation in this Kali Yuga.

– What if you could hear nature speak? If you are sufficiently silent, you just may be able to tune-in to nature’s radio. But how often do we attempt to experience such a communion? In these gorgeous photos, nature’s art gallery comes to life.
As always, I look forward to your comments, feedback, suggestions and article contributions. Do share this with those you think may be interested so that they can also and join the wiser-living movement!
Wishing you a lovely Sunday wherever in the world you may be.

Warm regards,

Shruti Bakshi
Editor, the LivingWise Project

 

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Shruti Bakshi

Shruti Bakshi is the Founder of the LivingWise Project. She has worked for several years in banking and financial services in London, Paris and Mumbai and holds an MBA (INSEAD) and MPhil in Finance (Cambridge). Shruti writes about life at the intersection of spirituality and modern society. Her debut novel ‘From Dior to Dharma’ was released in May 2017.


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