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Divine Blessings in Advance

2010 is the year Swami visited New Delhi. It is very rare for Swami to visit any place away from Puttaparthi. All I could think of was, "There is a reason Swami is coming to New Delhi. What is that reason? The real reason." I kept on praying for the answer but I received no clues.

(Image Courtesy: Shri Govind Bharathan, Senior Advocate, Kerala High Court) 
For those who may not know this: Many of India's Prime Ministers and Presidents have been devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Rajiv Gandhi, for example,had deep respect towards Swami, as revealed by one of his close co-pilots who wrote a book on Baba.  
Former PMs Narasimha Rao, Atal Behari Vajpayee and Dr Manmohan Singh were Swami's devotees long before they entered politics. Former Indian Presidents Shankar Dayal Sharma,  Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and the present President Pranab Mukheerjee are also Swami's devotees. Other prominent political leaders who are Swami's devotees include  the current PM, LK Adv…

Amazing Signs You are an Earth Angel

Doreen Virtue’s book, “Assertiveness for Earth Angels” brings to life the reality of Earth Angels in very easy way. It’s an exciting must-read! [ALSO READ: How to NEVER EVER GIVE UP on the spiritual path]

Earth Angels have amazing super powers in:MusicArtsWriting HealingManifesting miracles for others such as controlling weather conditions &  becoming invisible at will
DO READ: ASK MORE, FEAR LESS.

How to Identify Earth Angels by their Traits
To know whether you are an Earth Angel, take a look at their known traits that are explained in this book:


You have a graceful and compassionate aura that inspires people.Your presence “lifts” everyone to happier spirits – it is proof of who you really are.You don’t judge others but you overdo the “acceptance” bit. So, you tolerate even those who show no respect for boundaries.You cannot stand anyone suffering or being in pain. You are constantly “rescuing people” because it is in your nature to want to see everyone happy in this world. But y…

Why Failure can be a good thing in your life

Failure is one of those highly devastating experiences that can make or break your life. When I fail, I feel that the Universe is sending me a sign of awakening.

I have read somewhere Steve Jobs had said that being fired from Apple was the best thing that ever happened to him. That attitude is a sure sign of growth, of moving towards something that can take you from average to awesome. 

So, take the pledge to “Embrace Your Failures.” FAILURE IS AN AWAKENING, A STEPPING STONE TO AWESOMENESSWhen your life is going smoothly, you don’t really grow. You are cozy in your comfort zone. It’s easy, convenient and leisurely. We all feel that way through the good times.When you hit choppy waters, your skills are tested like never before. Not just your skills – a host of traits are put to test. Such as:·Your professional ethics and value systems [Do you feel tempted to take short cuts?]·Your sense of timing and sense of humor·Your inner compass – that which helps you to make critical decisions·Your…

MV Devan: Eye of the Artist

On 29th April, 2014, MV Devan passed away. He was born on January 15, 1928, to Madathil Govindan Gurukkal and Mulloli Madhavi in Kannur. My husband's family knew him well. 
As a person who respects writers, artists and musicians, I too felt a sense of  loss on hearing about MV Devan's demise. But I believe that artists are those rare, blessed people who never 'die.' Their legacy lasts forever.
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MV Devan: A Different Kind of an ArtistMany factors make MV Devan a different kind of artist. Artists, in the eyes of the society, are known to lead gypsy-like, wandering lives and hearts.  It is said that the heart and soul of an artist is as mysterious as the sea and cannot belong to another. It definitely remains a mystery how MV Devan remained a true-to-heart family man. His love and commitment to his family, particularly his beloved wife, is well known. That, indeed, is a rarity among artists.
Another interesting aspect – MV Devan had no formal training i…

Cancer turns your life upside down, But if Yuvi can, You can!

‘Cancer turns you upside down. In body, in mind, in spirit. You have to get used to retaining food in your stomach again before you go about expending energy. It would take me six weeks to get my system functioning well.” – Yuvraj Singh (The Test of Life)
No one likes to be diagnosed with cancer.For those who missed the first part of the book review, here's where you can read it Book Review: The Test of My Life by Yuvraj Singh.


Cancer in India: Pre-conceptions and Social StigmaIn his book, Yuvraj Singh takes on some pre-conceptions about cancer:·Is cancer infectious?·Can cancer spread?·Can you go into a house that has a cancer patient and catch it?·If a parent has cancer, does it mean all his children will have it?·Should we allow our children to marry into a family that has cancer?
There is also a paragraph in the book where Yuvraj asks his doctor whether he will be able to have children after undergoing chemotherapy. It takes guts to write and open yourself to the world like this.
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