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Challenge Your Assumptions

Challenge Your Assumptions Would you be surprised if I told you that some of your assumptions are always wrong? In fact, today, I would like you to question your assumptions. It may be difficult, but it is the only way to view the world from a new perspective. It is […]

Who Is My Guru?

What better time to answer this question than around this time of Guru Purnima- an Indian festival dedicated to all teachers and gurus. It is celebrated in the month of June – July on a full moon day, when people pay their respects to their teachers and express their gratitude.

Laughter and Silence-A Spiritual Retreat In India

A new self-awareness program has been developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, MD, based on an age-old Indian wisdom stating that life is like a house with five rooms, those being – self, family, work, social and spiritual. If your life is to be balanced, every room needs to be well […]

Lessons Learned From “DAISY”

Almost all us, at some time in our life, have been bothered by constant provocation and pestering by some people leading to absolutely infuriating situations hard to deal with. You will find yourself getting sucked into a vortex of negativity and frustration. So how does one deal with it? Either one has to give in or resort to helpless reasoning, which most times does not work.

Advertise Your Weakness!!

Advertise Your Weakness!! Every person has a fair share of strengths and weaknesses, but very few have the courage to talk about their weaknesses. It is understandably difficult to open up and admit to one’s faults and try to rectify them. Sometimes, we go through our entire life hiding our […]

So What? Mantra For Happiness!

Who was Yamma Gucchi? A stray dog! Conceivably hard to believe that a dog taught me the toughest lesson of life. But, it was true. Yamma was one of the waifs and strays in my neighborhood. Looked after by an old couple, Mr. and Mrs. Anand, she had earned quite […]

Do Your Best And Leave the Rest!

Some years ago, while in Denmark, I visited a Laughter Club in a small town. While having dinner, Laughter Leader Heine Hansen, told me he first learnt about Laughter Clubs from a newspaper, and immediately joined one, as soon as it opened in his area. He motivated his mother to […]

Big Move From Mumbai To Bangalore….

Twenty six years ago, I came to Mumbai with a dream in my eyes and ambition to become rich and famous. It is a city of dreams, where people come from all over India to fulfil their vision. Amidst constant stress and pressures of daily life, I envisioned people laughing, […]

Your True Identity!

Have you ever lied to yourself and tried to evade the truth? Have you ever discovered your true identity in the midst of different roles one plays in life? It is difficult. In this story I’m going to share with you what I learnt from one of my spiritual masters […]

Hundred Meters Wisdom !

Based on the age old wisdom that life is like a house with five rooms, the new program Laughter and Silence retreat launched in Melbourne was a great success and helped to provide deep insights into one’s inner self. Contemplation in silence transcends the conscious and judging mind and unfolds […]

When Hardwork Doesn’t Seem Like Hardwork !

When I was in Berlin on 14th October 2006 for the European Laughter Yoga Conference, a newspaper journalist asked me how you can laugh if you are not in a mood to laugh? I am asked this question often by people all over the world. Here is the answer When […]

Unfolding Your Unlimited Potential Through Spirituality!

All of us have access to unlimited intelligence. Call it God, higher intelligence, cosmic intelligence, quantum or unified field. Every human being has the ability and potential to connect to the higher mind which is the ultimate creative force and works like a miracle. Science tells us that we use […]