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Ace-shooter and Arjuna Award winner Rajyashree Kumari Bikaner, daughter of erstwhile Maharaja Karni Singh

There were no glass ceilings I couldn’t break
Ace-shooter and Arjuna Award winner Rajyashree Kumari Bikaner, daughter of erstwhile Maharaja Karni Singh, has lived life on her own terms

My father gave his daughters and sons equal upbringing. I played men’s sports, and was into hunting (it wasn’t banned in India at that time) and shooting. There were no glass ceilings I couldn’t break. Life of a princess gave us no handicaps; we were taught humility amidst grandeur.

I won the Arjuna Award in 1969. My aunt, the Rajmata of Kota, was an ace shooter. My father had competed at the Olympics in Rome, Tokyo, Mexico, Munich and Moscow. He’d train me for hours. I began training when I was just 7 and I won the award when I was 17. I also gave up the sport at 19. I got tired. I quit, that was my biggest regret.

I quit too early. Shooting had made me mentally alert as a human being. I lived a free life, made my own choices. I was pitted against grownup men while playing. It toughened me. I knew in life, as in sport, you only help yourself.


I picked up smoking at college… the days of Flower Power and hippies. I managed to keep it a secret at home and used to smoke in the bathroom. When my father came to know, he walked into my room with two packet of cigarettes and said, “If you must smoke, do it openly. They are your lungs, if you want to ruin them it’s up to you.” I smoked the two packets he got me, and then gave up smoking some years later.


My other big regret is that I never finished my graduation as I got engaged and had to leave for London. I was engaged to MJ Gohel, who was extremely well-spoken and impressive. The Gohel clan were Chandravanshi rajputs. I got married and moved to London. My marriage ended years later, and I moved back to India. I was the first woman in my family to walk out of a marriage and get an official divorce. It shocked everyone but I made a decision to live my life on my terms. My kids (Sajjan Singh and Anupama Kumari) and I are proud of our lineage. Today, divorce is common and acceptable. Nobody wants to live unhappy lives. Life keeps changing. We simply drifted apart, and as most middle-aged couples often realise… apart from our children we had very little in common.


I think I was destined to document my family’s history (she recently wrote her memoir titled Palace of Clouds). I was barely 15, when my dad would ship me off to the royal library to look into old letters and records as he suffered from dust allergy. I taped interviews with trusted househelps who had served my grandfather, and that worked because I was looking for the men behind the legends. It was a slow-burning process – researching, recording, writing and fact-checking. And very fascinating.


The biggest change in Rajput families I see is that people are happy with daughters, and they are now treated equal to sons. There is no longer a craving to have a son to continue the family name and legacy.

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Begin your day with positive energy. As humans, we are prone to attract different energies – positive and negative. However, if all our positive emotions are in harmony, it makes us strong and we only attract positive energies, and even repel negative ones. My mornings are mostly easy without any rush as that is the most important time of our day. I sit in my balcony, which overlooks a beautiful tree blooming with flowers, look at the rising sun, and pray to the Almighty to energise me and make me strong. Then I can transfer my energy to all the people who come in contact with me and help them to become strong. This is a very simple yet powerful way to bring happiness internally and externally. I practise the spiritual exercise of healing emotional energy. We are all capable of releasing our negative energies that accumulate over the years. Once we learn to release these energies, it is very important to strengthen the mind and aura so that we can remain away from all non-beneficial energies.


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His Holiness Shri Shri Nimishananda

When we fulfill a desire mechanically, the deeper levels of our being are not satisfied and we develop an obsessive craving for that object. Lack of awareness also generates indifference for others, while awareness creates complete connectivity with Divinity and all beings.


His Holiness Shri Shri Nimishananda , born as Shri. Harsha . V. Shastry is an Enlightened Master who guides and writes from the depth of inner realisation. Since 1996 His Holiness has been guiding thousands of devotees all over the world on the spiritual path to Truth. With His former background of engineering entrepreneurship, Shri Nimishananda presents age-old, timeless techniques with lucid clarity and down-to-earth practicality making them wholly relevant to the new age times. When we read and listen to His teachings through books and audio visual media, we realise that spirituality is not abstract theory, but the very fount of dynamic reality which empowers our personality. What is most unique about the teachings of His Holiness is that it has a tremendous transformative energy that effortlessly changes our lives.

Shri Nimishananda is also a fluent, multi-lingual, powerful and charismatic orator who builds a strong rapport with seekers and listeners. His live Q & A sessions at the end of each program are eagerly awaited and have won wide acclaim everywhere. The most popular empowering programs of His Holiness are ‘BLISS – Be Living In Spiritual State’, ‘HAPPY – Heightened Awareness Personality Powering Yoga’ ‘Living In Meditation’, Kaaya Kalpa Kriya, RAY – Reviving Awareness Yoga and so on. His Holiness travels all over India and abroad and His series of discourses have had a great impact in the metros of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Trivandrum and in the tier two cities of Nagpur, Sholapur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Varanasi, Gaya, Allahabad, Guruvayur, Mangalore, Udupi, Hassan, Mysore, and Chidambaram. His Holiness regularly conducts Meditation and Self Empowerment Kriya Workshops by initiating the seekers to tap the power of their soul . He is also invited very frequently to the US, Canada, UK, Singapore and Malaysia to give discourses and conduct Experiential Workshops, Meditation, Sadhana and Interactive Sessions in prestigious forums for audiences of all age groups, backgrounds, professions and nationalities on an incredibly versatile range of spiritual subjects.

To mention just a few of the topics His Holiness has dealt with under various categories till now:

Philosophy – Who am I, The true goal of life, What happens after Death, What truly is Enlightenment, The nature of Destiny, The cause and effect of Karma, What is Reincarnation, The Three Philosophies of life – Advaita, Dwaita and Vishista Advaita, The three internal powers, Understanding oneself, Making Intuition blossom, The Third Eye, Self Realisation, etc

Day-to-Day Living: The Importance of Self effort, Shattering the past, The Power of Forgiveness, Simplicity, How to keep your mind and heart pure, Respecting Time, Beyond Time and Space, Spirituality for daily life, Nature – a prominent force, Techniques to get Good Sleep, A worry free life, Will power, The importance of a Satvic diet and lifestyle, How to overcome mental problems, How to avoid conflicts in family life, Our basic responsibility as human beings, Joyful Living, The Power of Resolution, etc

Inspiration for the Youth: Harnessing desires, Breaking habits and addictions, Balancing social and spiritual life, Vegetarianism, Harmonious Relationships, Managing your Mind, Non Violence, Effects of Alcohol, Don’t smoke God out of your Heart, Techniques to improve your Memory, Techniques to be Happy all the time, Bring out Your Inner Potential, Banish stress, fear and doubt, Inviting Abundance, How to be Lucky all the time, Mental programming, Success follow me, Harness your Soul Energy, Inner Balance and Outer Efficiency, How to understand Relationships, etc.

Religion: The power and effect of Chanting, How to Pray, The difference between Traditions and Superstitions, The Importance of Ritualistic Worship, The significance of Festivals, The significance of Traditions, What is Divinity, The importance of Pilgrimage, The Message of – the Bhagavad Gita, Narada Bhakti Sutras, Devi Mahatmyam, Kashyapa Sutras, Guru Gita, Upanishads, etc

Spirituality: Surrender, How to vanquish the ego, Activating our Bio-Energies, Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, Meditation, Spiritual Discipline, Awareness, Conquering the senses, The five natural elements, Becoming tools of Divinity, Information, Reformation and Transformation, The power of Thought, Transcending Thoughts, The dynamics of Divine Grace, Dharma – the stepping stone to Success, Satva, Who is a Guru, Why do we need a Guru, etc.

Charity: Unconditional Love, The more we Give; the more we Receive, Giving back to Nature, Service to Man is service to God, Patience and Tolerance, How You can be a Part of World Peace, Banishing Barriers, Annadana – Feeding the Poor, Caring for Animals, Selfless Service, The Joy of Giving, Wipe a Tear; Remove a Pain, etc

Shri Nimishananda has established Ashrams which are centres for Enlightened Living in India, Malaysia, Canada and the US. The discourses of His Holiness have been featured in English continuously on Aastha Channel for several months and on a daily basis in Zee-Kannada TV for over a year. He has also been on several interactive TV shows in Malaysia and Canada. Spiritual articles by Shri Nimishananda are published regularly in the national editions of The Times of India, Deccan Herald and other leading newspapers and evoke a very enthusiastic response from the readers. Please visit the Newsroom of our website to read these articles.

His Holiness’s remarkable exposition of the very rare Scripture called the Kashyapa Sutras which was published by the Karnataka State Archives Department as a 300 page book in Kannada hit the best-sellers list in 2008 and is still in great demand. This book is now being translated into English and several Indian regional languages which will be published shortly. Many popular CDs, DVDs and MP3s of Shri Nimishananda’s discourses on over a 100 different topics in English, Kannada and Tamil have been released so far.

Shri Nimishananda has founded the humanitarian forums of Shree Public Charitable Trust in India – Registered with the United Nations, SPCT is working relentlessly to actualise Shri Nimishananda’s humanitarian mission of “Wipe A Tear, Remove A Pain” in education, healthcare, social welfare and eco-management [] as well as partner with the UN to achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals.

Under the guidance of His Holiness, SPCT is striving relentlessly to improve the quality of life of those living below the poverty line and those who need our care and compassion. These programs aim at the eradication of hunger, illiteracy, ill-health, unemployment, ecological imbalance and also at enriching people’s lives with ethical values and unconditional love. Daily mass feeding, sponsoring the total care, education and vocational training of orphans, providing fees and educational accessories to poor students, free ambulance service, free health camps, awareness drives, nurture nature and reaching out to those who are elderly, differently abled or physically, economically and socially challenged are some of the ongoing activities in these forums.

To learn more about these activities, please visit our website at

The websites of Shri Nimishananda Ashram and Shree Public Charitable Trust are updated very frequently and feature the teachings of His Holiness in a very systematic manner. Each day the Quotes and FAQ section display something new for those who are looking for insight, inspiration and motivation. The informal dialogues between His Holiness and His devotees containing wonderful tips and guidelines for spiritual seekers and motivated leaders, discourses on a variety of topics, reports of events, photo gallery, video snippets, and specific spiritual techniques to be practiced on different occasions are uploaded on to the website very regularly. All this has made our website very popular and it is accessed by thousands of seekers from over 45 countries every month. You can also view more than 50 video discourses and question answer snippets of His Holiness in the video gallery of our Ashram Website These are also available on YouTube. Please feel free to contact us for any additional information, clarifications or queries by E-mailing us at

We welcome you to begin this most joyful, inspiring and empowering journey with His Holiness Shri Shri Nimishananda, the Enlightened Master who will walk with you every step of the way as your benevolent Guide, Mentor and Friend.

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His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj

Real beauty lies in the mind, not in physical cleansing. Until the mind is embellished with divine virtues, there can be no cleansing. Human beings may well look impressive in their outward worship, but God knows the true state of their minds.


His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, spiritual Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission is respected the world over for preaching the message of human unity, equality and fraternity through the realization of God. Once we are convinced of the oneness of the Supreme Father despite numerous names assigned to Him, the oneness of His creation – the mankind becomes a reality. According to him, realization of Self is also possible through the realization of God only which can, of course, be attained with the kind grace of a perfect spiritual master rather than scriptures or rituals.

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Niya Sharma replaces Priyamvada Kant on Tenali Rama


Niya Sharma

Niya Sharma

A few days ago, BT told you about Priyamvada Kant quitting the TV show, Tenali Rama, as she doesn’t want to play a mom on screen.

Well, we now have it that the makers of the show have finalised her replacement. Niya Sharma, who was last seen on Vani Rani, will essay the character of Tenali’s wife, Sharda.

Unlike Priyamvada, Niya seems to have no qualms about playing a mom on screen. She says, “After playing a negative character on my last show, Vani Rani, I wanted to take up something different. And, what better than a comedy show! I have no issues playing a mother, because almost every actress ends up doing that on TV these days. In fact, I’m excited to play the part, as it’s a different kind of historical comedy show.”

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Mobile Stotra

Here is stuti of mobile, which is nowadays very much important in daily life, we can not live without mobile. Hence we need to take care of this device like God!!

mobile stotra

mobile stotra

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Hanuman vs Mahiravana animation film

A mythological animation film that will appeal to all age groups
Animation movies often get slotted in the children’s genre, so the makers of the upcoming mythological animation film, Hanuman vs Mahiravana, are trying to break free from this stereotype with their story. Set against the legendary battle of the Ramayana, the film, directed by Dr Ezhil Vendan, is the untold tale of what happened on the penultimate day of the battle. The story has never been told before and the makers believe that audiences will enjoy this part of the epic, which revolves around Ravana’s brother, the evil sorcerer Mahiravana, and his battle with Hanuman. Touted to be a full-fledged family entertainer, it will appeal to all age groups.

Rajiv Chilaka, founder and CEO of Green Gold Animation, shares, “Our film traces the untold journey of Hanuman and how he saves Rama and Lakshmana from the evil clutches of the powerful ruler of the dark world, Mahiravana. Home-grown animation films are booming in India. People in their late 30s haven’t grown up on animation films, but the new generation has been exposed to this genre. Filmmakers should be bold enough to take risks. It’s about time we invest in our own superheroes.”

Hanuman Vs Mahiravana

Hanuman Vs Mahiravana

The film has been inspired by the popular animated video game, Gamaya Legends, which is based on the Ramayana. The game’s thematic content influenced the makers so much that they decided to produce a film around the characters from the video game.

Hanuman Vs Mahiravana, produced by Green Gold Animation, releases in 3D and 2D in Hindi and Tamil across India on July 6.

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Srila Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja

We may think that one who has a big house on Juhu beach or one who is driving a fancy car or one who has a beautiful wife, is fortunate. But the real fortunate person is the one who takes to the process of devotional service; one who understands that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead; one who does not misuse his human life.


His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja appeared on this planet on the most auspicious day of Annada Ekadashi, on August 14, 1944, in New Delhi, India.
H. H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja after graduating from the University of Delhi, studied Business Management at the Sorbonne University of Paris on a scholarship from the French Government and later, obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the McGill University at Montreal.
H. H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja first met Srila Prabhupada the Founder Acharya of ISKCON, in the evening of June 1st, 1968. Within the first two weeks of meeting Srila Prabhupada, he decided that he would accept him as his spiritual master. Around that time, he was working for Pepsi-Cola, doing Marketing Research.
In 1975, Srila Prabhupada sent H.H. Gopal Krishna Goswami to India. Srila Prabhupada made him the General Body Commissioner (GBC) of entire India. Srila Prabhupada specifically instructed him to print and expand book-distribution in India. Also, Srila Prabhupada entrusted H.H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja to oversee various important projects, such as Vrindavana, Hyderabad, Mayapur and Mumbai, recognizing his dedicated service and mood of sincere surrender.
In 1976, Srila Prabhupada appointed H. H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja as G.B.C. for Russia. He made several trips to Soviet Union, a communist state (now called the Commonwealth of Independent States) and risking grave dangers, he preached and distributed books over there. On the instruction of Srila Prabhupada, he took part in the International Book Fair. He helped to establish many centers in the erstwhile Soviet Union.

Acceptance of Sannyasa Order
In 1981, H. H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja took the sannyasa order. A year later, in March 1982, on the auspicious day of Gaura-Purnima, H. H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja became a ‘diksha’ guru (an initiating spiritual master).

At present, H. H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja is the G.B.C. for Mumbai, Northern India (that includes New Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Vrindavana, and Chandigarh), Mayapur, Kenya, Canada, some states of America, and many parts of the former Commonwealth of Independent States. Also, he is the Chairman and Trustee of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of Vedic literatures.
He is also the Chairman of the ISKCON Bureau which is the Legal entity or the Formal name for ISKCON.
H. H. Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja is engaged in inspiring and completing many of the largest ISKCON temples after the departure of Srila Prabhupada in 1977. One of the important temple projects completed under his untiring and dedicated efforts and directions was the Sri Sri Radha-Parthasarathi temple in New Delhi. This is also known as “Glory of India” project), and was inaugurated by Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India. It provides a multi-media visual display, a Vedic cultural museum and an open air theater. Also, the ‘Heaven on Earth’ project, inaugurated in December 2003 in Mumbai, is housed with modern facilities for imparting the essence of vedic scriptures to spiritual seekers, a mass feeding hall, a library with a reading room, a vedic samskara hall, besides a spiritually nourishing Govinda’s restaurant.
Besides, the bhumi pujana for Sri Sri Radha-Madana-Mohana temple in Khargar (Navi Mumbai), the proposed ISKCON center at the Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath and Ashta Sakhis temple in Ludhiana, called the ‘Glory of Punjab’, ISKCON temple at Rohini, New Delhi and Sri Sri Radha-Vrindavanchandra temple in Pune have also been accomplished. Additional land has also been procured in Kurukshetra and Vrindavana for expanding preaching programs.
Apart from all these, His Holiness is the Initiating Guru for more than 20,000 disciples worldwide- taking care of their spiritual growth, moral emancipation and above all Life style Management keeping Krishna at the center. Many of Maharaja’s leading disciples are social luminaries, intellectuals and leading lights in their sphere of activity. Maharaja travels across the world for more than 6 months in a year covering important projects and ISKCON temples besides handholding spiritual aspirants in scores of countries including Russia, the erstwhile Soviet Union, USA, Canada, Kenya and many other parts of the world.

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Master Paula Horan

Kali Yuga, this time of degeneration with all its difficulties and challenges, also provides us with a unique opportunity to wake up. May each one of us foster this intention for the benefit of all beings.


Dr. Paula (Laxmi) Horan is known worldwide for her numerous books, seminars and retreats on alternative and complimentary therapies, authentic forms of vibrational medicine, integrative body/mind therapeutics and ground-breaking approaches to spirituality and non – dual awareness.

An American Psychologist born in Boston, she lived her childhood years in Italy and Germany. Completing her undergraduate studies in sociology and English literature in Britain, she completed both her MA (focusing on dance therapy) and her Ph.D. in psychology at San Diego, California.
From 1992 through 1997, she spent much of her time with her spiritual master Shri H.W.L Poonjaji in India, who gave her the name Laxmi. Shri Poonjaji or ‘Papaji’, as he was affectionately called, was a self realized being who left his body in September 1997. Quickened by his presence, Paula shifted her focus from self-improvement to the self-inquiry that awakens the quiet stillness of awakened presence.

Wanting to share the same joy and freedom with others, this inspired her to create The Core Empowerment Training (CET), a five-day retreat that incorporates Jnana Yoga, the science of cutting through the mind which has had a worldwide impact. The purpose of Jnana Yoga, is to help people Realize The Freedom That They Are, by assisting them to experience their own true nature. This is accomplished by overcoming the illusion of ignorance (a mistaken belief in a separate self) by transcending the masks of ego that are sense-dependent and bound by karma. She considers CET her life’s heart work.

During her time with Shri Poonjaji, she developed a great love for India and decided to stay after his transition. Although primarily known as the person who introduced Reiki to India in 1989, she has a comprehensive experience and keen acumen in many cross-disciplined forms of body/mind and energetic therapeutics. Seeing a need for skilled therapists with conscious presence, she created a modular training curriculum in both eastern and western forms of body/mind treatment in 2001. This lead to the founding of the Taosomatics Institute, an integrative school for consciousness development. Attracting a core group of students, who are highly skilled and accomplished body/mind therapy trainers, Dr. Horan’s Institute now encompasses a growing sphere of complementary therapy trainings for earnest holistic therapeutic and wellness practitioners.

Dr. Horan is one of the founding members of the Indian Body/Mind Therapy Association, a first for India, which is endeavoring to coalesce therapeutic practitioners into a united whole.

Another factor in Paula’s life that inspired her to become an avid researcher on detoxification and rejuvenation therapies is her personal success in treating both a breast and ovarian tumors with a raw food diet and Reiki.

Fifteen years ago she also became acquainted with the therapeutic effects and astonishing benefits of oxygen in its tri-atomic form, ozone, in regard to healing degenerative diseases and also as a restorative rejuvenation therapy. Her knowledge and personal experience in this field has put her at the forefront of longevity treatments and for sustaining peak health in an increasingly challenged environment.

Paula’s seminars and retreats on an expansive range of wellness subjects and on non- dual awareness are whole-heartedly received, due to her unique ability to communicate complicated concepts in a simple and easy manner. She is well known for her warmth, for her inspirational teaching style and her enduring smile, indicative of the joy she finds in sharing her knowledge—which enliven and motivate her students to manifest the richness inherent in their lives.

Laxmi (as she is affectionately called) has appeared on Radio and TV shows in the US, Europe and India. In 1999 she received the Full Circle “Inner Flame Award” from former Prime Minister Shri Gujral for her contribution to disseminating alternative and complimentary methods of healing. The citation also commended her for her grace and grit in adversity.

Her first book, Empowerment through Reiki has been translated into 20 languages. It was followed by Abundance Through Reiki, Core Empowerment, Reiki –108 Questions and Answers: Your Dependable Guide For A Lifetime of Reiki Practice, The Ultimate Reiki Touch, The Nine Principles of Self-Healing and Heal Yourself With Oxygen. Her eighth book called Fierce Innocence, will be out in 2011.

Some themes Paula works with are:

Unconsciousness, the Cause for Unhappiness

The words “emotional intelligence” have become something of a catch phrase. More than being a trendy expression, they sum up the center focus of current leading edge exploration into the nature and workings of mind and cognition. They indeed point to the root of some key fundamental questions: “Why is it that so much of what our minds do, remains below the threshold of conscious awareness? What does this large degree of non-conscious cognition thought processing and ensuing action mean for our experience of the world? Why is our unconscious mind so all pervasive? Why do we have recurring experiences of being at the effect of the unconscious mind, to the degree that access to natural states of simple happiness seem to continuously elude us?

Science Now Agrees: Our Perception Is Ruled by Memory

Currently in several labs in the US, research is uncovering the secrets of cognition. Through the most advanced western technologies (for example, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS), scientists now realize that we do not see the world as it actually is, but only in terms of what we already know of the world. In other words, in states of non-conscious cognition (which is where most people are), memory shapes or dictates all of what we can perceive. We are thus deprived of free will and free agency. The moment we find access to being conscious and aware in the present moment, free will and free agency are restored. Brain scans using the same TMS technology also show how the practice of different forms of meditation, learned through long retreats, in fact influence perception in such a way, that humans can rise above an otherwise unconscious existence. For all human beings, this step into conscious awareness is of primary importance for it enables us to live a happy, balanced and fulfilled life.

Historically Only Lengthy Periods of Retreat Could Free the Mind

The question now is, how can this be accomplished? The traditional Buddhist approaches to the restoration of free will and conscious awareness require a long and arduous discipline of meditation over the span of many years. As the results of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with experienced mediators suggest, these techniques do indeed work. The data collected at the E.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior on the Madison Campus of the University of Wisconsin, USA, demonstrate as much. The drawback is, in the past, these techniques were invented, taught and elucidated mainly by monks and other people who were in a position to live a life of seclusion and contemplation. In other words, in their old approaches these techniques are time-consuming and require years of dedicated effort.

Short Cuts Bring Awareness into the Present

The question now is, can we accomplish the same? Can the average person achieve comparable levels of mastership and conscious awareness as Buddhist masters after twenty or more years of meditation practice? Living in the world, going about his or her business, and taking care of the many obligations that are taken for granted by any ordinary socially active person? Whereas certain periods of retreat are recommended, the answer is, “Yes, with the right motivation and commitment, it is possible.” There are approaches to conscious awareness and emotional intelligence that are geared toward direct recognition of what is so in the moment which bypass the mental processing via memory. One pertinent example is the Core Empowerment Training, developed by Dr. Paula Horan and based on several time-tested meditative techniques.

The Memory Trap Is Released by Clear Perception

It is essential to explore destructive emotions and unconscious behavior patterns to bring them into conscious awareness. They are not judged, and neither are they rejected. No effort is made to push them away. Instead, explorers of vichar (direct self – inquiry) are encouraged to directly feel them, and cultivate a sense of exploration about every circumstance that arises, whether seemingly “comfortable” or “uncomfortable”, “happy” or “sad”, “good” or “bad”. This direct feeling and recognition brings about a sudden shift in perception. We cease to identify with the latest destructive emotion or behavior pattern. Although we can notice and sense its presence clearly, we also know without a shadow of a doubt that this is not who we are, but only a conditioned response with which we sometimes identify.

Clear Perception is due to Heart Intelligence

Subsequently, once the link of identification is broken through noticing and most of all feeling from the Heart, the same old destructive emotion or behavior pattern can no longer rule us. In other words, often in the 5 days that the residential training takes, the same depth of balance and lucidity is achieved, which through more traditional approaches could take years to accomplish. This fast track is made possible through a combination of fine-tuned techniques and extensive meditative experience on the part of the facilitators.

Depending on the individual, 15 years of experience on the part of the facilitator has shown that participation in three to five, 5-day seminars over a two to three year period, accompanied with a daily meditation practice, can help to stabilize one’s ability to transcend the filter of memory and live a true present. Because all emotions are reactions to thoughts, the ability to live in the present without clinging to passing thoughts, automatically gives one the ability to transcend the pull of emotion. The result is a greater degree of equanimity in all situations, whether “positive” or “negative” and the emotional intelligence of a life lived from Heart.

Paula helps you, through Vichar (direct self-inquiry), use the mind to see through the mind, much like using a thorn to take out a thorn. Rather than trying to therapeutically make ourselves “better”, she shares advanced yogic practices that you can use in every day life to help you drop the seeker, the illusory separate self who is identified with doership, the root of all suffering,ie.the one who is never satisfied and always wants to “improve”.

Paula calls CET is her ‘true heart work’ as it provides the supportive environment for her to share the teachings of her guru H.W.L.Poonja , well -known as Papaji.

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