Monday, February 29, 2016

Effective Leadership

Fri, 04/17/2015 Bangalore, India
(Business vector designed by Freepik and below is a continuation of the post Moving Higher)
Today, I want to tell you one thing. See, the kind of food that we eat in India is acidic in nature. Eating acidic food causes joint pain, lethargy and diseases in our body. So what should we do about this? We need to make the blood alkaline to balance this. So I would suggest you to drink alkaline water. Do this and see how it brings a change in your health.
All vegetables are alkaline, while fruits are mainly acidic. Spices, rice and even milk is acidic. So you need to change this. Two to three hours after your meals, you should drink some alkaline water. Do not drink it immediately before or after your food, as the food will not get digested properly.
How can you make water alkaline? Take one litre of water, put four cut pieces of cucumber and two small pieces of lemon in it. Keep this overnight and the water becomes alkaline. Drink a glass of this alkaline water two to three hours after your food. Or if you have already drunk some alkaline water, then you should leave a gap of at least one to two hours before you have eat your meals. Try this and see how the pH of your blood becomes better.
Reduce the quantity of grains and cereals in your meals. Food should get well digested. We eat so much and then it does not get digested well, because of which you experience cramps and aches in the body. So once every few days, do not have any grains or cereals in your meals at all, just have raw or boiled vegetables.
We have a tradition in our country that on the days of Ekadashi, we fast and do not take any grains. Why is this so? For 15 days we consume all sorts of grains and rice, and that creates acidity in the body. By fasting and avoiding grains completely for one day, that phenomenon (of acidity) gets reversed.
Nowadays we have left that tradition, or sometimes we do not get time to follow it properly. So, every two to three months, for a few days, you should only have boiled vegetables with a little salt, and no grains at all. Do this and see what good change you experience in your health.
We often boil vegetables too much, and drain away all the water in which the vegetables have been boiled. When we do this, all the nutrients are lost and we eat only the remaining portion, which is not very nutritious. You should not boil them too much, except potatoes.
Eating potatoes raw is no good. Usually in India, people often have tomatoes, potatoes and brinjals, and eat less of green vegetables. We should consume more of green vegetables. You should also have the Oorja tablets from our Sri Sri Ayurveda. It helps to complete all the deficiencies in our diet.
Do you know, drumsticks are so rich in vitamins and minerals. It is said that the leaves of the drumstick tree have nutrition equal to 10 bananas and 20 oranges. Our body should get balanced and nutritious food.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Moving Higher

Fri, 04/17/2015 Bangalore, India

(Below is a continuation of the post Are You Being Responsible?)
It is the teachers who have helped bring about a wave of change at the time of the country’s struggle for independence. Our teachers took the responsibility to bring enthusiasm and inspire the people. Teachers always have a very big role to play in every aspect.
The Naxalite movement that you see today also began with the teachers’ community. I would appeal to all the teachers to work together for bringing peace and progress to our country today. You have to teach and inculcate inspiration and good knowledge in today’s children. Children are like empty transparent vessels, whatever (knowledge) you fill them with, they will reflect the same and behave in that way. If you fill them with fear and wrong ideas, then they behave in that way. But when we give them good ideals and noble virtues, then they grow up to become ideal and responsible citizens.
We can pass on ideals to someone else only and only if we ourselves have imbibed and demonstrated those ideals and virtues. This is why I would encourage all the school and college teachers who have come here today to take a sankalpa to lead an inspiring and ideal life. Give me the responsibility to fulfil whatever lack you may feel in life, and do not bother about that. I will look after that. Just focus on what all you can do to bring a more positive change.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Listen To Your Heart

Tue, 01/06/2015 Bad Antogast, Germany
(Below is a continuation of the post Smile And Make Smiles)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Smile And Make Smiles

Tue, 01/06/2015 Bad Antogast, Germany