The @ArtofLiving has been included in the Limca Book of Records 2019 - ‘India At Her Best’, an annual reference book published in India, documenting world records, for its efforts to resolve India’s water crisis. The ‘Most Extensive River Rejuvenation by an NGO’ was awarded to the Art of Living for the organisation’s efforts impacting over 5 million people in 5,055 villages, by reviving 40 rivers and its tributaries, in four Indian states, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Due to the community led interventions, groundwater levels have gone up all the way from 1,000ft to 30ft in some areas, enabling farmers to grow upto three crops per year. Balasaheb Yadav, a farmer from Latur, used to make 30,000 rupees ($420) in an entire year from one acre of farm land- now he is able to make 1 lakh rupees($1,400) per acre, due to the Art of Living’s Integrated Natural Resources Management Program. Many of our volunteers work behind the scenes to make this happen and here are just some of the silent heroes behind our record breaking work. #RiverRejuvenation #Karnataka #TamilNadu #Maharashtra #Kerala
Our youth have such promising potential to blossom in life, but drugs rob not just the individual, but their family, society and the nation of that promise. We must do everything in our capacity to stop the drug menace. Let us all join together to create a #DrugFreeIndia.
. Life is utterly simple and yet most complex. You have to simultaneously attend to both facets of life. When life appears most complex, turn to the simplicity. Simplicity brings peace. When you are peaceful, attend to the complexity within you. That will make you more skilful. If you are only with simplicity, it makes you lazy and dull. Being only with complexity makes you angry and frustrated. The intelligent ones balance them and rejoice in both. If you look only to simplicity, growth is not there. Looking only at the complexity, there is no life at all. All that you need is a skilful balance. If you recognize both simplicity and complexity of life, you will be skilfully peaceful! Colors are the complexity of life. White is the simplicity. When your heart is pure, your life becomes so colorful. #InstaWisdom #PureHeart #Balance
A giant statue of Lord Vitthal was inaugurated this week in Aurangabad, Maharastra. Vitthal is That which is present in every particle, in every moment. Don't seek It, just be still. In stillness, you are drenched in a shower of devotion. In devotion, you attain the Divine in a moment. #LordVitthal #LordVishnu #Devotion
A large group from Art of Living Chinese-speaking countries are in @TheBangaloreAshram to begin their New Year with a silence program. India and China have had a long cultural and spiritual connection through history. Chinese medicine and Zen have their roots in Ayurveda and Yoga. It is the spiritual temperament of both the cultures that is behind their longevity and resilience. Happy Chinese New Year! #ChineseNewYear #China #Zen #Ayurveda
. You only see the fall of the water. You don’t see how the Ocean becomes the Cloud. The ocean becoming the cloud is a secret, but the cloud becoming the ocean is obvious. In the world, only a few can notice your inner growth and height, but your outer expressions are apparent to all. Never brood that people don’t understand you. They can only see your expression! #instawisdom #thoughtfortheday
It is faith that uplifts the mind from the mundane to the ethereal. Faith gives strength to those in distress and depth to those in joy. The Kumbh Mela is a grand celebration of humanity's faith. The care and compassion of the dispassionate saints is seen throughout the Kumbh Mela, with large kitchens, medical facilities, music and sermons for all. There are no caste, regional or religious differences here. It is a spontaneous emergence of human oneness. The Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj, India is being managed very well throughout - the rivers have cleaner water compared to before and the arrangements are excellent with bio toilets helping maintain cleanliness in the campus. One has to appreciate the enormous efforts of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath @MYogi_Adityanath and Prime Minister @NarendraModi. #KumbhMela #Faith #Humanity #OneWorldFamily
@ArtofLiving has provided skill development training to 150,000 youth in 498 districts of India, including inmates of 16 central prisons. We are pleased, in association with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to further provide 950,000 youth career counselling sessions across 23 states of India, to help enhance skills and employability for youth across the nation. Art of Living has also signed an MoU with the Retail Association Skill Council of India, to assess and certify 500,000 retailers - enabling pride, dignity and respect. #India #SkilledIndia
A very warm welcome at Hyderabad airport.