Kiran Sawhney

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>Guruji’s Knowledge Sheet: The Other Side Of Friendliness

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July 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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Guruji’s Knowledge Sheet: The Other Side Of Friendliness

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Sri Sri: Secretaries, police, judges, accountants and people in key positions should not be friendly!
The main disadvantages of being friendly are:
1. You come under obligation
2. You lose your freedom
3. You can’t have a free and fair perception. Your thoughts and actions may not be impartial
4. Your focus, commitment, creativity and above all your time will be wasted
5. You will pick up bad habits and negative moods easily
It takes a lot of wisdom to be free from the burden of obligation and not be influenced by your friends’ opinions and feelings.
In many occasions, it is better to be unfriendly than be friendly. Being unfriendly does not mean being aggressive and inimical. The best secretaries, personal assistants, security personnel, and judges have to be unfriendly.
Those who are aloof and indifferent get centered more quickly than those who are too friendly. A certain degree of aloofness in every relationship will strengthen your personality and connect you to your source. It’s very easy to be very aloof or very friendly. But to be friendly and aloof is a Sadhana.
Be an unfriendly friend!!

|| Jai Guru Dev ||


Today it is not the outfit that I would be posting but a pattern that I lurrvvee. 
Husband dear, who is in the business of shawls, has a natural liking/bias for paisleys. Not that I do not like them. I do. But that liking is limited for my shawls, stoles, maybe Kashmiri Saree etc. But when it comes to interiors (and definitely not outfits) – lets say, a bed spread, a curtain, a table mat, napkins, or for that matter the template of my blog or twitter, there is something that I like even better than a paisley. Now I do not know its name. (ANYONE READING THIS AND  KNOWING THE NAME OF THIS PATTERN, PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW THROUGH COMMENT). But maybe it is some Victorian pattern. It looks very ornate. And most of the things in my home are of this pattern. Here are few examples.

My Fuschia bed spread.
Needless to say its “my color” and chosen by me.

The drapes
Even my candles have this pattern

Though, the above candle and stand were a gift from very dear family friend. So thoughtful.

Coming to candles, I must confess that I am soooo fond of candles. In fact, I have dedicated a whole wall to candles. Catch a glimpse below.

Can you see the touches of, “Just me”, in the interiors of my home? Every bit in my home has been chosen, planned, designed,  carefully by ME. It has traces of me all over. The three men, I have in my life, proudly let me do my thing, when it comes to shopping for myself, my home or even for them. They actually appreciate my taste. It has never ever happened that they did not like anything that I picked up. 


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July 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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>Guruji’s Knowledge Sheet: You Are Privileged

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July 30, 2010 at 4:53 pm

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Guruji’s Knowledge Sheet: You Are Privileged

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Among all planets in the solar system, the earth is privileged to host life in its many forms, and among all the species, humans are most privileged for they can host the Knowledge. Among all the knowledgeable ones, you are most privileged. …. guess why.

Again and again you remember that you are peace, you are love, you are joy and that you are hosting the Creator. If you don’t realize that you are the host, you live like a ghost.

The under-privileged are those who do not realize that they are privileged, and so they also host, but they host all the negativities.

Like the birds returning to their nests, again and again come back to your source; only there can you realize that you host the Creator.

– Sri Sri

|| Jai Guru Dev ||


Here is Outfit of the Day

Dress: Macy’s
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Sandals: Crocs
Above location: Hard Rock Cafe Opening

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>Guruji’s Knowledge Sheet: Dreaming the Impossible

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July 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

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Guruji’s Knowledge Sheet: Dreaming the Impossible

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Question: Guruji, how can we control daydreams?

Sri Sri: Dream in the night! (laughter)

What is daydreaming? You have a desire but you do not have the faith that you can achieve your desire – that is what you call daydreaming. 

You can control daydreaming by having a strong goal and believing in it.

Like the scientist who wanted to go to the moon and kept dreaming about it – for him it was the goal of his life but for others it was daydreaming.

Either you drop that it will not happen or you believe!

When you do not know yourself, your potentiality, you have no faith and confidence in your dream.

Once you have faith and confidence in your dream, it is no longer a daydream!

|| Jai Guru Dev ||


Outfit Of the day

Anarkali: Bought from some designer from an exhibition
Bag: Gucci
Shawl: Husband’s shop
Location: Srinagar- This explains why I am in a suit and not dress or saree. This dress code was set by husband for Srinagar.


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July 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

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>Simplicity vs Complexity

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July 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

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