Author Archives: Padma Ayyagari

About Padma Ayyagari

I am a Human Values Activist, passionate about and trying to live steeped in Spirituality. I live with the knowledge that Love is the undercurrent of all human life. I believe in Unity of Faiths, Unity in diversity and try and live my life with unity in thought, word and deed. Helping others to lead a life of practical spirituality that will give peace of mind is my passion and life purpose.

Mind


A shimmering falsity – a shifting mirage Continue reading

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How Aware Are You of Your Breathing?


I assure myself that because I can breathe now, I can in the next minute as well. I act as if it is seamless and yet between each breath lies my life’s guarantee, between exhale and inhale can my story be finished. Flared out lungs may not necessarily contract in and yet I act as though they have come with a promissory note. Continue reading

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What Are You Desiring?


What are you desiring?
Are you desiring pain free, suffering less life through these impermanent and materialistic relationships to things and people? Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Grandmas…


“Are you a boy or a girl?” my eight year old curiosity blurted out. I was sitting at the bottom of the verandah step looking up at the face. Tightly curled, half black and half white chin hairs were quivering in the slight afternoon breeze and a dark shadow of a moustache curving the loop of her upper lip. That is the first time I am noticing my dad’s mum – Mamma, so closely Continue reading

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My Gift To You….


Hello Everyone, Last day of 2016 and it is that time of the year, when we all actively reflect over the last 364 days and reset our hopes and aspirations for the coming year. We generally tend to set goals … Continue reading

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I AM….


If we don’t have anything to mull over about the past and get caught in the cycle of guilt & shame mostly, laced with pride and satisfaction occasionally or think about future with worry, anticipation and hope, mixed with anxiety … Continue reading

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Why We Need To Write New Prayers Urgently


Is human love towards Divine so compartmentalized and so selective that we are capable of ignoring the Divine present all around us and instead worship our chosen form of God or formless God (as per our religious affiliation) with selected verses of prayer handed down to us that begs to relieve the pain we cause to ourselves through our ignorance? Continue reading

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Who Is In Charge?


It’s 5 AM.  I am sitting in front of a blank page not knowing what to write.  I don’t want to do the usual – pour out the events of yesterday, nor do I want to write about what I … Continue reading

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My Homage And My Pledge


I pay homage today to a larger than life phenomenon knowing that my words would fail to fully convey what I am feeling. On this 90th Birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, I offer my humble tribute to the tireless … Continue reading

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Can We Stop The Violence and Create Peace In The World?


Mass shootings in Oregon in USA, two people shot dead in front of Paramatta police station in Sydney (one victim and one perpetrator), USA bombing in Afghanistan of a hospital (collateral damage is the claim), refugees fleeing out of their … Continue reading

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