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Self realization key to happiness, peaceful living says Sadhguru

 Self realization is the key to happy and peaceful living, said Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

Speaking at the inauguration of Mystic Kalinga, a two-day international festival of poetry and performances here today, Sadhguru, explaining the rationale behind Indian cultural practices of rituals amid quest of seekers to find out real meaning of Life, He said, “If you realize you do not know something, then you will try to find out. But if you want to know something but do not have the time or inclination, then you will believe. Later, Sadhguru answered different questions from the audience about meditation and yoga being alternate to curing mental illness, saying it has the potential to heal mental illness of certain degrees with constant practice. Describing key aspects of Indian philosophy, he said, instead of being entangled with etymological meaning of conceptual words mentioned in ancient scriptures, seeing the world as it is and self-realisation is the key to happy and peaceful living.

In a specially dedicated session moderated by poet Arundhati Subramaniam, Indian mysticism and hidden Indian philosophical messages of life were discussed through short tales and stories in the context of Sadhguru’s recently launched book Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga .  

The first day of the 2nd edition of Mystic Kalinga showcased various genres of Indian poetry as three poetry recital sessions-multilingual, Odia and Bhakti poetry-were held after the inaugural session. Noted poets such as Navneeta Dev Sen, Sitakanta Mohapatra, Arundhati Subramanian, Saroj Bal read their poems in front of an amused audience. Three poets and author --Arundhathi Subramaniam, Nabneeta DevSen, Soubhagya Kumar Mishra were conferred Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards 2017 by Sadhguru on the occasion.

In the end an Urdu Mushaira session was held where maestros such as Tarannum Riyaz and Shakeel Azmi participated.   Renowned Indian English poet Keki N Daruwala and famous Hindi poet as well as cultural critic Ashok Vajpayee graced the inaugural session and discussed various aspects of Indian culture from a critical point of view. Both the poets rued that there must be clear distinction between myth and reality.


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