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What IS vs What appears to be

The world we live in is made up of both hype and substance. Wisdom is knowing the difference between what IS and what appears to be. Hype dies down, what IS is eternal. People, objects and circumstances can appear one way from a distance but may appear very different on coming close. Our own perception changes with time. Wisdom is realising that whether things appear one way or another, in the end, it doesn’t matter. This is the skill of knowledge. While you cannot take appearances for granted,...

Yamuna and the World Culture Festival

The Art of Living is an organisation that has been at the forefront of rejuvenating and cleaning rivers. Over the last few years, our volunteers have been working on reviving 16 rivers across India. Before the Commonwealth Games over 5000 volunteers worked everyday for 6 weeks, as part of the 'Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna' initiative, removing 512 tons of garbage from the Yamuna. To now say we are damaging the Yamuna Flood Plains by hosting the World Culture Festival there, is ridiculous. The Art of Living...