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what changes this camp brought in you?

Love everything and be happy.
– Aswathi T.S.
I have learnt that nothing in this universe is a waste, everything has value and there is no end for anything. Everything undergoes a change. I learnt that happiness can be found within, and that no external thing can give us complete happiness. Love is the best medicine in the world.
– Pranav.S
I understood that I am not what I think I am. Be happy always. Don’t hate anyone and very importantly ‘LOVE EVERYTHING’.
– Amritasindhu M
I learnt the greater aspects of life.
– Thiru Rama Krishnan.T
Am living in this world as a devotee. That’s my success. Thank you for everything.
– Prabuvignesh.S
There are no ordinary moments. Live this moment.
– Jayadev H R
I felt that I should be more concentrated on the work I do and love everyone equally whether he/she is your friend or enemy.
– Miryala.Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj
The camp made me to be in the present always. It taught me a lesson, “Don’t think about the past and don’t worry about future”. It also taught me to accept everything happily, love everything and everyone as you love yourself and be fully dedicated to what you do always.
– J.Priyadharshini

It changed my whole attitude about my life. I valued things that were not so essential in life. I broke into tears when situations would change my life. I now have clear vision as to what is necessary and no matter how much I fall I will rise to a great height.
– Neeraja Valsan
I learnt personal responsibility and social responsibility.
– Arun Prasath B
I have confidence, now I don’t have stage fear and also know more about the life.
– Ruxana.V.P


Changed my mindset towards life.
– Saranya.
I have learned to smile and be happy in my life, come what may. I will strive to swim against the current.
– Geethanjali. V. S
My confidence in me has increased. My stage fear has decreased. It gave me new lessons, new friends, new family. Loved it. Waiting for more such camps.
– Akhila A
A lot of changes. I thought I was in the dustbin in my career but now I understood I can make it a garden out of it after hearing all the sessions. Then I understood my purpose and also who I am. My confidence level increased a lot!!!!
– Aarathy E R
I know how to live, how to stay happy, and how to fix my goals now.
– Aswathi Krishna R.L
Learnt self confidence, to love everyone even our enemies, and withstand our sorrow conditions in life.
– Silpasree S.J

The only thing which I can say is that I am not the same person that I was before coming to this camp. It changed me a lot and helped me in evolving myself to a better person.
– Anjali Anil
From everyone’s lecture I understood that if you are passionate about doing something, God will show you the way. What I have learned is to believe in yourself, pray, and you will be able to do what others call impossible.
– Harisankar.K.H
I had so many regrets in my life and I had always taken situations so emotionally that it effected me so much. Now, I learned to detach myself to joy and sorrow and learned the most important value that is to be imbibed in me and the message that is being conveyed is HAPPINESS!!
– Sujith Paliath Shaju
My attitude and my happiness is the change that this camp brought in me. I am happy and at the highest after years. I had totally forgotten it and I regained it here. Thanks to Gitamritam team.
– Dilip kumar.B

This camp made me change the way I think. I came to know how we should lead our life.
– Nishanth Bhat K
I learnt many things. First I would like to touch Dhyanji`s feet because he polished me like anything. Even though my mom gave me birth, Dhyanji filled meaning in my life.
– Koushik K K S

After years I am living.
– Sathyamoorthy.A
Learnt how to balance our life and how to live happy.
– Ram Prasath V R
My “Attitude” has changed.
– Prashanth S
It gave me an idea of how to approach life and it has helped me to find a way to pursue my purpose.
– Divyaprasaath S
Well, nothing stupendous. But just that I felt alive and innocent again. Hope to stay like this all my life.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan
It thought me how be happy, which I was searching for.
– Balakrishnaveni.A

I learned to be happy. My view of life changed. Now I have a Long Term Goal-to be a devotee. I will not be a useless girl anymore. Now I think I will be able to retain my inner calm even when I am sad.
– Gayathri P.S

I guess that for this question only time can answer, but I promise to put an effort to try out all those points which I felt I should follow after listening to the sessions! I really hope to change my perception towards life once I leave this camp which is for my own happiness!!
– Medhini Madhavan Menon

From this camp I learned that it is important to identify your goal. For the first time in my life I felt that I did something for the entire day and I was living.
– Parvathy Venugopal
I’m adding a summary of what I have learnt from all these eminent personalities and this Gita camp. It is all about believing in yourself, having a passion, having courage and be brave enough to face the challenges in life, not succumbing to difficulties in life, learning from our mistakes and having the attitude of a karma yogi. And not going for what your parents and other people want but going for what you want and what makes you happy. Love life, love everyone, love Gita and embrace the fundamentals of Gita and we will be happy and successful.
– Anjani Kumar Pathak

Reflections of Love

Reflections: a session where all expressed their thoughts, shared their talents sang and laughed loudly.

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This section was actually interesting as we could get answers for the questions we might have not thought of.
– Aswathi TS

It was helpful for us in recollecting and memorizing what we learnt that day.
– Pranav S

The most interesting part where we could relax and recall what we learned that day.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

Each day reflection was very nice. Vasudev’s attack on the mike, song composition, every thing was superb. We are happy that songs are going to reach to Amma’s ears on the behalf of our Gitamritam team.
– Amrita Sindhu M

It is good to work as a team and I learnt how to do that.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

It took my fear out and it pulled me up, It also increased my knowledge. As a family they helped me a lot, thank you.
– Prabu Vignesh S

As the name suggests it reflects what we have understood and adopted in our life.
– Vasudevan N

Reflections helped me to break the walls and helped me to correct myself and analyze things. It brought out a little bit of creativity in me.
– Jayadev HR

Reflections sections were so good as it made us say what we learnt the whole day. It was nice to share our experience and also hear others’ too.
– Priyadharshini J

The best part of the camp. This was where team work was certainly put to test. I learnt a lot of things when others reflected on their thoughts.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

I learnt to speak freely on stage and understood how much I could grasp from the teaching.
– Neeraja Valsan

Threw light on the concept that we learned from the sessions in the whole day. Also helped to know about different peoples views and their understanding about the sessions.
– Prarthana Shedge

Really was happy about having it, learnt a lot from my friends.
– Arun Prasath B

Reflection helped all of us to share our opinion and thoughts.
– Ruxana VP

It made us to think more.
– Saranya

Different people, different ideas, I got to know my friends a lot better. Loved it.
– Geethanjali VS

It gave us opportunities to know ourselves at first, to overcome our limitations such as stage fear, etc. We sang, we were a team. We came to know about team work and how to work as a team. It was a wonderful experience. It reflected what we understood in the sessions.
– Akhila A

Every reflection session was different. Everyone shared their opinions frankly, from that also I learnt many things.
– Aarathy ER

Though a bit afraid due to stage fear, it helped a lot to exchange ideas amongst ourselves, and to share our own perceptions with others. The team working sessions were awesome. It was only because of this session, I got an opportunity to write the whole feedback as lyrics and compose it. And no words to say about the recording sessions.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

My stage fear has gone because of this section. Got more knowledge while discussing. Liked it a lot.
– Silpasree SJ

This particular session was very special. Because it gave us some time to ponder upon the lessons which we learned throughout the day and a platform to share it with the others. It gave us a chance to relate Gita with our own life. In short it was very effective.
– Anjali Anil

Reflection sessions made us think of what we’ve learned and gave us the ideas of what we missed out too. Many of us overcame stage fear with this session and this was worthwhile too.
– Arjun CB

This session was good to understand how much we understood that day. When others asked questions which I never thought of, it helped me know a lot of new things.
– Nishanth Bhat K

It was helpful because it helps us to think in a different way when I hear someones’ idea.
– Koushik KKS

How you see the world the world sees you the same.
– Sathyamoorthy A

– Ram Prasath VR
It helped to organize our thoughts and I came to know about what others learned, and from that i learned.

Had a goal already but haven’t started working for it, because I didn’t have confidence. Now already started working for it with belief in me.
– Prashanth S

It was fun and I rediscovered myself that I could speak on the stage. I really thank you guys for giving this kind of opportunity to me.
– Divyaprasaath S

A very unique component of the camp, which I think should be a part of the schooling and college curriculum as well. A platform where we faced our stage fear and also where we thought and recapped the entire day, as a team.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

This is the platform where we can express our views and where we can come to know others’ thoughts, so it was a nice experience.
– Balakrishnaveni A

I learned that I should be happy, whatever I face and that God is my best friend who will guide me to truth.
– Gayathri PS

Greatest task of the day which was made very simple and nothing was imposed on us. We were asked to think for ourselves and analyze for ourselves. Questions asked to Swamiji were all answered based on simple daily life examples, which made it so easy for us to correlate and realize for ourselves.
– Medhini Menon

It helped us to know what we learned each day and also helped us to clarify our doubts.
– Parvathy Venugopal

 

Bhagavad Gita for a successful life

Br. Dhyanamrita Chaitanya gave the class on Bhagavad Gita. The 12th Chapter – Bhakti Yoga was explained to the students. We discussed the idea of setting up the right goal in life, the values needed to achieve that and the qualification required. ‘Who is a devotee in the eyes of the Lord’ was really an eye opener for many. His simple and lucid style with jokes, anecdotes and real life examples made every one understand the essence of Gita.

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I came for the camp with some facts and information but didn’t have conviction. At this juncture, I’m inspired and convinced. Please excuse me for using a cliche but I feel,”known is a drop and unknown is an ocean”.
– Aiswarya PL

The Sri Krishna hall turned into a new world where real ideas were born. The given time and space was not enough for what all we learnt. (Gitamritam team please do consider this). Our monkey minds were mesmerized, captured under the perfect guidance of Dhyanji. I am ever indebted to you for everything and for building a “new me” and you will continue to inspire me on all basis.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

The thoughts of “mine” and “myself” just got tattered off with Swamiji’s enlightening classes. Now I know the purpose of my life – “to stay happy”.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

Classes were amazing. Now I understand what is happiness. In a human life both happiness and sorrow have equal importance. I learned how to withstand a critical situation. Really this will be a memorable event for me.
– Silpasree SJ

It was a wonderful experience. It helped me a lot in boosting up my confidence and I believe that all the things that I learnt from the camp will help me further in my life, in all the spheres. I appreciate and am grateful for all the efforts put forward by all those people who had a great hand in making this camp a great success. This has inspired me to learn all the other chapters of Bhagavad Gita.
– Anjali Anil

In the Bhagavad Gita classes, I have cleared many of my confusions in my life. Sometimes I lack spiritual base, that is when I go out of track and fall in pit of confusions and I become sad that I have not reached anywhere. But now the 12th chapter of Gita has changed my perspective of looking into life. I can go back to the world and live peace fully in adversities. Gita has taught me to centered to the truth always and not to the external environment. Be detached, at the same time see the God or truth in everything you see outside. May I be the sweet instrument in the hands of the Lord.
– Abhishek Suratkal

The class has open my eyes to a new world. I was under great regret in every step of my life. The class has open doors in my life to make it happier.
– Sujith P Shaju

A place where I rediscovered myself. What I am and what all I should change in me to make me and the world around me a happier place to live in.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

Before coming to the camp I had a period when I did not know how to handle my relations. I got really confused about many feelings and new aspects of life as I became mature. Gita – the life science, answered all my questions, even though I myself did not know what they were. It taught me how to be happy.
– Gayathri PS

Bhagavad Gita classes were interesting. Dhyanji teaches the values of Gita with real life and practical examples. More over Dhyanji enjoys teaching.
– Nishanth Bhat K

It helped me a lot to polish myself.
– Koushik KKS

Gita class helped me to realize who I am and what real happiness is and how to make the balance in our life.
– Ram Prasath VR

I really found out what my mistakes are and why I was not able to overcome those. Now I’ve got the answer for all my errors and I’m going to follow it.
– Prashanth S

It was a very good experience with Dhyanji. He taught us with patience. I got to learn about life.
– Divyaprasaath S

When I heard about the Gitamritam class I was not interested and my parents force me to come. When I came here I thought that it will be boring for me, and will not have any friend. But, when I came here I was the youngest one and everyone liked me and looked at me like a small brother. I thought that they will teach us only Gita, it will be very boring, but the classes was very interesting and through the Bhagavad Gita classes I learned more important things which I didn’t expect.
– Sreeragh

Now I have learnt to live my life.
– Balakrishnaveni A

From this class I learned that it is important to set goals in life and also to have belief in yourself.
– Parvathy Venugopal

Was good. Got to know the fundamentals of Gita and came to know what Bhakti yoga is all about. Got to know the true meaning of who is a ‘devotee’. Got to know the important things which are a must for a person to be happy irrespective of the circumstances.
– Anjanikumar Pathak

Om Nama Shivaya, I want share my experiences with an example from this camp. Whenever I discharged I use to read the biography of the great person to make me recharge but after few day its gets discharged again. But finally from Gitamritam camp I found the source I am directly connected to. I am satisfied with what I am having. I am living, I am happy
and I came to know what is ‘love’. If we consider Gitamritam team is the whole world, our love is equal to Amma and I am feeling it. I am feeling the transformation within myself.
– Sathyamoorthy A

Bhagavad Gita in traditional style

Br. Dhyanamrita Chaitanya gave the class on Bhagavad Gita 12th Chapter – Bhakti Yoga.

What is love? What is devotion? Who is a devotee? What he/she will be like? – all were discussed in details. ‘Who is a devotee in the eyes of the Lord’ was really an eye opener for many. His simple and lucid style with jokes, anecdotes and real life examples made every one understand the essence of Gita.
This classes helped many to understand the necessity to learn Gita and the need to imbibe its values for a happy life.

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I never expected Bhagavad Gita classes to be so creative and enjoyable. I felt each and every minute idea of Gita to be a gem, which is priceless.
– Jayadev HR

I found the love what I missed for a long time and I got aim for what am living in this world and why I was not able to finish anything. And now I know who am I. And my ultimate aim is to be happy, so I will be happy. Thank you Swamiji.
– Prabu Vignesh S

I am excited not because I am leaving the camp. But because after this we are gonna start a new life! The actual application of Gita’s concepts starts. It taught me to live every moment to the fullest and that too with a smile.
– Prarthana Shedge

Really an eye opener. I feel like being Krishna. I think now I know the meaning of love and I have started to love everything.
– Saranya

I never expected a Gita class can be like this. From these classes I realized myself. I feel so happy after attending this class. I never thought that Gita can be taught in such a way. Before attending this class I was not knowing my goals, or purpose for what I am living. Now I have fixed goals and purpose to be happy always.
– Aarathy ER

The part of the camp that has been the most worthy of being in the camp, has lead us to introspect a lot into ourselves, really worth. It’s a lifetime opportunity to get ourselves into the right track. Swamiji thank you!!
– Medhini Menon

The classes were very good and I cleared my doubts. The examples given were understandable and easy to digest.
– Aswathi TS

It was really very interesting and I have learnt how to live the life. It was very helpful to know what was the purpose of our life. Truly it touched my heart and will say that these days, at the end of the day I realized that I was happy and completely occupied.
– Pranav S

In Bhagavad Gita classes I had understood what ‘I am’ is not what ‘I am’ but it is a changeless substratum called Iswaran, and that in this world everything is changing.
– Amrita Sindhu M

Good experience. Learnt a lot about Gita and the lessons given by Krishna to Arjuna. I learnt many things. Most important lessons are as follows:
1. everything changes except the changeless,
2. practice again and again to attain perfection,
3. happiness is what makes one’s life complete and put a smile to your face,
4. I must be the master of my senses and not let the senses be my master.
– Vasudevan N

From these Gita classes we learnt how to lead our life happily, with satisfaction.
– Mopuri Saitheja

I like this class more because it teaches us how to be and the way the life should be.
– Miryala Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

It was so good and informative, taught me how to lead a life happily.
– Priyadharshini J

It was taught in our level, very simple and appropriate. This knowledge was very necessary for me at this point of time in my life. I realized what were important things in life. Thank you so much Dhyanamrita Swamiji for making it so simple.
– Neeraja Valsan

I thought it would be boring but after attending I learnt how to live the life.
– Arun Prasath B

I learned lot of things from Bhagavad Gita. I think whatever I learned I can apply in my life.
– Ruxana VP

Amazing! It was like opening the treasure chest. Dhyanji, thank you.
– Geethanjali VS

We came to know about who a real devotee is, that change is inevitable, happiness is the ultimate goal of our life and that creation is not different from creator.
– Akhila A

This couldn’t be termed as a class as we found a family here. I learned what I am, what I am supposed to do and how to achieve my goals and stay happy. I’d love to attend more classes if I am fortunate enough and would be extremely glad if this was possible. Thanks a lot to Gitamritam family for giving me this unique opportunity to know more about myself. I promise I’ll apply what I’ve learned from these few pleasant days in my life and make it worthwhile.
– Arjun CB

Helped me in regaining my self confidence and made me decide my goal in life. Firstly I was interested in learning Gita and Gitamritam gave me the best path to make my journey of life very easy with happiness.
– Dilip Kumar B

Actually I did not know about Gita and I have not read any thing about Gita. After coming here and attending the classes of Gita I have learnt so many things and the most important thing is how to lead a life.
– Rahul Kowshik R

Love for Traditional Medicine

My Life My Passion: Love for Traditional Medicine by Dr P Ram Manohar
Dr P Ram Manohar spoke on June 8, 2013 during the My Life, My Passion session. He told the audience that passion for truth will lead one to success. Touching upon health and well-being he said that health is not the absence of disease but the sense of well-being at physical, mental, psychological and spiritual level. He explained about Ayurveda and impressed upon the audience that it is not a remedial system but a way of living.

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Nature always responds to our thoughts. It is we who have to listen to our heart and do the action with love and dedication.
– Aswathi TS

He made us aware about the importance of Ayurveda as a medical science.
– Pranav S

He was flowing against the stream to disprove Ayurveda, which made him to know more. Thus we should find the reason behind every thing to help us know more about it.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

I learnt more about Ayurveda and how our tradition has answers for everything in our life.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

We have forgotten what we all stood for. Forgetting our own culture and its values is like listening to the whole Ramanaya and asking whether Sita was the sister of Rama. Our own culture and its heritage is more important to us than anything else.
– Vasudevan N

How great medicines India has, we should encourage it.
– Mopuri Saitheja

Accept the twist and turns in life. Challenge and try to be efficient in what you are.
– Aiswarya PL

I got to learn more about Ayurveda.
– Neeraja Valsan

Sometimes the attitude of doubting or disproving things can lead you to a happy path, because you learn something so awesome about that thing, which you never thought about. And always listen to your heart!
– Prarthana Shedge

I learnt how great Indian culture was and its importance. We have to safely give this to the future generations.
– Arun Prasath B

He taught us about the importance of Ayurveda.
– Ruxana VP

I felt proud that I’m an Indian. It was an eye opener.
– Geethanjali VS

His talk made us proud of our Indian Culture and we came to know about different healing methods and techniques.
– Akhila A

Be honest in the activities we do!
– Aarathy ER

His life was journey was quite interesting. And got to know much about Ayurveda. Yes it was worth.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

I could get lots of information about Ayurveda and this inspired me to have Ayurvedic medicines in the future.
– Anjali Anil

Sir, you shed new light upon how to view our traditional Ayurvedic treatment and the value of it. This makes me even more proud to be an Indian, where all those great men and ideas where born.
– Arjun CB

It was inspiring that still our culture is being followed and helps everyone a lot who believes it.
– Dilip Kumar B

In this session we came over the common misconception that Ayurveda is just a treatment, that it the way of living – ‘Ayur’ = Life ‘Veda’ = Education.
– Nishanth Bhat K

I came to know about what Ayurveda is.
– Ram Prasath VR

Got to know the hidden treasures of Indian medicine.
– Prashanth S

It was a pleasure to have attended his speech. He reminded us of our tradition and how westerners are now following it.
– Divyaprasaath S

I just got to know that we Indians are better than the west even with medicines.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

His words inspired me a lot because we have forgotten our traditional medicines, which is a shame for us and I will try to develop this anyway that I can.
– Balakrishnaveni A

Apart from the Ayurveda I was really struck by the way he made his life’s decision. I learned I should think with my heart, where God resides.
– Gayathri PS

Amazing personality! Session was very interesting too.
– Medhini Menon

I came to know about the importance of Ayurveda and it is not just a knowledge to heal but a knowledge to live healthy.
– Parvathy Venugopal

Really amazed. Awesome man who has contributed so much for the development in the field of Ayurveda. Truly an inspiration for the youth and I learnt that its not about doing what the majority of the population is doing and not giving a damn to the money but doing what you believe in and what makes you happy.
– Anjanikumar Pathak

Yoga for mind and body, awareness is the key

Gitamba gave classes every day combining pranayama and mantra to yoga. Boys and girls enjoyed these sessions throughly.

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These classes helped me to increase my willpower. The interest to go to yoga helped me get up every morning with a smile, even though the comforting cold climate made me think of sleeping.- Aswathi TS

I enjoyed learning a few Asanas which were useful for flexibility of the body.- Pranav S

She came to our level and taught us. I am sure that the Yoga is going to work out for me well.- Shruti Sreevalsan

She really bent my backbone, but I didn’t get angry with her since she did that for my benefit. Thank you Ma’am.- Prabu Vignesh S

Learnt how to unify various exercises. And I am extremely thankful to Gitamba madam. Performing these exercises gave a new flexibility.- Vasudevan N

Yoga helped us to explore the abilities of our physical body which were hidden for a very long time. It helped us to stay fresh for long hours of lectures and helped us to learn in a better way.- Jayadev H. R

With this we got good flexibility on the body while concentrating on the body motions.- Mopuri Saitheja

Yoga is needed to everyone’s life for managing stress. She instructed us very well. – Miryala Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

One of the most sweetest, and most dedicated persons I have ever seen. Gitamba taught me how her philosophies revolved around Yoga. – Daamini Visaalaakshi

She is most free and sweetest person I have met and her style of teaching yoga is way different from any of the yoga class I have attended. It’s totally creative.- Neeraja Valsan

Yoga is something which taught me awareness. Awareness which we learned in Gita can be practically achieved through YOGA!! And Gitamba was really a sweet heart.- Prarthana Shedge

For the first time I felt, “It’s ok to explore yoga, it’s not all hardwired as I thought!!” Gitamba was just great. – Geethanjali.V.S

Waking early in the morning was a difficult task but Gitamba’s dedication let us wake up in the morning and go for Yoga. Nice experience it was. We learned various Aasanas.- Akhila A

Yoga classes were very good for me. Even though we needed to wake up early I enjoyed the class with Gitamba. First days were a struggle. After that she made it a very simple activity and she is such a nice person.- Aarathy ER

Her class was thoroughly effective and a bit bone breaking ;). But am very grateful for her efforts to get up early in the morning just to take classes for us. She is a very charming person too.:)- Anjali Anil

Thanks a lot for not allowing me to bunk classes even on this last day. You gave confidence to me even when I was afraid to do any Yoga due to my back injury. And the first few days of pain became days of relaxation and fun from then on. Thank you so much.- Arjun CB

Yoga was the greatest stress relieving session and I hope to learn more in the future from the same teacher. – Sujith P Shaju

Frankly speaking, I am not interested in Yoga but after attending Yoga classes I felt very good and I thought of continuing it.- Rahul Kowshik R

I’m not flexible enough to do all the Asanas which Gitamba Ma’am was instructing us to do. But I learnt a lot. Among all the Asanas I love Shavasana :P- Nishanth Bhat K

She was great. I use to bunk my Yoga because I didn’t like it. One day I decided to go for Yoga and it was amazing, it help me in many ways. Then I attended Yoga sessions regularly.- Sreeragh

Funny, tiring, and revolutionary at the same time. You made us challenge ourselves each day with all the Ashta trikon Asana, the Vashishta Asana etc. Going to miss you a lot Amba. Lots of Love.- Hrishikesh Sivanandan

She is a really very sweet person. She taught us Yoga with love and happiness which made us attend the classes even early in the morning.- Balakrishnaveni A

Wonderful.The way she teaches us, was as if we were holding our hands in a beach. So peaceful, restful and calming. I enjoyed the strength of this body and was made aware of the weak parts too. It really pulled us from the sleepy mood and refreshed us to hear morning lectures.- Gayathri PS

She took the classes with great dedication. Felt very calm the whole day and felt more fresh too.- Medhini Menon

Just attended one session. Was good. Came to know about my body limitations and how flexible my body is. Liked the way she took the session. Was great.- Anjanikumar Pathak

 

My Life My Passion: In the footsteps of Sri Ram – Dr Ram Avatar Sharma

Dr. Ram Avatar Sharma gave an inspiring talk during the My Life, My Passion session on 7th June 2013. Sharmaji demonstrated from the experiences that he shared that there is no work which is impossible, and also that if we have passion, we can achieve any heights. He taught the audience that, to attain perfection, we should always focus keenly on every action we do. He took the audience on a virtual pilgrimage, following the divine footprints of Sri Ram. He explained Ramayana and gave different perspectives of Sri Ram, as a good leader, a commander, friend, brother, king and husband.

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Get involved deeply in your passion. I learned one thing from him that, ‘if you are not considered crazy by the world then you are lacking in the dedication and passion’, so be crazy and totally involved!
– Prarthana Shedge

It is good to that someone like him are taking steps to conserve our culture. I feel very responsible.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

Believe strongly in what you believe. Do not listen to anyone if you know what you are doing is right. Faith and belief in God is a must. He will help you when you need help.
– Vasudevan N

Ramji’s passion to Shree Rama has brought changes in the ideas of my concept about Shree Rama. I learned how God is always there in every step we take and the Lord himself solves our problems.
– Sujith P Shaju

Dedication was only thing i was seeing in his face, rather than devotion. I feel that if we have dedication it will lead to devotion which is key to success where we can find happiness.
– Koushik KKS

Faith and persistent searching with patience are needed to attain the goal.
– Aswathi TS

He proved that no goal is too far if it’s backed with the will to achieve it.
– Pranav S

He seriously took us for a journey.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

– Amrita Sindhu M
We saw almost all the places where Ramavatar Sir went, through the screen and it was a good experience.

He showed us that love can be gained from anything.
– Prabu Vignesh S

Ramji is the embodiment of patience. I felt that his passion to be the secret of his patience.
– Jayadev HR

If we have will we should do it, rest we leave it to God.
– Mopuri Saitheja

His class is interesting and everyone should be like him
– Miryala Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

Find happiness in whatever you do.
– Aiswarya PL

He was a great man who’s traveling in the path of RAMA and finding his footprints. He is really great and am so happy to see a person like this in world.
– Priyadharshini J

I realized the importance of knowing the epics and his devotion towards Sri Rama was very inspiring.
– Neeraja Valsan

Patience will help in success.
– Arun Prasath B

It was an amazing session.
– Ruxana VP

He showed us how to be different in life.
– Saranya

The attitude was really something. He is so fixed at his goal and so happy about it!!
– Geethanjali VS

His Dedication and patience is truly inspiring.
– Akhila A

Patience is needed in life.
– Aarathy ER

Overwhelmed with dedication and devotion. It was good.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

I got an opportunity to learn more about Ramji and Sita Mata. His life inspired me to have faith in God no matter what.
– Anjali Anil

You showed us how to follow one’s deepest passion and or culture, and thank you so much for your session.
– Arjun CB

His aim for doing what he was doing inspired me. He wanted to revive the Indian culture.
– Harisankar KH

Hats off to the dedication of Sir Ram Avatar for his patience to roam around following the footsteps of Ram.
– Nishanth Bhat K

Life is a journey.
– Sathyamoorthy A

I learned patience from him.
– Ram Prasath VR

Got information about Rama and learnt to go any distance to reach your goal.
– Prashanth S

I was inspired by the dedication he has towards the work and goal he had.
– Sreeragh

Devotion and will power is what I learnt from him.
– Balakrishnaveni A

Well, I was astonished by the level of devotion. I would also try to be a devotee.
– Gayathri PS

Was amazed by his devotion to Lord Ram! And his session gave us an insight into the long route and that we must protect these sacred places.
– Medhini Menon

From this session I learned that no matter what others say or think, stick to your goal and believe in yourself.
– Parvathy Venugopal

Well I would say that he has got a superb patience and I am touched by his dedication and motivation.
– Anjanikumar Pathak

 

Meditation with Love

Every day we had meditation sessions. Guided Meditation classes were conducted at indoor and outdoor sessions.

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Feedback
These session made my mind relaxed and also helped me go inside.
– Aswathi TS

I enjoyed meditating and the ‘maa’ & ‘om’ process was amazing.
– Pranav S

Meditation, that makes us to just forget the world, helped me in gaining my concentration.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

Meditation gave us real shanti at least for some time and I understood that any work done with concentration will be meditation.
– Amrita Sindhu M

I got a free mind from it.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

They taught meditation is nothing but what ever we are doing and supposed to do with full mindedness where you wont feel anything else.
– Prabu Vignesh S

Calmness and happiness is in my mind. Was an event worth living for.
– Vasudevan N

Meditation was good but whenever i closed my eyes I would go to sleep very fast. The voice of the instructor faded away very quickly. But when I opened my eyes I would feel very fresh.
– Jayadev HR

Meditation was good as it took us to some other world and made us be happy and focused in what we are doing.
– Priyadharshini J

Though initially I was sleepy, later I realized how my concentration was improving each day. The feeling of the ‘Aum’ sound when it comes from the bottom of the heart is unexplainable.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

The peace observed during meditation cannot be expressed.
– Neeraja Valsan

Frankly I slept a lot. But yes, the art of totally blanking your mind and living in present, feeling every moment and every minute activity was a good experience. But I could achieve it only for a couple of minutes and again the mind would fill up with random thoughts.
– Prarthana Shedge

Made me fresh.
– Arun Prasath B

Meditation helps me to increase my concentration.
– Ruxana VP

Actually I am very interested in meditation. So I could enjoy the moments.
– Saranya

Mind matters were really giving me a hard time, that is, before I came here. Now, I feel very much at ease. Meditation is working wonders for me!!
– Geethanjali VS

It gave us peace of mind. Never ever felt happy being ‘who you are’. Got to know ourselves more.
– Akhila A

From here only I came to know the meaning of meditation. I learnt that if we are doing anything with full involvement, that is give ourselves while doing it, then that can be made into something entirely different!!
– Aarathy ER

No words. Those were the moments of self-realization. I’ve taken an oath, never to give up practicing meditation.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

Nice experience…i will do it all days..sure..at the time of meditation my mind got a cool feeling..i felt some confidence
– Silpasree SJ

It helped me to increase my concentration level and gifted me with peace of mind (even though I dosed off in some of it).
– Anjali Anil

Meditation proved the power of mind and the necessity to control it. The sessions were so peaceful and helpful in maintaining a stress-less day in this tight schedule.
– Arjun CB

It was an amazing experience.
– Harisankar KH

Everyday of meditation gave a way for peace in my mind and awareness. I hope to continue practicing everyday.
– Sujith P Shaju

One of my favorite thing and the most I enjoyed doing. I have great passion towards it and I found the best way here in this camp.
– Dilip Kumar B

Through meditation I gained the concentration power, which is important to me because I can’t concentrate on the same thing for a long time. After this I have improved my concentration power and now I am able to concentrate on a particular thing, it may be studying or listening to lectures.
– Rahul Kowshik R

Sitting in silence and making our mind focused is the best thing to improve concentration and also we feel lighter (mentally) after meditation.
– Nishanth Bhat K

Powerful tool which I got from Gitamritam to help control myself, which I was not able to control earlier.
– Koushik KKS

I am now in meditation.
– Sathyamoorthy A

I learned how to focus our mind.
– Ram Prasath VR

Found peace in me
– Prashanth S

It helped me to learn how to concentrate.
– Divyaprasaath S

I love that class that gave me an idea how to meditate and relax our body.
– Sreeragh

A place where for the first days I had a very nice sleep. And then with each day my consciousness and awareness increased.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

Now I have learnt that meditation is not just closing our eyes sitting in a place. Any work we do forgetting our self is called meditation.
– Balakrishnaveni A

Great. I has always felt a fascination towards this. It was really something, I don’t know how to put it into words. It was like my mind was becoming cool, as if feeling a mist (which cleared us out of all mysteries and made ourselves focused).
– Gayathri PS

Really helped me to focus more on the talks and remain fresh and calm minded during sessions
– Medhini Menon

Meditation helped to relax and focus on ourselves.
– Parvathy Venugopal

Is really important for one to have self control and improve concentration. So it was good we had this session.
– Anjanikumar Pathak

Yoganidra: Sleep with awareness

Yoga Nidra session by Brahmachari Mukesh Kumar was there every day. Campers were made to sleep/relax consciously for 30 minutes. With simple instructions in the background of music made every one relax totally.

It is a very good and efficient relaxation technique.
– Aswathi TS

Yoganidhra was a very wonderful and amazing experience and it helped us to refresh ourself in a short span.
– Pranav S

It helped us become relaxed and also to get awareness.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

It was very relaxing and useful.
– Thiru RamaKrishnan T

He taught us how to sleep, but not with some dreams. He taught us how to relax and relieve our strain without a doctor.
– Prabu Vignesh S

Sleep is the most powerful weapon in this world. Sleep gives us happiness.
– Vasudevan N

It was one of the most enjoyable sessions of the camp. I could hear only the first few words of Mukeshji and then I don’t remember anything. It was a very good recharge session.
-Jayadev HR

After this session I felt more cool and relaxed.
– Miryala Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

It taught me how to concentrate on our own body parts while we are sleeping. Each and every part is precious in our body.
– Priyadharshini J

This was like a stress buster. We got time to relax after some busy times. This concept should be implemented in the schools too!!
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

The much awaited session of the day. It was a very relaxing session and as it was handled by Mukesh Swamiji, it added effect.
– Neeraja Valsan

I needed this. Kept me energetic the whole day!
– Prarthana Shedge

Goodnight.
– Arun Prasath B

It is the only session where we got relief and it increased my awareness.
– Ruxana VP

Superb!
– Saranya

The session that we all loved!!
– Geethanjali VS

Mukeshji’s Yoga Nidra helped us to learn the right way to sleep. Gave peace of mind after the Nidra.
– Akhila A

Be relaxed always!!!
– Aarathy ER

No words. I had never observed or concentrated on my own body. Heartfelt thanks for that amazing session. It was indeed a refreshing session.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

Best session in the Gitmritam camp. Superb. Now I learned how to sleep properly.
– Silpasree SJ

We got a nice and  peaceful sleep in these sessions. He taught us the correct way of sleeping.
– Anjali Anil

Mukeshji, Thank you so much for being with us all these days. Your sessions and games were just awesome. Yoganidra sessions were just energizing and thank you so, so much for helping us out, despite having to going through that rigorous travel to reach us.
– Arjun CB

Mukeshji, it was a mind blowing session and can’t forget it in my life ever.
– Sujith Paliath Shaju

I was aware of this but in the sitting position. It was a huge change in the way I did and helped me in relaxing a lot and got my cervical pain relieved for hours.
– Dilip kumar B

I have learned how to get deep sleep. The Yoganidra was very good.
– Rahul Kowshik R

In Yoganidra we have to be in our awareness. It makes us feel refreshed.
– Nishanth Bhat K

I really learnt how to sign off my mind when required.
– Koushik KKD

Learned much from this session, and from Mukeshji, he is my Guru.
– Sathyamoorthy A

I learned how to sleep.
– Ram Prasath VR

I should thank Mukeshji for this because he took the stress out of us.
-Divyaprasaath S

We will miss you a lot, Mukeshji. Your soft melodious voice would lull us to sleep each day, well, at least for the first few days. Then, for the next two days you taught us that we could control our bodies even when asleep. Thank you for making us believe in ourselves and do something that we thought could not be done otherwise.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

The most wanted session by all of us and I get so relaxed when I do that.
– Balakrishnaveni A

Well it was something. I always drifted to my semi-conscious mind. I don’t know if that is how it works,but I really felt peaceful after waking.
– Gayathri PS

Helped us to focus on oneself which we feel is the most difficult to focus on, although towards the end of the session I would fall asleep. It was really relaxing!
– Medhini Menon

It really helped to relax and also to forget everything else.
-Parvathy Venugopal

Really enjoyed it. Every time I tried not to sleep but I used to fall asleep. Liked his humor and jokes.
– Anjani Kumar Pathak

Cook Aloo paratha with love

Feedback
When food is cooked with love then the senses ceases its action only heart responds.
– Aswathi TS

Well I had a good time making paratha and tea. It is helpful for preparing our own food at times of emergency.
– Pranav S

Cooking the thing given to us was like playing a game, waiting to know if have I won in it.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

Cooking was another fun and we celebrated it and enjoyed it. My aloo porotta was a bit hard but I think it was tasty (believe in ourselves).
– Amrita Sindhu M

This is my first time cooking and I learnt how to prepare food. I learnt how much difficult it will be to cook for my mother.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

Every time I used to cook for myself but I couldn’t bear to taste it. But I know that it was done by me so I cant blame myself. Jayashree mam taught me how to cook like my mother. Thank you mam.
– Prabu Vignesh S

Cooking! I was filled with happiness after eating the parathas made by my own hands. This session was superb and I learnt that if one cooks a dish along with love, it’s most most delicious dish in the whole world.
– Vasudevan N

Cooking was a very enjoyable event. I have made up my mind to learn cooking properly from my mother in the holidays.
– Jayadev HR

While cooking we got a point about how much patience we should have to get our need.
– Mopuri Saitheja

In my life up to now I never cooked any thing but first time I did in that class. Then I understood how we need to manage everything, then only taste will be good, and life also.
– Miryala Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

My first experiment with wheat flour, chilly and stove! Incredible. I feel that I should be cooking with this love and care whenever I do!
– Aiswarya PL

Though I knew cooking I really enjoyed it when I was doing that with my teammates. It was so interesting.
– Priyadharshini J

I was completely bowled over the new multidimensional approach to cooking. The finding of flavours through smell and taste taught me how unaware I was about all these things. The aloo paratha and tea preparation is etched in my mind. We also learnt some great philosophies of life during the making, garnished with team effort. Thanks for all the fun and sorry for all the stomach troubles because of testing our dishes to you and thanks to Dhyanji.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

I could have the most delicious aloo partha. Hard work does give tasty fruits.
– Neeraja Valsan

Cooking was wow!!! First time in my whole life that I made aloo ka paratha. That experience of cooking something knowing that it isn’t perfect nor tasty, but the love and hard work which is involved behind it, counts.
– Prarthana Shedge

I didn’t cook well but I will try it at home.
– Arun Prasath B

Cooking was interesting for me, because actually I was searching for the recipe of the aloo paratha for cooking. Finally I studied how to make aloo parathe.
– Ruxana VP

I didn’t know that the aloo paratha could be this tasty, more so because it was made with love, and friendship, and funny moments that I would never forget in my life
– Geethanjali VS

Wow, a wonderful experience it was. Learned to cook aloo paratha as well as masala tea within the stipulated time and it was fun. Came to know when we cook food with love, it becomes tastier.
– Akhila A

Cooking was really an awesome experience for me. Being a girl I never cook anything by myself but I enjoyed this activity a lot because I was cooking with love, and enjoyed each and every second. From this I learnt when doing any activity with love, the result also will be very sweet!!!
– Aarathy ER

I never knew much about cooking. A bit ashamed to say that, still had a fun filled, interesting time over there.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

Superb. I love cooking but I did not know how to make aloo paratha. I think now I could make it more easily. Didi, lots of thanks to you.
– Silpasree SJ

Jaysree didi’s cooking class was awesome, useful and in a way very funny. Personally speaking, now I know how to make aloo ka parattha. Thank you Didi.
– Anjali Anil

Thank you so much for loving and caring us all these days, you made this camp a lot more easier place to be in. The cooking class was awesome and you may remember me asking for another session. I was not so interested in cooking before, but now I found the joy of creating something that satisfies someones hunger. Thank you am I’m sure my mom will be thankful to you…:)
– Arjun CB

In the cooking session, I got a start to cook. I have not yet developed the interest to cook, but now that the seed of interest is planted in my heart. Hope it grows.
– Abhishek Suratkal

The cooking session was great and I enjoyed it very much. I learned that when my mom cooks with love, the food is more tastier than when I make it.
– Sujith P Shaju

Aaah, Didi taught us to make paratha and the best part was with only aloo I prepared parathas and helped my friends also. We had a good team work.
– Dilip Kumar B

We always say to our mom “mom I’m hungry” or “prepare ____ “, but we won’t know the time and dedication she puts to cook for us. In this session we cooked our own aloo parata and tea. Thanks a lot for the cooking session 🙂
– Nishanth Bhat K

Thank u mam. Through this activity I came to know how much my mom suffers to prepare food, from now I won’t demand the food. I will accept what ever she gives, and help keep a smile on my moms face.
– Koushik KKS

She inspired how to learn Gita from cooking also.
– Sathyamoorthy A

We came to know how to cook and it very difficult. I realize our mothers’ difficulty.
– Ram Prasath VR

Thanks, I’d never cooked before. I learnt what’s cooking and also to cook with love. It is not that all food is good but only love makes it more tasty.
– Prashanth S

I never knew cooking. I really got to know how to make aloo paratha and chai.
– Divyaprasaath S

It was my first experience to make aloo paratha and it was a good experience for us and everyone help us to do it.
– Sreeragh

Well, for once, yes I managed to eat my favourite dish aloo parathas. Amma, the only difference was that I made it this time. Thank you, didi, it was great cooking under your guidance. Am gonna miss you and our Amrita Masterchef team. 😉
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

Wow wow! First time I used all my senses together and analyzed every taste and smell. Our paratha and tea were not very good but the happiness we had in creating our paratha was the best.
– Balakrishnaveni A

I did not know how a half-cooked aloo paratha tastes. Well, except for the slight bitter taste, our chai was good. Now, I will never complain about food.
– Gayathri PS

It was really fun ! First time I learned to cook myself!! And since we were randomly divided into groups, got to know everyone even more. Superb !
– Medhini Menon

This was really an interesting session. We had lots of fun and also learned that cooking requires concentration and it is not an easy task.
– Parvathy Venugopal