Saturday, March 4, 2017

Nirvana is an Illusion, Serving for a Cause is Divine

I am penning this piece on the banks of the holy Ganga in the sacred land of Sages and Rishis on the foothills of the Himalayas.
I feel blessed as I am attending an international festival of yoga in Rishikesh. Around me are more than a thousand yoga gurus and yogis from more than a hundred countries. It is but natural to feel high on yoga, meditation and spiritual discourses from 4 am to 10 pm.
Last night was a restless one for me. Thoughts moved as fleeting clouds the whole night in my mind. Is nirvana a necessity or a luxury? Is it for real? Or, is it an illusion, delusion, confusion, or hallucination created by the spiritual guys?
I am an old man now by worldly standards. Even then, I stand on the crossroads like an Arjuna on the battle ground of Kurukshetra, with no Krishna around.
All my life, I tried all the available faiths and doctrines by hit and trial. I did not find much solace anywhere. Finally, I saw a silver lining – the path of the Buddha. Meditation is the quintessence of his teachings. I started practicing it.
I am just a step away from nirvana. Nirvana looks down upon me and gives a wry smile. I feel I am not interested in taking the next step. It seems futile. What will anyone else gain if I am enlightened?
I have seen the glow in the eyes of spiritual persons at the sight and smell of dollars. And feel saddened when they ignore us who have the most valuable currency – authenticity and happiness. It really hurts.
I do have a few vices remaining – ego which erupts from time to time, aversion towards those who play games, and craving for the beautiful ones. I sometimes feel that I am a sexual volcano on a human, spiritual journey.
I tried to attain all the perfections and succeeded to some extent. I admit that I have not been able to develop patience, temperance and humility. Why should I be polite to the hypocrites, scoundrels and rascals?
As I told you, I am almost in the neighborhood of Nirvana but I am not interested now. I feel disillusioned by the very concept of nivana.
Nirvana is non-productive. It makes people idle and alienates them from real world and their duties. To be here and now in the present moment, I feel one should be totally engaged in work, play, love and relationships. That is true happiness!
I feel the best form of spiritual life is serving for a social or humanitarian cause. One should strive to be a Mother Teresa, a Gandhi, a Martin Luther King, an Abraham Lincoln or a Malala or Satyarthi, instead of chasing a mirage called nirvana.
Jagat Singh Bisht
Master Teacher Happiness & Well-Being
+917389938255

Friday, February 24, 2017

Suniket Ladies' Yoga & Laughter Club

Indore


Radhika Bisht, Master Teacher Yoga & Master Trainer Laughter Yoga, runs regular yoga and laughter yoga sessions for ladies at the Suniket Apartments' Community Hall in Indore.

Thank you, Apoorva, for the beautiful selfie.

Jagat Singh Bisht
  Master Teacher
Happiness & Well-Being

coolbisht@hotmail.com
+91 7389938255

Happiness Lessons for Little Kids




Children need lessons on happiness and well-being along with classroom teaching.

Feeling fulfilled after having shared tiny tips with the little ones in a park in Indore on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri.


There is nothing more sublime than doing happiness activities with childre.

Jagat Singh Bisht
     Master Teacher
Happiness & Well-Being

coolbisht@hotmail.com
+91 7389938255

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Teaching Happiness Is Fun!

Photo Blog


Pictures from a session at Nestle India, Samalkha.



Jagat Singh Bisht
Happiness Coach & Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
Founder: LifeSkills

lifeskills.happiness@gmail.com
+91 7389938255

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Laughter Yoga @ The Millennium School, Indore




The Principal and Teachers of the Millennium School, Indore had an amazing session of Laughter Yoga with RadhikaJagat Bisht and Jagat Singh Bisht, Laughter Yoga Master Trainers and Founders of LifeSkills.
#Laughteryoga







Radhika Bisht & Jagat Singh Bisht
Laughter Yoga Master Trainers

lifeskills.happiness@gmail.com
+91 7389938255

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Happiness Mantra



Everyone wants to be happy. Here are some simple happiness mantras:
     -Every morning, do yoga and meditation – or walk and exercise.

     -During the day, smile and be kind to all.

     -In the evening, look back at 3 things that went well in the day.

     -During the week-end, spend quality time with your family and friends.

     -Engage deeply in work, studies, play, love and parenting.

     -Devote yourself to a meaningful humanitarian or social cause.

     -Share an occasional ice-cream or chocolate with a child.

     -Be happy and make others happy.


Jagat Singh Bisht
Happiness Coach
Founder:LifeSkills


244, Suniket Apartments, 72-79, Shrinagar Extension,
Khajrana Road, INDORE, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Mobile: +917389938255




Friday, February 10, 2017

The Wheel of Happiness and Well-Being

at Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research, Indore


The faculty of the Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research, Indore loved participating in 'The Wheel of Happiness and Well-Being' program conducted in their campus. The Director of the Institute and the Heads of Departments were also present in the program facilitated by RadhikaJagat Bisht and Jagat Singh Bisht, Founders of LifeSkills.






Jagat Singh Bisht
Founder: LifeSkills