24 July, 2010

Recycle 2

Few posts back, I had written how I do recycle some of my favorite/expensive outfits and give them a newer/trendier look. Here is just another example of it.

Skirt and top: Again about 10 years or so old: Ritu Kumar

It is worn and modeled here by my sister, whom I was visiting in Peoria. We both decided to wear something similar and I had bought these two skirts and tops from Ritu Kumar.

My sister is a trained Dancer and in fact, dancing is her passion. Naturally she had to strike a dancing pose in this ethnic dress.

Now here you see how I converted the skirt and into Anarkali suit and wore it to my trip in Bali. I prefer wearing whites when I am with Guruji. There is no compulsion to do so nor any rule. But Guruji- Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji is always in whites. So I like to wear whites too. It is my favorite color too. Besides, I aspire to be Art Of Living teacher one day. So trying to be already on the path.

Sri Sri: Craving comes from encouraging the thought of pleasure.

The actual experience of pleasure may not be as pleasurable as the memory.

Georgia: That 's why we spend so much time in our minds!

Sri Sri: Whether you encourage a worldly thought or a Divine thought, they both bring you pleasure. Worldly thought leads to indulgence, which brings you down from pleasure to disappointment and dejection. Divine thought takes you up from pleasure to Bliss, Intelligence, and progress in life. Worldly thought brings pleasure only as memory, whereas Divine thought comes as Reality.

Question: What is a Divine thought?

Sri Sri: "I am not the body; I am bliss, satchitananda; I am unbounded space; I am love; I am peace; I am light."

Question: What is a worldly thought?

Sri Sri: It is about money, sex, food, power, status and self-image.

Truth is hidden by the golden veil of the mundane.

Pierce through the glittering sheath and know you are the Sun.

P.S. In the world everybody is after GOLD; some are after GOOD; but only a few are after GOD. Transcend GOLD, transcend the GOOD, and reach GOD.

|| Jai Guru Dev ||


  1. Oye..so nice transformation and recycling. Thanks for posting this.
    Luv uu

  2. "Besides, I aspire to be Art Of Living teacher one day."

    Great sankalpa to have around Guru Poornima. Am sure you'll make a great teacher !

    Jai Guru Dev !
    (P.S. must confess I find your mixing Guruji's wisdom with fashion in the same blog post a tag amusing :-) )

  3. Nope no objection at all :-) else I would not have used the word amusing :-)....after all its your blog. All the best in becoming an AOL teacher. Have you taken DSN yet ?