I am a civil engineer living in Delhi. I have been a life member of LP since its initial stages. And it has been a long sweet journey together. I was so influenced by the contents of LP which I first picked from a magazine vendor in my neighbourhood, that I was prompted to take its life membership. Ever since, my wife and I wait for the delivery of LP every month by post. We read the articles and share our views on them. LP has become as important as the daily newspaper in my home.
According to me, Life Positive is not simply a monthly magazine. It is a continuous flow of wisdom that supplements our life. As for the writers, I have been smitten by all the articles of Suma Varughese, Pulkit Sharma, Jamuna Rangachari, Shameem Akhtar, and Dada J P Vaswani.
The contents of LP are not reports or merely inspirational pieces of writing. These are pearls of wisdom backed up by solid experience. As for my personal life, LP helped me greatly at three crucial junctures in
LP has taught me something very important. That is – wisdom need not be preached; it can be and must be imparted in a humble, gentle, simple, consumable and delectable way so that it is experienced, lived, assimilated and enjoyed by the readers. LP has done that to me.
LP has helped me broaden my mindscape, learn the art of letting go, embrace life as it is, dissolve identification with time, live life as if there is no tomorrow, and take problems merely as life situations. No other literature has helped me grow so much in life except The Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy.
A copy or two of Life Positive can always be found in my office too. It works like a ready reckoner to me and many articles are densely underlined for their strong appeal. The contribution of LP in my life has been positive and profound – a comprehensive inner experience of transcendence, liberation and purposeful living. LP is not a magazine. It is a movement.
– Dineshwar Gaur, New Delhi
My guru dakshina
I extend my heartiest congratulations to Life Positive on completing two decades of enlightening us with the most inspiring articles on life. Happy 20th Anniversary!
My journey with Life Positive as my constant companion began almost at its inception. It was the first magazine of its kind which touched upon the spiritual aspect of the common man. It even prompted me to write an article in 1998 when I lost my husband, by which time it had left its indelible impact on my mind. It has been my guru, as well as the doorway to my spiritual progress.
There is an article to suit every shade of the human character. Without visiting spiritual masters, I could avail and imbibe their teachings from the comfort of my home. The range of articles, always informative, positive and inspiring, have given me immense understanding, peace and happiness, while creating a path for me to follow. Every writer left his/her mark on my creative process of thinking. Even today, I have preserved the issues and love to share them with others to help solve their problems and keep them happy. Yes, LP, you have certainly helped shape my values, and changed my perception about what it means to be truly human and happy. Your place in my heart is for keeps. What guru dakshina can I now give as a diehard disciple? My dakshina is my deepest gratitude for making me what I am today. My blessings are that LP becomes one of the foremost magazines read by lay people to help manifest their own visions successfully in this life. Wishing LP a wonderfully happy and successful 20th Anniversary and many, many more!
– Gitika Kaji, Mumbai
Spreading positivity subtly
Life Positive. The very title evoked my curiosity when I first lay my hands on a copy in the year 2009 in a bookshop. The articles it contained were so informative and profound that it changed my approach to life and thinking completely. I not only became positive but started transmitting these vibrations to all who came in contact with me. It first started with my close family, and soon started spreading among friends and associates. You can say that I have become addicted to this publication. I anxiously await the arrival of the new issue at the end of each month. This wonderful magazine is now 20 years old. I believe that it is spreading hope and positivity in the reader’s life without them even realising it because of the subtlety of the contents. Very few publications are capable of this kind of service. The articles it contains are not only gripping to read but also communicate a deep philosophical message. On this occasion when LP is celebrating its 20th anniversary, I convey my heartfelt thanks to it for making my and my family’s life positive. With fond hopes and wishes, I pray that LP’s own life becomes not only positive but ageless.
God bless the entire team of Life Positive.
– Krishna Singh, New Delhi
Life Positive and I
I have been reading Life Positive since the last seven to eight years. And it has played an important role in my life.
All of us want happiness, peace, fame and money and try to get them through our jobs or vocation. However, these things are never fully within our grasp. There is something missing. This causes us stress and even affects our health.
Life Positive fills this need. Regular readers of Life Positive get this education indirectly and subtly through the articles published in it. A number of excellent articles, interviews, details of seminars and workshops reported in Life Positive impart learning which is true, profound and deeply insightful. I can sum up my learning from Life Positive as under.
We are travelling in our boat of life alone. We have to navigate for ourselves. There are storms, whirling waves, and strong winds of past hurts, disappointments and failures which rock our boat. Readers of Life Positive develop the right attitude and abilities to overcome these and navigate the boat of life safely.
Though satsang plays importance in accellerating our spiritual development, in our busy life we hardly get an opportunity to attend satsangs. But reading Life Positive is equal to enjoying satsang in our homes.
The April 2015 Anniversary issue gave us an opportunity to meet a galaxy of living saints. I was also delighted to read the following interviews.
A Himalayan idyll – An excellent interview of Maa Gyan Suveera by Suma Varughese at her ashram in Rishikesh and Healer from the Himalayas by Nandini Sarkar. While discussing about mind, intellect and spirit, we cannot forget our body which is a living temple. Articles appearing in Life Positive give valuable information on proper diet and how it can help cure many diseases. We also get information about alternative systems of medicine such as accupressure, yogasanas, and pranayam. Life Positive is a complete magazine to enrich our life which helps lead a happy, peaceful and blissful life.
– AS Dandekar, Mumbai
From sufferer to survivor
LP, for me, is not just a magazine but rather a manual for life that groomed me to shift from being a sufferer to a survivor. I was living in a victim mode desperately trying to change the situations and people around me feeling that the fault lay with others and not me. Though born a Hindu, I am a Sikh by choice, for I strongly believe in the philosophy of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. My daily Sikh prayers and monthly interactions with LP through the write-ups made me understand that we all are a part of a large Divine plan and it is only through acceptance, love and gratitude that one can find peace.
Initially, I felt that LP writers did not have any personal problems hence writing about peace and forgiveness is easy for them but soon reality hit me that they too had personal issues to deal with. Be it Suma’s ailing mother and her passing away, or other writers sharing what it was to deal with depression or bipolar disorder. Even spiritual masters from the West shared their crises in life and how they stood their ground through meditations or other sadhanas. The ‘Why Me’ stance that I had adopted soon gave way to searching for answers and means to living a positive and productive life. The interview of Swamy Parthasarathi in LP gave a Vedantic insight that pain is inevitable but suffering is a choice.
My curiosity grew with each issue as my mind, body and soul were being nurtured by a true friend. All New Age therapies, interviews of spiritual gurus and the latest books on spirituality made me mentally aware of the new era that we all were moving towards.
In 2001, I lost my second brother. The first one had passed away in 1988. Life again came to a standstill as I was very close to him. No amount of counselling convinced me to accept this loss. I was again in a dark hole, feeling completely lost. My friends were busy with their lives though they helped me emotionally but ultimately it was I who had to sort my emotions. I was introduced to Raj Yoga and Vipassana meditation through LP. My cousins laughed at my newfound spiritual mentors, but Raj Yoga taught me that each soul has its own karmic accounts to clear, and Vipassana equipped me to manage my emotions.
Another realm of spiritual life opened up with two books that were discussed in LP, Laws of the Spirit World and Sounds of Silence. These two taught me how to cope with the loss of a loved one. Unknown peace engulfed me as I felt that my brothers were living in another dimension and were always there to protect me.
In 2008, I started working with a daily newspaper but still felt disconnected with the profession. I wanted to write on spirituality hence in 2012, I enrolled for a Post Graduation in Religion. All these years I did not miss even a single issue of LP as I felt incomplete without it. I surrendered completely to God to guide my life in accordance with His Will.
Presently I am pursuing my doctorate in Religion from Punjabi University, Patiala. I chose the topic ‘Life Skills in Guru Granth Sahib and Dhammapada’, as I wish to bring hope in the lives of others. Though I live in Patiala, I get me copy of LPregularly through my friends in Delhi. I cannot say that all my problems have vanished or I have transformed completely but my coping mechanism is much better and I can handle life more independently now.
Every issue of LP brings new hope for me and I still feel the same excitement on receiving my copy. I cannot end without saying that from a shy and introverted person, LP made me a strong and confident woman. From being a sufferer to a survivor.
I wish the team of LP all the very best and extend my special thanks to editor Suma Varughese whose write-ups have given me tremendous strength and courage to move on. and yes, I do miss her cat at times.
– Bhawna Malik, Patiala, Punjab
Soothing words and timely help
If you look at my profile, you would find the words – reiki, angel therapy, Silva mind control, and ho’opono’pono. A decade back I knew nothing about these words.
Life Positive introduced me to the beautiful world of spirituality and alternative therapies. I remember we had just shifted to Gurgaon and my son was just five months. I had recently left my technical job after working for almost 11 years. It was getting difficult to adjust to the new life. Then one day in a book shop, I spotted Life Positive. Though I liked reading books, magazines were just not my thing. But the title Life Positive attracted me and I bought it. Over the coming months it became my sacred ritual to go to the mall and come back with a dress, a book and Life Positive.And I must admit my life transformed in the last decade. Life Positive has contributed immensely in my journey.
Although I don’t remember any one author or article in particular that captivated me, I always found something or the other that uplifted my spirit and brought a new perspective to look at things with. In the last edition of March 2016 itself, I got something wonderful which I am going to share with my mother. It was Suma Varughese’s article, Watch your Words, where she speaks about a lady who after the death of her husband from cancer, decided to mind her words and be vigilant about speaking only positive words like love and joy. It touched me deeply as I too lost my father recently to cancer. These words gave me immediate solace and I know how helpful they would be to my mother. Sometimes, all that you need is the ‘right word’ and I have found such comforting words innumerable times through Life Positive. I would recommend this magazine to anyone who is sincerely seeking or pursuing spiritual growth. Keep up the good work, team Life Positive. God bless you all.
– Dimple Walia, Gurgaon
Making my life positive
It gives me genuine pleasure to write for Life Positive in this momentous year of 2016 when the magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
My chance encounter with Life Positive in March 2014 turned out to be a landmark event in the 73rd year of my life. I became a proud subscriber in May 2014.
Interviews of great spiritual masters across the globe, Expos organising body-mind wellness programmes, and articles sharing invaluable ideas for life, bear testimony to the fact that the magazine is in most competent hands – the writers, the editor, the subeditor, the management, along with innumerable backroom brains and hands toil hard to bring out this gem of a magazine every month.
Life Positive compelled me to resolve gifting one year’s subscription of LP to my near and dear ones on their birthdays, which was acknowledged gratefully by them for the good content they had not seen earlier. Thus began my happy journey with LP.
I began going places, meeting great men, relishing foods despite my faded palate, because of articles on various disciplines published in Life Positive that offer solutions for better living. I visited Bodhgaya Monastery in Kangra, Sidh Vaidyam in Hyderabad, Anand Ashram in Kerala, Parmarth Niketan in Haridwar, and many more places. I could never have dreamt of meeting the Tibetan Buddhist Drupka, the poet-writer Arundhathi, the unassuming Sri Ram, Sadhvi Bhagawati, had they not been written about by Life Positive. LP, therefore, has been a blessing to me and my friends, which we agree about in private discussions.
Already on the path of traditional bhakti, reading about Vanamali Matajii (Dec. 2015) and her natural, undiluted devotion to the Almighty served as an eye opener. I had a similar experience on reading about Sri Ram (Sept. 2014), Sri M, (Jan 2015), Guru Naushir (Sept. 2015,), Maa Gyaan Suveera and Om Swami (Aug. 2015). Articles on alternative therapies like acupressure, Theta healing, reiki, prana violet, sound healing, soul healing provide necessary information to the needy. This speaks volumes about the sensitivity and sensibility of LP for the common man. Needless to say that the lost pathies will get a boost and relieve the ailing masses of the economic burden as well as the toxic side-effects of allopathic treatment.
Having read articles by Shivi Verma, Suma Varughese, Punya Srivastava, Megha Bajaj, and a great number of others, is it humanly impossible to rate them or identify the best one? However, I do remember Shivi Verma’s Yes, you can (July 2014) and Guru Cool (Sept. 2015). Then there was Suma Varughese’s Thou shalt have fun where she elicited replies from the likes of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and Dada Vaswani and Punya Srivastava’s Walking the talk and Placebo Effect (Feb. 2015)
In all humility, Shivi Verma’s Guru Cool struck me too profoundly. I could vividly see the author speaking to Guru Naushir. The wisdom he enunciated, the various spiritual mechanisms, the tale of his kundalini jagran impacted me deeply. Followed by this is Suma Varughese’s interview with Sri Ram, the ex-English professor who is a God lover and a true mystic in the real sense.
It is in the fitness of things to express my gratitude to Naini Setalvad who continues to inform and counsel on food matters month after month. She talks of a balanced diet, gluten-free foods, Omega 3 Fatty acids, diet for sore eyes and almost everything concerned with food and health. She is an inspiration to thousands like me who follow her instructions on diet. I follow the food regimen as recommended by her from breakfast to dinner and in my 73rd year the results are very inspiring.
On the whole, LP is inspiring because of its able, eminent, down-to-earth, well-informed, sensitive and sensible set of writers.
The magazine is doing great service towards raising social awareness. The best ambassador of LP are the subscribers, and the readers must put in voluntary efforts to reach out to more and more people. Ways must be explored to reach out to school students through the education department with recommendation for both the junior and senior version of LP in the school libraries. This is a rare magazine and its circulation must reach out to wider audience to impact more minds and uplift more people. Let us join hands to make it happen. Let this magazine flourish to serve mankind.
– Shiv Kumar Hastir, New Delhi
Blazing a trail
Much before the alternative therapies for well-being became widespread, team Life Positive was providing us with information about the systems, therapists and their locations in India.
For me, it was interesting to read about the therapies and the fact that people were trying them out successfully. The writers did a thorough job of finding about the therapies in detail with some tips to try for oneself. The articles were reflective and left behind something to think about and question. The serious and thought-provoking articles were balanced with little fun corners like the Laughing Buddha. Behind all this was the palpable love and dedication of Suma Varughese which showed in the way the magazine came together month after month which sharp focus and form.
– Shalini Yagnaraman, Chennai
The journey within
By divine chance I saw the magazine, Life Positive, at one of my relative’s places in June 2004, which proved to be the turning point of my life. 100 Paths to God, one of the best special issues so creatively crafted by Suma Varughese, provided a deep insight into the ways to God. This insight initiated my long association as a reader of the magazine, and sign-posted my way to my chosen path. And I have succeeded considerably in improving myself and gaining larger control over my mind and heart in the last 12 years or so. It helped me in minimising my internal conflicts by invoking the concept of nishkam karma (desireless action) and developing unconditional relationship with others without appeasement and hidden motives. The readings strengthened my will to stand up for my principles during organisational conflicts.
Then came Travelling Light in the year 2009. The art of letting go could not have been explained more simply, and with such absolute honesty. Those small writings moved me, and I started buying the book in bulk to gift it to my close friends, with the hope of injecting the message into some more hearts entangled in the complexities of performing daily duties and doing nonsensical jobs.
During the pursuit and process of purging my soul I started reading extensively on spirituality to find a deeper meaning and the purpose of my being. The process was slow, painful and full of failures. Understanding yourself and others causes anxieties which need to be resolved through regular dialogue with the inner voice, and if possible, with other good souls along the journey. By now I was also growing in my profession through experiments with spirituality at work. With each success my morale rose to unbelievable heights and the belief that I was a spark of the Divine went up. At the same time, often, the right means could not take me to my desired goals. But the Higher Self guided me to understand that my right is to action alone and not to its fruits as explained in the Bhagavad Gita.
Travelling Lighter, in 2014, was a noble attempt by editor Suma Varughese to take the reader further down the path of letting go. It opened up immense opportunities for me, and I started gifting it to my colleagues and subordinates in English as well as Hindi. I think this experiment certainly aligned people to my value system. And this initiative increased positivity and self-motivation in my organisation.
I can be extremely honest and share that it is certainly working well for me. On Feb 22, 2015, I created a group of likeminded people on WhatsApp called ‘Spiritual Divine (SD)’ to share exclusive pearls of spiritual wisdom. Today, as I write this piece we are celebrating one year of fruitful existence. The inspiration was an extension from LP. May Team LP continue to spread the spiritual message with increased zeal and may Suma decide to complete the trilogy with Travelling Lightest. Travelling Lightest and living a life less ordinary could become our ultimate goal in life. Thank you, LP, and thank you, Suma, for all that you are doing to infuse all levels of society with spirituality.
– Rajeev Chaudhry, Pune
A priceless magazine
Life Positive is a wonderful magazine which carries beautiful articles on the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being of a person. I have been subscribing to the magazine since nearly two years, and I can undoubtedly say that it is a worthy investment and one of the best decisions I have taken so far.
I find clarity and solutions to questions just by reading the articles. Every article is a worthy read, and all the authors of Life Positive are simply brilliant. Suma Varughese’s beautiful writing help me to connect with myself in a deeper and more meaningful way. Her writings are close to my heart due to the beauty in the choice of her wise words! Megha Bajaj’s magical expression of words adds charm. This is not to take away from the precious writing of other authors. In fact reading any phrase or a sentence drives home a meaningful point which brings inner shifts in attitudes. As simple and as powerful as that.
Hats off and kudos to the amazing Life Positive team for their outstanding endeavours! Congratulations to editor Suma Varughese for giving the readers a quality magazine which illuminates the mind and soul of the readers.
Let the positive vibes spread in all directions through Life Positive. My heartiest wishes to the team for their roaring success!
– Srikala Ganapathy, Coimbatore
A friend in need
I am one of the lucky readers to be associated with Life Positive since the inaugural issue. This is the only magazine that aims at the spiritual growth of the readers.
I have benefited from Life Positive hugely on two occasions. First, when my father was diagnosed with the last stage of cancer. There was no proper treatment two decades ago. Either people had to go to Mumbai’s Tata Memorial or go abroad. We had no option but to wait for the tragedy to happen. Suddenly, through your magazine we learnt of Harmala Gupta’s Cancer Sahyog that offered moral support to cancer patients, which was of great help.
A few years later, my son was diagnosed with chronic Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Again, through Life Positive, we contacted Dr. Akash Dharamraj. In just one sitting my son was cured through reiki.
I share my experiences with great pleasure and wish the Life Positive family a great future.
– Sunil Kumar Makhija, New Delhi
A New Age revolution
I have been reading Life Positive for quite some time now and each issue has enriched me in a number of ways. It was through Life Positive that I could get in touch with my personal guru. That was a turning point in my life and since then, I have made great strides in my spiritual journey.
In a world dominated by religion and ignorance, Life Positive remains a real torch bearer and a beacon of hope. Interviews and articles of enlightened masters and columns written by genuine and ardent seekers are some of the
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