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Suresh Padmanabhan

Suresh Padmanabhan is an author, a public speaker, a columnist, and the creator of Money Workshop. He is also the creator of amazing workshops like Sankalpa Siddhi, Ancient Secrets of Life and Veda of Life His book I Love Money has been translated into 11 Indian and foreign languages and is an international best seller. His recent inspirational fiction “On Cloud 9" is creating waves all over. He has toured across various parts of the world conducting Money Workshops since the last 12 years. He has spoken to more than a million people worldwide and also to various corporate on varied topics connected with self-growth, money, wealth creation, spirituality, and stock markets. All his workshops and books are in-depth and of full intensity for applying on a day-to-day basis. He loves the wisdom of Ancient India—the rich lineage of Rishi’s, Guru’s, and Masters; feels the completeness in their teachings; and believes that India has timeless wisdom to share to the world. All his works will reflect this philosophy. He is proud to be an Indian and wants the world to recognize the rich heritage of India. His aim is to have impact on millions of people worldwide and raise their level of consciousness in all areas, especially pertaining to Money, Life, and Spirituality.
May
26

Laugh your way to Enlightenment

Laugh your way to Enlightenment / Moksha / Nirvana

The laughing Buddha or Hotel was a great zen master and legend has a great story which is so inspirational for all of us. The jolly good saint that he was used to go from one place to the other. He went to the Town Square and soon people gathered around him. He was so funny looking and always smiling that people used to crowd around him. He would then distribute sweets and small toys to all children who had gathered around him. Then keep his bag down, look to the sky and just start laughing. He used to laugh madly and he was not interested whether others laughed or not. Soon his laughter used to be contagious and all who had gathered would start to laugh. The whole town used to laugh and laugh. After sometime he would pick the bag, which he had kept down, smile to all, and go to the next town. All his life he did only this action and it was said that many people attained Nirvana, enlightenment just through this process. Hence he was called as the laughing Buddha because Buddha is someone who is enlightened and laughter was his unique method. Never before him or never after him such a simple aspect was used to achieve what all humans strive for Moksha or enlightenment.

He is called as the Laughing Buddha. Now let us understand the significance of his name. Buddha is anyone who is enlightened, merged with Oneness with existence or one who has attained Nirvana. And the beauty of his method was Laughter. The most precious amp; ultimate purpose of this very life is Nirvana or Moksha, and what better way to achieve than through Laughter. I think no one in this whole of humanity has ever discovered a more simpler path than the Laughing Buddha.

So just laugh your way to Enlightenment. Now you would wonder how only through Laughter one can achieve the biggest spiritual purpose of life. Read in the next blog the power of laughter

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May
26

Laughing Buddha and the Power of Laughter

Laughing Buddha all his life taught people only one thing- Laughter. Hence he got the title Laughing Buddha. Laughter is a pure and higher state. The laughter Laughing Buddha meant was the Spiritual Laughter- one that comes when you understand the whole game of life. But initially just start laughing in your own way till the laughter becomes very Natural amp; finally Spiritual.

Laughing Buddha had a method to his so called madness. He would go to the town square, distribute all his sweets to children. He would then keep his huge bag down, and just start laughing. Laughing for no reason and laughing through his belly. Everyone around him would also start to laugh. Laughter is so contagious, imagine the whole town laughing. His work for done, now he would pick his bag and move to the next location. All his life he did just this act. And what a spiritual act, it was.

He would rarely speak and once when he was asked to describe his method he told, that he gave sweets to children to symbolically that the more you give, the more comes to you. Thereby he unveiled the secret of “Giving with joy”. Children are said to be GOD because they represent the GOD Nature, which is always, be in Present time, smiling and joyful, ego less, and most important is without judge mental mind.

The bag represented problems that all humans encounter. We are mistaken that when we have problems, that GOD only gave you a problem and the rest are so happy. The problems appear big because we are associated with it- calling it as “My Problem”. Look at a funny phenomenon, if anyone comes to you with any problem of theirs and seek solutions or advice, what you do. You tell them so many solutions so easily as though you are an expert in all the fields in the Universe. However big the others problems are you can solve it so easily, you are a master solver of problems. But then what happens to your own problems. Hmm Hmm it is impossible to find any solution. This happens only because of your attachment and association with the problem. So laughing Buddha said, simple keep your problem down (symbolically keeping the bag down) means “Disassociate with your Problem”, “Separate form it” and yes just Laugh. What else can one do? Think and thank GOD that you only have such a small problem as compared to so many others. Whether you laugh or cry the problem is going to be there right. So why not laugh at it. Therein is the magic and mind you no small magic, it is huge, apply it to realize about the power of laughter.

On laughing your whole internal chemistry changes and thereby the body produces certain enzymes that are only released in a state of laughter. The problem now looks too tiny and as you pick it (symbolically he picks back the bag before going to the next place) the problem is solved.
Such a great zen master was Hotei or Laughing Buddha. So next time you look at the statue of “laughing Buddha” associate with that great teaching he gave all of us, the power of laughter. Each time you see the Laughing Buddha and if it reminds you to laugh, a great work has been done.

Whole life Hotei lived in Laughter. And when the time came to pass away, he knew he had to give up his life at an appropriate time. He called his disciples and said that after he passes away, they should immediately burn his body. The disciples were surprised because there was no tradition of burning in Zen. But they followed the master wishes. And as they lit fire to his body, “Fire Works and Crackers” started flying all over. Hotei was so great that just before he died he hid a lot of crackers and rockets in his clothes. So there also he created such laughter by the suddenness of the situation. So Hotei not only lived in laughter all through his life, he also died in laughter. When one realizes about Death fully, then one can laugh truly.

Let us all learn from the great zen master that “It is our birth right to laugh” and “No matter what happens we should come back to laughter”.

Salute to one of the greatest spiritual masters of this world.

May
26

One Simple Secret to Attract Money

Pull a currency note out of your wallet and take a good look at it. Caress it with love, care, totality and alertness. You can actually see the story of your own life unfold before your eyes. Every currency note or coin tells the fascinating story about you. Every area of our life from relationships to health is deeply entwined with “Money.” Sadly however, nothing is more misunderstood, mysterious and complex as money. This vital subject is completely neglected all through our years of schooling.

If the money area gets affected then every area of our lives gets affected. Money is a very special mirror that can show us the reality and truth of our lives, exactly as it is. And if needed, you can use it to tidy yourself up.

Discover the lost inner child within and develop a playful attitude towards Money. Let go of the false concepts of Money, which suck your energy and vitality. Re-look at money without labeling it as tainted, corrupt, bad, or impure. Look with purity, awe and wonder. Only then Money will transform and flower into something so pure and divine. And as Money flowers and blooms so will your life.

For starters take a small action: Take any currency and kiss it lovingly. As you kiss it Feel within the love for Money. For this all you need to drop is Your hypocrisy and become child like. Do it on a daily basis and each time allow your feelings to go deeper. This is the best starting point for developing a Healthy Happy Happy Relationship with Money.

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May
26

Remove Money Stress and Anxiety

This is one of the best ways to remove Money Stress and Anxiety from your life. Please do not go by the simplicity of this method. This will work always. And most important it builds a lasting happy feeling within you. People with lot of logic in life hence loose out. Their eyes are not able to see the simplicity of solutions. Drop your seriousness of Money and Do it on a regular basis to become a better human being for yourself.

Pull a currency note out of your wallet and take a good look at it. Caress it with love, care, totality and alertness. You can actually see the story of your own life unfold before your eyes. You could actually kiss it too. Every currency note or coin tells the fascinating story about you. Every area of our life from relationships to health is deeply entwined with “Money.” Sadly however, nothing is more misunderstood, mysterious and complex as money. This vital subject is completely neglected all through our years of schooling.

If the money area gets affected then every area of our lives gets affected. Money is a very special mirror that can show us the reality and truth of our lives, exactly as it is. And if needed, you can use it to tidy yourself up.

Discover the lost inner child within and develop a playful attitude towards Money. Let go of the false concepts of Money, which suck your energy and vitality. Re-look at money without labeling it as tainted, corrupt, bad, or impure. Look with purity, awe and wonder. Only then Money will transform and flower into something so pure and divine. And as Money flowers and blooms so will your life. Each time you touch Money or Plastic Cards do it with Reverence. Realize it is part of life and why fight it.

Realize that The Game of Money is within. Develop a Friendly Relationship with Money each day for the rest of your life.

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May
26

Ancient Secrets of Money

For ages the Hindus knew the biggest secret to Money. Passed on generations by word of mouth and by the images, the secret helped the millions of ancient India. Sadly with passage of time the secret got lost.

Let us reconnect to the Secret as shared by the Rishis. Money was depicted by Mahalakshmi the Goddess of Money. Let us Understand the word Mahalakshmi. Our Rishis worked in Total Awareness and hid the most powerful secrets within the Names or Symbols.

The word Maha means Big or Huge…. The word Lakshmi comes from the root sanskrit word Lakshya which means Focus or Aim.

Mahalakshmi as the Energy of Money comes to those Humans who have Big Focus or Big Goals.

Each time you hear the word Mahalakshmi, get your Focus on Money Clear and Right.

Mahalakshmi will then truly bless you.