Parent Rupal Shah writes her experience at MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, Mumbai. Motherhood is the most joyous experience a woman can ever have. The ecstasy one experiences on its attainment is incredible. You want the best for your little one and you carefully chalk out every little thing for your bundle of joy. The biggest dilemma of motherhood is to choose a right school for your little one.

A few years back, during my first child I had little choice. I had to choose a conventional school. How I wished things would change because there was no love for studies and no love for the teachers! animals. This happens in field trips where children! are taken out to the actual environments very regularly. Thanks to the school's unique system, today Ushmi loves going to the school. She in fact misses her school and remembers and reveres her didi (that is what they call their teachers) on her holiday. Imagine the small child growing his/her vegetables in the school.

Yes! Farming and gardening also form an integral part of education. This brings the child in tune with nature. The school has another unique center, which is called the over all growth center (OGC). The child goes in this center after school and learns all extra curricular activities under one roof. First he is comfortably put to sleep after school. Later the child is awakened by smoothening music. He later learns dance. music, karate, drama, art, craft gymnastics, keyboard and different musical instruments. He is also exposed to different languages.

All these activities are under one roof and of course there is no force if the child doesn't want to do any activity. They are free to sit and watch their friends. The child's mood is always taken into consideration. All this is possible because each and every parent and teacher in the school has undergone the ISP program! And when your child comes home from school he is completely yours! You don't have the burden to make him study or take to any extra curricular class. The time is for you and him. The school follows the ICSE syllabus, but while the classes areon there is live classical music played in the background! The school ensures that they bring out the child's potential and put it at best use.

Actual experience of SSY

I Discovered Life

Undergoing SSY was the turning point of my life. All in all, I could call the first 30 days after this course as the most precious days of my life. The past five and a half years have helped a wandering soul to know the exact meaning of life, happiness and total satisfaction.

There was a total transformation in me. My oscillating and disturbed mind started setting itself. My memory improved, and I felt as if I had discovered a new meaning for the word ‘life’. It seemed as if the whole world had changed. I left coffee, tea and non-vegetarian food. This made me lose a lot of weight. I reduced it to 72 kgs from 82 kgs. Now I feel light and all my ailments have melted away. It has also brought a lot of cheerfulness in me, enhanced my spirits.

Today, on my 54th Birth Day I am writing this with heartfelt  happiness and wish it to be experienced by one and all.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               - P. Venugopal, Bangalore.


SSY is a Practical Philosophy

I have been fortunate to select a profession which is very fulfilling and which enables me to meet all kinds of people. I was very happy and yet, there were gnawing questions within my mind; tensions, conflicts and a certain vagueness about what Life is all about. I was in search of a philosophy, a direction, a message that is Universally valid, a rational faith. I found this in the SSY culture.

Regular practice of Pranayam and Meditation began to open up new vistas of thinking and feeling. There was an immediate spurt in my physical and mental energy levels and I increasingly experienced a sense of well-being. I find that problems get solved in the most unexpected and unusual ways. I find opportunities coming my way. There has been a positive shift in my relationship with people. Overall, I am able to perform much more effectively at work and elsewhere.

All my works are inadequate to express my thanks to Guru Rishi Prabhakar for showing me the way to divinity and reality. My thanks to all my teachers for taking me through various steps in my learning and realization. I feel that SSY can transform the whole of mankind                         

                                                                                                                  -  Lata Narayan,

                                                                                                                     Lecturer Tata Inst. Of Social Science, Bombay.


A Real take off

I joined the SSY training because I wanted to learn pranayam and meditation in a systematic manner. I learnt both, no doubt, but I also learnt a few other things. For the first few days after starting pranayam, the pain in the feet and back was too much to break.  But gradually the body and the mind, which  were both stiff for years, started becoming flexible . the Fun Club, the initiation day and finally, the retreat all of these have helped in wiping out the deep –rooted inhibitions which had been a part of me for many years. When I joined the training, I was a middle aged wife, mother and executive for whom, there is an unwritten code of conduct. At the end, I realized that this so called “code of conduct” is written by me and it can be rewritten all over again. I am still a wife, a mother and professional, no doubt, but a person with extended wings to take off. I am sure that I can take off along with the whole world.

                                                                                                                                                                 -   Vrinda Ballal,                                                                                                                                                      Computer Consultant, Pune.


An Enlightening Path

I have this strong feeling that I have found the exact path on which I would like to lead my remaining life. Before, I used to be totally directionless and impressionable. Now I feel very positive towards everything. I had a severe backache. It does’t exist exit anymore and I am sure I can handle it in future.

I have developed this intense desire that all the people around me, not only my relations – everybody should get enlightened the way I have.

                                                                                                                                                                     - Ms. Archana,
                                                                                                                                                        Practising Architect, Pune.


Every moment in Harmony

Fun in life earlier meant only parties and outings. Now we have learnt to live in love, joyousness and harmony every moment at home, work and everywhere.

                                                                                                                                              - Manoj Lekhi.  M.D.
                                                                                                                                                         Zedds Pvt. Ltd., 



Broader Outlook

Before doing the course I was cynical and bitter. SSY changed my outlook in life. I now feel lighter, more relaxed and calmer. It has brought me closer to humanity. I have a more open and  broader outlook in life.

                                                                                                                                         - Rita Singh, Fashion Co-ordinator,                                                                                                                                                             Ottawa, Canada.


Experiencing Joy

SSY has given a new dimension to my life. Now the joy that I experience reflects in my work, my relationship with my family, colleagues and friends.

                                                                                                                                                          - Rupali, Technologist                                                                                                                                                                                     Bombay.