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Why I Meditate — Madhureeta

August 20, 2015

Madhureeta, an Ananda Gurgaon devotee, film director, writer and producer talks about why she meditates.

"The question of why I meditate would be something that maybe would have been better for me to answer before I started meditating. Now, you know, the answer is the question: "Why not meditate?" I think my mind was unclear, muddy. Before I started to meditate, of course, I was leading a life which by all standards was a good life. But it was not good enough. And it was certainly not a joyous life. It was certainly not a life where I felt that I had a purpose.

"Since I started to meditate things are clearer now. It would be very correct to say it's life-changing. It entirely and completely changes your life, because it changes your perspective. It changes the way you think, it changes the way you feel, it changes everything about you in a very beautiful way. I finished a film just now which is a very high-pressure film - a shot in the villages in Mayana and we were shooting in real location. So often times things were in disarray and things needed to be organized and people are missing and there was a lot of running around and flurry—but somehow due to my meditation, I just saw it from a little bit of a distance. And so my actors, who are used to working with directors who necessarily become authoritarian at such points, started calling me "Captain Cool." And I really—I thought of Guruji and I thought he would be kind of proud that we are that way."

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