Thursday, 9 June 2016

“Duryonodhan’s Underwater Meditation in Mahabharat Epic” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation.” ― Deepak Chopra

Success is the outcome of learnable behaviors and habits. Successful people identify and adopt certain habits and behaviors to achieve greatness in their life.

Successful people are not born with unique habits. They are born like any other ordinary people but cultivated a few habits during the course of life and practiced to achieve greatness. They relentlessly followed those habits resulting in amazing success. They were unmindful of temporary setbacks since they had a long-term vision to accomplish their goals. Research shows that meditation alleviates anxiety, pain and prevents depression.  It eliminates distractions and enhances your focus to accomplish your goals.

Merits of Meditation

When you confront challenges daily, your mind becomes a big mess. Hence, it is advisable to do meditation daily. Meditation cleans the cobwebs in your mind. It connects your mind, body, and soul. It connects your inner world with outside world easily. It eliminates stress and anxiety to ensure inner peace. It helps you understand realities in your life. It makes you realistic and humble. It helps you empathize with others and eliminates conflicts. 

Perform Underwater Meditation

In the Mahabharat epic, Duryodhan performed underwater meditation to keep his mind calm and composed. He had the ability to stay for long time under the water without breathing. Some people interpreted it as an act of cowardice to hide below the water when he almost lost his Kurukshetra war against Pandavas. But the fact is that when you remain underwater for some time, your mind becomes cool and composed. You get peace and tranquility. You reflect a lot and get energized to encounter your challenges with confidence and mettle. You also build inner power, and you are in a position to unlock your hidden potential.


We have seen several leaders and CEOs adopting this technique in this form or other form to remain cool, calm, composed and charismatic. It helped them work under pressure without losing their focus and delivering their best. Most leaders take break once in a week to keep their minds free from organizational pulls and pressures. We have also seen employees taking a sabbatical to follow their passionate areas or to work for nonprofits. It provides them break from routine chores and gives them sense of satisfaction that they made a difference to the society. It energizes them and organizes their minds. Hence, adopt this unique technique of performing underwater meditation to unleash the leader in you.

“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.” ― Tryon Edwards


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Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
Recipient of 10th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award―2015

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