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Dear Readers,
In this edition, we focus on relationships, particularly on the traditionally lifelong bond between two
individuals. In the past few decades, divorce rates have been rising worldwide, and as the social and
economic fabric changes, even in India, the once unthinkable is not completely out of bounds anymore.
Is marriage becoming obsolete, or are there fundamental reasons to uphold this institution? Our Lead

Article, “One Life, One Partner?” has Sadhguru’s answer. In a public conversation with Sadhguru,
actress and former Miss India, Juhi Chawla, calls attention to the emotional level of relationships:
Where to draw the line between loving unconditionally and becoming a doormat? In the article “Of

Domestic Love and Doormats,” Sadhguru sets forth his view on the matter.
While marriage is a union of two people, the article “Three in One Shot” is about a union of a different
kind. Find out why the number three plays a pivotal role in yogic practices, though we ultimately aim
at oneness. But whatever we may aim at, only Grace can make it a reality. This leads us to the 60th (!)
part of our Leela series and the question “How Grace Works.” If you are wondering to what extent God
or Guru is aware of your day-to-day events and pulling the strings, find out how it actually happens
on page 9 f. In the article “When Hesitation is a ‘Sin,’” Sadhguru answers a meditator’s question that

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Editorial

arose from Krishna’s advice to Arjuna: Under what circumstances is immediate action in order, and
when would it be rash and foolish?

be path-breaking in the prevention and treatment of addiction. Especially for those who consider
relocating, the article “Does It Matter Where You Live?” provides invaluable decision-making support.
In our Hatha Yoga series, we look at the purpose of a few fundamental instructions for our practice:

“Close Your Eyes / Toe to Toe / Heel to Perineum.” The article “Down to Business” offers us a peak into
the 2013 edition of INSIGHT – The DNA of Success. Our “Dry Fruit Barfi” recipe allows you to treat
yourself, your family, and your friends with a sweet indulgence this Diwali. Enjoy without remorse!

The Editorial Team
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ISHA FOREST FLOWER

October 2014

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Also in this issue: Sadhguru indicates “A Different Approach to Addiction” that, if applied, could