The Night Owl 


On the wire sat an owl in the dark night

Swinging upon one leg at great height

Tu hoot tu hoot tu hoot it screeched sprite

Mixed the feelings were wrong or right



One part saw the feathers white

Imagined the swan in moon light

Separating the milk from water erudite

Rejecting the false choosing the right



The second watched Lakshmi’s flight

The Goddess of wealth smiling sight

Vehicle is here and affluence a kite

Granting your wish of abundance alright



Another peeped to see a flamingo light

Balancing on one leg like a sage uptight

One leg on the world knotted rope tight

The other wobbling in air of spiritual delight



Yet another perceived superstitious fright

To see an owl is an omen not too bright

The job at hand is doomed to be slight

O God! Make it go away or at least quite



Look at the truth said the owl Rama Dasa

That I come at night to feed Rama Dasa

That I am nocturnal and wise Rama Dasa

Drop the mind and see the real Rama Dasa


The one that is …


A dream that seems real is still a dream

Awakening that seems a dream is still a dream

Above these is a sleep deep with no dream

Then there is the one reality that is no dream


To react is the possible scheme

When the world comes in full steam

Through the senses flows the stream

Mind fools you in logical scream


Comparing with the next Ibrahim

Who has the biggest playing team

Is by far your silliest daydream

Keep away such grand extreme


Know that you are but a theme

In the eternal illusionary gleam

Here now in the mainstream

Tomorrow  is another sunbeam


Dream in a dream in a dream

You are just a thought it seam

Then why do you look for scheme

Gestalt et al of the supreme


Just relax and let it be Rama Dasa

See the reality in the absentee Rama Dasa

The one that is Rama Dasa

Is all that is Rama Dasa

Yuva Nayak – Youth Leadership Camp April 17




An amazing opportunity to be trained in person by the Leading Authority on Leadership, especially for young people. Sree Rama Dasa Dr. Manish Mokshagundam has tranined hundreds of young leaders in Media and Social Leadership.

Dr Manish Mokshagundam is a reputed SUCCESS & LEADERSHIP COACH  and has initiated &  trained thousands of aspirants into the fold of Consciousness Awakening  through his pioneering life management technique of HI-Way (Holistic-Intrinsic Way) to success.  He brings in the popular scientific approach to the eastern esoteric subjects. He propagates a scientific temper through all his programs.

Over these powerful 3 days hundreds of Indian youth will be inspired by Sree Rama Dasa Dr. Manish to become even greater leaders immediately. Each day is packed with content delivered in a lucid yet empowering way, so you can use the tools being shared Asap.

Highlights of the program are
















Yuva Nayak Youth Leadership Camp is a transformative leadership program for serious aspirants of Socio-Political Leadership. The three day camp incorporates practical Socio-politics, basic leadership synthesis and process, personal leadership development, promotion and effective governance.

The Yuva Nayak Fellowship offers expertise to tackle self-awareness and public policy issues as candidates for Change-Management or as Citizen Activists. This innovative program is guided by Sree Rama Dasa Dr. Manish Mokshagundam. Previously, he has served for 22 years in Media and Journalism in a number of capacities. Dr. Manish has presently devoted his life to Spirituality, Yoga and upliftment of  the Human Potential.

Yuva Nayak is a program started by MAHA Academy to usher in a discerning Young Leadership with a vision to promote distinguished successful young leaders to the nation.

The Program is spread over 13 sessions in three days and will be delivered in MAHA Academy’s HQ at Somanahalli, Bengaluru. Each session has been incorporated as an transformative unit of program’s holistic gestalt.


Session I – OM 

Orientation Marquee guided by Sree Rama Dasa Dr. Manish Mokshagundam

The Om session brings into focus the need for Leadership, along with various style of leadership. The central theme is provide the participants enough motivation to look beyond the ordinary and identify the best suited methodology in their own chosen area of leadership.

Session II – HEIL! ERIC

Honesty, Ethics, Integrity & loyalty by Sree Rama Dasa Dr. Manish Mokshagundam

Hell Eric is an acronym for “Honesty, Ethics, Integrity & loyalty; Easy to Remember If Consulted”.  When it comes to ethics, there is no neutral ground. Successful Leadership is not possible without strong, deeply held values. Our culture is based on core values which define the character of each Leader. These values, set forth in the Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles of Ethical Behaviour, are organised around four foundational beliefs: Honesty, Ethics, Integrity & loyalty. They have guided leaders worldwide since the beginning of time. Tap into this goldmine and transform into a successful leader by applying them daily in your pursuit of excellence.


Team Building Discipline guided by Sqd Leader Bhashar

A leader’s success depends on the team he builds around. In this session you will learn to  art of aligning your team around goals, building effective working relationships, reducing team members’ role ambiguity and finding solutions to collective & individual members of the team’s challenges.


Group Activity guided by Nagesh Yadav

Team Activity to practically experience that the whole-team is made up individual-parts.

Session V – HIPSTERS 

Holistic Integration Process guided by Sree Rama Dasa Dr. Manish Mokshagundam

Holistic Integration Process (HIP) is a “Mystical Purification” of the whole self. A wonderful and unique purification process specially designed by Sree Rama Dasa to bring in maximum benefit for every human soul. This session works through activation of the Kundalini network; while you simultaneously undergo a deep cathartic process to arrive at and then achieve perfection of existence and life. The HIP Meditation is highly physically active activity –  it is best to have an empty stomach and wear loose, Yogic, comfortable clothing.


Tv & Public Speaking guided by Ramakanth Arya 

Understanding and presence on Television and Public forums are essential skills required by Leaders. In this session you will learn the essentials of being a great communicator like how to boost  Self Confidence, Knowing your subject Matter,  Assessing Your Audience Creating Clarity and Certainty, Etc.


Strategise, Audit & oRganise guided by Dr. Sujit Kumar Sompur, IRS

Strategy is your plan to win. This session focuses our energy on the forces that need to be changed, and can often result in some victory (big or small) or mitigation of damage. Learn to work together, organise and inspire others and by igniting imaginations. The momentum of success attracts people who in general want to be aligned with those they believe have power. When you Strategise, Audit & oRganise; you build momentum, victory and success.

Session IX  ROLE-PLAY 

Leaders’ Interaction guided by Aravind Shetty

Role-Play is a game in which the participants assume the roles of Political, Social and Popular leaders and collaboratively create stories. Participants determine the actions of their characters based on their characterisation. You may improvise freely; your choices shape the direction and outcome of the game.

Extra Session – GHOOM (Optional session by interest only)

Night Jungle Walk guided by Nagesh Yadav 

Participants are encouraged to connect to Mother-Earth and explore the natural, unadulterated and pure space of creation. The GHOOM will promote survival instincts even while learning to work as a team.  Being in a new environment helps get you out of your comfort zone and above all a leader must appreciate and maintain the environment as nature intended it to be.

Session X- SOME is EVERYTHING !! 

Social Media Management by Kiran K S

In the current scenario, a leader can not underestimate the importance of social media. SOcial MEdia is Everything. A leader’s aura, vision, action and communication are all delivered almost instantaneously through the social media. This session imparts the quintessential tools need for your successful SoMe campaigns. SoMe of the elements that you learn are Developing a Strategy, Defining & Managing Channels, Staying Organised, Monitoring & Engaging, Measuring Success, Best Practices, Etc.

Session XI – NEAT & SWEET

Elements of Indian Leadership by Acharya Vijaya Simha

With a unbroken history of more than 7000 years, India has churned out extremely successful tools of leadership. This session is designed to impart maximum impact of these elements into the modern setting. You will learn to tap into the continuum of Indian wisdom handed over millennia through  several oral traditions.


Project Management & Organisation by Nagaraj Birur 

This session deals with the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavour designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end. Project Management is one the most essential skills that a young leader like you requires to master.


Valedictory & Certifications by Sree Rama Dasa Dr. Manish Mokshagundam

Take home the words of wisdom and your camp completion certificates.


Session Timing  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
10:00 to 11:30 Session I – OM

Orientation Marquee

Session V – HIP

Holistic Integration Process


Social Media Management

11:30 to 12:00 Snacks and Beverage Snacks and Beverage Snacks and Beverage
12:00 to 13:30 Session II – HEIL! ERIC

Honesty, Ethics, Integrity & loyalty


TV & Public Speaking

Session XI – NEAT & SWEET

Elements of Indian Leadership

13:30 to 14:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:30 to 16:00 Session III – TEAMSTERS

Team Building Discipline


Strategise, Audit & oRganise


Project Management & Organisation

16:00 to 16:30 High Tea High Tea High Tea
16:30 to 18:00 Session IV – KNOTTY SOLUTION

Group Activity


Guided Meditation Session


Valedictory & Certifications

18:00 to 19:00 NA Session IX 


Leaders’ Interaction

19:00 to 21:00 NA Extra Session – GHOOM 

Night Jungle  Walk

21:00 to 21:30 NA Dinner NA



Adhyathma Ramayana by Sri Rama Dasa Manish – Part 6


Adhyathma Ramayana is essentially a Puranic work demonstrating the inquisitiveness of Parvati and clear, unambiguous explanation by Shiva. But in the orthodox circles of Rama devotees, the Adhyatama Ramayana is considered to be a Mantra-sastra, a sacred book, each stanza of which is revered as a Mantra (mystic syllable) and devoutly repeated in a ceremonial way. And Shiva continues the story of Sri Rama to his beloved Parvati

As soon as the Lord of Goddess Lakshmi took birth in Ayodhya, Lakshmi herself started living in the very land of her beloved. Abundance and affluence started flowing in every house. The fields were always green with rich bountiful harvests, the rivers and ponds were full of fish, the earth revealed all sorts of metals and minerals. The citizens were never this happyy and they renewed their pledge of living a life of Dharma. Right from that day onwards every thing in earth heightened its existence and the world was a happy place.

The brothers grew in years and childhood made their parents very happy. Gradually  their youth also approached, there upon the Kula Guru and great sage Vasishta who was  also the son of Brahma ensured that all important Samskara Dharma of the Upanayanam and taught them Vedas along with all of its branches. As also the human law book as well as their branches.
Unsurprisingly the brothers learned them without any real effort, even though these subjects were very difficult to teach and learn. The world witnessed in Guru Vasistha the divine Brahma himself from whom Vasishta has learned and got enlightened; and the disciples were divine beings including Lord Vishnu himself. Never has the universe been so fortunate to so much divinity in a Gurukula.

In time they returned to the palace, King Dasharatha was extremely happy to see that his sons had mastered the Sciences of Vedas, Administration, Warfare, Weaponry, etc as expert sailors master the seven seas. A unique result of the “buddy-system” of martial training that prevailed in the Gurukula had resulted in unbreakable bonding between Rama and Lakshmana on one hand and between Bharatha and Satrugna on the other. What Dasharatha did not know was that mother Sumitra has also tutored her twins to serve their elder brothers this way.

Prince Rama took the affairs of statecraft as a fish takes to water. He and Lakshmana immediately got around to arresting the thieves and  killing the cruel & dangerous animals in and around Ayodhya. Bharatha & Satrugna immersed themselves in foreign affairs and recruitment of civil servants.

their Dinacharya or daily schedule consisted of waking up at very early morning, taking bath, performing with great devotion the Suryanamaskar ie., salutations of dawn, Meditation, then doing saluting like feet of their father and mothers, devoting their time to affairs of ruling of the state along with his buddy-brother. Leading Dharma and upholding Law and then only after solving the problems of the citizens did they partake in food along with relatives and elders. The evenings were designated for hearing of Dharma Sasthras and historical events. The evening twilight was earmark for Shiva-Vandana and arts.

It was wonderful to watch the omnipresent and omnipotent Lord Vishnu person the mundane activities of a human on a daily basis. The one who needs no further evolutionn or involution was seen doing in the absolute quality all the actions needed by humans to the yardstick of every endeavour, that earned Rama the title of “Maryada Purushottama” the limit of Human endeavour.

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