*“Many people think that they know everything. I knew that I know everything! That was my attitude before The Art of Living course. But once I did the Sudarshan Kriya, once I explored the alternative states of consciousness, I realized that it’s very far from the truth that I know everything. In fact, I realized that I hardly know anything and then, humility and gratitude came”*

With a post-graduate in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Khurshed Batliwala, or “Bawa” as he is fondly called, says that he decided to teach meditation over mathematics. “It was better to teach people meditation and make them happy rather teach mathematics and make them miserable,” he quips.One of the designers of the youth workshop, YES!+ (Youth Empowerment and Skills), he inspires young people the world over, empowering them to lead the lives they want to lead rather than getting stuck with the lives they have to lead!

**A Meditating Mathematician!**

Bawa says that mathematics needs logic but once you are in to the Master’s level of Maths, there are certain problems especially in subjects like number theory, graph theory where you require tremendous amount of intuition to arrive at a particular conclusion.

The course had helped him shine better in the subject. “Logic can take you to a place where normal people can get but to get to the higher level of mathematics you really require solid combination of logic and intuition, which is rare. That is why you don’t find too many brilliant mathematicians. Mathematics requires tremendous intuition along with logic and that comes through meditation. Yes, logic comes through studying Mathematics,” he smiles.

This is a talk given at Ruia College, Mumbai, to inspire them to meditate and lead a successful and fulfilling life. With his fascinating story telling skill coupled with logical thinking, Bawa mesmerizes everyone and introduces us to our great spiritual heritage, the glory of which we all should take immense pride in.