Med­i­ta­tion has been a game changer for ac­tor Mo­hit Mal­ho­tra

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - HTCITY ENTERTAINMENT - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­[email protected]

Ac­tor Mo­hit Mal­ho­tra has come back a calm and happy per­son after a 10day Vi­pas­sana ses­sion that he re­cently un­der­went. He also feels that he now knows him­self much bet­ter. And it was a book that re­vived his in­ter­est in spir­i­tu­al­ity.

“I was read­ing The Z Fac­tor: My Jour­ney as the Wrong Man at the Right Time by Sub­hash Chan­dra, and I was re­ally in­spired by his story and how he came to set up this big em­pire. And Vi­pas­sana played a big part in his ca­reer so it [in­spired] me to try that for my­self,” says the ac­tor, who is known for TV shows such as Sa­sural Genda Phool, Bein­te­haa and Ja­mai Raja.

Talk­ing about the ses­sion, which he un­der­went at a cen­tre in Igat­puri, Ma­ha­rash­tra, the ac­tor says, “It was an ab­so­lutely over­whelm­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. It was re­ally hard to stay there with­out a phone and main­tain si­lence for 10 days. It re­ally gets on to you after a while and a lot of peo­ple are not able to beat it. I have heard that many even run away from the cen­tre. It re­quires in­cred­i­ble pa­tience and willpower to com­plete the course. You are not even al­lowed to make eye con­tact be­cause the eyes also speak. By the end of it, though it was hard to stay, I learned a lot about my­self and I feel this has re­ally helped me evolve as a per­son.”

The ac­tor would like to go back to the cen­tre and also urges his own friends to try it once. “I ab­so­lutely will rec­om­mend it to oth­ers. It has been a game changer for me. I have learned so much from it,” he adds. Though strictly away from idol wor­ship, the ac­tor was al­ways spir­i­tu­ally in­clined. “I don’t prac­tice med­i­ta­tion as much as I’d like to. Spir­i­tu­al­ity makes you un­der­stand life bet­ter and makes you peace­ful,” he says.

Mo­hit Mal­ho­tra

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