Mumbai: Manisha Koirala enjoys both lifesatyle inspired by Buddha as well the life which attaches her to the World of Glitz and Glamour.
"I like both. I’m both, I am not one so I like to strike a balance of work and getting to another soulful life i.e the, 'Sadhvis' life. I am content with my gypsy kind of life, enjoying the blissful peace at the Oneness University Chennai and then the world of films which is the backbone of my life. I have been with the film fraternity for more than 25 years and being back feels great as well."
Revealing a secret, Manisha Koirala gave away her holiday plans starting from Mumbai to Oneness University situated in Chennai. She says, "I will be going to Oneness University Chennai by the end of next month, like always, I shall deroute my journey and go ahead meeting the family of Arvind Swami and Kamla Hassan who are very close to me. I also always call up Mani sir while on this route. Probably this time too, I shall try to connect with all of them and spend a day or two with all of them."
"Especially while visiting this 'Oneness University' I do make it a point to go and visit them. I have loved the life of a gypsy and have been a gypsy all through my life," she adds.
Manisha also plans on extending her holidays. "I am also planning to visit 'Kailash Parvat' this time. It will make for a great hiking as well," she informs.
On her changed perceptive on life, Manisha goes on, "I have different thought process that has moved to a different scale. I want to work and be with fraternity as this is my backbone. I love totally being here, I have been here because of a few people from this fraternity. I am hugely again in gratitude of Bombay film industry. There came a time when I thought I could disconnect from this industry, which did happen for a while. After getting back, I I realized that it feels in connection to my soul as this indeed feels happy. I was telling my parents the other day, having finished a few film shoots, there is a sense within me which attracts me to the other world, other than the films. I like going to secluded places as these places help me disconnect from the world, and I love experiencing the spiritual life. I go away to Oneness University in Chennai - this is a totally different company, where we all live differently and see life differently. And when I’m in their company, I get engrossed completely and get detached to the worldly affairs. Here we go for hiking, sit down in nature and enjoy meditation for hours together and discuss about the being of life and blah…blah. Getting attached spiritually, I get easily detached to the world – this detachment gives me a different satisfaction- gain a lot of peace. I gain clarity and get a sense of bliss, and for me it’s another dimension of life which I enjoy. So I’m looking ahead to be with all my Sadhvis ahead in the next month. I usually do this every six months in a year’s time."
Last but not the least, she will also visit her native place Nepal, "I will also go to Kedarnath and Badrinath with my family members in the month of August. And will love to live in Nepal with my family members -my brother and his family. However, my parents will accompany me as presently they live with me. I like the life of Nepal for just a few days and then I like to fly back to the hush-hush life of Mumbai," she concludes.