On the day of Chhatrapati Shiva Ji Jayanti, the birth day of the great Indian warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shares with us the beautiful story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his Guru Samarth Ramdas Swami.
This day (19th Feb) in 2006, The Art of Living Silver Jubilee Celebration at Jakkur Airfield in Bangalore, India witnessed a historic gathering of 2.5 million people, including several heads of the state, Prime Ministers and other dignitaries from all over the world. A traditional South Indian orchestra of over 3800 artists performed on a three and half acre stage. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar... View details ⇨
Never forget your spiritual side. Whatever work you have and however busy you are, take that much needed 4-5 days for a silence program once in a year. Take 20 minutes every day to sit and listen to knowledge and meditate. This will keep your energy up. - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Come on, wake up! All that happened in the past is finished, it is like a dream, it is done! You did something wrong and you learnt a lesson from it, it is finished. Now, move on. Broaden your vision, and don’t worry about doership and non-doership. Leave all that. - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
You cannot exercise sensitivity, either it is there or not. This is because sensitivity is beyond thought, it is at the level of a feeling, you cannot create sensitivity in you. When you are free from stress and are content, you automatically are sensitive. When you are miserable, you are insensitive. - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
It is very difficult to express one’s feelings; feelings are inexpressible. At the same time you cannot hide them. On one level it can never be hidden and on another level you can never fully express your feelings.
Mankind has been making efforts from time immemorial to express the inexpressible. All our gestures and actions are only to express our feelings, yet it remains unexpressed and that... View details ⇨
We can share with the world something that we have had from centuries, and that is Harmony in Diversity - Accommodating the viewpoints of others and keep the spirit high to face any challenges. - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Often people who complain that others have a big ego, have a big ego themselves. Often those who complain others are rude, you will see somewhere inside, they are rude. You should reflect on yourself. See, you can’t correct others but others give you a chance to correct yourself. - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
When the Sun, Moon and Earth are in one line, there is a different cosmic energy pattern that happens. This time is very good for meditation and chanting.
The mind is connected with the moon, the body is connected with the Earth and the Sun is connected with both. The time when all three come in alignment is good for spiritual practices. It is not a good time to eat, or indulge in pleasures.... View details ⇨
You should forget the mistakes of the past, just drop it and move ahead. You are not the same person as you were in the past when you committed those mistakes, you have changed. When you came to the spiritual path, when you gained this wonderful knowledge, then your entire life has changed. So have complete and unshakeable faith in this fact. - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
What is most important is, knowledge taking the front seat in your life. Everybody has knowledge, but sometime it takes the backseat. It is not in the driving seat. When knowledge is sleeping, it is ignorance. When knowledge is in the backseat it leads to regrets later on. When knowledge is in the driving seat, there is only joy and celebration in life. Then you celebrate in every situation... View details ⇨
Depression is not prevailing in the area where very poor people are there. In these areas, aggression is the issue. But it is the middle class and the upper-class people who get into depression. To get out of aggression and depression, meditation is the only way. We need to teach meditation to everybody.
One of the biggest issues of all in this country and many countries is corruption. You know, corruption begins where a sense of belongingness ends. Just by rules and regulations, corruption cannot be stopped. It's only through a wave of spirituality, love and sense of belongingness that we can change from corruption to commitment, and crime to compassion. This is what we need today. - Gurudev... View details ⇨