Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian and spiritual leader, an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Sri Sri has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and he has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion.
Feelings last for some short time and then they drop, but worry eats at you for a longer period of time, and eventually eats you up.
The greater the love, subtler will be the authority.
The lesser the love, the more pronounced will be the authority.
The act which is only destructive and inflicts suffering both on oneself and others is terrorism. In such an act, human values are lost in the process of achieving a goal.
Humor is the buffer that saves you from humiliation. If you have a good sense of humor you can never be humiliated. And if you refuse to be humiliated you become invincible.
Whenever there is a problem we either deny it saying there is no problem or sit to solve the problem and make it a big issue. Neither of these help.
When people consider the past as free will they are filled with remorse and regret. When they consider the future as destiny, lethargy and inertia set in...
Restlessness of the soul alone can bring authentic prayer in you. It brings perfection, Siddhis and miracles in life. It is so precious to get that inner most longing for the Divine.
The main impediment of many seekers in the path is that they want to surrender. Don't say that you want to surrender; know that you already are surrendered. Wanting to surrender becomes an impediment on the path. This is like a child saying to the mother, " I want to love you." No child ever tells the mother," I want to love you", love is evident there. Surrender is not an act, it is a state...
An excerpt from a talk that uses driving a car as a metaphor for freedom of the mind.
If you are not amazed by the magnificence of this creation—your eyes are not yet opened. Once your eyes are open, they close, and this is called meditation. Tell me, what in this creation is not a mystery? Birth is a mystery; death is a mystery. If both birth and death are mysteries, then life is certainly a greater mystery, isn’t it? Being completely immersed in the mystery of life and in this...
A sequel to Celebrating Silence, this volume provides guidance on dealing with violence, fear, and anger, and insights on how to transform negative emotions into healthy relationships.