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His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 7:00 pm

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Electric Sky host, Mark BlevisHis Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring the world as part of the celebration of the Art of Living Foundation‘s twenty-fifth anniversary. I spoke with him during his stop in Ottawa.

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Transcript of “Portrait – His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar”

[Portrait theme music] Podcasting visual insound, this is another edition of Portrait on Electric Sky.

Mark Blevis: In February of this year, two-and-a-half million people including religious and political leaders of all faiths and backgrounds gathered in Bangalore, India to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Art of Living Foundation. I’m your host, Mark Blevis. On this edition of Portrait, humanitarian, spiritual leader, founder of The Art of Living Foundation and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Things are in concept in the mind about peace and love, but how to bring that in day-to-day life and how to get rid of all the negativity, how to break down the barriers and prejudice against each other?

What was bothering me was the prejudice that people had between urban and rural, between different religious groups or gender or race. I want to break down this prejudice in the minds of people and to become like children again and relate with each other with heart, sincerity and love.

We find that stress is the main cause that blocks people. Lack of understanding is testimony to that. So, we put together this program, The Art of Living. It all began very simply. I just started teaching whatever I knew to a bunch of people in the drawing room and then word of mouth, it kept growing.

Mark Blevis: It grew to two-and-a-half million people in one place.

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yeah.

Mark Blevis: You have mentioned religion. In your mind, is there a distinction between religion and spirituality?

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes. Spirituality is the essence of all religions. There is some common trait between all religions, it is spirituality, but in spirituality, you are in contact with the divinity deep within. Spirituality is honouring life. Spirituality is love and compassion, service. See?

The communication or communion with God can happen only in spirituality. Religion is the external thing though the central part of every religion is spirituality, but unfortunately people are more stuck in the outer periphery rather than reaching the center chord.

Mark Blevis: Do you think the concept of secular spirituality is threatening to religious leaders?

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: They shouldn’t because they must be tired by now with all the conflict, you see.

A religious leader cannot afford to think “only these people belong to me.” When a Catholic priest prays, he should pray for the entire population of the world, not just for only Catholics; or a Buddhist monk when he prays, he doesn’t pray only for his people. Or even for that matter, a Muslim imam or a Hindu priest. I feel when a swami prays or a priest prays, they pray for the entire world and if they are not, the prayer is not very fruitful.

Mark Blevis: The other interesting point that I see mentioned in a lot of your literature is the blame culture. Do you think that we can get past the blame culture and what are ways that we can do that?

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A stress-free mind will stop blaming. If you are stressed, you start blaming; either you blame yourself or blame somebody else. Wherever you begin you end up in the other. So, to get over the blame culture we need to be more compassionate.

When you see a culprit is also a victim, when you broaden your horizon, you will see that every culprit is also a victim. So then you can’t be angry on a victim. You will not take revenge on a victim. Inside every culprit, there is a victim crying for help. We need to heal that victim. Help them out. Non-violence and compassion should be the guiding force. If this is prevalent in our society, we can definitely make a difference. It may sound very impractical, but we will have to move in that direction because non-violence is — nobody likes violence for themselves, but we need to bring those values in life. It has to come from education and from culturing.

Just for example, nobody litters in Ottawa, but if you go to third world countries, people are littering. What is the difference? Because that has been a part of education. Everyone, mostly, follows the rule and they drive on the right side here and left side in England and that’s a matter of education. Similarly, dental hygiene, the physical hygiene we teach, but we are not teaching mental hygiene where you should handle rage and anger and frustration and depression and these sorts of antisocial feelings. That’s where yoga, meditation, breathing, all these techniques will be of immense help to bring such a balance in the mind and softness in the heart and behaviour.

Mark Blevis: At your Silver Jubilee back in February, you had two-and-a-half million people in India and among them were religious and spiritual leaders and people of backgrounds of every sort. What was it about the Silver Jubilee that drew all these people to one place and to one mind?

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know, Silver Jubilee was to be celebrated and we have known people would all be coming from all over the world because anywhere we had to celebrate, somewhere we had to begin that. So, we had to make the big arrangements for that and we invited religious leaders. They readily accepted and we had nearly one thousand religious leaders of all denominations and many political leaders and three-thousand-eight-hundred musicians all on the same stage.

Yeah, I know, you look back now and see it’s a humongous task. Mind you there was no traffic jam even. There was no incident. That was what somebody asked me in the Belgium Parliament. He said, “Here in Belgium, we have a soccer game where ten-thousand people coming, there are a hundred casualties. We need to have five hundred police. How could you manage 2.5 million people?” I said, “The peace and silence and the non-violence as main theme and goal will make everyone move in that direction.” I think it’s our intention when we want to bring that non-violence and meditation as part of our event in the society, people will get into it.

Mark Blevis: Has anything changed in the world or through your organization since the Silver Jubilee?

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A Silver Jubilee is just an event, but a lot of social work is happening through the organization whether in tsunami or recent flooding in parts of India or earthquake or bomb blast, train bomb blast. Trauma relief work is going on. We are keeping the temper cool on the planet wherever we can reach. Of course, Israel and Lebanon we are not able to reach as much as we would love to. We need more volunteers.

Generally, I feel the stress and depression level wherever we have started working have tremendously changed. I still feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. There is a lot be done, a lot to be done in this field to educate people, to handle their emotions and to be happy and compassionate.

Mark Blevis: Show notes and links to resources discussed in this episode can be found on my website, electricsky.net. While you’re there, be sure to check out my podcast archives. The theme song for Portrait is Bigfoot by Robert Farrell. Electric Sky is a proud member of the Rogic Podcast Conglomerate. Thanks for listening and please stay subscribed.

Send feedback to electricskypodcast@gmail.com.

108 Comments »

Comment by punith

September 27, 2006 @ 1:22 am

awesome talk by Guruji,
we like more & more talks to be published ….
Jai Gurudev
Punith

Comment by Mehul Patel

September 27, 2006 @ 1:27 am

It was very pleasing to hear Sri Sri Ravishankar and his views on peace and service.

Please continue to post such positive articles which help enhance our day-to-day thinking.

Thanx a lot.

Comment by Vishal

September 27, 2006 @ 1:34 am

very nice to have such features.

If anybody else knows videos or audios of gurudev on the Web please

mail me at vjassiathotmaildotcom

Comment by Rajesh Parashar

September 27, 2006 @ 2:48 am

HE, HIS teachings & blessings are absolute need of our time..
More talks should come on net..
Great work by Electric sky, pls continue..
All the very best!!

Comment by Dr Ravi Karwa

September 27, 2006 @ 3:07 am

Wonderful uplifting thought HE is a perfect role model for the society today. The media should focus mor on such inspiring talks and interviews.

Lots of love and best wishes

Comment by Purvi Gajjar

September 27, 2006 @ 3:15 am

Beautiful :-) It is SO nice to listen to a spiritual leader – a welcome change from other, more common celebrity interviews. Great work. Please do put up more talks.

Comment by Vijay

September 27, 2006 @ 4:49 am

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is so inspiring! Today, we need to hear more of him, in a time of turbulence and so much sorrow… he gives us hope.

Comment by Marco

September 27, 2006 @ 6:20 am

What a wonderful talk… so refreshing and universal in its appeal.. this is just what the world needs…. Well done electric sky, please broadcast more talks by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Comment by Hari

September 27, 2006 @ 7:43 am

wonderful talk–so inspiring!! pl broadcase more such talks by Guruji

Comment by Rajasree

September 27, 2006 @ 7:59 am

wonderful

Comment by Nishita

September 27, 2006 @ 8:47 am

you are the best.

Comment by Karen

September 27, 2006 @ 9:56 am

Very inspiring to listen to listen to the words of such a great soul. I’ve decided to the Art of Living course along with other family members.

Comment by Rama.S.Iyer

September 27, 2006 @ 9:57 am

Differences between spirituality and religion well explained-awesome..

Comment by John

September 27, 2006 @ 9:59 am

Very enjoyable.

Comment by Tanu

September 27, 2006 @ 10:21 am

guru ji does it once again…a very inspiring talk/interview…

Comment by Jerry

September 27, 2006 @ 10:22 am

Very inspiring and loving soul. Will have to try a Art of Living course!

Comment by Arabinda

September 27, 2006 @ 10:33 am

Whenever I hear Guruji speak, the mind becomes calm and I enjoy every bit of his talk/interview.

Comment by Kartik Jani

September 27, 2006 @ 11:15 am

Wonderful talk. We need to have many more such talks of Guruji!

Comment by vedaraman

September 27, 2006 @ 11:46 am

HIS teachings & blessings are very enlightening.
I never thought i will lead a such a matured and life with high spiritual thoughts, which makes me happy and also most of the people around me to be calm and happy.

Great work by Electric sky, pls continue..
All the very best!!

Comment by Ram Hariharan

September 27, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

We don’t care for mental hygene as much as we do for dental hygene. Amazing interview!!

Jai GuruDev

Ram Hariharan

Comment by Mark

September 27, 2006 @ 1:36 pm

Wow! Thank you everyone for the positive feedback. I could have spoken with His Holiness for an hour. It was a privilege to have the short time I had with him.

Comment by harshal

September 27, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

jai gurudev,

very nice!

harshal

Comment by Shez

September 27, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

Amazing, i took the course and its probably one of the best things i have ever done for myself. Do yourself a favour, find a course near you and go for it….we always postpone things that are good for us…..

Shez.

Comment by Vijayakrishnan

September 27, 2006 @ 6:01 pm

Well done Mark…

Great Interview!!!

Jai Gurudev!!!

Comment by Karan Lee

September 27, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

very detailed and user friendly make it convenient for the teachers or volunteer who need these info to show the public

Comment by Barbara Epstein

September 27, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

How wonderful to hear Guruji’s voice. Thank you. He is such an inspiration. Thank you, What a thrill to hear him again.

Comment by Shreeni

September 28, 2006 @ 1:14 am

Wonderfull to hear Guruji’s voice. Please send me the if you happen to inteview him again.

Comment by Sandeep

September 28, 2006 @ 5:36 am

Amazing, wonderfull, guruji is really put things in very very simple words, but behind the words there are lot to understand.

Comment by Pankaj Parekh

September 28, 2006 @ 6:55 am

so much said so concisely and beautifully. I pray guruji’s view of love across nations and people grows in terms of spirituality and they free themselves from the external layers of religion.

Comment by kavita

September 28, 2006 @ 7:32 am

such a balanced spiritual leader…..

Comment by Rajmohanbabu

September 28, 2006 @ 9:06 am

Guruji’s interview is very nice and inspirational. Need more guruji’s talks

Comment by Neelam

September 28, 2006 @ 10:18 am

This was fabulous! You need to keep up these kind of interviews, please broadcast more and more of His Holiness ‘s talks… HE is today reaching out to millions of ppl and and transforming individuals to reach their highest potential and the art of living is the way to go… keep it up!

Comment by Anjan

September 28, 2006 @ 11:16 am

I had a problem downloading.
Pls Help!

it would be of great help if you could email it to me.
my email ID: nitwitpal@gmail.com

if you know more online resources related to Sri Sri, pls let me know

Comment by Mark

September 28, 2006 @ 11:27 am

Anjan:

It must have been a temporary problem. I just checked the file and was able to download it without any problems. Please try again. If you continue to have problems, send me another message.

Mark

Comment by Mark

September 28, 2006 @ 11:35 am

I really appreciate all of the kind words and comments everyone is taking the time to post. It has been an exciting couple of days since interest in this interview has exploded. The number of downloads and comments, and the rate at which they have increased, is far beyond my expectations.

I am certain that the Art of Living Foundation, and His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be very interested in seeing the statistics. Please continue to share the news of this interview and direct people to this site to download it as I can only gather statistics for downloads from, and comments posted to, this site.

Best wishes to everyone!

Mark

Comment by Anjan

September 28, 2006 @ 11:56 am

You are doing a great job, MARK. Really Glad!

Comment by K. Bala

September 28, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

Wonderful
Jai Gurudev

Comment by Rajmohanbabu

September 29, 2006 @ 9:22 am

Thanks Mr.Mark to broadcast the interview with Guruji….

Comment by Sachin

September 29, 2006 @ 11:30 am

No words to express my joy that I experience everytime I read Guruji’s words. It always brings a smile on my lips & tears in my eyes

JAI GURUDEV

Comment by Aravind

September 29, 2006 @ 12:25 pm

Such a Wonderful ,Inspirational talk.
Please keep playing many more of such talks.

Comment by Dr Balabhadra Ram

September 29, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

No words to express, please keep it up regularily

JAIGURUDEV.

Comment by Ramesh Rao

September 30, 2006 @ 11:04 am

This is just right to be glorified, instead of all the crap in the media.

Please keep up the good work.
Thanks a ton
Ramesh rao

Comment by Suresh P

October 1, 2006 @ 1:11 am

Thanks Mark. Keep up the good work.

Comment by Jasmin

October 3, 2006 @ 2:49 am

I’m just back from Bangalore Ashram after Navratri clebrations and could listen to HIM once again !!!
Mark, This is great piece of work.
Guruji has been travelling ALL AROUND THE WORLD- non stop, spreading his love and compassion. I really doubt if there is anyone else who really really cares and does so much for the entire world.
Those who are still unaware of HIM or The Art of Living, just do the course designed by HIMSELF.
Jai Gurudev
jasmin (jasmin@visualanindia.com)

Comment by karthika

October 3, 2006 @ 2:14 pm

wow!!!!!!!! Please keep playing many more of such talks by guruji

Comment by Antoine

October 5, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

Hi Mark,

I was present in the hotel room in Ottawa when you interviewed Sri Sri. It was amazing being there and it’s wonderful to relive those precious moments here on your web site.

Nice to have met you. Keep up the good work!

Antoine

Comment by Jayesh & Umita Sheth

October 5, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

Mark, it was wonderful hearing Guruji on such varied subjects and am sure that HIS knowledge & blessings will help many people solve their problems.

Jayesh & Umita Sheth- Mumbai.

Comment by Meenakshi

October 6, 2006 @ 8:29 am

Mark,Supebly done.Your questions were well thought out.
It is a blessing to hear SriSri.Simple words ,profound wisdom ,how fortunate to have Him with us during these trying times

Comment by Meghana

October 6, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

Wonderful interview by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. His word are so uplifting and gives lot of hope to the world. Great job Mark. Keep posting such wonderful interviews with Sri Sri in future as well.

Comment by Jaya

October 7, 2006 @ 2:22 am

His Holiness Shri Shri Ravi Shankar’s talks are life transforming. Life becomes joy and celebration in true sense. The world need to know more about Him and His timeless knowledge. Please brodcast more of His talks.

Thanks

Comment by Karthick

October 11, 2006 @ 7:32 am

I was able to learn a lot from this speech. I always look forward to hear his words and thoughts, they convey a very deep meaning. Thank you for this wonderful interview.

Celebrate life!
Karthick :)

Comment by TEJINDER SINGH KAINTH

October 11, 2006 @ 11:27 pm

really amazing to have deeper clarity on religion & of course on Hygiene of mind

Comment by TEJINDER SINGH KAINTH

October 11, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

most fitting clarity on religion, spirituality,
hygiene of mind.

Comment by Nirmala

October 12, 2006 @ 1:10 am

Soul stirring talk, only Gurudev can give us the highest knowledge, in such simple words and make our lives so playful, when I listen to HIS talk I feel the expansion in my life, feel connected to one and all.

Comment by Kavita Batra

October 12, 2006 @ 6:33 am

Amazing Guruji as usual

Comment by Umesh Sharma

October 12, 2006 @ 9:48 am

Guruji is one who came to change this world and make it lovable,enjoyable for all.What we can do is to join him to contribute.
Gurujee I love you

Umesh Sharma

Comment by rashmi fulchand

October 12, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

superb!

Comment by Sony Pappan

October 13, 2006 @ 6:19 am

The efforts by AOL, Has brought Peace in many people, Guruji is the one of deserved person who Shoud get the nobel prize for peace.

Comment by Sudhanshu

October 13, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

Hi…

Lovely interview…..:)

Comment by manik

October 16, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

he is tooooooooooooo good man, take my word , he is a real friend

jai gurudev

Comment by Rajesh Kakade

October 22, 2006 @ 1:33 am

Keep it up, very very good, Thanks to Electric Sky for the broadcast.I feel this is great channel to pass the preaching of Guruji to thousands of people in North America.

Comment by Priya Pai

October 23, 2006 @ 6:13 am

JAI GURUDEV…
Its wonderful…I ;iked it very much…
Thmks to electricsky.

Comment by Aditya

November 2, 2006 @ 7:06 am

Amazing Sri Sri……as usual…

Thanks a lot electric sky…you really can give us things that make us spellbound…thanks Mark !

Comment by hemanth

November 2, 2006 @ 12:40 pm

GREAT TALK BY GURUJI…WE LOVE GURUJI…

Comment by Saroj

November 15, 2006 @ 7:14 pm

Well done SKY!
Soul quenching Interview!!
Jai Gurudev!!!

Comment by Nethra

November 17, 2006 @ 4:09 am

Hi,
For all those on this page who’d like to listen to more talks by guruji…do watch Dialogues with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to be aired on CNBC TV 18 ( India) from the 25th of Nov onwards…7:30 pm (India time).

Comment by dhananjay

November 20, 2006 @ 11:51 am

i was fortunate to listen to what guruji said, if this type of speeches are published it will be good not only for me but to thousands of people, who are unable to attend the program or listen to guruji.
thanks a lot.

dhananjay

Comment by G.Sankar

November 21, 2006 @ 6:55 am

Jai gurudev,
Amazing interview.I am able know how guruji managed silver jubilee function with out any traffic jams or any other incidents.

thankss alot

Comment by A.V.REMESH NAIR

November 24, 2006 @ 9:32 am

No words to discribe about Guruji The living god for the entire mankind.

well done sky ! Do more such things!

JAI GURUDEV

Comment by Nikita H. Rathod

November 30, 2006 @ 5:53 am

HI! GURUJI

Comment by Nikita H. Rathod

November 30, 2006 @ 5:55 am

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU BUT HOW??????????

Comment by Piyush Pandya

December 18, 2006 @ 5:38 am

dear all,

i am piyush pandya. we are costructing tempale at gujarat which has completed 35% but for our rest of programe such as free school and free yoga institute and free rest house for the old age people has stuck up due to lake of money dear all if any body help us to complet such a holy task then kindly mail me on pjpiyush@yahoo.com

Comment by vaishnavi nair

December 18, 2006 @ 9:11 am

JAI GURUDEV,

IT IS A BETTER EXPERIENCE TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT!

VAISHNAI NAIR.

Comment by Dipankar Chakraborty

February 9, 2007 @ 5:05 am

very inspiring and energetic to the soul. I am very excited with this recording.
But want more and more and more…………………………
Jai Gurudev

Comment by Rajesh

March 21, 2007 @ 3:59 am

Brilliant interview! Thanks to Electric sky for making this facility available.

Comment by Jayakrishnan G

March 27, 2007 @ 6:52 am

EXCELLENT Interview!!!!

Everybody should go for the Art Of Living courses.
Those are designed by Him, especially for you.

Try to contribute to the world in the way you can.

Let Guruji inspire you

Comment by punjabi yogesh

April 8, 2007 @ 8:10 am

jai gurudev
hi this is yogesh here i am very thankful to the site.really great talk by guruji.i love u guruji.i belong to u and the whole world.

Comment by Rajeev Trikha

April 28, 2007 @ 9:14 am

“relate with each other with heart, sincerity and love” GuruJi certainly enables people to achieve this lofty goal and suffuses life with joy.

Wonderful!

Comment by Subrata Das

May 12, 2007 @ 8:42 am

It is indeed a different feeling to here Guruji’s voice again again.
JGD

Comment by ROHIT ARORA

May 25, 2007 @ 4:38 am

JAI GUU DEV.
THIS COURSE HAS REALY CHANGED MY LIFE AND WAY OF THINKING
THANKS GURU JI

Comment by ROHIT ARORA

May 25, 2007 @ 4:40 am

JAI GURU DEV
THIS COURSE HAS REALY CHANGED MY LIFE AND WAY OF THINKING
THANKA GURUY DEV JI.

Comment by mahesh

May 29, 2007 @ 7:36 am

dear guruji is a ocean we are all river. All the day we are celebrating our life in order to merge with that ocean that is dear dear GURUJI
“jai gurudev”

Comment by Gajendra

June 4, 2007 @ 9:35 am

I feel so fortunate to have Him by me in each moment to live Him inside me…I have no idea where he is taking me but honestly I dont care…I just want to be with Him and live Him

Comment by Gautam Vig

June 8, 2007 @ 11:18 am

WWWOOOOOWWWWW !!!!

Good Work !!!!!!!

Comment by Gokila

September 26, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

Jai Gurudev
Hi this is Gokila

I havnt attended any of Guruji’s class, my aunty use to attend all the classes and heared about his holiness and works. I belive him a lot and trying to attend his class but couldn. He is Next to God and a DOWN TO EARTH person….

Gokila

Comment by Prashanth

September 28, 2007 @ 3:48 am

Anyone please help me in finding guruji songs or videos..

jaigurudev

Comment by ujwal tale(student in sinhgad engg. college ),pune

October 3, 2007 @ 6:57 am

ART OF LIVING IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE
ITS JUST A REALL MAGIC WHICH I SEEN IN REALITY…

IT GIVES ME INITATIVE QUALITY,MADE BE BUTTON PROOF
MEANS MY LIFE IS TOTTALY DEPEND ON ME, NOT ON OTHERS OPINIAN

Comment by Swati Srivastava

October 11, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

I agree AOL [moderator: Art of Living] is doing wonderful job in reducing the stress levels of the rich people in the world . But the courses are too expensive. There is not any place for the economically weak people in the AOL. So, I see ‘Guruji’ just as a reincarnation of Rajneesh, who was the ‘God of Rich’. I see AOL as more like a well marketed business organisation, rather than a spiritual organisation.

Comment by V J S Raghavan

October 25, 2007 @ 5:07 am

Jai gurudev. I am a public sector employee and at present working in BHEL/Jhansi and trying transfer for last 10 years but all efforts are in vain. Will you please help me in this regard.

VJS Raghavan

Comment by sreekumar

November 16, 2007 @ 4:33 am

JAI GURUDEV

IT is enlighting knowledge to hear Gurujis words.

I would like to comment, on Mr.VJS raghavan’s Qn.

Once we ar econtented with what we have and where we are, we can fulfill our wiahes.Start loving your Job and place of work, things will automatically happen.If possible do AOL part 1 , course and see the difference of accepting People and situation.

Sreekumar,Kuwait

Comment by Sreekanth

January 7, 2008 @ 6:50 am

I just finished the Part 1 Course and its so refreshing to mind, lot of things have changed from negative to postive, we all love you guruji, Long Live our Enlightened master.Jai Gurudev

Comment by Manju

March 9, 2008 @ 12:11 am

Dear Guruji, My first book that i have read is Celebrating Silence, Even the small things about life is beatifullt explained….I like that book very much, it has changed the way i thought, i have become more positive..Thanks for everthing.

Comment by arvindsingh

March 19, 2008 @ 5:11 am

life is a dream,if you are not wokeup.
if you are wokeup,life is reality. enjoy every time
every day is holiday.

Comment by manashi

March 23, 2008 @ 2:35 am

i have queries about my life.how do i approach guruji to answer them?

Comment by Karthikeyan.T.P

July 1, 2008 @ 10:18 am

Our hope to future are people like Guruji. I’am very lucky to be born in this part of this world. If we can awaken the God within all of us ……that is His mission.

Comment by Balaji r patil

July 20, 2008 @ 4:56 am

you are great guruji i had learn from your books many think jai gurudev

Comment by Ravi k Bisht

August 21, 2008 @ 8:16 am

i want to join art of living ….in delhi but how??

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Comment by asha

April 30, 2009 @ 4:51 am

Sri Sri Ravi shankar guruji is a great man..and he is the need of the need of the hour..he is so inspiring……..

Comment by vedang

August 5, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

hey friends if you like to read about guruji so much you all should go to divine shop near you or any art of living satsang going to take place or every thursday satsang (am teling for those you want to buy Guruji’s books and music cds) and every one can attend the satsang as it is very cool after all.There are also knowledge sheets of Guruji available in any book store near you.It’s fabolous and do visit artofliving.org and srisri.organd everyone of us should feel so lucky to be born in the time he is born too.He is no less than GOD.JAI GURUDEV

Comment by qwqwqww

November 4, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

how much it costs to stay in your asram per day in your delhi asram&for meal

Comment by pinky

December 15, 2009 @ 11:06 am

I have read many books of sri sri ravi shankar but i felt nothing spiritual. I get nothing out of those books.I can’t understand the god. Why i am here? I think that the thinking of atheist is more better than theists. I have attended one of course of art of living but even there i felt nothing.

Comment by Smt Krishna Roy

February 1, 2010 @ 2:23 am

Gurudev,My brother in law is suffering from several diseases, he is taking no of medicines but not cured,please help me.

Comment by manoj kumar sharma

March 8, 2010 @ 10:23 am

i am very impreesed from ravi shankar i wanna attending the course of art of living

Comment by Elizabeth

March 27, 2010 @ 1:50 am

I love Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. His smile is contagious. Does anybody know anything about “The Nature of Existence”, which is the movie that he’s in and when it’s coming out? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ2TMdLZ2uo
I see that he’s in the trailer and says , “Religion is like the banana skin. Spirituality is the banana.” I think that is pretty much my view of so many religions.

Comment by DHARSHAK V NAIR

May 16, 2010 @ 11:08 am

Guruji as usual is great and Art Of Living will reach each and everyone in this world is of sure

Jai Gurudev

Comment by Harish

June 10, 2010 @ 5:28 am

He is a genius and a boon for the mankind. Only a great soul like his holyness can bring peace and love on the earth in this Kaliyuga!!

Thank GOD for this invaluable gift.

Comment by girish halgekar

November 1, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

if u have more speaches of guruji’s pls upload..which helps many peoples..in this discussion wd are learning why &how to pray for entire world…
Jai Gurudev

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