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By Sri Sri Ravishankar. Man has always wanted to know more about life. This intense quest has caused all the progress humanity has made today and yet there still remain many unanswered questions. In this book, we take more questions to Sri Sri covering eclectic subjects-the mundane and the profound, the physical and the metaphysical, the personal and the universal, some philosophical and some even irrational. Sri Sri yet again answers them with his characteristic simplicity, playfulness and depth of wisdom.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar born 13 May is an Indian spiritual leader. He is frequently referred to as " Sri Sri " honorific , Guru ji , or Gurudev. In , he established a Geneva-based charity, the International Association for Human Values, an NGO that engages in relief work and rural development. Venkat Ratnam. He is the brother of Bhanumathi Narasimhan. Joseph's College of Bangalore University. In the s, Shankar initiated a series of practical and experiential courses in spirituality around the globe.
He says that his rhythmic breathing practice, Sudarshan Kriya, came to him in , "like a poem, an inspiration," after a ten-day period of silence on the banks of the Bhadra River in Shimoga , in the state of Karnataka , adding, "I learned it and started teaching it".
In , Shankar held the first Art of Living course in Switzerland. Shankar believes spirituality is that which enhances human values such as love, compassion and enthusiasm. It is not limited to any one religion or culture. Hence it is open to all people. He feels the spiritual bond we share as part of the human family is more prominent than nationality, gender, religion, profession, or other identities that separate us.
According to him, science and spirituality are linked and compatible, both springing from the urge to know. The question, "Who am I? Emphasizing that joy is only available in the present moment, his stated vision is to create a world free of stress and violence. His programs are said to offer practical tools to help accomplish this.
In his view, "Truth is spherical rather than linear; so it has to be contradictory. He visited Pakistan in on a goodwill mission  and again in when he inaugurated Art of Living centers in Islamabad and Karachi. During his visits to Iraq, at the invitation of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki , in  and again in ,  he met with political and religious leaders to promote global peace.
He also hosted a conference to address the dire condition of Yazidis and other non-Muslims in the region. Ravi Shankar played a major role in the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the guerrilla movement FARC during his visit to Cuba in June FARC leaders agreed to follow the Gandhian principle of non-violence to attain their political objectives and social justice.
In , Ravi Shankar met with Venezuelan leaders from both sides to encourage dialogue, end the political conflict and restore peace and stability in the country. He added, "The solution to the Kashmir problem can only come from the Kashmiris". This forum is intended to bring together eight South Asian countries to cooperate in areas such as entrepreneurship, skill development, cultural exchange, educational partnerships and women's empowerment. The Chief Minister of Manipur, N.
Biren Singh , lauded Ravi Shankar for his efforts in making this happen and "bringing peace in troubled areas". Ravi Shankar's organization has been working in Manipur for the last 15 years. In September , at the "Strength in Diversity - North East Indigenous People's Conference", Ravi Shankar claimed that another militants were waiting to "lay down weapons and join the peace process".
The conference was attended by representatives from 67 rebel outfits from the Northeast. Expressing his willingness to facilitate the peaceful transition of any rebel group wanting to join the mainstream, Ravi Shankar claimed that his organization has been working for this for the last 10—12 years and "will continue to work until the last gun is laid down".
Ravi Shankar's efforts at mediation in the Ayodhya dispute in received a mixed response from both Hindu and Muslim leaders. Based on Supreme Court of India 's suggestion for an out-of-court settlement,  he proposed a mutual compromise where both communities "gift" neighbouring pieces of land to each other. This proposal was met with a lot of skepticism and resistance. In March , he was appointed by the Supreme Court of India to a 3-member mediation committee tasked with finding a resolution for the case in 8 weeks.
In , he started a prison programme  to rehabilitate prison inmates and help them reintegrate into society. In , Shankar was named by Forbes magazine as the fifth most powerful leader in India. In , Ravi Shankar, while attending a function in Jaipur , claimed that some Indian government schools are breeding grounds for Naxalism , a movement of militant communist groups in India declared to be terrorist organisations.
The government should not run any school. It's often found that children from government schools get into Naxalism and violence.
Children from private schools don't get into this," he was quoted as saying by media reports. Later, Shankar issued a clarification that he didn't mean that all government schools breed Naxalism. More clarification followed on his Twitter account: "I specifically referred to sick government schools in Naxal affected areas.
Many who have turned to Naxalism have come from these schools. I did not say all Govt schools where lakhs study breed Naxalism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indian spiritual leader. For other people named Ravi Shankar, see Ravi Shankar disambiguation. Yoga Journal. Retrieved 14 May Retrieved 10 December IAHV Peacebuilding.
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All orders will be processed as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Even as a young child Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was of a spiritual disposition - often found in peaceful meditation at a very tender age. At the age of four, His parents discovered Him reciting verses from the Bhagavad Gita. His simple message of love, practical wisdom, and compassion continues to inspire people from all walks of life, and He encourages everyone to follow their chosen religious or spiritual path while honoring the path of others.
As concise as a koan yet clear and straightforward, Sri Sri addresses the problems, confusions and complexities that confront us, and also speaks to the higher human values within each of us.