SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR GURUJI
year of birth : 1956 | place of birth : Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Founder of The Art of Living Movement
teacher/guru : His first teacher was Sudhakar Chaturvedi,who had had a long cooperation with Mahatma Gandhi.
education : Bachelor of Science from Bangalore University
“ Have faith in what you are doing and keep moving. If your faith remains
unshaken despite a hundred events that nature brings to you, then
you are a perfected person and life becomes smooth. Faith makes you
stable & steady. It brings out the totality in you..”
“We don’t have to be Danish to eat Danish cookies
nor do we become Swiss if we eat Swiss chocolates.
We accept food, music and technology too
from every part of the world. Then, why don’t we
accept wisdom from every part of the world
and from every tradition?”
“ Mind that becomes ‘no mind’ is Meditation.”
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
" Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge " ... " God Loves Fun " ... " Celebrating Love " ... " Bang on the Door: A Collection of Talks " ... " Narada Bhakti Sutra: The Aphorisms Of Love " ... " Wisdom for the New Millennium: Creating the Ultimate Relationship / Healing with Consciousness / Love, Ego, and the Purpose of Life / Death and Beyond Death / Jesus and Buddha " ... " Life @ 100% " ... " Know Your Mind " ... " One God, One Truth, One World " ... " An Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker; Volume 4: July 30, 1998 to July 28, 1999: Weekly Knowledge from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar "... " The Art of Stress-free Living "... " Patanjali Yoga Sutras " ... " Yogasara Upanishad " ... " Secrets of Relationships " ... " The Story of Ho': Autobiography of the Spiritual Journey of Yogadhi Prajna " ... " Buddha-Manifestation of Silence " ... " Ayurveda and the Breath " ... " Comb of Knowledge " ... " Astrology and All Possibilities " ... " Compassion and Trust " ... " 25 Ways to Improve Your Life " ... " The Way Back Home " ..." A Bird Eye of all Religions " ... " Maharishis Of Ancient India " ... " Timeless Wisdom " ... " Tales for young and the old " ... " Sri Sri as I know Him " ... " Spirit of Enquiry " ... " Small Knowledge Books " ... " Seven Spritual Laws " ... " Seed of Wisdom " ... " Satsang-Bhajan Book " ... " Punarnva " ... " One World Family "
Ravi Shankar, commonly known as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was born on 13 May 1956. He is also frequently referred to simply as "Sri Sri" (honorific) or as Guruji or Gurudev. He is a spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems and violence. In 1997 he established a Geneva-based charity, the International Association for Human Values, an NGO that engages in relief work and rural development and aims to foster shared global values. In 2009 Shankar was named by Forbes Magazine as the 5th most powerful leader in India. He was involved in the movement demanding a strong lokpal bill.
Shankar inspired his father and several other prominent citizens of Bangalore to found Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, an educational and charitable trust, in 1981. Under the auspices of this trust, he opened a school south of Bangalore for local rural children. The school now provides free education for 2,000 such children.
Shankar teaches that 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.
Sudarshan Kriya is a "breathing-based technique" that is a core component of the Art of Living courses and "the cornerstone of ... Art of Living Foundation's trauma relief programs".