My vision is to see a smile on every face on this planet! Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique. Give yourself the freedom to dream and think big. – Sri Sri RaviShankar
The man who keeps inspiring one and all to tread the path of spirituality finds his own inspiration in these words of his Guru – His Holiness Sri Sri RaviShankar. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, fondly named ‘Sri Sri’, is a global humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher and an international ambassador of global peace.
Broadening the Vision
With a vision of creating a stress-free violence-free world, He founded the ‘Art of Living’ as an international, non-porift, educational and humanitarian organization in 1982, which finds its presence in more than 155 countries and 370 million hearts across the globe today and has become one of the world’s largest volunteer-run NGOs. Its educational and self-development programs offer powerful tools to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well being.
Deepening the Roots
As a spiritual Guru, He has rekindled the traditions of yoga and meditation and offered them in a form that is relevant to the modern times of this century. Beyond reviving ancient wisdom, Gurudev has created new techniques for personal and social transformation. These include the Sudarshan Kriya® which has helped millions of people to find relief from stress and discover inner reservoirs of energy and peace in daily life. In a mere 35 years, his programs and initiatives have touched the lives of over 370 million people in 155 countries.
As an ambassador of peace, Gurudev plays a key role in conflict resolution and spreads his vision of non-violence at public forums and gatherings world-wide. Regarded as a neutral figure with a sole agenda of peace, he represents a definite ray of hope to people in conflict. He has spent his monumental effort in bringing opposing parties to the negotiating table in Iraq, the Ivory Coast, Columbia, Kashmir, North East India and Bihar.
Through his initiatives and addresses, Gurudev has consistently emphasized the need for reinforcing human values and recognizing humanity as our highest identity. Fostering interfaith harmony and calling for multi-cultural education as the remedy for fanaticism are significant parts of his efforts to achieve sustainable peace on our planet.
His work has touched the lives of millions of people around the world, going beyond the barriers of race, nationality and religion with the message of a “One-World Family”; that inner and outer peace are possible; and that a stress-free, violence-free society can be created through service and the reawakening of human values.
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