Special Live New Year Meditation with Sri Sri | New Year Message

Posted on: Friday, December 30, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 "This New Year go to a place where everything is beautiful! That place is within you! Wherever you go after that, you will add beauty. This New Year, let us create a wave of meditation, human care & happiness to uplift people." ~ Sri Sri

Let's create the wave!

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Every Wednesday will now be a Patanjali Day!

Sri Sri’s commentaries on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will be available soon on www.artofliving.org

Art of Living Volunteer Convention, Ahmedabad

Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 An Evening of Inspiration, Fun and Wisdom with Sri Sri on
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 4 PM

The first ever Convention in Gujarat facilitating interaction of Gurudev H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji and the Dynamic and Amazing team of Volunteers from the Art of Living family in Gujarat.

This Convention is a Golden Opportunity to bring Volunteers actively contributing towards the Art of Living projects - to create a stress free and violence free society, together to meet Guruji and get inspired towards creating a Better India.

Another step towards Divya Samaj Nirmaan......

Registration Open: Only people who have done the Part 1 and the YES!+ Course are eligible to be a part of this Amazing opportunity to meet Gurudev..

For details contact:
Sri Sri Gyan Mandir,
Mayurpankh Society,
Behind Saligram Flats Satellite,
Ahmedabad -- 079-26763030

Alternatively you may contact the nearest Art of Living Centre and teachers near you.

Sri Sri appeals to Anna to end his fast

Posted on: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Zeenews Bureau, New Delhi:
Spiritual guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday appealed to social activist Anna Hazare to end his fast. Nonetheless, the Art of Living Founder said that the Gandhian should continue his “agitation” for a strong anti-graft bill.

"I appeal to Annaji to end his fast and continue the agitation," Ravi Shankar wrote on microblogging site Twitter.

His appeal came as concerns were raised about Hazare's health.

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Watch Live Webcast of Satsang with Sri Sri from Germany

Posted on: Monday, December 26, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

You can watch the live webcast of Satsangs (26 Dec - 31 Dec - Germany Ashram & 1 - 5 Jan from Berlin) with Guruji!

As in India, we are 4.5 hour ahead of Germany, the webcast will start at midnight 12:30

The schedule of webcast is available on www.artofliving.org/satsang

you can watch these live webcast on any of the following links




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Useful & Imp information
You can watch All the satsang webcast videos on www.youtube.com/artoflivingtv - subscribe to this channel to be updated with latest videos

Read All Satsang transcripts at www.artofliving.org/what-sri-sri-said-today

QnA with Sri Sri in Satsangs all over the World are transcribed and available on the website within 48 hours of the satsang.

Ask Sri Sri your question-- Post on http://www.artofliving.org/post-questions-to-srisri

Art of living like a child again

Posted on: Sunday, December 25, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 The children and youngsters did what they do best. They asked questions. The tricky questions. "My girlfriend and my best friend are together now, it affects me a lot, what do I do?'' asked a brave youngster, making public his heartbreak, only to elicit a ripple of laughter from a crowd of about 20,000 kids, parents and youngsters.

The crowd had gathered on the pleasantly chilly Saturday evening at Somaiya ground in Sion to spend two hours with the Art of Living founder and guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, an event organised by Times of India as part of the ongoing 'Mumbai for Kids' initiative.

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Beautiful snaps of Guruji's yesterday vist to Mumbai now online

 Jai guru dev all,
Beautiful snaps of Sri Sri's yesterday visit to Mumbai are now online! Wait not, click on the link below to have a look on the same!!

Get in for Maha Shivaratri celebrations and come out as his instruments finishing Blessing course

 Jai guru dev Dear ones,
Please find above the flyer which has the info related to upcoming Shivaratri celebrations in Art of Living international ashram, Bangalore, India.

Please note that a blessing course is organised from 22nd to 24th of February, after the completion of the Shivaratri celebrations, Do Enroll for the same.
Go for celebration, gain energy and come out as his instrument blessing the needy by transferring his divine grace

Now watch Live Webcast of Satsang on Facebook too!!

Posted on: Thursday, December 22, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

Great News

Now you can watch the live webcast of Satsang with Sri Sri on Facebook too!

The link for the same has been added on the left side column of official Facebook page of Sri Sri - http://facebook.com/hhsrisriravishankar (Like this page, to get updates of posts made on it)

Above is the screenshot for the same.

So now, you have a choice to watch webcast on either of the following links

www.artofliving.org/satsang (here you can read live text transcription also)


On Facebook as described above

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India against corruption: The art of living way

 Jai guru dev Dear ones,
Watch this wonderful video where Guruji has spoken on corruption and how to deal with it

Stay updated with tour schedule of Sri Sri!!

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

You can visit the following link to know the details of upcoming events (Mahasatsangs) in presence of Sri Sri


You can even subscribe to the RSS Feed of this, so that you will be notified via email about the new events - click here to subscribe

For Indian mobile, you can even subscribe to SMS Alerts, to do that send the following text to 9870807070

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Sri Sri is coming to Mumbai :)

Posted on: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jai guru dev dear ones,
Sri Sri is coming to Mumbai :)
Yes, Guruji is coming to Mumbai on 24th for An evening of Enthralling Music, Calming Meditation and Interaction. Do click on the links below to explore the same and know the event details


Follow @SriSriSpeaks - tweets from Guruji!!

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

If you wish to be updated with the latest tweets from Guruji on daily basis, follow the official twitter account of Guruji on twitter

To do that all you need to do is 

1. Open twitter.com

2. Sign in with your account if you already have one, else create a new account using Sign up link

3. After loggin in open the link http://www.twitter.com/srisrispeaks 

4. Click on Follow Button in this page

5. You are Done! Now you will start receiving all the tweet from Guruji on daily basis on your twitter wall!!

Following are snapshots to help you to follow

Before Following

After you click Follow Button, it will change to 'Following' and the page will look like

Watch live webcast of Satsang with Sri Sri right from facebook

 Now, no need to switch to live satsang window, Watch live webcast right from the Facebook using the link below

There is World Toilet Day, but no World Yoga Day: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Posted on: Sunday, December 11, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shared a stage and gave a call to the UN to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day.

“There is World Toilet Day, but no World Yoga Day. We will write to the UN to recognise June 21 as World Yoga Day,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said speaking at International Yoga Summit held at the Art of Living Ashram on Monday.

He signed the petition at the valedictory function of the summit. A delegation from the Yoga Portuguese Confederation participated in the summit and sought the support of yoga gurus.

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5 Steps to Healthier Living

Posted on: Friday, December 9, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Health is not merely absence of disease. Health is being established in the *Self. It is the dynamic expression of life. One can be said to be in a perfect state of health when one is physically fit, mentally calm and emotionally steady. So how does one achieve this state of all-round health in today's fast-paced life? As we get ready to ring in 2012, here are a few steps we can take to help improve our health and the quality of our lives.

Know About Your "Self"

We need to know a little bit about the different layers of our existence -- body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and the self. When we understand that the body and mind are connected through the breath, we are in a better position to manage our thoughts and emotions. The awareness that everything changes -- the body undergoes changes and so does the mind -- brings a sense of equanimity within us. The mind is the sense of perception in your consciousness and the thoughts that change all the time. Likewise, the intellect, memory, and ego also change with time. But there is something within us that does not change -- it is the point of reference through which we are able to recognize that everything else changes. This subtlest, unchanging aspect of our existence is the self. The ancient science of Ayurveda deems that a person cannot be called truly healthy, until one is in touch with this subtlest aspect, and there is harmony among the different layers of existence. This knowledge of the self helps one live in the present moment and be in a state of perfect health.

Spend some time to learn about your self. Take a week off one to two times a year and align yourself with nature. Wake up with sunrise, practice yoga, eat light food, and spend some time creatively.

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December: Live Webcast & Translation in 4 languages!

Posted on: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

In this month of december, you can watch the live webcast of Satsang with Sri Sri and even read the live text translation of the same in 4 languages!

The text translation of satsang will be in English, Spanish, Russian & French language!

The schedule of webcast will be published on www.artofliving.org/satsang

During the time of live webcast, you need to click on 'Live Webcast' button in this page, this will take you to a page where you can see webcast and read text translation

If you wish to ask any question to Guruji, post it on http://www.artofliving.org/post-questions-to-srisri

Do share with everyone about the live webcast, a rare opportunity to be a part of Live Satsang with the Master from anywhere in the world!

Art of Self-Discovery

Posted on: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Deccan Herald, 05th Dec 2011
Art of Self Discovery

Gurus favor yoga for peace

 Jai guru dev Dear ones,
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar along with others who were present for the International Yoga Summit event held on 4th and 5th of December urged United nations to declare June 21st as the International Yoga day. Please go through the paper clip above for details on the same

Posted on: Monday, December 5, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jai guru dev all,
Click the link below to see Beautiful n lovely snaps of the Sri Sri's recent visit to Delhi.

Do also stay updated with the events in presence of Sri Sri via the link below

Virasat-e-Khalsa dedicated to humanity

Posted on: Sunday, November 27, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Anandpur Sahib, November 25
The Akalis today basked in the reflected glory of the steel petal roof of the Virasat-e-Khalsa that was dedicated to humanity in a ceremony that encompassed all faiths, but was essentially rooted in Sikh culture and tradition.

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said today’s ‘sankriti’ had been saved by the Khalsa Panth and that the 120-crore people of the country would be indebted to the Sikh Panth for the sacrifices made by its gurus in the cause of humanity.

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Upcoming Programs in Bangalore Ashram in the Presence of Sri Sri

Posted on: Saturday, November 26, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Dear Ones,

Jai Guru Dev!
We are very happy to inform you that Param Pujya Gurudev is in Bangalore Ashram in the month of December 2011. There are a number of programs happening here during this period. Find above the details of the same.

Ashram Events Team
+91-80-67262612 / 802
Skype ID: Bangalore_Ashram

For National Events email to: nationalevents@vvmvp.org
Mail to ashramcourses+subscribe@googlegroups.com for latest updates on courses & events at Bangalore Ashram

Now you can register online itself through www.vvmvp.org, in three simple steps:
1. Create a login.
2. Fill in details after logging in.
3. Pay through credit/debit card to register yourself !

Gratitude and Beauty: Sri Sri

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Huffingtonpost, 22/11/11
You cannot be grateful and feel the lack. The two cannot exist at the same time. When you feel grateful, you feel full. When you feel lack, grumbling begins from some corner. If you feel grateful, gratitude will increase in you and you will be given more. If you keep on grumbling, the negativity in you will increase. Jesus said, "For those who have not, what little they have will be taken from them. And to those who have, more will be given. And more. And more." This is the law of the nature. For those who do not have this knowledge, there is no way to get out of their grumbling. It becomes a habit.

This applies to relationships too. If you love someone, know that nothing is lacking. Trust that they also love you very much. If you doubt someone's love, your doubt grows no matter what you receive from them. If you want to be close to someone, first begin to feel that person is already close to you. When you ask people, "Do you trust me?" you are doubting their trust. When you are in doubt about a trust, you grow in doubt -- and there is no limit to it.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Mechanics of action

Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 DNA, 22/11/11
The dynamics of how events happen is a big mystery. Only one who is 100% in doing can recognise the happening. The healthiest way to apply this knowledge is to see the whole past as happening and the present as doing. If you see the past as doing, then ego and regret come along. And when you see the present as happening, laziness and unawareness set in. Let the happening be for the past and the doing for the present. And the future is a mix of both.

The wise will see the doing in happening and the happening in doing simultaneously. One who does a lot of work will never say he did a lot. If someone says he did a lot of work, it that means he can do more. He has not done enough. Work does not tire you as much as the "doership" does.

All actions happen through consciousness. The world moves because of consciousness. Consciousness expresses the three shaktis as — gyan shakti, ichcha shakti and kriya shakti. Knowledge, action and desire. If these shaktis are aligned, life becomes very smooth. If not, life is in doldrums.

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Mahasatsang on 22nd Nov at 6:30 pm at Janata maidan, Bhubaneswar. Orissa

Posted on: Monday, November 21, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 We cordially invite all of you along with family and friends to the Mahasatsang on 22nd Nov.'11 6:30 pm at Janata maidan, Bhubaneswar.

Be a part of this historic anti corruption movement...
For details contact- 09437007199, 08895759567

How to Meditate Into Higher States of Consciousness

Posted on: Saturday, November 19, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

We live most of our life through three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming and sleeping.

In the waking state of consciousness, we experience the world through the five senses. We seek elevation and joy from these senses. If any one of the senses is missing, the entire dimension of that sense is lost. One who cannot hear is bereft of the whole arena of sound. Similarly, he who cannot see is deprived of all the beautiful sights and colors. So, the sense is more important and much bigger than the object of the sense.

The mind is higher than the senses. The mind is infinite, its desires are many, but the capacity of the senses to enjoy is limited. Greed is wanting more and more of sensory objects. Even though one can only enjoy a limited amount during a lifetime, one wants all the wealth in the world.

Giving too much importance to sensory objects leads to greed; giving too much importance to the senses leads to lust; and giving too much importance to the mind and its desires leads to delusion.

We hold on to the concepts of the mind and want things to happen in a certain way. Thus, the concepts in our mind impede us from perceiving the infinite consciousness that is a part of us. This is not to say that the senses or the mind are bad. But we must learn to discriminate between things and be aware of what is happening at all times; that is when clarity dawns on us. This is the first step toward the higher state of consciousness.

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Street movements can't replace Parliament, says Sri Sri Ravishankar

Posted on: Friday, November 18, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 India Today
All eyes are on Uttar Pradesh as India's largest state is set to go to the hustings next year. While Rahul Gandhi blew the poll bugle at Phoolpur, there is yet another figure whose visit to the state raised many an eyebrow. Sri Sri Ravishankar, guruji to millions, toured some of the most important constituencies in the state exhorting people to rise up against corruption. Political parties of all hues tried to play the four day long visit in their favour but the spiritual leader didn't bat an eyelid, apart from cancelling his Amethi visit at the last moment. Now, in an exclusive interview to indiatoday.in, Sri Sri Ravishankar reveals what the pressure was all about.
Q. What was the aim of your UP yatra and have you achieved it?
A. Uttar Pradesh was part of my routine yatra which I have been doing for past several years. I give dates according to local people's request. No political motive should be attached to my U.P. tour. It is mainly spiritual and of course social causes are also raised, just as we have been doing everywhere else. Satsangs are always an uplifting experience and it was obvious by the response of the people.

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Sri Sri as Keynote speaker at NHRD conference

Posted on: Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 SriSri will give the inaugural address @NHRD conference talking on "Riding the winds of change". Check out the link below to know more

How Anger Hurts You

Posted on: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Huffingtonpost, 13th Nov 2011
You may remind yourself a hundred times that you shouldn't get angry, but when the emotion comes, you are unable to control it. It comes like a thunderstorm. Emotions are much more powerful than your thoughts. What can you do when anger rises in you?

Anger is a distortion of your true nature and it doesn't allow the self to shine forth fully. The structure of human consciousness or the mind is very similar to that of an atom. The positively charged protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom while the negatively charged particles are only on the circumference. Similarly, even in human consciousness, mind and life, all the negativities and vices are only in the periphery. Your true nature is peace and love.

Showing anger itself is not wrong, but being unaware of your anger only hurts you. Sometimes you can show anger purposefully. For example, a mother gets angry at her children and can act tough or shout at them if they put themselves in danger. There are situations that warrant showing anger, but when you get angry, have you observed what happens to you? You are shaken completely. Look at the consequences of getting angry. Are you happy with the decisions you have made or the words you have spoken in a state of anger? No, because you lose your total awareness. But if you are completely aware and are acting angry, that is fine.
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Your Date with the Divine!!

Posted on: Monday, November 14, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 This December gift yourself and your loved ones, the best package ever!

The ONCE in a LIFETIME opportunity!

Send a blank email to punarnavawinter@gmail.com to know more!

Jai Gurudev!

Sri Sri's recent visit snaps now online!!

Posted on: Sunday, November 13, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jai guru dev all,
Click the link below to see Beautiful n lovely snaps of the Sri Sri's recent visit to Uttar Pradesh.
Find also other great pics of Guruji's visits using the drop down menu from the following link

Sri Sri supports Team Anna, asks politicians to introspect

Posted on: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 The Times of India
LUCKNOW: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar on Sunday gave clean chit to anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare and his Team from the charges of corruption,impropriety and having hidden agenda leveled against them by a section of politicians and media. He said that both Anna and his team members have dedicated theselves to the service of country and have today emerged as role models for the youth.

He also advised politicians to introspect as to why people have lost faith in them and are looking up at spiritual gurus and civil society for solution of their problems and grievances.

"Had Anna and his Team members been corrupt, I would have not been supporting them," he said while addressing media-persons in Jaunpur, where he arrived to rousing welcome on Monday evening for a four day tour of UP, in which he will hold satsang at various places. After Jaunpur on Monday, he will holding satsang in Sonebhadra on November 8, Mirzapur on November 9, Sultanpur on November 10 and Kanpur on November 11. He would be administering oath to nearly one lakh people, asking them not to give or take bribe and shun all kinds of corruption and social evils during the trip.

Ravishankar reiterated that purpose of UP tour is to help people realize that they can change the corrupt system by changing themselves. He said that people in the country are in a state of despair and depression after seeing scams and dishonesty all around. "My aim is to rekindle hope in their hearts and motivate them to work for the common good of the country," he said. "On the issue of corruption, we all - be it Anna, Baba Ramdev or everyone including politicians fighting against the menace - are one", he added.
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A yogi doesn't mind criticism at all

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 "If Congress has an untouchable attitude towards spiritual and religious gurus, it is their problem," says spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In an interview with the TOI, Sri Sri talks about Anna Hazare, using fast as a means of protest and on other issues. Excerpts from the interview:

Q) You have been an active participant in the India Against Corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare. However once a spiritual master enters the political arena, he will be criticised like any other politician. Are you prepared for this? Will not your devotees get dvesh bhav for your critics?A) A yogi doesn't mind criticism at all. All the brahmagyanis in the past have been criticized including Lord Krishna. A saadhak should not get into dwesha bhaav. At most, knowing that criticism is out of ignorance, he can have a good laugh about it.

Q) The Congress sees all sages as a group which is politically saffron (close to BJP/ RSS). Aren't you reinforcing this impression by praising Nitin Gadkari and asking for the BJP's help over Jan Lokpal? Shouldn't the distinction between spiritual saffron and political saffron be maintained?

A) If Congress has an untouchable attitude towards spiritual and religious gurus, it is their problem. It is wrong to think that, to please the minorities, you have to keep away from spiritual sages and gurus.

My nature is to praise people for the good work they have done, irrespective of their political affiliations. Earlier in the month of June, I released the book of KPCC President, R.V.Deshpande, who also happens to be an Art of Living devotee. And now, Nitin Gadkari requested me to release his work. I did acknowledge the good work he had done in Vidarbha region. Same with other Congress ministers Dr. Karan Singh, Patangrao Kadam, Veerappa Moily, Satej Patil, etc. Last year, I also appreciated and complimented Veerappa Moily at the Times Foundation function when he received the Moorti Devi award. Similarly many other senior Congress people have come in touch with the Art of Living. If and when they have done some good social work we have always acknowledged them. Politics and the party affiliation is only one aspect. A human being is much more than politics and we need to recognize that.

Q) Rama is quoted in the Yoga Vasistha as saying that "All countries of the world are territories of evil" - presumably including his father's kingdom, Ayodhya. What would you say?

A) That was correct. At that time, Rama was a sadhak and a prince. Normally a prince is attached to his people and his country. Rama had to come out of that limited identity and negation was necessary. We must remember he was a student and a sadhak, when he said those words. These same words would never come out of Vasishtha who was a brahmagyani. Brahmagyan transcends the duality of good and evil. It assimilates the boundaries and finds that boundaries are no way a challenge to the Boundless.

To experience niraakaar, a sadhak will negate the saakaar. The realization happens that the saakaar is as much a part of the niraakaar.
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Your date with the Divine!

 Jai guru dev dear ones,
This new year gift yourself and your loved ones, the best package ever!!

For details, SMS: @punarnava and send it to 9243342000
Note: This SMS service is only available in India

Jai Gurudev!

People want Lokpal Bill to be passed: Sri Sri Ravishankar

DNA India
Sri Sri Ravishankar said corruption cannot be prevented by legislation only but supported a strong Lokpal Bill as people want it.

"There has to be a spiritual awakening among the people and politicians so that they do not indulge in corrupt practices," he told newsmen here.

Asked whether the government is serious in introducing the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Parliament, he said, "I wish they are. There are people in the government who are against corruption. They should pursue the matter so that the bill is issued in Parliament. I do not see why there should not be strong Lokpal bill, because people want it."

On Congress leader Digvijay Singh's Twitter post calling him 'plan c of BJP-RSS combine to divert public attention from its terror links', he said, "Everyone has a right to make statements. I respect them.
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Development only way to end Maoist problem in Bengal: Sri Sri

Posted on: Sunday, November 6, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 KOLKATA: The Maoist problem in Bengal is due to stunted development in the affected areas, feels Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

"Money is not going to places where it should go. The Maoist problem in West Bengal is due to lack of development. There is always a way to resolve this conflict.

Development has to take place here and violence is not the way to sort out the problems. Jharkhand has become a peaceful state now. And I am sure there will be peace and development in Bengal too," the spiritual guru said during an interaction.

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Kannada at its creative best

Posted on: Friday, November 4, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 BANGALORE : It was a celebration of Kannada writers and writing, ranging from veterans like G Venkatsubbaiah and G S Shivarudrappa to the likes of Kalegowda Nagawara and Vijayalakshmi Balekundri.

Fifty-five writers were felicitated and a book by each of them was released on Rajyotsava Day at a programme organized by Sapna Book House. The 55 books were released to mark 55 years of the formation of Karnataka.

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said the occasion is momentous as the best of Kannada writers have gathered under one roof. "I keep telling people wherever I go, especially outside Karnataka , that they have been deprived of the best of Kannada literature. That's why I think translating Kannada works into Hindi and English would bring readers from outside Karnataka. We need to demonstrate the strength and creativity of our literature to people everywhere."
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Opposing corruption is religion in itself: Sri Sri

Posted on: Thursday, November 3, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 VADODARA: Religious people's opposition to corruption is also a religion in itself. These were the words of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is camping in Vadodara to attend Deepotsav celebrations.

An advance meditation course has begun in his presence. He stressed that if all selfless individuals agree to work for the nation then that will be very beneficial for the society."Our country needs sincere and honest people to serve the nation," he said on Saturday evening, while addressing more than 2,500 participants who are attending the course which will end on October 31.

"Self realization is the ultimate goal of life. First of all learn to remain happy from within and serve the society and feel the connection with the divine," said the religious guru, adding that depression in individuals has increased drastically in the society.
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to campaign against corruption in UP

Posted on: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 LUCKNOW: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will embark on an anti-corruption yatra in UP from November 7 in which he would be holding satsangs in various parts of the state, and would ask people to take oath for not indulging in corruption.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar would start from Jaunpur on November 7 and will be in Sonebhadra on November 8. He would go to Mirzapur on November 9 and Sultanpur on November 10. He would end his trip in Kanpur on November 11. He would also be visiting IIT Kanpur.

Significantly, the yatra is being conducted at a time when political parties in UP are gearing for 2012 assembly elections and Congress is in the back foot on the issue of corruption. While Baba Ramdev is already on a yatra targeting Congress, Anna Hazare has announced to tour UP asking people not to vote for Congress party in 2012 assembly elections in case Congress led UPA government fails to bring a strong lokpal in winter session of Parliament. In such a situation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's yatra may create more trouble for the Congress.
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Modi, Sri Sri discuss rural, literacy schemes

Posted on: Sunday, October 30, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 VADODARA: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi met spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday. "It was a courtesy visit. He (Modi) had come for meditation," trustee of The Art of Living Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth Mehul Parikh told mediapersons after Modi held a closed door meeting with Sri Sri at The Art of Living Gujarat Ashram at Anklavwadi near Vasad in Anand district.

"Whenever Guruji is in Gujarat, Modi visits him. Guruji does meditation in the morning and Modi also joined him," Parikh said.

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Constitution above everything: Sri Sri

Posted on: Saturday, October 29, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar termed the Indian Constitution abo-ve everything while giving his good wishes on the occasion of Diwali on Thursday afternoon at Gajera farm in the city. He also reiterated the fact that truth will always prevail and one must only preach what he or she can follow in life.

Addressing a media conference, Sri Sri appealed people to remove all tension, ill will and enmity to human being along with the bursting of crackers on the occasion of this festival of light. He then answered queries from the media on varied subjects ranging from Narendra Modi to team Anna and from Russia and corruption to the issue of naxalites in some regions of the country.
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Guruji & Bhanu Didi on Twitter

 Jai guru dev Dear Ones,

Follow Guruji on twitter @SriSriSpeaks

Please find below the link to Guruji's twitter account:


Follow Bhanu Didi on twitter @Bhanujgd.

Please find below the link to her twitter account:

I'll continue to fight against corruption: Sri Sri

Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Unfazed by senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's remarks, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday said he would continue his fight against corruption irrespective of the government in power at the Centre.
"I will continue to fight against corruption, whether it's the UPA government or the NDA government. All parties and governments are same for me and my fight is only against corruption, which I will continue to do," he said.

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26 Oct 2011: Live telecast and webcast of Laxmi Puja & Mahasatsang!

Posted on: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

26 Oct 2011: Watch the Live telecast and webcast of Laxmi Puja and Maha Satsang in presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar from Surat, Gujrat

The Live telecast will be on Sanskar TV channel

The Live webcast will be on artofliving.org/satsang

Time: 26 Oct: 7 - 9 pm IST

You can watch the webcast of Satsang and Rudrabhishekha that happened yesterday (25/10/11) over the link below

Happy Diwali to you. If you are unable to view the above Diwali greeting, to view it online click here

Celebrating Life with Wisdom | Diwali Greetings from Sri Sri

Posted on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jai guru dev dear ones,
Please find above flyers that has the information related to the respective event

Feel the abundance and celebrate life

 Watch a very recent video by Sri Sri in which he has explained the importance of Diwali and Dhanteras:

Maha Shivratri with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore from 16th to 20th Feb 2012

Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Maha Shivratri 2012 will be celebrated in presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Art of Living International Center, Banglaore.

Scheduled events:
16 - 20 February 2012: Shivratri Special Advance Meditation Course (reporting for course : 15 February 2012)
20 February 2012: Maha Sudarshan Kriya , Maha Rudrabhishekam & Maha Satsang
To Register for Advance Meditation course:

For Indian residents - click here
For Non - Indian residents - click here

Now you can register for it through SMS
Send text message as JGD shivratri to 56363
For eg: JGD shivratri Hari

For any other details contact:
Phone: 080-67262626/27/28/29
Email: info@vvmvp.org Or courses@vvmvp.org

Source: http://www.artofliving.org/shivratri

Schedule of Upcoming Live Webcasts of Mahasatsang & Satsang with Sri Sri!!

Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Jaigurudev Dear Ones,

In the coming days many Mahasatsangs & Satsangs are planned with Guruji across India!

You can see the entire schedule of live webcasts along with the link to watch it on the right side of the following page


Note: Webteam will ensure that we show webcast of all these events, but there can be instances when due to unexpected technical issues at venue, we may not be able to show live webcast, in cases we will show D-Live webcast. All the details will be posted on www.artofliving.org/satsang

(Refer to image below: the highlighted section at right displays the upcoming live webcast schedule.)

Guruji will be in Gujrat this year during Diwali! you can read the details of his visit on http://www.artofliving.org/in-en/diwali-2011

Check out Guruji's tour schedule on www.artofliving.org/srisriontour and you can plan and be actually part of the Satsangs with Guruji :)