Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a prominent exponent of Yoga and Indian spirituality. With his work spanning across 150 countries, he is credited with decoding and simplifying the scriptures. He has opened the floodgates of ancient wisdom and knowledge to everyone who is willing to learn. He is also known as a very original and intelligent thinker of our times.
Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.
―Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a world-renowned spiritual Guru, who has kindled love, kindness, and humanitarian values in people’s hearts through his spiritual techniques and teachings. He founded the ‘Art of Living’ in 1981, and since then he has initiated and guided many people on the spiritual path. He has also founded the ‘International Association for Human Values’ in 1997.
He teaches Sudershan Kriya – a powerful breathing technique which has many advantages. It helps in bringing the mind in the present moment, and gives relief from stress. Through the courses conducted by Art of Living, he envisions a stress-free and violence-free society.
Let’s have a look at some amazing Sri Sri Ravi Shankar quotes on life, which will help us in numerous ways to live a better life and embrace happiness.
Famous Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Quotes
I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your center core is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there. Psychologists have never looked deep enough.
Walk like a king and be a perfect servant.
Human evolution has two steps –
from being somebody to being nobody;
and from being nobody to being everybody.
This knowledge can bring sharing and caring throughout the world.
A successful person has the following qualities: A smile that doesn’t die, patience, a fearless mind, self-confidence and love for everybody.
Wise is the one who learns from another´s mistakes. Less wise is the one who learns only from his own mistakes. The fool keeps making the same mistakes again and again and never learns from them.
Today is a gift from God – that is why it is called the present.
Difference between motivation and inspiration – Motivation is external and short lived. Inspiration is internal and lifelong.
If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world.
In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy.
In always wanting perfection, you become angry.
In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy.
Life is nothing to be very serious about. Life is a ball in your hands to play with. Don’t hold on to the ball.
Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.
Have this faith that someone is there to take away your weaknesses. Ok, you slipped once, twice, thrice. It does not matter. Keep moving ahead. People take vows never to commit mistakes again. Breaking the vows makes it worse. Surrendering is better.
Life works on strange laws of nature (Karma).
One never knows when a friend turns enemy & vice-versa.
Rely on your Self; self-reliance.
Worrying doesn’t make any difference, but working does and spirituality gives one the strength to work.
Why can’t we control our anger? Because we love perfection. Make a little room for imperfection in our lives.
Have “eternal wait,” infinite patience. When you have infinite patience, you will realize God belongs to you. Either through awareness or through practice you reach the same spot.
Don’t Fall in Love, Rise in Love!
If something can bring you great pleasure, it can also bring you pain.
Life is a ball we should play with it !
Rejection itself means the finite.
Infinity means it is permeating all the finite things.
The path of love is not a tedious path. It’s a path of joy. It’s a path of singing and dancing.
The power of spiritual knowledge gives you centeredness, which brings out passion in work & dispassion in meditation.
When your intentions are very pure and clear, nature brings support to you.
Wherever there is sincerity & talent, people do recognize them. It may take some time but we should have some patience and hold on to our passion.
Do not be feverish about success, if your aim is clear and you have patience to move towards it, nature will support you.
Recognize and honor your uniqueness.
Spiritual knowledge improves intuitive ability, innovative ability and communication.
The positive aspect of competition in a business scenario is it helps you to be more alert and innovative.
Don’t be over complacent or too feverish, take a middle path.
Keeping the mind open to new ideas, not being too anxious about success, putting 100% effort and meditation is the formula for entrepreneurs.
Don’t postpone your happiness until some perfect future date. Be happy now, tomorrow will take care of itself.
Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.
If we maintain the purity in the heart, clarity in the mind comes and action becomes more harmonious.
Even if you win in ego, it is a loss. Even if you lose in love, it is a victory.
Don’t wait for someone to win you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.
The body is the instrument of Dharma (righteousness). If you want to practice righteousness, you can do so only through the body. Those without a body cannot do it. That is the reason why even the Devtas (Gods) have to taken a human form to attain liberation.
Truth is that which is beyond the purview of time, that which is constant and non-changing.
Forgive yourself and forgive others, don’t chew on other’s mistakes or your own mistakes.
These art of living quotes are sure to help you lead a better and more fulfilled life.