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“Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“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.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
tags: faith
“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.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“Today is a gift from God - that is why it is called the present.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
tags: today
“When you share your misery, it will not diminish. When you fail to share your joy, it diminishes. Share your problems only with the Divine, not with anyone else, as that will only increase the problems. Share your joy with everyone.

Listen to others; yet do not listen. If your mind gets stuck in their problems, not only are they miserable, but you also become miserable.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
“Difference between motivation and inspiration - Motivation is external and short lived. Inspiration is internal and lifelong”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“Teachers can be a living example to their students. Not that teachers should look for students to idealize them. One who is worth idealizing does not care whether others idealize them or not. Everyone needs to see that you not only teach human values but you live them. It is unavoidable sometimes you will be idealized -- it is better for children to have a role model, or goal, because then the worshipful quality in them can dawn.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“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.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
“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.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
“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.


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“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.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
“Knowledge is a burden if it robs you of innocence.
Knowledge is a burden if it is not integrated into life.
Knowledge is a burden if it doesn't bring joy.
Knowledge is a burden if it gives you an idea that you are wise.
Knowledge is a burden if it doesn't set you free.
Knowledge is a burden if it makes you feel you are special.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, An Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker, Volume 5
“If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“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”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“Life works on strange laws of nature (Karma).
One never knows when a friend turns enemy & vice-versa.
Rely on your Self; self-reliance”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“Worrying doesn't make any difference, but working does and spirituality gives one the strength to work”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“why can't we control our anger? because we love perfection. make a little room for imperfection in our lives.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“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.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“If something can bring you great pleasure, it can also bring you pain.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Ashtavakra Gita
“Don't Fall in love, Rise in Love!”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
tags: love
“Infinity means it is permeating all the finite things,”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Kena Upanishad
“life is a ball we should play with it !”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“This Truth has to be realized here and now, in this lifetime. Do not postpone it until the next lifetime. If you do not know it this lifetime, it is the greatest loss. There cannot be any greater loss than this. This is the greatest loss imaginable.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Kena Upanishad
“This temporary world is of death. Here, everything dies and everything changes. Do you recognise that subtle field of energy, that subatomic level of energy which does not change? Objects disintegrate, but atoms remain the same. Atoms and molecules disintegrate, but the sub-atomic particles are the same. All these human bodies are different, but there is one field of energy, the mind, that flows through everybody. Do you realize that there is one thing that is in everybody? Do you recognize the one consciousness?”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Kena Upanishad
“Rejection itself means the finite.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Kena Upanishad
“Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not other, it is your own mind.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“The path of love is not a tedious path. It's a path of joy. It's a path of singing and dancing.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
tags: joy, love
“Sadhyojata means “creating every moment anew, knowing every moment new.’ We are used to a certain dimension, so this may go beyond you.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Kena Upanishad


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