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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on faith, misery, motivation, humanity, love, inspiration, spirituality, advice, success, mistakes, weakness, wisdom and soul.

40 Insightful Quotes By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar That Will Teach You The Art Of Living

Quick Facts

Famous As: Spiritual & humanitarian leader

Born On: May 13, 1956

Born In: Papanasam, Tamil Nadu, India

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is an Indian spiritual leader and philanthropist, who is famous for his Art of Living foundation around the world. Through his foundation, where he teaches meditation and preaches on divinity and God, he is doing more than just waving away the stress of people. When he was four, Ravi Shankar was able to recite verses from the Bhagavad Gita, started to meditate when he was six, and had keen interest on the ‘Vedas’. Ravi Shankar obtained a Bachelor’s degree in physics in Bangalore before mastering the ‘Sudarshankriya’, amidst the serenity of ‘Jog Falls’ in Shivamogga. His 'Art of Living' is spread in several countries around the world, and his followers only seem to be growing. He is the recipient of “Padma Vibhushan” and has received several global awards. In the fast paced world that we live, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s work, thoughts, sayings and quotations spread peace, self-righteousness, discipline and positivity. Here is a wonderful collection of thoughts, sayings and quotes by Sri Sri Ravishankar on spirituality, life, love, humanity, meditation, yoga and philosophy of life.

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.

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Today is a gift from God - that is why it is called the present.

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Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.

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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.

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Difference between motivation and inspiration - Motivation is external and short lived. Inspiration is internal and lifelong

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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.

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If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world.

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Wise is the one who learns from anothers 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.

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Life works on strange laws of nature (Karma). One never knows when a friend turns enemy & vice-versa. Rely on your Self; self-reliance

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Why can't we control our anger? because we love perfection. make a little room for imperfection in our lives.

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Worrying doesn't make any difference, but working does and spirituality gives one the strength to work

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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.

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Don't Fall in love, Rise in Love!

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If something can bring you great pleasure, it can also bring you pain.

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There are four sources of energy — food, sleep, breath and a calm mind.

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There is no use getting angry at something that has already happened.All you can do is your best to check it doesn't happen again.

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Life is a ball we should play with it !

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If someone blames you directly, do not believe it. Just know that they are taking away your bad karma and let it

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In true love there is no heartbreak. A broken heart means broken demands, broken expectations, broken hopes.

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But joy is never tomorrow; it is always now.

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The path of love is not a tedious path. It's a path of joy. It's a path of singing and dancing.

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Creativity can only come from silence. If we maintain two minutes of silence every day, then we will see that a whole new dimension of life opens up.

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Sadhyojata means “creating every moment anew, knowing every moment new.’ We are used to a certain dimension, so this may go beyond you.

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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.

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Your desire for pleasure or happiness makes you unhappy.

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Infinity means it is permeating all the finite things,

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Healthy breathing is the key to eliminating these toxins and harmonising emotions. Neither

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You need to see your life in context of time and space — how vast creation is, how big the universe is and how small your life is, relative

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The fire of love or fire of knowledge creates unpleasantness or a sense of longing in the beginning, but it moves on to the blossoming of bliss, the blossoming of fullness.

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Think about a world which never irritated you. You’d be stuck with it forever.

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Forgetfulness of the infinite is misery. Forgetfulness of the trivial is ecstasy.

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We should not exit from this world without finding out who we are and where we have come from. This is very important.

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Shasana means rules someone else imposes on you. Anushasana means rules you impose on yourself.

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I feel it is very important to teach our children and our people how they should handle their negative feelings and emotions such as anger, jealousy and hatred.

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If people are not inspired from within, it will not be possible to build a good work ethic. Work

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The third one is culturing the mind. One who has never meditated has no right to even touch the book of Ashtavakra.

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Rejection itself means the finite.

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Dissolving the name is awareness. Dissolving the form is meditation. The world is name and form. Bliss transcends name and form. Bangalore Ashram, India September 24, 1997

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Dvityadvai bhayam bhavati which means, Fear is the result of duality.

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Science is about learning 'what something is' and spirituality is about knowing 'who I am'. The

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