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Insightful Quotes That Will Teach You The Art Of Living

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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.

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.

- Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Difference between motivation and inspiration - Motivation is external and short lived. Inspiration is internal and
lifelong

- 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.
- Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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.
Life

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


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

- 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.
Never

- Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000, 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

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


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

Don't Fall in love, Rise in Love!

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


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

- Ashtavakra Gita, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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.

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Life is a ball we should play with it !


Life

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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.
Singing

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Infinity means it is permeating all the finite things,

- Kena Upanishad, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Your desire for pleasure or happiness makes you unhappy.

- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Celebrating Silence, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Management Mantras, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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.
Life

- Management Mantras, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

But joy is never tomorrow; it is always now.


Never

- Celebrating Silence, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


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

- Kena Upanishad, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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.

- Management Mantras, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Management Mantras, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Ashtavakra Gita, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Rejection itself means the finite.

- Kena Upanishad, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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.

- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


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

- Ashtavakra Gita, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Celebrating Silence, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Celebrating Silence, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Hinduism & Islam, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

- Management Mantras, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


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

- Management Mantras, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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
Life , Time

- Management Mantras, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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