Updated December 21, 2020 Revised on March 17, 2021
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar established centers in more than 140 countries. As a Spiritualist and promoter of Human Values He needs no introduction. He has inspired and motivated millions across the globe. Here I am writing about Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Biography.
Art of Living and Guruji Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji
Wisdom of yoga meant only years of ritual practices without human values. Sri Sri brought new light this age old yoga practice. Religious bigotry, outweighing human values ended.
Art of living foundation was started as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar states to bring smile in everyone’s face.
Ensure disease free body
Trouble ( trauma ) free mind and
Inhibition free intellect.
His technique of new rhythmic breathing called Sudarshan Kriya brought calmness to millions across the globe.
Art of living is based on Vasudaiva kutumbakam ( ONE GLOBAL FAMILY)
He stressed on- “Love Moves the World. “Sri Sri even as a child would say, “I have family everywhere. People are waiting for me. “Gurudev” happily sitting “On The Plateau of Peak” brings peace and harmony to millions. These people across the globe find solace in HIM.
The Art of Living foundation has establishments in 152 countries. This blog is about the Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founder of Art of Living Foundation Biography!
The Life of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Pujya Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, affectionately called as Guruji’s life story has all the elements of an enlightened Master. Millions all over the world in excess of 152 countries across the globe throng eagerly to hear Him and have Darshan (audience).
(There is an excellent review by another AOL member of the book by Sejal Shah www.huffingtonpost.com here
Love Moves The World
This Book ON THE PLATEAU OF PEAK, written by Bhanumathi Narasimhan is a biographical account Guruji Sri Sri Ra vi Shankar’s life story by His sister ( Bhanumathi Narasimhan)
of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar!
It gives me great pleasure like many of the followers of Sri Sri to share with you, my experience of reading this great biography of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Breaking all the barriers we humans have set; He moves with His one message “Love Moves The World” His mission is “bring a smile in every face”.
From the earliest childhood, He was crying “People are waiting for Me”. Reports the author Bhanumathi Narasimhan (Bhanu Didi). Incidentally, she, being sibling grew up with Him . She was fortunate to be with the Master from His childhood. She affectionately recollects and narrates in the most beautiful style. It is more like poetry than a biography.
Tutelage in Maharishi Mahesh yogi
Tracing every turn of event in the early life of her Brother, Bhanu Didi gives graphic details of the numerous task He performed under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. As she recounts how Ravi (Guruji) was with Maharishi. He sent Ravi Shankar on propagation of Vedic Lecture tours. So also delegated Ravi Shankar to arrange for Homas and Yagyas (Vedic Rituals meant to promote wellbeing of humanity) in the ancient Vedic tradition. These were of grand scale performed within short notices. After His training under Maharishi it was ordained to happen. There were people in the Maharishi’s ashram management, who were acting indifferently.
Emergence of Art of Living
Ravi Shankar kept cool and was bent upon serving people in His own indomitable way. The Master, after ten-day silence and meditation, started teaching meditation guided yoga and breathing exercises.
New rhythmic breathing technique designed by Guruji gave practitioners immense relief and solace. By this and coupled with sagacious lecture He won the hearts of millions across the globe.
These were profound techniques. People felt blissful experiences.
As time was unfolding, the Art of Living foundation in Bangalore was born.
As the Master Marches
It is one of the modern day’s feats of a chain of events. Millions have found their solace and comfort. His presence and Darshan ( audience ) of the Savior are enough. As the narration goes, one could feel the Divinity of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Guruji).
The Dawn of Spirituality based purely on humanitarian values is here. There are many yoga practices in the Art of Living to uplift. Many reports getting rid of their ailments after these! They truly inspire people of all ages.
Numerous humanitarian programs for all sections of people are undertaken. Directed by Guruji these programs are executed by tireless Swamijis ( Trained teachers )and dedicated volunteers. Art of Living International Centre in Bangalore Ashram
This book is very lucid and graphical. And brings out all the cultural and spiritual backdrop unfolding of Guruji! I can read anywhere in the book and feel that I am connected with Him at the same time.
It makes compelling reading.
As I read and experienced: It is a great work of Biography. Read the Book you and feel your connection with Guruji.
Guruji- ” Choice is yours Blessing is Mine”
As I conclude this article updating in 2021 it is already 40 years of untiring work resolving many conflicting countries, Spreading peace and harmony among people and nations.