Happy Birthday Gurudev: Quotes by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Popular personality: Today is the birthday of humanitarian leader and a spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. His vision of a stress free, violence free society has united millions of people over through service and the course of The Art of Living. He is the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award and numerous honors including highest civilian awards of Colombia, Mongolia and Paraguay. In the news recently over his controversial World Culture Festival on the Yamuna flood plains and his questioning the Nobel peace prize for Malala Yousufzai, the spiritual guru is not hesitant about calling the Modi government slow.


In Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s view, “Violence-free society, disease-free body, quiver-free breath, confusion-free mind, inhibition-free intellect, trauma-free memory, and sorrow-free soul are the birthright of every human being.”


“Smile, laughter and meditation are privileges of human life.”


“Difficulties do come in life, but to overcome difficulties, one needs to be strong and strength comes only through spiritual knowledge.”

 “Save your mind and use your brain. Make sure it’s not the other way around”.

“Keeping the mind open to new ideas, not being too anxious about success, putting 100 percent effort and meditation is the formula for entrepreneurs.

Quotes on love

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

“Love is giving everything and taking nothing.”

“Love with selfishness or love for individual’s pleasure, sooner or later will bring misery and heart break.”

A Figure of Peace

“What is yours will always be yours. Anything that goes away, was never yours even before. If you know this, you will be at peace.”

Strange are the ways of Karma

“Everything that is material has an ethereal component. Once you understand this, nothing can shake you.”

Love and authority

“The greater the love, subtler will be the authority. The lesser the love, the more pronounced will be the authority”.