Friday, September 26, 2014

Maha Shivaratri Celebration 2015 at Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore

You are invited to be part of the Maha Shivaratri Celebrations in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Art of Living International Center, Bangalore on 17 February 2015.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Remedy for Terrorism

Terrorism is an act of violence that inflicts pain and suffering, and is destructive to oneself and others. Terrorism induces fear and increases poverty, suffering and loss of life with no apparent gain to anyone. Instead of offering or seeking solutions, terrorism looks to destruction as an answer. In acts of terrorism, human values are lost.

Why do people turn to terrorism? The first factor is frustration and desperation to achieve a goal. When people are desperate to achieve some goal and are unable to do it, the desperation brings up violence in them. The second factor is belief in a non-verifiable concept of merit and heaven: “if I die fighting for God, then I will go to heaven, because God wants this act to happen”. Who knows? No one can verify these statements. The third is a staunch belief that “my way is the only way”. Fourth is ignoring human values in order to achieve a goal and fifth is the lack of respect or honor for life itself.

Creating a Stress-Free Mind and a Violence-Free World

‘A Sense of Identity with Humanness Should Prevail Among All Other Identities’
(Excerpt of Sri Sri’s talk at the 3rd World Congress of Rabbis and Imams for Peace in Paris on December 15, 2008)
It is so timely that once again in 2008, we have started the dialogue here between Rabbis and Imams of the world. All of whom have come from different parts of this beautiful planet of ours, because I know you all care for this planet and its people. This Earth belongs to God and we care for our people and we want to see a stress-free, violence-free society. We want a violence-free world and we are all striving for it.

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