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Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Meditation, Love and Life

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Meditation, Love and Life

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian with a huge fan following all over the world.

He founded ‘The Art of Living’ as an international, non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization to envision his goal of a stress-free and violence-free society. His organisations have played an important role in battling innumerable problems plaguing our society.

His reach has extended globally due to his impeccable services for the betterment of society. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has attended a variety of peace negotiations between countries including India, Colombia, Kosovo, Iraq and Syria.

‘The Art of Living’ program introduced by Sri Sri includes Yoga, Meditation and teaches people to adopt peace and love for all humans ignoring their age, gender, colour or race.

He has made a tangible impact on millions of lives across the world and continues to do so.

Today, the teachings of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s have become a source of guidance and inspiration for people to adopt a healing attitude towards Life and all living things.

Let us take a look at some of Sri Sri’s most popular quotes on Love, Life and Meditation that can make us look at life differently.

Meditation and the Mind:

Meditation and the Mind

Meditation according to Gurudev gives your perspective a different direction and perception. It helps you live in the moment, freeing you from troubles of the past and anxieties about the future.

It teaches you to control your senses, mind and brings balance in your life, expands your consciousness and lets you get in touch with your intuition.

According to Gurudev, prayer is a way of meditation and if it is not, then it is not fulfilling its purpose.

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Meditation and the Mind

1. “Meditation helps to change your perspective. It improves the way you perceive things. It improves your interaction with people around you –what you say, how you react and act in different situations; you become more aware”

2. “Breathing & meditation uplift the spirit and bring clarity and strength to the mind.”

3. “Being silent and knowing that the divinity is taking care of everything – that is the best form of prayer; the best prayer is meditation 

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4. “Be simple, natural and wise. In meditation, you can expand your consciousness.”

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Meditation, Love and Life

  5. “When the mind relaxes, the intellect becomes sharp. A calm & collective mind is not docile; rather it is a source of creativity & dynamism.”

6. “Quietening the mind gives a sense of intuition, brings the mind to the present moment, brings balance.”

7. “Prayer must culminate into meditation. If it doesn’t, it has not reached its goal.”

8. “In the beginning, you may find meditation very boring, but later on, you will find it so addictive. You will start enjoying it.”

9. “Nature of the mind is wavering. Joy is only when the mind is stable. With knowledge and dispassion, the mind becomes stable.”

10. “Meditate. A few minutes of meditation will connect you with the ocean of intuition deep within you.”

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Meditation, Love and Life

11. “When there is no regret of the past, no want of the future, that moment is whole & complete. Meditation is living every moment totally with depth.”

12. “Meditation makes you feel so alive in the present moment. It disconnects you from all that which happened in the past.”

13. “The mind is like a mirror; whatever comes in front of it is reflected in it.”

14. “When the mind is still, it gets the power to fulfil any thought.”

15. “Your mind is responsible for your freedom and bondage.”

Love & Relationships:

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Love and Life

Gurudev’s quotes on love and relationships show us how beautiful our life can be when we love the right way. Love is not something to be chased, controlled or feared about.

Love is a gift to you and a gift from you to someone else. Gurudev explains how true love does not crave or expect anything; it is without any greed or jealousy. Love is simply believing you are loved, without any insistence from your end.

He also tells us not to be afraid of hurting, as hurt is a part of that love. To hurt is to love. Whereas worrying is what kills that love. When you are in love, it is no place for worry.

1. “Don’t go seeking love. Just relax! Only when you’re free from tension, free from confusion, can you ever experience love.” 

2. “Love is a happening! Love is a gift to you.”

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Love and Life

3. “Cravings bring sadness, sorrow, misery or problems. True love is devoid of all that!”

4. “Fear is lack of love. Only one thing can eliminate fear and that is love.”

5. “Love is seeing God in the person next to us and meditation is seeing God within us.”

6. “In love, you don’t expect anything. If you want something in return, don’t call it love.”

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Love and Life

7. “Don’t make an effort to love or insist that someone should love you.”

8. “Love when distorted becomes greed, jealousy, fear and hatred.”

9. “Service is an essential ingredient for a successful relationship and if the relationship comes from the space of giving rather than need then it is a good, ‘quality” relationship’.”

10. “Though love is the greatest strength on this planet, without wisdom the same love makes you weak, absolutely weak.”

11. “Love can only blossom in freedom. When freedom is restricted, love suffocates.”

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Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on  Love and Life

12. “Hurt is part of love. When you are in love, you are in such a delicate space, that a simple action – even an act of non-deliberate ignoring hurts you – an act of indifference hurts you.”

13. “You cannot understand love through your intellect. It is something to be felt.”

14. “Attention is not love. In fact, when there is a lot of love, there will be no attention.”

15. “Worry is enemy of love. You cannot be in love and be worried at the same time.”

16. “When the energy is high and when there is love, healing happens automatically!”

17. “Love with wisdom is eternal bliss. Love with selfishness or love for individual pleasure sooner or later will bring misery and heartbreak.”

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Love and Life

18. “In love, even an object is elevated to life. In lust, even living beings become a mere object.”

19. “You should never doubt anyone’s love for you; take it for granted that everyone loves you, that’s it!”

20. “From whoever you receive love, just know that it is from the Divine. You are getting love from the one supreme energy. Whether that person is true or false, right or wrong, don’t fall into these traps of the mind.”

Life:

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Life

Gurudev’s wisdom helps us comprehend the truths of life. He encourages us to dream and keep moving in life with only goodness in our focus.

He also emphasises gratitude, awareness, wisdom and peacefulness as important things to seek in life.

Treating life as a gift, sharing your joy and wisdom, pursuing righteous goals, the only thing we should do is to treat this life as an adventure to be enjoyed as an invaluable experience.  

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Life

1. “Life gives you both positive & negative. Focus on the good & move ahead with commitment.”

2. “Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique.”

3. “Living every moment in life with contentment brings you freedom.”

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Life

4. “Just wake up and see that all the past is only a memory. In the flow of time, all events are dissolving. ”

5. “See life as an adventurous game and play the game without worrying about the outcome.”

6. “Feel grateful for your very existence and all the love you have received. This will bring happiness and joy to you.”

7. “Living in the moment with joy, awareness, and compassion is happiness.”

8. “When you wake up every morning, look in the mirror and give yourself a big smile. The smile is a sacred gift of life.”

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Life

9. “Three things to hold on to – sharpness in the intellect, happiness in the mind and tenderness in the heart.”

10. “Happiness is living in the moment with joy, awareness and compassion; being free from within, feeling at home with everyone without barriers.”

11. “Purity in heart, clarity in mind, sincerity in action and contentment is the formula for happiness.”

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Quotes on Life

12. “It is only through inner silence can you bring out happiness and celebration in life.”

13. “With all its infinite possibilities, this life is a gift. It can become a fountain of joy not just for oneself but for others as well.”

14. “We cherish the accessories of life but often forget to appreciate life itself! Life, when observed and appreciated, becomes the art of living.”

15. “Go through life with dedication and commitment. Your life is dedicated to a cause on this planet. This realization brings valour, vigour, peace, and stability.”

These enlightening quotes from Sri Sri have helped millions to put their lives back on track.

Let these teachings be a source of guidance to live happy and peaceful lives.

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Written by Dr Janani Arvind

Janani Arvind hails from Coimbatore and loves to write about everything and anything. Janani is a closet poet, a true Potterhead and an obsessive reader. She is pursuing her post-graduation in Dentistry while following her passion for writing.

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Purnima

Beautiful compilation ! Very inspiring . A real food for thought

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