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India's 7 Great Strengths–by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


The uniqueness of India is that it has survived the test of time in which many civilisations have perished. The idea of a One World Family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam) mooted through its philosophy is ancient yet relevant to the modern times. Liberal, progressive and all-inclusive are the hallmark of this beautiful country.

One wonders how India has not only withstood centuries of invasion and plunder, but also continues to survive onslaughts in today’s times from serious issues like corruption and Naxalism.

Against the global trend of disintegration India has stood as a united nation despite so many religions, languages, ethnic groups, caste equations.

India’s strength can be grouped into 7 Areas:

  2. From ancient days, mathematics and science have been given utmost prominence in India.Though the world failed to recognise India as the mother of mathematics, the youth of India still carry its genius in their DNA.They are good in information technology and given an opportunity they excel in innovation.

  4. India offers a variety of tourism -- from spiritual tourism to eco tourism; from the ancient monuments of Khajuraho to the vibrant temples of Tamil Nadu; from the back waters of Kerala to the ski slopes of Himachal.
    India has the great beaches of Puri and Goa and the glorious architecture of Hampi ruins and so much more.This wide variety of tourist attractions has not been developed to its optimum. Lack of infrastructure is one of the biggest blocks for growth of tourism in India.

  5. FOOD
  6. The variety of food in India is unparalleled.A few years ago, Art of Living had hosted a vegetarian food festival called Annam Brahma and our volunteers prepared 5,600 vegetarian food items -- seven tons of different types of food!And there are likely to be many more varieties of food that are little known even to all Indians across the subcontinent.

  7. MUSIC
  8. Traditional music and dance in India has had a higher purpose, that of connecting with one’s higher Self.Here we have such a rich variety of dance and music which hasn’t been promoted adequately.

  10. Indian garments and jewelry have always been in great demand all over the world for their originality, craftsmanship, quality and variety.

  12. Modern medicine, with all its technology, has not succeeded in providing total health care because treating just the physical body is not sufficient.Ayurveda is a complete system of medicine that treats the whole body-mind complex.This time-tested, holistic system of medicine is fast becoming the main medical system of the future.

  14. And the most important of all is its spirituality, without which India would have become like the Balkan states a long time ago.India is more known for its yoga and spirituality world-wide.

Great spiritual leaders like Adi Shankara, Buddha, Mahavir, Nanak, Kabir, Meera and Ramakrishna Paramahansa have kept the spiritual flame burning lit by the sages of yore.

The richness and vastness of Indian scriptures is simply beyond comprehension.
The patience exhibited by the Indian people to accommodate diverse viewpoints is a fine example for nations to exist in harmony.

Having said this, a lot needs to be done to promote spirituality, which has real solutions to many of the ills of today

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji

What is stopping your Happiness? Sri Sri reveals

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Happiness Contentment

Sri Sri - Greed takes away the contentment. It is the, 'I want more, I want more', which makes you miserable, which makes you put so much effort! You should think that whatever is needed for me, I will get it. You should have that faith, that it will come to you.

Why do you get so disturbed? It is greed which disturbs you. So, not wanting too much of anything; balance!

Happiness and contentment comes, the only thing you have to ensure is
1. You are not lazy. If you are lazy and you say, 'Let happiness come to me', it is not going to come to you. Lazy people will not be happy
2. Don't be selfish. If you are selfish, happiness is not going to come to you. If you only say, 'Me, mine, only me', you are not going to be happy. Selfish people will not be happy
3. Don't be greedy. A greedy one will not be happy. If you are greedy and say, 'I want more and more and more', you will not be happy
4. People with the feeling of revenge will not be happy. If you want to take revenge on anybody, then you cannot be happy

Intense silence program at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore

This November come and join in an ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar!
For the very first time in India, special intense silence program at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore.
Date: 9 - 13 November 2016...
Eligibility: 3 Part II programs
For details call: +91 80 67262626 / 27 / 28

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Vedic Wisdom program at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore

Upanayanam is traditionally seen as getting a new birth in the spiritual world towards the higher knowledge of the Self.
Experience the sacredness through Vedic Wisdom program for the very first time for Indian nationals at the Art of Living International Center.
Date: 11 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017...
Eligibility: 1 Part II program
Apply today:

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The meaning of Ganesh Utsav

The lord of the diverse universe is called Ganesh. The whole universe is nothing but groups of atoms, groups of quality, of energy. Gana means group and a group cannot exist without a lord. Like the queen bee whose mere existence brings forth the honeycomb, this diverse universe in itself is enough evidence for Ganesha's presence.

This Ganesha, or the lord, was born from the unmanifest transcendental consciousness, the Self, called Shiva. Just as when atoms get bonded, matter... comes into existence; when all the fragmented aspects of the human consciousness get bonded, Divine happens effortlessly and that is the birth of Ganesha from Shiva.

- Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Join us as we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore.

Is Non Veg food destroying the human race?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Non Veg, Health and Earth

Q: Is there a strict No for Non Veg?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Today maximum diseases are from non veg. Go to the internet, check last 10 years diseases. Today these animals and birds are being bloated with steroids.
The flesh industry works on profit and weight. They make animals bigger and heavy and steroids enter your body. Because of steroids, medicines dont affect you. You Maxie to double your dose.

Another thing that enter your body is Urea. 90% of mothers cannot breast feed in US because their milk contains Urea.

The whole globe is becoming vegetarian now.Next point, We are born as herbivores.

Carnivores Saliva contains sulphuric acid which break down the flesh and it is digested easily.
For you, Non veg sits in your stomach for 72 hours. And your body struggles to digest it. So much of energy is wasted because the HCl that your stomach has is of Ph2 grade and it cannot digest animal skin.
Imagine a dead animal sitting in your body for 72 hours.

Secondly, think Globally - we are a green planet. We grow grass, we use it for animals and we eat them. Animal eats a lot of green grass. Cow drinks a fighter ship full of water in a lifetime. A ship as big as IANS Vikrant. 1 pound of cow uses acres of land to grow grass.

Chiken uses 50kg of foodgrains in a lifetime. One chicken only 4 to 5 people can eat but 50kg food grains 400 people can eat.
It creates a lot of hunger and poverty in world

It will be a great act of seva if you drop non veg.
Maximum protein is in soya. We are not made for 6 pack abs. We are born for meditation. Slimmer body is a healthy body.
We don't require that much protein.

Fitness is not 6 pack. Fitnes is when your body can decide yes or no whenever you want.
Do it for health reasons. Make interesting vegetarian food. Simply drop non veg.
If you go n see "meat" video on you tube you will know How animals are tortured its inhuman. You should see these atrocious videos.
Fish ,Eggs all comes under non veg.

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