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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...
Register: programs.vvmvp.org
Eligibility: 3 Part II programs
For details call: +91 80 67262626 / 27 / 28

Intense Advanced Meditation Bangalore

God as First, second and third person

God as First, second and third person- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The theologians address God as He but in prayer you use the 2nd person, and in theory you use 3rd person. In prayer 3rd person does not help. You have to come to 2nd person and in experience of truth you come to 1st person. Experience of God brings you to the 1st person…”I AM.”


He is one with no experience.
You is when praying you begin to be a disciple.
I AM is one who has perfected………??


In the west people are scared to use the 1st person. They are comfortable using only the 3rd person and occasionally the 2nd.
In many cultures (Islam) using even the 1st person is considered a blasphemy. Whereas in the east all the three persons are used and the goal of the 3rd and 2nd person is to reach the 1st.
1st person cannot become a concept but an experiential reality.
3rd person can be a concept. 2nd – a mystical and devotional experience and 1st person dawns as reality.


Prayer cannot happen without 2nd person and Samadhi is impossible without 1st person.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Why is it so difficult to choose a life partner? The one we like doesn't like us, and the one who likes us, we don’t like them.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Satsang

Question: Why is it so difficult to choose a life partner? The one we like doesn't like us, and the one who likes us, we don’t like them.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes this is a serious matter! (laughter) What can I say, this is the way the world is, a little crooked. That’s why, no matter you like or you don’t like, just bear it somehow and move ahead. What is the guarantee that if you like someone today, you will keep liking them tomorrow? If you stop liking them after a year or two, what will you do? Sometimes people stop liking their partner even after marriage? So you never know, you may just not like somebody and start liking them after marriage? So don't be too choosy. Nobody is perfect. Even the other person might be looking for perfection. Are you also perfect? Any relationship, if it is based on how you can make the person happy, then it will work. If you are only focussed on how much happiness you can take from the relationship, then that boat will shake. If you live your life thinking how you can bring happiness to others and improve their lives, then every person you meet in life you will see everyone as one and they will all move along with you. You have the power in you to change others. Don't forget that. You may not be able to change the whole society but you can at least change one or two people! When you can spoil people, you can also improve them. There are so many people who have spoilt their friendships. it happens, everything changes here. So you keep the focus on your Self. Focus on knowledge and meditation.

Travel and meditation with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Cambodia 24 to 27 March 2015

Meditation Retreat at Cambodia with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji is a wonderful opportunity from 24-27 March 2015. Seats are limited and bookings open till March 10. If you would like to register, please fill in the google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1at6TaPYrZVD1d8NV1Hm991DZQU1mrHLm2KFnFOM-PH8/viewform and we will get back to you. For more queries you can also e-mail us on admin@sumerutravels.com or srisri.cambodia@gmail.com
Call us on +91 9342552503 +91 80-32923423 +85510876132
Starts: 03/24/2015 12:00PM
Ends: 2015-03-27:00.000
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Cambodia

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Cambodia 24 to 27 March 2015

Invitation for Maha Shivratri 2015 Celebration at Art of Living Ashram, Bangalore

"When you sit and meditate, you are in the Shiva principle. And that Shiva principle is truth, benevolence and beauty. These three things together form Shiva." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Mahashivratri is an annual celebration at the Art of Living International Center in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Sanskrit chants from the Vedas create a meditative and joyous aura in the place, overflowing with meditators.

mahashivratri 2015 art of living ashram

Don’t miss it. Register now at www.bangaloreashram.org

Sri Sri Yoga, level 2 with Kamlesh Barwal ji at Art of Living International Ashram, 5 to 9 November 2014

"When mind controls man, it's..s Bhoga (bondage). But when man controls mind, it's… Yoga." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

sri sri yoga level 2 art of living bangalore ashram

Learn to control your mind in the Sri Sri Yoga Level 2 with Kamlesh Barwal, at the Art of Living International Ashram

Learn Special Advanced Yoga postures and meditations, designed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, along with knowledge from Patanjali Yoga Sutra.

Dates: 5th - 9th November 2014
Register Online: www.bangaloreashram.org
For Details Call: 080 67262626/27/28

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