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New year message and blessings from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

As we flip the calendar, we need to keep flipping our mind as well. Often, our diaries are full with memories. See that you don’t fill your future dates with past events. Allow the space for creativity to dawn. Celebration of the New Year allows you to be wise. Learn and unlearn from the past, and move on.

In the past year, how many days were you in sanyas? How many days were you struggling, being caught in maya? Turn back and remember the whole year. Do not run away from anything. Do not reject anything. Do not go away from anything. At the same time, let your attention be on the self. This is a delicate balance. That balance is yoga.

A poor man celebrates the New Year once a year. A rich man celebrates each day. But the richest man celebrates every moment.
How rich are you? If you celebrate every moment, you are the Lord of Creation. Review the year while you celebrate. This is your homework. Compare your performance in the year before last and smile.

The year 2011 is fortunate because you are living at this time!!! When you are living for the sake of the world, the world is fortunate. Let time celebrate your presence. You keep smiling as ever.

When you let time celebrate you, you are a witness amid celebration. The heart always longs for the old, the mind for the new. Life is a combination of both. Let the New Year bring into our life ancient wisdom and modernity, as life is incomplete without either of them. Don’t feel shy to speak about human and spiritual values. The time has come now to call the whole world!

Be ever new, happy you!!!!
Happy New year!

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's hails Aung San Suu Kyi's release

Aung San Suu Ki is released

Aung San Suu Kyi symbolizes the values of non-violence, democracy and freedom of expression. She represents the spiritual strength of Asia and has demonstrated how love and pro-active acceptance can conquer all odds. Her release is a welcome step and brings fresh hope to the younger generation.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Response to feeling hurt

Tell yourself, Today if someone acts in a hurtful way to me or someone else I will respond with a gesture of loving kindness.

~ Deepak Chopra

Maitri, Karuna, Mudita and Upeksha are the 4 satva increasing behavioural responses in relationaships, according to Patanjali Yogasutra. Deepak has put it very simply in the above quote. Matri and Karuna are advised here.

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