Meditation & compassion are the Best Education for the Soul’

Yesterday night's bizarre in Connecticut (14th Dec’12, 10.23 pm), m enforced to talk about this gunman who killed 26 people, including 18 young children’s, at a U.S. School, this has been the worst school shootings in the country’s history, Frightened students who were rushed from the building by police were told to close their eyes. Immediately a question arises does this man have a heart? Can a human being be so cruel to kill helpless 18 kids? How stressed & aggressive this person must be? And consequently remembering some words spoken by HH Sri Sri RaviShankar way back and thus a hunt (The Treasure Hunt!) in the archives…came across this interview:

When disembarking from the flight to Sofia on April 25, HH Sri Sri RaviShankar was asked: What made you commit your life to building a world without violence? He said: “I do this work because of my love for humanity.” On his first visit to the country, HH Sri Sri RaviShankar was asked his guidance on many critical issues facing the world, including the role of religion in conflicts, and the Easter violence in Bulgaria.

Following is an excerpt from an interview for Channel 1, one of the most popular national television channels in Bulgaria.

Channel 1:What would you say to all those who suffer from depression in the world?
HH Sri Sri RaviShankar: Firstly, I would say that everything changes, and secondly that you need to see the hand of the Divine in everything that happens. Thirdly, look at the situation of those around you and you can certainly find someone who is in a far worse position than you. If you can help those who are worse off than you, your depression will be lifted. The fourth thing is to learn breathing exercises. This can ward off the depression before it even starts, just as vaccinations remove the danger of disease before they strike.

Channel 1: What do you think is the best education for the soul?
HH Sri Sri RaviShankar: Meditation and Compassion.

Channel 1: Why is there so much stress in the world today?
HH Sri Sri RaviShankar: Because people have not learned yoga and meditation. It’s that simple.

Channel 1: Are bad thoughts harmful?
HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Only if you act on them. Bad thoughts, and good thoughts come and go. Don’t become attached to them. If you try, and resist bad thoughts they will persist. Just let them be..

Channel 1: What do you say to those who say true love doesn’t exist?
HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I’d say come to Art of Living and learn true love.

Channel 1: Are you a happy man?
HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: What do you think? Ha Ha..:)

Love Savy