Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sri Sri in Bangalore from April 25, 2014 – April 30, 2014 Discourse, Music and Meditation

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April 25, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Discourse, Music and Meditation

Art of Living International Center
Start:April 25, 2014 8:00 am
End:April 30, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue:Art of Living International Center
Address:
21st km Kanakapura Road, UdaypuraBangalore, Karnataka560082India

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sri Sri on Democracy

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ndia with Her billion plus people is the largest democracy in the world. We have elections at various levels – village panchayat, zila parishad, block level, then state and finally, the national level elections. Unfortunately, many people have one yardstick for all of them and elect the same party for everything. But the issues and their scope is different at every level and one cannot have the same yardstick for all these elections. In fact, the strength of democracy is that every sphere can tackle its own issues autonomously. On the contrary, when the priorities at these levels mix, chaos reigns. Regional parties who try to play a national role create havoc and more hurdles for good governance because their vision remains limited. I would suggest people to clearly see the various issues facing the country at various levels.
At the village and taluka level, voters should focus not on the party but the capability of the locality’s candidate and his/her connectedness with the people. For the national level, the perspective should be to look for strong leadership at the top. State level requires a balanced approach. In all these cases, the character and conduct of a person plays is very important, although at the national level, if the choice is between the national party and a candidate of good character, the party should be given more preference. At the same time, I appeal to all political parties not to give tickets to people with a criminal background. They do this because such people have a vote bank. Therefore, we must have a vote bank of good people as well.
To have the maximum youth participate in this election, we launched a drive to register new voters in several places. I asked our enthusiastic volunteers to do a Happiness Survey and find out how many people have voter IDs. We were shocked to find out that in the slums of Delhi, many people had more than one voter ID. They can vote in Delhi and then go back and vote in their native constituency in other states. This seems to go with vested political interest. The audacity with which a well known politician has openly asked people to erase the voting mark on their fingers and go back to vote again is alarming. It is time the public wakes up and shows the door to this kind of unethical and corrupt elements.
People also tend to vote out of a blind sense of loyalty in this country – “My grandfather and father voted for a party, I will also vote for them.” Blind faith in parties should be done away with. We must choose based on the situation of the country rather than on past political affiliations of the family. The current situation is such that in terms of economy and industrial growth, the country is on a ventilator. The extent of corruption has breached all limits and a weak coalition government is the root of corruption. The need of the hour is a strong and stable government at the center that can boost the economy.
There is also an impulse to get swayed by emotions in making a choice, especially in the youth. Often people with good intentions end up making wrong decisions because their vision gets clouded by emotions. The situation of an intelligent voter today is similar to that of Arjuna. He was overwhelmed by feelings and unable to see clearly. Lord Krishna told him to set aside his emotions and fulfill his dharma in the interest of greater good. Our dharma as citizens in the upcoming national election is to make a choice for a firm, decisive and experienced leadership at the top that leads the country on a path of progress and prosperity.
I urge people to take responsibility to ensure that everybody among their friends and family cast their vote this time and vote wisely. Let voting be like a picnic celebration where the whole family or a group of families goes together without being daunted by the weather or the traffic. Let us do this as our sacred duty. This election is like an examination for all of us but I’m sure that after passing through this phase, our country will truly blossom.
[Note: This article was published in Times of India on April 7, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Your heart beats by itself – you do not make it beat.

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  • Heart beats

    Your heart beats by itself – you do not make it beat. Your breath moves by itself, sleep comes, you feel hungry, you feel thirsty, you feel good, you feel bad.

    All these phenomena are happening in your life. When this realization comes, a deep relaxation, a trust, a feeling of being “at home,” and a fullness arises in you. That is surrender.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sri Sri Tour schedule

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Tour Schedule

April 18, 2014 – April 24, 2014

Discourse, Music and Meditation

Bali, Indonesia
Start:April 18, 2014 8:00 am
End:April 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue:To be decided
Address:
BaliIndonesia

April 25, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Discourse, Music and Meditation

Art of Living International Center
Start:April 25, 2014 8:00 am
End:April 30, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue:Art of Living International Center
Address:
21st km Kanakapura Road, UdaypuraBangalore, Karnataka560082India

May 2, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Conference

May 3: Conference at 7pm, LUISS, Libera Università Internazionale degli studi sociali Address: via POLA 2
Forum_Romanum_Rom
Start:May 2, 2014 8:00 am
End:May 4, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue:Multiple
Address:
Rome, RomeItaly

May 5, 2014 – May 6, 2014

The Happiness Tour of Bahrain

Music & Wisdom – Arabic Cultural Program on May 5th, Happiness & Business – A Corporate Seminar on May 6th.
Click the title for more details
Sri Sri in Bahrain
Start:May 5, 2014 6:30 am
End:May 6, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue:NA
Address:
Bahrain

May 16, 2014 – June 20, 2014

Advanced Meditation Courses

Indian States special courses -
  • May 16-20: Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Advanced Meditation Course
  • May 22-27: Tamil Nadu and Kerala Advanced Meditation Course
  • May 29-June 3: Maharashtra Advanced Meditation Course
  • June 6-10: Chattishgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal Advanced Meditation Course
  • June 12-17: Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Jharkhand and Rajasthan Advanced Meditation Course
Art of Living International Center
Start:May 16, 2014 8:00 am
End:June 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue:Art of Living International Center
Address:
21st km Kanakapura Road, UdaypuraBangalore, Karnataka560082India

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sri Sri in Bangalore from May 16, 2014 – June 20, 2014 Advanced Meditation Courses

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May 16, 2014 – June 20, 2014

Advanced Meditation Courses

Indian States special courses -
  • May 16-20: Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Advanced Meditation Course
  • May 22-27: Tamil Nadu and Kerala Advanced Meditation Course
  • May 29-June 3: Maharashtra Advanced Meditation Course
  • June 6-10: Chattishgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal Advanced Meditation Course
  • June 12-17: Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Jharkhand and Rajasthan Advanced Meditation Course
Art of Living International Center
Start:May 16, 2014 8:00 am
End:June 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue:Art of Living International Center
Address:
21st km Kanakapura Road, UdaypuraBangalore, Karnataka560082India

Monday, April 7, 2014

Experience matters for PM job: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) aspiration for joining national politics is like a newborn willing to join college instead of starting from scratch, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said here on Tuesday.

During an informal chat with TOI, Sri Sri said Arvind (Kejriwal) may be doing it with good intention. "But we need a strong government at the Centre. Can't take risk with a party with no experience...Right now the country is on a ventilator. We need a strong and decisive government. If AAP can't handle Delhi, how can it handle the nation?," Sri Sri asked. He was here to attend Foresight, an annual event of private news channel OTV.

Sri Sri cautioned voters to think twice before they elect a candidate for parliament. It should be to ensure a strong and stable government.

Asked whether Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi will make a better PM, Sri Sri didn't take a name, but said experience should mater. Speaking about the current state of affairs in the government, he said a situation has arisen where no officer wants to take a decision. Bureaucrats and police are afraid of taking action, leading to policy paralysis.

On Delhi Police should stay with Centre or Delhi government, Sri Sri said wherever the institution stays, there must a mechanism where honest officers can be able to work without fear. Sri Sri said Indian education is more theoretical, not practical leading to unemployment. Skill development centres are more important. There is a lot of opportunities for employment if students are imparted various skill training, he said.

Sri Sri said agriculture sector in the country needs to be revived. He blamed NREGA for ruin of agriculture sector.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/experience-matters-for-pm-job-sri-sri-ravi-shankar/articleshow/29202669.cms

Vote for the morally upright, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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 Art of Living founder and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said on Saturday that though it was not appropriate for him to favour a particular party, he said it was time to get rid of 'khhichdi sarkar'.

He said coalition governments in India have not been a good experience. He also appealed to people not to vote for corrupt politicians who offer bribes to woo voters. Speaking at a news conference in the city, Sri Sri said people accept bribes due to poverty. "But that is not a sin as a corrupt politician would only be giving prospective voters their own money, not his. So, even if they take money, they should not vote for such a candidate. This will nip corruption in the bud," he said.

Sri Sri also addressed around 1 lakh followers in the city in a satsang and exhorted them to vote for morally upright candidates. "I am here to ask voters to select morally upright candidates, not the corrupt. Parties give tickets to immoral candidates merely because they have a vote bank," he said.

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