Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's biography

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s- Biography

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Updated December 21, 2020, Revised on March 17, 2021, and Updated on March 8, 2022.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ( Guruji)was naturally inspired to start as a large service group of volunteers. Therefore to enable service works created centers in more than 140 countries. Most importantly, being a Spiritualist and promoter of Human Values, He needs no introduction.

By lecture tours, and telling people showing them how concerned He was, people started to look upon Him for help. Thereby they could get help to get relief from suffering. So  He won the hearts. And naturally, He inspired and motivated many millions of people. They include equally people of all races and sections across the world. Here for your benefit, I share with you my views by writing about Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Biography. So that you can read and enjoy.

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In olden times, Yoga teachers used to select only a few. And after several years of strict discipline and austerity practices, they would start teaching. By contrast, Sri Sri made it simple, suitable for the new modern world. It is effortless, easy to practice. At the same time, the new practice has all the important knowledge of ancient yoga. Teachings of SELF are not sacrificed. Contrary to being a religious ritual, it is now changed into a daily practice for happy living promoting human values globally. It is a discipline we follow.

  • Great vision for people

  • He founded the ‘Art of living foundation’ with a great  in the year 1981. When He was meditating for ten days of silence, He came out with this great idea of the program.  And started teaching breathing exercises and meditation. This was nothing other than the same as taught by ancient enlightened Masters (Rishis).  
  • He spreads the same wisdom. Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji is with a lofty mission- states that it is to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
  • Values  Art of Living Promotes

  • Ensure disease-free body,
  • Trouble ( trauma ) free mind and -free intellect.
  • An innocence to spread the universal love

He teaches new ‘rhythmic breathing’ called Sudarshan Kriya. It has brought calmness to millions across the globe. Thousands of trained art of living teachers are working in spreading Sudarshan Kriya in 146 countries.

Art of living is based on Vasudaiva kutumbakam ( ONE GLOBAL FAMILY) idea

Love Moves the World

In olden times, Yoga teachers used to select only a few. And after several years of strict discipline and austerity practices, they would start teaching. By contrast, Sri Sri made it simple, fit for the new modern world. It is easy to practice. At the same time, the new practice has all the important knowledge of ancient yoga. Teachings of SELF are not sacrificed. Contrary to being a religious ritual, it is now changed into a daily practice for happy living promoting human values globally. It is a discipline we follow.

  • Great vision for humanity

  • He founded the ‘Art of living foundation’ with a great vision and challenge in the year 1981. When He was meditating for ten days of silence, He came out with this great idea of the program.  And started teaching breathing exercises and meditation. This was the same as taught by ancient Yoga Masters (Rishis).  
  • He spreads the same wisdom. Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji is with a noble mission- states that it is to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
  • Values  Art of Living Promotes

  •  Make sure disease-free body,
  • Trouble ( trauma ) free mind and -free intellect.
  • An innocence to spread the universal love

He teaches new ‘rhythmic breathing’ called Sudarshan Kriya. It has brought calmness to millions across the globe. Thousands of trained art of living teachers are working in spreading Sudarshan Kriya in 146 countries.

Early childhood

From the time they were children, He (Ravi Shankar) used to say  “People are waiting for Me”. Says the author Bhanumathi Narasimhan (Bhanu Didi). Incidentally, both of them grew together. She was fortunate to be with the Master from His early childhood. She affectionately recollects and writes in the most beautiful style. It is more like poetry than a life story.

The story starts with Ravi Shankar’s coming in contact with Maharishi.

Training with Maharishi Mahesh yogi

Maharishi with RaviShankar
Maharishi with Ravi Shankar (Guruji)

Tracing every turn of events in the early life of her Brother, Bhanu Didi gives pictorial details. Tells of the numerous tasks He performed under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

As she recounts how Ravi (Guruji) was with Maharishi. He sent Ravi Shankar on lecture tours on the universal nature of Vedic knowledge?  So also delegated Ravi Shankar to arrange for Homas and Yagnas? (Vedic Rituals meant to promote the wellbeing of humanity) in the ancient Vedic tradition.

These were big events performed within short notice. After His training under Maharishi, it was ordained to happen. There were people in Maharishi’s ashram management, who were acting indifferently.

The Starting of Art of Living

Ravi Shankar kept cool and was interested in serving people in His own undisturbed way. The Master, after a ten-day silence and meditation, started teaching meditation-guided yoga and breathing exercises.

Sudarshan Kriya

Guruji created a new way breathing course.  It was Sudarshan Kriya and it gave immense relief to all. As a result, it brought happiness. By this and with wise lectures He won the hearts of millions all over the world.

No doubt, these were time-tested methods. Because it gave interesting results, people said they honor the blissful experiences. Research labs have tested and found the effect of Sudarshan Kriya was positive. Something totally different from other experiences.
As time was passing by, the Art of Living Foundation in Bangalore turned into a worldwide program.

As the Master Marches

It is one of the modern-day’s great events. Millions have found their peace and comfort. The presence and Darshan ( audience ) of the Savior are enough for millions. As the story goes, one could feel the Divinity of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Guruji).

The arising of Spirituality based purely on humanitarian values is here.

Apart from adults,  programs for children are there.

Prisoners are trained in relief programs. Find it brings to start a new life.

Rivers once dried up are revived by groundwater charging. Volunteers have successfully implemented this program in India.

There are many yoga practices in the Art of Living to uplift. Many research reports of cure of their chronic diseases after these practices! They truly inspire people of all ages.

Charitable Activities

Started many charity programs for all sections of people to get out of stress and pain. Guruji controls  these programs, while tireless Swamijis ( Trained teachers )and at Art of Living International Centre in Bangalore Ashram   

carry out the works.

Art of Living celebrates 35 years of service
A huge Cultural Celebration in Delhi

Promoting Cultural Events

Culture is special to every nation. And so are people and community. It brings together people beyond borders. Ravi Shankarji is the first to use this feature of peoples’ life. Therefore organizing an event in Delhi is natural. Many heads of state, distinguished people, and celebrities took part.

Read the book


This book is very easy to read and find a lot about Guruji’s life. And brings out all the cultural and spiritual details of Ravi Shankar becoming a Guruji.  Anyone can read anywhere in this book and feel that he/she is  with Him (Guruji) at the same time.
Once you start reading this book, you will never stop.

As you read you will find that it is a great work of life story. Read the Book and you will feel your connection with Guruji.

Guruji- says ” Choice is yours Blessing is Mine”

As I come to the close of this article adding details of 2022, it is already 40+ years of continued work. Resolving countries at war, Spreading peace and harmony among people and nations.

Philosophy of Seva (Service)

Many organizations are there doing service.

The difference is the idea ‘Seva – Sah eva 

“Seva is a Sanskrit word that explains the act of selfless service. Its meaning is said to be embodied by the root words saha, meaning “with that,” and eva, meaning “too,” which together mean “together with.” courtesy

is an important part of Yoga’ That means, sadhana (yoga practice) Seva (service), and Satsang (divine group get together- singing and celebrating)

They (AOL workers) do not expect to get anything in return from them- it is all free. Religion is not a part of the activities. Guruji says Spirituality is different and above religion. Though religion helps to live a noble life people split based on religion. Therefore, we need to rise above dividing forces practiced in the name of it.

Pandemic and AOL

Trained teachers teach the practice of yoga and breathing exercises in Art of Living Centres. These teachers are across the world help millions to face the stressful effects of the Pandemic.

In addition to this, the service activities volunteers have carried out helped sufferers by this (Covid 19)  with food and other needs.

 Russia Ukraine war victims

The latest story of Art of Living members rushing to help. They give food, medical aid, and place to live comfortably, to unlucky innocent war hurt People.  Ukraine in Poland, Romania, Hungary, and other East Europe. Despite the dangers and hardships, AOL volunteers they carry on tirelessly. Therefore once again proving that the world is one family (Vasudaiva Kutumbakam)   

 

 

2 thoughts on “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s- Biography”

    1. Thank you Sven Ericsson!
      I understand! But the people at the helm should decide.
      Regards,
      J.V.Rangan
      P.S. Did you buy and read this book? If not please do so!
      Jai Gurudev

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