148 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Quotes

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  1. “Every emotion is connected with the breath. If you change the breath, change the rhythm, you can change the emotion.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  2. “In true love there is no heartbreak. A broken heart means broken demands, broken expectations, broken hopes.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  3. “Human evolution has two steps – from being somebody to being nobody; and from being nobody to being everybody. This knowledge can bring sharing and caring throughout the world.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  4. “Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  5. “Today is a gift from God – that is why it is called the present.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  6. “Know that you are loved by the universe.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  7. “In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  8. “Grace has the ability to change anything at anytime.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  9. “Difference between motivation and inspiration – Motivation is external and short lived. Inspiration is internal and lifelong” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  10. “When you have inner calmness then you automatically succeed in what you do. The more silent you are from inside, your thoughts and actions become more powerful.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  11. “Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  12. “If you want to make sense it has to come from silence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  13. “Wise is the one who learns from another´s mistakes. Less wise is the one who learns only from his own mistakes. The fool keeps making the same mistakes again and again and never learns from them.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  14. “If you don’t have a relationship with yourself, all other relationships become shallow. And if your relationship with yourself is so profound and steady then you naturally develop the skill to handle any kind of relationship around you.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  15. “Have faith in what you are doing and keep moving.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  16. “Even if you lose everything, if you have confidence, then you can recreate everything again, and that is success.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  17. “Why can’t we control our anger? Because we love perfection. make a little room for imperfection in our lives.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  18. “Prayer within breath is silence. Love within infinity is silence. Wisdom without word is silence. Compassion without aim is silence. Action without doer is silence. Smiling without all existence is silence. Soul to soul communication is silence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  19. “Worrying doesn’t make any difference, but working does and spirituality gives one the strength to work” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  20. “Feeling blessed is the first step towards the self.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  21. “Have “eternal wait,” infinite patience. When you have infinite patience, you will realize God belongs to you. Either through awareness or through practice you reach the same spot.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  22. “Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  23. “If something can bring you great pleasure, it can also bring you pain.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  24. “One thing you must know is that life moves in the direction of the best. On the way you may find rough roads, but is towards the better.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  25. “There is no use getting angry at something that has already happened. All you can do is your best to check it doesn’t happen again.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  26. “Turn your demand into gratefulness. The more grateful you are; the more love comes your way!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  27. “The fire of love or fire of knowledge creates unpleasantness or a sense of longing in the beginning, but it moves on to the blossoming of bliss, the blossoming of fullness.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  28. “Hold on to the faith that only good things will happen to you. If something unpleasant is happening it is because the nature wants to make you strong.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  29. “Creativity can only come from silence. If we maintain two minutes of silence every day, then we will see that a whole new dimension of life opens up.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  30. “With a pure mind and an honest heart, there is nothing to fear.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  31. “There are four sources of energy — food, sleep, breath and a calm mind.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  32. “You are trying to walk forward with your head turned backward. This is why you feel miserable just let go!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  33. “Your desire for pleasure or happiness makes you unhappy.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  34. “Blossom like a flower. There should always be a smile on your face that nobody can take away.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  35. “If people are not inspired from within, it will not be possible to build a good work ethic. Work” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  36. “Faith is realizing you always get what you need.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  37. “Science is about learning ‘what something is’ and spirituality is about knowing ‘who I am’.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  38. “Love minus knowledge is problem & love with knowledge is bliss.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  39. “Dissolving the name is awareness. Dissolving the form is meditation. The world is name and form. Bliss transcends name and form.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  40. “Forgetfulness of the infinite is misery. Forgetfulness of the trivial is ecstasy.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  41. “Just be calm and relax. You will get all your answers automatically.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  42. “If you are passionate, be passionate about the highest, the most wonderful, and the most beautiful. Be passionate about this entire creation for everything is so beautiful.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  43. “Don’t fall in love, RISE IN LOVE!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  44. “Just wake up and see that the entire past is only a memory. In the flow of time, all events are dissolving.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  45. “I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your center core is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there. Psychologists have never looked deep enough.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  46. “Trying to end a conflict, prolongs it. Face the conflict by seeking the comfort of the self.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  47. “Always know that the divine never gives you a responsibility you cannot fulfill.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  48. “Be content with whatever happens for what God chooses for us is surely better than what we choose for ourselves.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  49. “Whatever you put attention on will start manifesting in your life, intention, attention, manifestation that is how the universe works.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  50. “Smile, laughter, and meditation are privileges of human life.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  51. “Events bring you small joy, while existence brings you bliss.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  52. “Every moment you spend on this planet, remember that you are here for a unique purpose & cause, far greater than to just eat, sleep & talk.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  53. “Anything which you do to someone comes back to you. That is the karma principle. Very simple!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  54. “Playing the victim card blinds you to your own flaws and so you can never improve. Self-Pity is the easiest way to create unilateral misery.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  55. “You can see love everywhere in this creation if only you have an eye to see it.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  56. “Every bud has all that it needs to be a flower.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  57. “The mission of your life should be to leave a better world behind than what you inherited.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  58. “Every soul on this earth is divine. You need to realize it.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  59. “The world is full of paradoxes and life is full of opposites. The art is to embrace the opposites, accommodate the paradoxes and live with a smile.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  60. “When the beauty inside blossoms, the older you get, he more beautiful you look.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  61. “Let the mind calm down and the heart start to open. Then everything will be very obvious.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  62. “If you look back at occurrences in your life, you can easily see how even the worst situations you experienced in your life ended up teaching you invaluable lessons and therefor resulted in putting you in perfect place for your continuing development.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  63. “WHATEVER IS YOURS, will always be yours. Anything that goes away, was never yours even before. If you know this, you will be at PEACE.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  64. “Faith is like a mountain and doubts are like clouds. Can any cloud anytime shake a mountain? It is impossible.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  65. “Music soothes your heart, heals your emotions, and uplifts you. If we listen to music for a short while, it takes us towards divinity, the pure consciousness.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  66. “The only way to be untouched by events is to see the whole phenomenon as a dream which is passing.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  67. “Everything in this creation is a sign of celebration.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  68. “When you wish good for others, good things come back to you. This is a law of nature.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  69. “When you become content in life. You gain the power to bless others. This is the law of nature.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  70. “The more you give, the more you will get. Then, life will become a sheer dance of love.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  71. “If your intention is right, then the right action follows.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  72. “Break through all the barriers and feel that you are blessed! This is the one and only step you have to take. The rest will all happen.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  73. “Welcome each day with a genuine smile from within. That smile comes when you know for sure that the divine loves you.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  74. “Do everything happily. Walk, talk, sit happily; even if you complain against somebody, do it happily.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  75. “Life teaches you the art of letting go in every event. When you have learnt to let go, you will be joyful, and as you start being joyful more will be given to you.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  76. “The only thing you must remember is how fortunate you are. When you forget this, you become sad.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  77. “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  78. “The child like innocence means making no judgment about oneself, not evaluating yourself.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  79. “Weight your words. They are the pearls of your life. Don’t throw them. Don’t lose them for anything.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  80. “When you see your happiness in the happiness of others, that’s when you will be truly happy.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  81. “See the possibility that people and things can change at any time and don’t hold onto judgements.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  82. “You will never be given anything you can’t handle.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  83. “Take some time off to go within, in silence. With that, your charm becomes eternal, your love becomes unconditional & great strength arises.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  84. “If you believe even in that which you cannot see, your reward will be greater than what you can imagine.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  85. “When you are unhappy, you are just coming in touch with your own boundaries. Turn the whole situation into a prayer & you will walk through it.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  86. “Soul to soul communication is silence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  87. “Worry is the enemy of love. You cannot be in love and be worried at the same time!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  88. “Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  89. “Nothing stays forever, good as well as bad times go away. Be happy, reminding yourself of this again and again.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  90. “There is freedom when you realize that you are just a witness to all that is happening.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  91. “Keep the mind happy and peaceful and keep working too. Balancing work and rest is the sign of intelligence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  92. “Only love can make life fulfilling.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  93. “Don’t postpone your happiness until some perfect future date. Be happy now, tomorrow will take care of itself.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  94. “If you ever feel lonely and feel that no one loves you and cares for you remember me.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  95. “Happiness is right here and now and the way to find it is through meditation. It improves our mind, health and brings more happiness.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  96. “When the mind is happy, time seems to short. When the mind is sad time seems too long. In equanimity, mind transcends time.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  97. “Make others comfortable and you will see that nature will take care of your comfort.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  98. “If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  99. “Know that the divine loves you immeasurably. Surrender your worries and live life with a smile.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  100. “Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  101. “True freedom is an ‘I don’t care’ attitude. It is lightness from within, a genuine smile and lack of stiffness. Such freedom will not bring arrogance.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  102. “Nature will never confront you with a problem you cannot solve! You already have the answer, that is why the question appears in front of you!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  103. “Feeling the presence of the divine is the art of living.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  104. “Tiredness is when our senses go outward; the moment the senses start turning inward, we are tapping into the eternal source of energy.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  105. “Love is preserved by wisdom, destroyed by demand, tested by doubt, nourished by longing. It blossoms with faith & grows with gratitude.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  106. “Know that highest flowering in life is being in love. Love is not an emotion; it is your very existence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  107. “Your desire for perfection is the cause of anger. Leave room for imperfection. Perfection in action is almost impossible.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  108. “Keeping the mind happy makes work effortless. This is the skill for productivity.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  109. “A mind in the present moment is meditation.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  110. “Spirituality is a sense of belongingness with all the people in the world.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  111. “If you have confidence you can manage anything, you can handle any situation that is wealth.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  112. “What does meditation and spiritual practices do? They bring out the four I’s in you: Innovation, Intuition, Inspiration and intelligence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  113. “God is not an object of senses but the feeling of feelings, the sound of silence, light of life, the essence of the world & the taste of bliss.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  114. “Trying to correct the mind is like trying to correct the waves in the ocean.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  115. “Purpose of words is to create silence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  116. “Make the whole life a game. There is no purpose, there is no aim, nothing. Just take it lightly, easily. Play the game that is celebration.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  117. “Smile, laughter and meditation are privileges of human life.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  118. “The whole universe is made up of a vibration called love and that is what I am and that is what you are!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  119. “Happiness is when you want nothing & you want to give. Where the wanting and desires end & the sharing begins, happiness is there.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  120. “You exist like the space – free, and hollow and empty, rather than as if you are somebody.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  121. “Measure your success by the numbers of hours you smile, your smile and your confidence indicates your success, your fearlessness and ability to share and care for people indicate your success.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  122. “Most of the problems in relationships are because we talk a lot. Be quiet and try to change yourself, not the situation.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  123. “When you meditation, you emit positive vibes around you. We convey more through our vibes than through our words.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  124. “Even if you have broken dreams, don’t lose hope! Have faith and know that every experience in life always brings something good with it.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  125. “Love is not a path. It brings you back home. Love IS home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  126. “People who are tough to handle, whether at office or at home, only help you develop your skills. They make you more skillful, more refined, more compassionate and all your good qualities start manifesting.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  127. “Prayer is not just sitting and saying so many words, but is being in that serene, calm, and meditative state.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  128. “Every now and then take some time off for your own space and get into the cave of your heart. Then you won’t feel lonely, even when you are alone.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  129. “Look at your life in contrast with the magnitude of creation, space and time. Your life becomes insignificant. Ego disappears.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  130. “See people beyond their expressions. Then, you’ll never be stuck with what someone says or does.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  131. “There are things that we never want to let go of. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  132. “Being natural is the simplest way to overcome the ego.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  133. “Prayer is not asking for something. Prayer is gratefulness; a recognition of the huge tidal waves of love that God is pouring on you every moment.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  134. “Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique; don’t let this opportunity pass by. Give yourself the freedom to dream and think big.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  135. “Don’t waste today for what happened yesterday. Wake up and say “I have the valor and the courage to overcome this.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  136. “The world is a place where abilities are so different. Everyone has different abilities, but to reach the divine self, ability doesn’t count.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  137. “Even if a room has been in darkness for thousand years, it takes just a moment to bring in light.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  138. “When someone is drowning in the ocean of attachments surrender is the life jacket they can put on and wait for the rescue team.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  139. “Miracles happen naturally and spontaneously. It cannot be forced. When everything falls in place, miracles happen on their own.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  140. “Life is much larger than birth & death, failure & success. You are the unblemished, pure, eternal self. Knowing this, you will walk like a king.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  141. “Abundance is a state of mind within you. If you just look at lock, the lack increases in life. See what you have, and then abundance increases.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  142. “Spiritual blossoming simply means blossoming in all dimensions of life; Being Happy, at east with yourself and with everybody around you.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  143. “The words of those who are content have great power.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  144. “Remind yourself of the highest goal in your life. You are not here to grumble or to complain. You are here for something bigger.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  145. “Life is waiting for you to smile. Our body has the capacity to sustain the vibrations of bliss and peace much longer than negative emotions. That is because positivity is in the centre of our existence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  146. “Joy is never tomorrow, it is ALWAYS NOW!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  147. “Life works on strange laws of nature (Karma). One never knows when a friend turns enemy & vice-versa. Rely on your Self; self-reliance”— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  148. “Knowledge is a burden if it robs you of innocence.

Knowledge is a burden if it is not integrated into life.

Knowledge is a burden if it doesn’t bring joy.

Knowledge is a burden if it gives you an idea that you are wise.

Knowledge is a burden if it doesn’t set you free.

Knowledge is a burden if it makes you feel you are special.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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