Art of Living, Breath, CNN, emotions, Guruji, Human values, Meditation, Quest, Religion, Satsang, Spirituality, Sri Sri, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
CNN’s Richard Quest goes to Bangalore, INDIA to soak into the Spiritual bliss and vibes of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at his ashram. An interesting video from the program on the man they call “Guruji” and about the Art of Living Foundation. Here Sri Sri talks about the secrets of breath, how the breath is linked to the mind based on the rhythms and emotions. Richard Quest takes the Basic Art of Living course and I think he likes it 🙂 He says that he is positively sure that he was floating when he was taking the Ayurveda treatment! Ha ha!
I love the part where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talks about how even though the knowledge in the Art of Living has got its roots in Hinduism but he has made it secular in a sense that people from all religions have no problem understanding or following it. He also says that only secular spiritualism can unite people from all over the world. This is awesome!
Richard takes part in the silver jubilee celebration of the Art of Living foundation. He sits with Sri Sri on the stage with 3800 more other dignitaries and enjoys the satsang – music and dance.
The last words of Richard is really touching. He says – “As human beings, we are driven to explore;explain the inexplicable. Our intelligence means that at times we are doomed to suffer in a turmoil, despair, disillusionment but answers are forth coming. Whatever our religious beliefs are, spirituality is rooted in ideals of human nature. Being a better person. Breathing exercises, meditation and breath – they all help us open our mind;take stock of who we are. Put Life back into perspective. And lets face it, most of us could do a little but of that! Between you and me, it has just begun!”
Aravind Venkatachalam said:
Here is another video where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains about how the mind and breath are connected so intimately!
I thought I might leave a more accurate transcription of Richard Quest’s closing remarks, which are indeed wonderful:
“As human beings, we are driven to explore: to explain the inexplicable. Our intelligence means that, at times, we are doomed to suffer inner turmoil, despair, and disillusionment when answers aren’t forthcoming. Whatever our religious beliefs, spirituality is rooted in ideals of human nature: being a better person. Breathing exercises, meditation and prayer – they all help us open our minds, take stock of who we are, and put life back into perspective. And let’s face it, most of us could do with a bit of that! Officially, my quest is over for another month. Between you and me, it’s really just begun!”