I found this video on my Facebook news feed. This explains the science and secrets of the universe, time and many more things beautifully in a well compiled video. Some of the topics it touches are here.
Today is Diwali. A festival of lights celebrated in India and many other countries. This is one of the most important festivals celebrated in the year. A festival that marks the occasion of throwing away all evil and letting the light of wisdom dawn in us. You can read a lot more about Diwali here –
Below is the greeting message from His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Happy Diwali to all of you. Diwali is a festival of lights. Here the light signifies wisdom. We need to globalize wisdom today. People from various culture, religion, nationality and gender will have to come together and realize – we are all part of one human family. Let us on this auspicious occasion of Diwali resolve to spread peace, to unite people in love and celebration, to bring prosperity. This is the occasion to let go of past bickering and misunderstanding and once again come together in spirit of celebration. All the best to everyone of you. Happy Diwali to every one of you!
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!”