Wisdom Series: commentaries by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Ashtavaktra Gita

Recorded in 1991 at the Art of Living International Center in Bangalore, India, the Ashtavakra Gita is an extraordinary series of enlightening discourses give by his His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The Ashtavakra Gita examines the mind, ego, conflict, and the self with the unparalleled insight and depth that only a master can offer. His Holiness skillfully weaves together ancient knowledge, classic stories, and practical wisdom into captivating talks, making the Ashtavakra Gita an invaluable tool and companion for the earnest seeker of truth. 

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Patanjali Yoga Sutras

“The aim of Patanjali Yoga is to set man free from the cage of matter.  Mind is the highest form of matter and man freed from this dragnet of Chitta or Ahankara (mind or ego) becomes a pure being.” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras is a set of aphorisms that elaborates on the science, art and philosophy that is yoga. In his simple and illuminating commentary, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar examines this ancient scripture and explains how the principles of yoga may be applied to life today. Handling cravings and aversions, leading a life that is dispassionate yet dynamic, countering the tendencies of the mind with knowledge and practice, cultivating awareness - these are but a few of the topics that Sri Sri covers in his commentary. Countless yoga enthusiasts world over have enjoyed these talks through book transcripts and video series.

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