Sri Sri on a peace mission

Tue, 04/21/2009

"I don’t mind going to the end of the world if it helps to bring peace and lessen the suffering of the people,” Sri Sri had said in a television interview after a peace mission to Sri Lanka.

Sri Sri is currently in Sri Lanka, marking his fourth visit to the troubled island nation.

First visit: 2005, after the South-east Asian tsunami.

Second visit: April 2006, Sri Sri met many political and religious leaders as well as different stakeholders to resolve the ongoing conflict. “The main reason for conflict in Sri Lanka is a lack of communication between the two sides, a narrow understanding of issues, some basic mistrust and fear.” Sri Sri told 80,000 Sri Lankan Tamils, who are refugees in their own land. It was the first time that any spiritual leader has reached out to these remote corners in Jaffna to address the troubles of these people and renew hope for a peaceful life.“There is a lack of human values. The Art of Living is about peace. We will train the youth to become role models in removing misconceptions and prejudices among the people of Sri Lanka.”

Sri Sri then led the thousands into a meditation for peace.

Third visit: September 2006, Sri Sri went to the LTTE headquarters in the sensitive area of Killinochchi. Escorted by the Sri Lankan army and later by LTTE personnel, Sri Sri ventured deep into a forest by jeep and on foot to take his message of a peaceful reconciliation to the LTTE.

Sri Sri has also initiated trauma relief workshops and rehabilitation measures for the civilians caught in the violence.

January 2009, Mandapam refugee camp, Tamil Nadu: Sri Sri interacted with 3,000 displaced Sri Lankan Tamils at the camp.While distributing relief material, Sri Sri promised them that he would make “all efforts” to get them back to their country where they could lead dignified lives.

“I am going to Sri Lanka to pursue my mission to bring peace and harmony in the island," said Sri Sri.

We are eagerly awaiting news of the current visit and will keep you updated.

For more information, log onto:

Read earlier posts

  • Smile And Make Smiles

    May 26, 2015
    • Help Make Others Smile
    • Wisdom Can Stop Violence
    • Confusion is a Blessing
    • A Way Out of Guilt
    • Remove Negativity With - Youthfulness

    A Commitment To

    May 22, 2015
    • Steps to a Healthy Relationship
    • The Good Ego & Bad Ego
    • The Way to Control Emotions
    • Understanding Emotions
  • Dealing With Emotions

    May 21, 2015
    • Superficiality Leads to Depression
    • Harbor Positive Emotions
    • What Self-realization Really Is
    • Meditation is Tranformational

    Being Responsible

    May 20, 2015
    • YLTP Bringing Good Change
    • Be Responsible & Sincere
    • Media's Role in Spreading Happiness
    • Where is Heaven & Hell?
  • Facts About Meditation

    May 19, 2015
    • What Meditation Is
    • Effects of Group Meditation
    • Sign of Enlightenment
    • Join Relief Work at Nepal

    The Power Of Yoga

    May 18, 2015
    • A Way to Erase the Unpleasant
    • 3 Causes of Anxiety
    • Cure Depression with Yoga
    • Meditation Impacts Our Genes
  • Nurturing Peace Through Yoga

    May 17, 2015
    • Yoga is not Just for the Body
    • Yoga Prevents Misery
    • Yoga Improves Communication Skills
    • Yoga Cures Depression

    Right Kind Of Education

    May 15, 2015
    • Choose Flowers Not Guns
    • Meditation is not Concentration
    • 3 Golden Rules for Meditation
    • Education Should Bring Intuition
    • Stress is the Cause of Conflict
  • My Birthday Gift

    May 14, 2015
    • My Birthday Gift
    • Keep Spreading Happiness
    • We Are All One
    • Keep Your Attention Inward

    Empowered By Yoga

    April 24, 2015
    • All Babies do Yoga
    • Yoga Is Natural
    • Act with Mindfulness
    • Stress is the Root of Conflict
    • Yoga Makes You Responsible
  • Life Is A Game

    April 21, 2015
    • Take Life as a Sport
    • Do All Acts with Mindfulness
    • Why Religion is Important
    • Intention Attention & Manifestation
    • Dealing with Bullies

    The Secrets Of Creation

    April 20, 2015
    • Origin Remains a Secret
    • Wonder is the Basis of Yoga
    • The Witness Inside You
    • Spirituality vs. Ethics