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, Bad Antogast, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Discourse, Music and Meditation
Address to 1,000 Roman Catholics PriestsTue, 02/09/2010, Tamil Nadu, India
Sri Sri addressed 1,000 Roman Catholic priests at the Indian Priests's Congress in Velanganni, a little hamlet in Tamil Nadu, India. Excerpt from Sri Sri's address: “The world is undergoing an identity crisis!.. A reversal of identity is needed.. First of all, our identity is that we are all Divine... then we are human beings, then our gender, religion, country and so on. We have to educate the society about the ONE divinity.. When that shift happens, we can relate to anybody, whatever be our ideology.Fear will be eliminated. This education is the only way to bring peace around us, to make this world a beautiful place to live in.”
Addressing lawyersMon, 02/08/2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sri Sri spoke on meditation and relaxation at the Federation of Bar Associates of Karnataka. The best of the legal minds followed Sri Sri through a routine of simple sukshma yoga asanas. “Usually we think that meditation is concentration. There is an effort to concentrate. Meditation is effortless relaxation. The fruit of meditation is concentration. After you get up from the sleep, how is your mind? Concentrated, right? Any work entails concentration. But relaxation doesn’t require concentration. Meditation expands the size of this vessel called mind. Meditation helps to increase the container not the contents.
Opening the Dialogue table with MaoistsTue, 02/02/2010, Orissa, India
Sri Sri met with the Chief Minister of Orissa Naveen Patnaik to speak to him about the problem of Maoists in the state. Only a day earlier, Sri Sri invited Maoists to a discussion with him. "I request the Maoists to talk to us and leave the path of violence. Though the sole intention of the rebels is to work for the society, the path of violence which they have taken is not proper way,” said Sri Sri, who had spoken to Maoists in Lalgarh and encouraged them to resolve differences with the government through dialogue.
Honorary President of the Hampi Utsav CommitteeWed, 01/27/2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was the Honorary President of the government-led organizing committee for Hampi Utsav. The festival celebrated the 500th year anniversary of Hampi's emperor Krishnadevaraya's coronation.The organizing body was called Shri Krishnadevaraya Pattabhishekha Mahotsava Committee (Government of Karnataka). Hampi, located in the state of Karnataka, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony at the famous Hampi temple, Sri Sri said: “Every stone, here in the ruins, is lit - shining, reminding us of its glorious past. Similarly, our human values should shine through.Celebrations bring us together. Drop your worries. Intelligent people spend their time in celebrations.”
Driving community developmentWed, 01/06/2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sri Sri interacted and guided over 1,200 rural youth leaders from 14 states of India at a 3-day meet. Organized at the Art of Living International Center, these youth leaders are pioneering grassroots development across India’s rural heartlands. Graduates of the youth leadership training program, these youth shared their success stories, discussed the challenges they face on field and strategies adopted by them.
Sri Sri felicitatedWed, 01/06/2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
“By loving each other, we can stop terrorism and Naxalism,” said Sri Sri at the ‘Santha Sandesh’ program in Udupi, Karnataka. Organized by the Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt, the chief seer honored Sri Sri with the title of Nava Yuga Guru. In his speech, Sri Sri emphasized on learning the Sanskrit language and practicing chemical-free farming.