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Sri Sri on Spiritual aspects of Wealth
19th Nov 2009, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sri Sri spoke about the spiritual and philosophical aspects of wealth at the Forbes launch of its first list of 100 richest people in India for its Indian edition.
Sri Sri was part of a panel discussion which explored the purpose of wealth through economic and spiritual perspectives.
He launched the Forbes edition as well. Incidentally, the Forbes Power list for 2009 named Sri Sri as the fifth most powerful person in India.
Minister-President of Baden-Wuerttemberg meets Sri Sri
17th Nov 2009, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Honorable Minister-President of Baden-Wuerttemberg praised Sri Sri’s efforts to resolve conflict and bring peace at various fora. He said: “I am from a Christian country and have a vision to unite all religions and culture across the globe.”
He paid a visit to the Art of Living International Center with a government delegation from Germany comprising the Ministers of the State for Finance, Economics and other parliament members.
Honorable Minister for Large and Medium Industries, Karnataka, Mr. Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani and President of the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Crasta were also present.
While addressing the delegation, Sri Sri said, “India always stands for fostering the vision of a One World Family. Human values have to be an integral part of all facets of life; be it business, politics or society as a whole.
“The economic meltdown is the result of greed. Ethical and moral values are the backbone of business and business is the way to sustain the world.”
Spiritual Awakening Tour
1st Aug 2009 - 9th Aug 2009, Tamil Nadu, India
“Spiritual essence unites the hearts and minds of people.” said Sri Sri as he embarked on a ‘Spiritual Awakening Tour’ in Tamil Nadu.
On the first day of the tour, Sri Sri also suggested that the 1.25 lakh Sri Lankan Tamils living as refugees in the 112 camps in Tamil Nadu should be given immigrant status like their counterparts living in Europe and America.
“It is just humane to give hope and opportunity to these people living in Tamil Nadu”.
He also called for a signature campaign by the citizens to absorb the Sri Lankan Tamils into the mainstream of Indian society. They should be given ration cards, homes, jobs and citizenship.
The tour aims at reviving ancient Indian value systems and traditions. Temple visits, tour of the Pancha Maha Bhootha Sthalas (temples that epitomize the Five elements), prayers and meditations. Sri Sri’s tour of the Pancha Maha Bhootha Sthalas is of particular significance.
It is believed that the universe and our body is made up of five elements (tatvas) – Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Ether –which are called Pancha Maha Bhoothas.
In the Indian culture and tradition, temples epitomize these Pancha Maha Bhoothas, besides being centers of learning, knowledge and culture which enrich value systems. Sri Sri will be launching environmental sustainability campaigns along the different spots of the tour.
Prayers for Srilanka
19th Jul 2009, Montreal, , Canada
Sri Sri encouraged a Tamil gathering to pray for Tamils in Sri Lanka at the Sivananda Ashram in Val Morin.
Before the public address, Sri Sri attended a prayer meeting and was honored at the ashram.
University felicitates Sri Sri
23rd Jun 2009, , Hungary
The Vice-Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Laszlo Hornok confers Sri Sri with the title, Professor Honoris Causa
Sri Sri spoke at the 10th Annual International Conference hosted by the Szent Istvan University. The University conferred Sri Sri with their highest honor, Professor Honoris Causa.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Dr.Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
9th Jun 2009, New Delhi, Delhi, India