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On the UniverseSun, 01/11/2009, Indian Space Research Organisation,
, BangaloreKarnataka, India
H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bangalore. While speaking of the Indian philosophy behind space, H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also touched upon the working of the mind. "At any point in time, there are thousands of thoughts streaming through our brains. Look at the thoughts. We hardly act upon them: Less than two percent are acted upon. Each thought is an impulse of energy, and consciousness. Calming the mind can give that much energy to us instead of wasting it in useless thought. What is a worry? It is the same thought getting stuck like an orbit, going around, and around."
H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar further said: "If the sky is clouded then even through the most powerful telescope, we cannot see far out into the universe. Similarly, with a clouded mind we cannot innovate, look far and create."
Curbing TerrorismSun, 01/11/2009, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
To increase citizen participation against the growing threat of terrorism, H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched the state-wide, government-led campaign against terrorism in Mangalore, (Karnataka).
"Parents, and students must become responsible, and fight unitedly against terrorism without any bias towards region, and caste," H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar urged the gathering of 25,000 students.
Higher education minister Aravind Limbavali, and home minister Dr. V.S. Acharya also attended the program. "It is not only the responsibility of the police to curb terrorism.Individuals have a major role to play in identifying terrorists," he said. The campaign envisions creating awareness among 1.8 million students in a month.