23 June 2013 - QA 1

Sri Sri, did you dream of growing up to become a humanitarian?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

I wish I never grew up (laughs), and I still feel that I am a teenager who refuses to grow up.

When I was a teenager, I could not accept conflicts. I always wanted to bring peace. Whenever people fought with each other, I would want to intervene and do something about it.

Inner peace opens doors to an unseen, unknown universe where many more levels of reality are revealed to us. But the basis is peace. So my challenge was, how to convey to people that there is a bigger dimension within you and you can get access to it when you become calm and serene within yourself.