The vision of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the creation of a society without violence without stress and without crimes.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation, inspires thousands of people around the world. He is a humanitarian ambassador, a spiritual leader, a teacher of meditation, and a peacemaker.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a world-renowned humanitarian founder of the International Foundation The Art of Living and the International Association of Human Values. Over 300 million people in 155 countries worldwide have benefited from courses to deal with stress and personality development, as well as from social projects inspired by it.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is accepted and honored all over the world with the same power by governments, world organizations and ordinary people for giving everyone the knowledge of how to lead a happy and healthy life. Every year, he travels to over 35 countries around the world at the invitation of various institutions, including the United Nations, the World Peace Council, the World Economic Forum and the European Parliament.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar encourages people of all religions and cultural traditions to come together and celebrate together. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar reminds us that great spiritual traditions have common goals and values and that we are here to enjoy, grow and contribute. His love, practical wisdom and dedication inspire people all over the world.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has won a number of international awards, including "Peter the Great" I degree of the Russian Federation, the highest prize of the Prime Minister of Mongolia, "Yoga Shiromani" by the President of India, the forum award Crans Montana and many others. In 2010 he was nominated for the third time for the Nobel Prize for peace.
The main reason for conflicts and violence in the world today is that people identify with limited characteristics such as race, religion and nationality, forgetting their basic identity as part of the universal spirit. These limited identifications lead to conflict.
Today, in the name of religions, many wars in the world are exploding. The solution of this can be achieved by recognizing that despite the diversity of cultures, the world is a family and a land of common destiny. In order to eliminate violence, injustice and poverty, we need to educate about the principles of human values. This knowledge leads to compassion and love that inspires action.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Excerpt from the UN World Summit on Sustainable and Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 1995.