Wisdom Series

With humour and insight, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has revived the profound knowledge from ancient sacred texts in the form of commentaries that make the wisdom easy to apply to daily modern life. Art of Living centres offer group study sessions based on viewing and discussing these commentaries. The commentaries are also available for purchase from the Art of Living Bookstore in audio and video.

Ashtavakra Gita

One of the most enlightening discourses on the nature of reality.

The Ashtavakra Gita illuminates an ancient conversation between the sage Ashtavakra and Janaka, a king with both worldly responsibilities and deep spiritual questioning about the nature of reality. “What is real?” Janaka asks. So begins one of the most unique conversations to ever take place on this planet, as Ashtavakra takes Janaka by the hand and leads him step by step into deeper levels of understanding until enlightenment dawns. Gurudev’s commentary unlocks this ancient wisdom so that it can come alive in our modern lives.

Narada Bhakti Sutras

Inspiration and practical insights to the seeker of truth.

The blossoming of love for the Divine is called Bhakti. In an exceptional translation of the original text of the Bhakti Sutras, cognized by the ancient sage Narada, Gurudev explores the unfolding (or awakening) and ecstasy of Divine Love.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

The authoritative text on the mechanics of the growth of consciousness.

Gurudev translates and interprets the ancient Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali and brings to light the profound wisdom contained in Patanjali's Sanskrit passages. He explains how we can apply this knowledge in our everyday experiences and identifies practical techniques that Patanjali gives for realising union with the Divine.


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