Motivational Quotes: Gurudev’s 11 Ancient Wisdom Quotes to Inspire You

By Chiara Gizzi | Posted: March 12, 2019

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is an Indian spiritual leader and teacher. He is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, a humanitarian organization based on the philosophy that a stress-free mind and a violence-free society are necessary to achieve world peace. Please see the following 11 profound Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar quotes to inspire you.

11 profound quotes from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

1 “Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.”

You’re not on this planet to find love, because you ARE love. Your job is to remember.

“Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.”

Sometimes we miss out on getting what we want, but we always, always, always get whatever we need for the expansion of our souls.

“I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your center core is truth, light, love; there is no guilt there, there is no fear there.”

You don’t have to seek happiness and bliss outside of yourself, because they’re all within you.

“The difference between motivation and inspiration – motivation is external and short lived. Inspiration is internal and lifelong.”

Motivation comes from being told that you can do something; inspiration comes from knowing that you can do something.

“If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world.”

Master your thoughts and emotions and the world is yours!

“I say, drop all your defenses. Anyone can make a mistake — even you. Do not defend your mistakes; just accept them and move on. When you are totally defenseless, that is when you will be completely strong.”

The walls we build to ‘protect’ ourselves become the very things that stand in our way. Tear down your walls and let love in.

“Don’t fall in love, rise in love!”

Love does not disempower. Love empowers. Raise yourself up and BE love.

“Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not other, it is your own mind.”

You may have someone in your life who seems to annoy you. In fact, it’s not the person but your thoughts about him or her that annoy you. When you understand this, you understand life.

“Joy is never tomorrow; it is always now.”

Life happens in the present moment. All we ever have is right now.

10 “Your desire for pleasure or happiness makes you unhappy.”

The person who seeks out happiness robs himself of just that. Happiness and joy are our natural states of being. They aren’t lost or found, they just are.

11 “We should not exit from this world without finding out who we are and where we have come from. This is very important.”

Find your purpose in life. Extend yourself beyond your current understanding. Explore. This life is made for living.

This article by Chiara Gizzi was originally published by Fearless Soul.