Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a spiritual leader and teacher who has founded the Art of Living Foundation.

He teaches that by practicing meditation and other mindfulness techniques, we can free ourselves from stress and live happier, more fulfilling lives.

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These quotes from Sri Sri emphasize the importance of living in the present moment, practicing compassion, and connecting with our true selves.


Best Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Quotes

1. “Do everything happily. Walk, talk, sit happily; even if you complain against somebody, do it happily.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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2. “Nothing stays forever. Good as well as bad times go away. Be happy.” ~ (Ravi Shankar).

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3. “When you wish good for others, good things come back to you. This is the law of nature.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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4. Life gives you both positive & negative. Focus on the good & move ahead with commitment. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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5. When you give love a name, it becomes a relationship, and that restricts love. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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6. In love, you don’t expect anything. If you want something in return, don’t call it love. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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7. Science is about learning: ‘what something is’ and spirituality is about knowing: ‘who I am.’ ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

8. “Meditation makes you sharper, happier, and intuitive. Don’t you want intuition? Don’t you want the right thought to come to you at the right time?” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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9. “The best form of worship is to be happy, to be grateful.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

10. “When you are confused, it’s a blessing because in confusion a concept is being broken in your mind and a new concept is being formed. This is a sign of progress.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

11. “What does meditation and spiritual practices do? They bring out the four ’I’s in you: Innovation, Intuition, Inspiration and Intelligence.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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12. “Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

13. “Yoga empowers you to feel the way you want to feel at any time, instead of being a victim of your own feelings. It makes you independent.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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Ravi Shankar is a spiritual leader and yoga master from India. "Sri Sri" (honorific), Guru ji, or Gurudev are all terms used to refer to him. He began working as an apprentice under Mahesh Yogi, the creator of Transcendental Meditation, in the mid-1970s. He left the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement in 1981 and created the Art of Living Foundation.
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14. “When you see your happiness in the happiness of others, that’s when you will be truly happy.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

15. “Yoga is not just doing some exercise, it is much more. It is to expand your awareness, sharpen your intellect and enhance your intuitive ability.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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16. When we see happiness in the happiness of others, that’s when we will be truly happy. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

17. Today is a gift from God; that is why it is called the present. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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18. If you are only a taker of happiness, you get misery. If you are a giver of happiness, you get joy & love. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

19. “Yoga is not just an exercise, it is how skillfully you can communicate, and how skillfully you can act in any given situation.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

20. “Usually what we do is: we hurry the mind but are slow in our action. Impatience means hurry in the mind; lethargy means slowness in action. Patience in the mind and dynamism in action is the right formula.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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21. “If you follow fun, misery follows you. If you follow knowledge, happiness will follow you.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

22. “Don’t look for happiness in that which is temporary, that which is fleeting and changing. Joy and happiness is only in that which does not change.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

23. “We all want happiness, and yoga is the way for that much needed happiness factor in life.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

24. “If you are a taker of happiness you get misery, if you are a giver of happiness you get joy and love.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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25. “You should be ready for any challenge. This readiness will make you happy.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

26. “Regardless of the events or circumstances that are happening, remain steady and established in the Self. Then you can be truly happy and blissful.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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27. “Don’t try to analyze karma because you cannot fathom the depth of karma. Just do your duty and keep moving ahead with love and prayer in your heart.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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28. “If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

29. “Your sadness is because of the thorn of desire in your heart. If you do not take notice of this, it will turn into cynicism, frustration and anger. You need to pull it out and throw it. Then you will feel uplifted and happy.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

30. Forgive yourself and forgive others; Don’t chew on other’s mistakes or your own mistakes. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

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31. See life as an adventurous game and play the game without worrying about the outcome. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

32. The magic is that a person who wants nothing will receive everything. Happiness is hidden by our wants. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

33. “Hold on to your dreams, one day, it will come true.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

34. “Do you know what is needed for non-violent communication? Patience! Look inside and see, ‘Am I am losing my patience?’ If yes, then increase your patience.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

35. “In the beginning, you may find meditation very boring, but later on you will find it so addictive. You will start enjoying it so much.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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36. “Let your smile change the world! Never let the world change your smile!” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

37. “Whether it is greed, jealousy, anger, hatred, or frustration, all these negative emotions can be healed or re-oriented through yoga.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

38. “The purpose of yoga is to put a smile on your face in spite of all the stress, tension, or situations that you are put through in your day-to-day life.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

39. “Where does one seek the do’s and don’ts on karma? Listen to your conscience; your inner gut feeling. Don’t do anything which you don’t want others to do to you. That is the criteria.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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40. “Don’t Fall in love, Rise in Love!” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

41. “Caring, sharing, and responsibility are the characters that yoga simply nurtures inside of you.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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42. “Memory tends to hold on to the negative. That which reverses this tendency of holding onto the negative to becoming positive, is spirituality.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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43. “You are always a winner. Sometimes you win, sometimes you make others win.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

44. “Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique; don’t let this opportunity pass by. Give yourself the freedom to dream and think big.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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45. “Get out of your comfort zone and bring comfort to others.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

46. “Every emotion is connected with the breath. If you change the breath, change the rhythm, you can change the emotion.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

47. “In meditation, healing can happen. When the mind is calm, alert and totally contented, then it is like a laser beam – it is very powerful and healing can happen.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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48. “Existence is a Fact, Living is an Art.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

49. “Some people are not swayed by pleasures and are committed and one-pointed, but if they lack patience and perseverance, they become restless and dejected.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

50. “Make your smile cheaper and anger expensive!” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

51. “Any fool can be unhappy when things are not okay. But it takes courage and to be happy even when things are falling apart.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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52. “Love is not an emotion. It is your very existence.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

53. “Yoga provides us tools and techniques to lead a stress-free and a tension-free life.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

54. “Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

55. “You can get angry, shout and be upset, but that should only be for as long as a line stays on the surface of water. Then it is healthy.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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56. “When you are amazed by the creation, that means that the preface of Yoga has started.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

57. “If you do not want to be unhappy, no one else can make you unhappy.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

58. “The goal of spirituality is to bring such happiness, which nobody can take away from you.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

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59. “Be happy. This is a blessing and an order!” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

60. “Happiness depends only on your mind. When the mind is free of past impressions and future cravings, happiness is there.” ~ (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).


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