Today is GURUDEV’S 64th birthday. He is our guiding light and a true visionary who has guided us to be on the right path with reverence with his mantra of SERVICE TO HUMANITY, MEDITATION & COMPANY OF TRUTH.(SEVA, SADHNA AND SATSANG)
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is an Indian spiritual leader,a humanitarian and global personality. He is well known for his holistic healing therapy ‘Sudarshan Kriya’. Gurudev envisages a stress-free, violence-free society and millions of people across the nations have joined his mission through various service projects and HAPPINESS COURSES.
As per the Gregorian calendar GURUDEV Ravi Shankar was born on 13 May 1956 at Papanasam, Tamil Nadu in India. He got the prefix ‘Ravi’ (a common Indian name meaning ‘sun’) because his birth was on a Sunday. As the village was famous for its Shiva and Vishnu temples, he acquired the name Ravi Shankar Narayana. At the age of three, HE took his lesson from a teacher, who desired to commence her lessons with a sloka (passage) from the Bhagvad Gita, an ancient Sanskrit scripture. Incredibly, the young Ravishankar completed it for her outstandingly.
In times of social upheavals and political turmoil, His spiritual programs have helped the society to a great extent. His programs are aimed at reaching the people from all backgrounds and relieved them all. With his grace on volunteers, the projects have reached far-flung conflicted and poverty-stricken areas of the world.
His breathing technique Sudarshan Kriya is a major step towards achieving a stress-free, violence-free society. The kriya has helped million in unearthing their innermost peace and control. The technique involved in the Sudarshan Kriya emanates bountiful energy and tranquility in one’s daily life. In mere 29 years, his programs have brought valuable changes in the lives of millions across 151 countries.
Undoubtedly he is an Ambassador of Peace as his crucial role in bringing the opposing parties to the negotiating table in Iraq, the Ivory Coast, and India (Kashmir and Bihar) had been highly applauded in the past. He was also elected Chairman of Reception Committee for the 500th anniversary celebrations of the Coronation of Krishnadevaraya (a Government initiative in Karnataka, India). He is also amongst the core members of the Amarnath Shrine Board and has been specially appointed by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to look into the public-admin clashes occurring every year during the pilgrimage. Ravishankar’s initiatives put humanity above social and political values.
His works rise above the religion, cast and creed to build a ‘One-World Family’ – the inner-outer peace; and assert that service to humanity can only reawake the lost human values.
Sudarshan kriya as explained by Gurudev:
One of the techniques that I advocate and teach everywhere is the Sudarshan Kriya. Sudarshan means the right vision of who I am.“Kriya” means purifying action. It produces a deep calm in the mind while every cell in the body becomes enlivened with energy. This cleansing process powerfully dissolves stress.
In one hour’s time, after the very first practice, you will see how the energy, the mind, and oxygen penetrate deep into every cell of your body and cleanse you on a very deep level. Every cell of your body gets cleansed, energized, and more oxidized.
The pituitary gland has a connection to the hypothalamus gland which is the seat of your consciousness, your mind. Even today, scientists don’t know what is the real function of this hypothalamus, but it is connected with the pituitary gland, which carries out order throughout the body.
Thousands of years ago people had written about this. They had not known anything about pituitary glands but they said, “Here in this place in the body is a center where just a little focus can affect the whole nervous system in a very positive way.”
Consciousness works through these glands and brings energy into the immune system, strengthens one’s immune system. In Sanskrit, health is said to be “swasta.” “Swasta” means health and also means, stabilized in one’s Self. Health means centered. The very word indicates if your mind is focused, centered, free of disturbances, solid. That is health.
Have you ever wondered how does a negative thought arise? If you attend to the source of negative thought you will realize that they come because of tension and stress. A relaxed, happy person will not get negative thoughts. You see? The more miserable one is, the more negative thoughts come. Instead of rubbing the mind with a positive thought, go deep into yourself, through the breath, through meditation, and cleanse the system. Go to the root of it, eliminate the cause, the very root of negativity. It doesn’t take a long time. Especially with the Sudarshan Kriya, it’s so immediate. Just two days of practice, one hour each day, cleanses the body so much, makes you feel so light.
Gratitude to my Master, Mentor, Friend, Guiding light and so on…..