Relation between Spirituality and Religion – Talk by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spirituality is like a banana and religion is like the banana skin. People today have thrown away the fruit and are left holding tightly to the skin. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

 Ambassador of Peace Sri Sri Ravi Shankar goes on to clarify:

“Religion has it’s place, I am not a communist or an atheist who says religion should be done away with. Let it be there but what is the point of having the skin without a banana inside?! If there is no substance, no human values, no compassion, no love, no sense of belongingness, holding on to the rituals and just the outer identity of religion, which has becomes the cause of more and more conflicts in the world today, is what I was talking about.”

“Religion has it’s place, let it be there. It does have a place. Your weddings are done according to religion, your naming ceremonies, even your cremation. From birth to cremation, your name is all indicated by religion. Let it be there. But let it not swallow or eat up, the basics of spirituality that is love, compassion, sense of belongingness, humility. These values are what you call spirituality.”

Symbolic Love

Commenting on Religious Fundamentalism Sri Sri Ravi Shankar states:

“It is the distress and mistrust in people which causes them to take religion as an excuse to express their frustration and display aggressive, violent behaviour.”

Art of Living Founder and world spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar adds:

“Every child should study a little bit about different religions and cultures. If people knew just a little bit about what Jesus said, what the Upanishads say, what the Vedas say, what Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam say, there would not be a single terrorist in the world.”

“Today’s terrorism is a result of Puritanism: i.e. when people say, “Only my religion is pure. I should keep away from other religious books or I should not be educated in those things. Only this is the way.” That type of religious indoctrination in children has given rise to Taliban sort of movements in the world. We have lost so many people to terrorism.”

Emphasizing that Spirituality is a way of life, a personalized attitude of relating with the world, one based on unity rather than diversity, on love and a sense of belongingness to everyone rather than anger and alienation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar advises:

“Bang on your inner door. See that there is no lack of love in you, there is no lack of anything whatsoever inside you.”

“You can experience God in the depth of your heart. Do not delay a moment. Bang on the door. All the wealth is within you.”

A Deep Impression

In the month of May in the garden city of Bangalore, over a decade ago, a  cobbled winding pathway guarded by lush green trees in full bloom. The silver of the moonlight meandering and finding it’s way through the thick canopy. The cool breeze was bringing with it the smell of damp soil. About 50 people dressed in crisp whites standing on either side of the pathway holding candles. A sense of anticipation, peace, excitement and joy in the air. A smile on every face and a song on each lip. Even as my eyes feasted on this sight (something that even personalized private paid holidays cant always create) I saw a petite figure in flowing white robes glide along the path, we were standing. There was a smile for everyone, a pat, some flowers and love that was freely oozing for all to soak into. The whole event lasted no more than 2 minutes, but left a lasting and deep impression in my heart. The silence of the night was quickly broken as the group jolted to follow the man in white flowing robes, with a twinkle in his eyes and smile on his lips… I was in all senses an outsider (it was my first time at that place and with these people in white) but something inside me propelled me to join the group into the hall. It was the first time that I had stumbled across the phenomenon known as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and little did I know that I was soon to be swept off my feet straight into a whirlwind of knowledge, love and life.

From that first encounter with His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji (fondly known as Guruji) way back in 1999-2000 till today, I have had numerous opportunities to meet Him, spend time with Him, observe Him and most importantly learn from Him. If I have to trace my story with Guruji and The Art of Living, I would probably need to write at least a page for each day of my life… and so, I’ll just look behind me and talk about some milestones- a few landmark, some adorable and still some plain vanilla, but each of them significant nonetheless.

As a Guru and a saint, there is tremendous mystic surrounding Sri Sri. Many have made vain attempts at trying to capture that presence in words and pictures. Over the years I’ve realized that attempting to cage Him in anything material is both impossible and futile. In His presence miracles happen, realization dawns, peace prevails, love blossoms and life smiles. Miracles are many, healing experiences are in plenty. Talk to any devotee, they simply can’t stop attributing every realization, moment of truth and glory to Guruji. I’ve seen it happen before my very own eyes, a child who could barely stand due to a limb dysfunction, started walking after being blessed by Guruji. Aches and pains getting cured in His presence are taken for granted by His followers. I’ve had my share of miracles too, it was a terribly distressing time and I was in need of support and guidance. Confused as I was, I couldn’t decide on what needed to be done. Utterly helpless I decided to flip through a book by Guruji ‘Celebrating Silence’. The page I opened up, gave me my answer. Almost as if it were written only for me and just for the situation I was in.I had heard many people tell me about similar experiences and had always brushed them aside. But this time I couldn’t. A week or two later when I did get to see Guruji, with a mischievous smile on His face, he asked me, ‘Kyon? ho gaya na kaam? bata diya na maine kya karna hain…’ I’ve never questioned faith ever after.

Being a journalist, I’ve known and interacted with many multi-faceted people, extremely successful in their chosen fields, but Sri Sri is different. His depth in each dimension- as a guru, a master, a leader, a teacher, a globe trotter, a humanitarian, a visionary- is unfathomable.

Many years ago, when the new BIAL airport was not yet in the pipeline, many of us would go to the airport to receive Him every time He flew back in town. I remember distinctly, one such mid night, He was returning from a particularly long trip abroad. There were at least 30 of us standing at the airport arrival lounge and a much larger number standing outside the lounge. He arrived and greeted each one of us with such love and joy. There wasn’t a trace of tiredness/ jet lag. He received the flowers and the letters listing out worries and problems with the same smile. I realized only later, that it was 3 in the morning, He had just taken a 9 hour flight back home and here we were, jostling around Him, wanting a look of love and a smile from Him, falling at His feet and tugging at His robes, wanting to hold His hand, seeking His blessings without giving even a moment of thought to His comfort. It was like this, way back in the 90’s, it is the same even today- He smiles and gives, blesses and fulfils without a complaint, without a thought for himself. Another incident stands out vividly in my memory. It was February 2004, Gurudev was back from a whirlwind satsang tour of the country. The Bangalore ashram was packed with people who were longing to see Him and attend satsang with Him. He had been gone for a good 40 days or more. As He walked past us to get on to the stage, many of us noticed a blood clot in His left eye. Later that evening when we got an opportunity to ask Him what happened, He mentioned that at a satsang in Tamil Nadu people were throwing raw rice and flowers at Him and some of that hit Him straight in the eye. We were taken aback. Its a custom and tradition down south that people shower the Gods and gurus with raw rice and flowers, but didn’t they realize that throwing it from a distance of 5-10 ft on a person walking on stage can be painful? Looking at us staring aghast, He chuckled and said, ‘at least they are not throwing coconuts!‘ His compassion and understanding are truly mind boggling.

Today, the Art of Living Foundation has grown in leaps and bounds, its presence and service activities in over 155 countries across the world is commendable. From the last inhabited city of the world- Tera Delfargo in Argentina to small villages in India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a household name. And the reason behind this growth, as much as He would like to humbly attribute it to the teachers and volunteers in the organization, is Him and only Him. His enthusiasm is infectious and His leadership is inspiring. I’ve been tremendously lucky to have worked at reasonably close quarters with Sri Sri. He isn’t just a multi-tasker, He is multi-tasking himself. I’ve personally seen Him start his work day at 7 am (and I know that He wakes up no later than 3:00/ 4:00 am and does his spiritual practices) and goes on till 1:00 am or 2:00 am. The only break He takes in the day is possibly a short power nap after lunch– and most of His lunches are working lunches mind you! I remember one evening, I got back from work and went straight to the ashram on Kanakpura Road, Bangalore. I reached late and so couldn’t attend the satsang, but it was Raksha Bandhan and I really wanted to meet Him and tied the sacred thread around His wrist. I sought some time with Him, flooded as He was with work, He still sent for me. It was past 10 pm when I met Him and tied the rakhi. He spoke to me for a bit while He answered His email, took some phone calls and attended to at least 10 more people in His kutir, besides me. Through this all, He kept a track of the news and even asked for someone to find out more about a particular news story. When all of us stepped out of his kutir, it was close to 11 pm. He had another meeting to finish before He could call it a day at His office, yet, He posed for pictures, gave everyone prasad and just as I was stepping out, He asked me how I had come to the ashram. When I told Him that I had taken public transport, He quickly arranged for someone from the ashram to drop me back home (over 25 kms from the ashram). Thankful, I surely was, but something really struck a chord inside me- here is a celebrity (in his own right), with millions of fan, followers and devotees but He makes time for everyone and takes care of everyone to the minutest detail. With a leader like that, at the helm of affairs, it isn’t a wonder that his followers are high on life and boast of unbridled enthusiasm to serve society for the better.

There is so much about Him that appeals to me and so much that I have learnt and continue to imbibe from Him that it would be practically impossible to pen it all. There is however, one thing that I’d still like to point out. I haven’t seen another who is so honest and transparent about himself. Guruji is the same person behind closed doors, when meeting dignitaries, at administration meetings or when He is out at public satsangs interacting hundred and thousands of people, spending time with slum dwellers, trauma hit or even in war zones. I’ve had the honor and privilege of interviewing Him a couple of times and I can vouch that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the same in front of the camera or behind it. I remember interviewing Him once around the election time in 2008. He was asked ‘you are asking people to vote, but do you vote?’. He replied, ‘Yes, of course! I voted this morning. I don’t ask anyone to do anything that I don’t do myself.’ After pausing for a few seconds, he added, ‘except marriage’. I was in peals of laughter as were the others who were with me… but He insisted that we keep that last part ‘because it is true’, He said.

Meeting Sri Sri is like coming in touch with that fragile, delicate part of our own selves that we’ve buried under layers of convoluted emotions and years of curdled stresses. There is a beautiful poem written by Guruji himself where he says:

If you are willing to walk into my arms,
If you are willing to live in my heart,
You will find the one you have waited forever….
You will meet yourself in my arms…
I promise.

He lives that promise every moment.

Guru

What can one human being do? Can he change the world, help millions who are clueless about life, be a friend and guide, and also teach them to see life in a new perspective? Impossible isn’t it?  Who will ever have such patience ? leave alone the love and compassion for people of the world.Sri Sri has been doing it relentlessly for the past four decades. He has brought together people of varied backgrounds into one fold. There are many who are doing a commendable work in the field of social service, so what makes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar different? On first sight you may not find anything extraordinary in this frail short man but what is it that moves millions to follow him with such love and devotion? The first thing that strikes us about him is his super cool and calm demeanor. I have not seen him show any sort of disapproval even when followers swarm all around him he meets each and every one listening to each one of them with rapt attention and having a reassuring word for all. There are many saints, yogis’,  gurus, healers but Sri Sri is one who has taken upon the task of teaching people on how to live life, he empowers every individual to raise themselves spiritually and  and ever so patiently lead them towards a better understanding of themselves, their purpose of life and how to be a human being. It does not do justice to describe Sri Sri Ravi Shankar merely as a spiritual head. In today’s world we see religion being distorted to suit individual thinking and perspective.  So moving beyond this restricted definition I see Sri Sri as a world leader who can rise above regionalism, politics and religion and think from a higher plane for humankind. At a time when world leaders are perturbed with challenges of ISIS, Sri Sri spearheaded a peace process in Iraq to support and protect the Yezidi and Kurdish population from persecution by ISIS against ethnic groups in the region. He met various heads of state in Iraq to facilitate a peace process and to bring about a dialog and create awareness of compassion, accepting mutual differences and living in peace and harmony.  How many spiritual leaders from anywhere in the world have done that? This is clearly living by what he preaches compassion and love for all and that we are all one and the same of a cosmic whole.

Sudarshan Kriya A Life Changing Experience by Tan Shan Xian, Malaysia

Sudarshan Kriya Experience Of Tan Shan Xian, Malaysia:
 Hi, my name is Tan Shan Xian. I am from Malaysia. I am a student right now. My experience of Sudarshan Kriya has been wonderful, recharging, its a fascinating technique to rejuvenate our soul. It makes us more energetic. I find myself  more focused with improved level of understanding with better memorizing patterns. Now I have the capacity to think more logically . Its like, when I am studying science subjects, I am able to practically implement my knowledge and imagine things in a much clear and better way instead of just by hearing them .My thought productivity has increased. Sudarshan kriya is something mystical and very powerful. I can feel the energy flow within me once I am done with my Sudarshan Kriya. So I hope all of you continue practicing it everyday, since it’s quite beneficial for you. Just do it you will feel the energy coming within you.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya A Heartfelt Experience by Sara

Sara shares her Sudarshan Kriya experience,” I thought I had a perfect life but I was searching for something more. My life was empty and dull. It was all about shopping and dining and I found myself very shallow and empty inside. I had a hollowness in my life. In 2001, my friend introduced me to the Art of Living Course and after Sudarshan Kriya, I felt liberated from within. I was looking for freedom on the outside but I felt hollow from within. This clarity and focus of mind and this happiness was inexplicable and what I read in the textbooks, I started experiencing within myself and I am extremely thankful to the Art of Living and specially to His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Guruji for pioneering this divine gift to us and just to mention I had a chronic heart ailment and doctors were clueless about the cause of my suffering and after doing Sudarshan Kriya, my breathlessness was gone and I got an immense relief from the heart ailment that I was suffering from a long time. This technique brings you in the present moment. This is the power of now. Not only your health improves, you become so relieved and light hearted. I would like to encourage everyone in the world to do Sudarshan Kriya. Without it, one cannot attain once peace of mind and happiness that one longs for and freedom from the daily unwanted foundations that we create in our lives. We talk about political freedom but freedom from within is priceless and has an unknown pleasurable essence in it.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Happiness Quotient

Happiness program, an extensive workshop designed under the guidance of Sri Sri Ravishankar does not give a secret to a Happy Life.When I heard about the Happiness workshop, I was eager to experiment with this new workshop because every course of Art of Living offers something I never felt before and there is a subtle shift in me after every workshop. But this was different! What different I was yet to explore, but who so ever I asked, the only reply I got; It’s Different!

Well the day came and I finally did my First Happiness Workshop (by now I have done 5) and needless to say it’s different. Happiness course did not just give me secret to happiness, but a permanent weapon to use against all the demons like stress, jealousy, greed, lust and depression. I was awestruck that treasure was right under my nose, but all these years I was unaware. Yes! Happiness program is not only about happiness quotient but also gives a lifetime license to unparalleled power over the Universe. Everyone wants to control their mind because that’s what we have read,” If you control your mind, and you can conquer the whole world.” But, I say why only World when you can conquer the whole Universe?

Happiness Workshop spills the beans and shows how just by being aware of our breath we can control our emotions. How by just different Pranayams your mind can gain instant focus and be relaxed at the same time. I still remember whenever I used to be angry or used to argue, I used to shiver. When I was gloomy, my breath was heavy and when I was scared or nervous, I almost used to forget breathing. Emotions used to take control and just as every youngster I also used to flow with the emotions. But after experiencing, this powerful technique called Sudarshan Kriya, I actually could understand the breathing patterns associated with different emotions. Just the awareness of these patterns helped me to become aware of every negative, positive or useless thought .My brain was processing and tossing me from past to future and vice versa.

Sudarshan Kriya, the backbone of Art of Living founded by Sri Sri Ravishankar helped me to get out of the destructive emotional tendencies and be in the present moment and graciously accept the present circumstances. This course is not just designed for removing your toxins and making you the Architect of Your Life but also helps in personal expansion and creating a just and stress-free society because in order to see change in the world, you have to change yourself first. It helped me to realize that the world is inside me, If I changed the world will Automatically change.

– Ekta Madaan (Facebook | Twitter)

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya A life Strengthening Experience of Kanu Priya Rawat

Kanu Priya Rawat, Graphic Designer shares, ” I did my first Sudarshan Kriya in 2006. After doing it, I felt a sense of peace, calmness I never experienced before. Over a period of time, I practiced Sudarshan Kriya by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and I realized lot of changes within me which not only helped me improve my relationships but also helped me make new friends. Before doing Sudarshan Kriya, I used to be a very weak hearted person. I would get upset for days together. I used to react to things spontaneously and it would take me time to balance up my inner self but after doing Sudarshan Kriya I feel effortless to come back to the present moment and I am living my life more positively and enthusiastically.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya An Enthusiastic Experience by Abhijeet Pawar

Abhijeet Pawar, HR Professional shares,” I did my first Sudarshan Kriya in 2009 and from then I continued doing it. I can’t afford missing my Sudarshan Kriya. It flushes out the whole lot of negativity from me. Before Sudarshan Kriya, I was like a lost guy. My life was like a robo – I indulged in the same monotonous routine everyday – going to the college, coming back, doing work and having no fun, it was filled with extreme level of dullness and lethargy. But after Sudarshan Kriya, my life has completely changed.  My work efficiency and my productivity has increased massively. Precisely my life is full of enthusiasm and liveliness . Sudarshan Kriya rocks.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya- Awakening experience by Michael

Michael, Rural Development Researcher shares, “I started doing Sudarshan Kriya four years ago when I was a student. Doing this technique helped me lot to focus and finish off my studies in a much more easier and quicker time. It helped me lot to improve my relationship with my family and friends because I used to get lot of stress from school and college. So Sudarshan Kriya was very helpful in transforming my approach towards life . Now I am working from past two years in India and its been a great help for me to stay away from my home country.- different food, different culture, different people, getting adapted to a different culture and lifestyle is not much of an effort for me now. Sudarshan Kriya has helped me lot to develop my skills professionally and have an improvised public relation. So I am very happy I learnt this technique. It takes just half an hour everyday and I don’t miss one single day.

When I was first introduced to the Sudarshan Kriya, I was seventeen years old I remember saying “Why do I need this technique of breathing, I don’t need, I am happy” I showed a lot of reluctance to doing Kriya. But when I did it for the first time, I started feeling blissful, getting charged with an unimaginable flow of energy and joy. Doing this technique as a young man,  helped me lot to improve my emotional life and live my life with stability. Some people think doing yoga and breathing techniques are boring but they are indeed mistaken instead its full of fun and very dynamic. So its a very beautiful experience.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya A Life Transforming experience of Dhanya P

Dhanya P, HR Executive shares on Sudarshan Kriya, ” Its been eight years I did the Sudarshan Kriya and it really helped me a lot. One thing which I have got with Sudarshan Kriya is that it has helped to gain a lot of confidence and has taught me how to accept myself as I am. I have become more loving and caring to people. It has helped me to be more sensitive to other people. Before that I was very rude and would stick to what I say is right. I learnt ways to accept people and be more sensitive to people. So I have become a better human being. I like Sudarshan Kriya because it nullifies out all the things of the past. It helps me to be free and lively and I can start my day with a smile.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya A Spirit Arousing Experience of Arie B

Arie B from Netherlands shares, “I used to be hyperactive. I could not sit still. I was very much troubled by my emotions and I found this very challenging. I always used to get caught up in situations like thinking about what happened in the past, be anxious about what would happen in the future and I still remember when I did Sudarshan Kriya, It is a skill that taught me to be peaceful .At times when there is so much of turbulence around you and when you do Sudarshan Kriya you become extremely peaceful inside and even though everyone around you is making noise, you can still undertake good decisions, you can still make the right choices, you still know what to do, you still have that clarity and the capacity to respond to people and not react. It is an amazing skill and it is never ever in my life I experienced such a peace and relaxation. Everything becomes so clean from within – all the problems, anxieties just gets vanishes away. To me, Sudarshan Kriya is like taking a shower inside, I feel fresh at anytime of the day. It will give you that constant energy and clarity. Its something that is for everyone.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya An Inspiring experience by Aman K Lohia

Aman K Lohia, a software professional shares on Sudarshan Kriya, “ I learnt Sudarshan Kriya six years ago, back then I was studying and facing a lot of challenges ; was not able to grasp things and understand. Once I learnt Sudarshan Kriya, within few months, I improved dramatically. I was able to focus, my concentration improved. I learnt many things in a short span of time and that has really helped me gain confidence in my career. I used to think whether I will be able to complete my engineering but with regular practice, I managed to do the executive program from IIM Lucknow also. So that has been a really good journey and best part is I was able to achieve more in a short span of time and I am able to do things which I always wanted to do. I can focus on my work, I can take up projects, I learnt swimming, I learnt music and what not.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya An Incentivizing Experience of Gurpreet Singh Jolly

Gurpreet Singh Jolly, Businessman, shares his experience about Sudarshan Kriya.
“I used to have migraine since 1992 and often there would be days where I’d go completely blank, I won’t remember anyone or anything, what I am doing or where I am going…would always remain annoyed & very irritated, started losing my health and wealth both. My everyday life became very disturbed. Sudarshan Kriya worked as a wonder for me and helped me overcome almost all the mentioned troubles I had.”

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya Ravisha Kathuriya’s Astounded Experience

Ravisha Kathuriya who works as a content creator shares, “Sudarshan Kriya has added a new flavor to everything I do. It has given me a unique identity. It has actually redefined me but more so it has helped me being natural to express myself. Now I don’t have to make an effort to impress someone. Sudarshan Kriya has helped me get out of problems and obsession tendencies of my mind. When you do Sudarshan Kriya, you are so calm that you get the aerial view of the problem so you know the clear picture of everything. 

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya experience of Art of Living participant, Goa

She shares “I was an amebiasis patient for almost 15 years, due to which I just couldn’t eat or drink anything outside being in pollution free place like Goa to where I belong. I always had to carry food and water while going out. Just 3 weeks after Sudarshan Kriya… a next of kin called me and asked about my health and I was like “what happened to me…?”  And suddenly I realized my abdominal pain was just nowhere to be found, it just vanished….! all thanks to the magic of Sudarshan Kriya.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya An experience of act of self control by Arun

Listen how Arun, businessman, overcomes short temperedness after doing sudarshan kriya.
He says “I was a kind of short-tempered guy who would have a scuffle with almost anyone on insignificant issues. I was suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was on pills for depression and anxiety. Now after regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya, I no longer need my tablets for blood pressure, and now I have  learnt the art of controlling my emotions.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya An Life Swirling experience of Indu Nagpal

Sudarshan Kriya experience of Indu Nagpal a bank employee. She gets rid of Migraine after doing sudarshan kriya. She says –

“I have been working in a bank since the commencement of my career and even a 15 min of sun exposure would give me migraine. Now after 10 years I am in marketing and have to move around the entire day driving the car in the sun, meeting different people, Now with the regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya, I wonder if its the same sun rays that used to give me headaches…”

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya A Disease Free Life experience of Santosh Patil

Sudarshan Kriya experience of Santosh Patil. He says “I had blood-pressure and my cholesterol level used to be really high nearly around 230. After doing Sudarshan Kriya everything  in my life has significantly come under control. In-fact my tensions and stressful life have disappeared and I am a more easy going person as a whole now.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya Mathew Scharpnich’s Spirit Transforming Experience

Mathew Scharpnich, Chief Strategy Officer from California shares, “I started practicing Sudarshan Kriya in 2001 and I found when I did  it it was a beautiful experience that took me deeper than any other meditation practices or any kind of spiritual practice that I have been through before in my life. After doing it for quite a number of years together, it is hard for me to say about the exact benefits as it is part of my life now that definitely charges me up with more energy, gives me ability to deal with negative situations in more clear and creative ways. I have learnt to smile through things and not let myself down by difficult situations in life .Sudarshan Kriya is a wonderful practice and I love doing it.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya A motivating experience by Manjusha

Manjusha, home maker, gains confidence after learning sudarshan kriya. She shares –
“It’s not that there aren’t any problems or sorrows in my life but now I am able to handle them without difficulty. All this became possible only after Sudarshan Kriya as I gained more self-confidence and patience. All thanks to Sudarshan Kriya.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.