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You never know

here is a beautiful poem by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living. enjoy!

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

You Never know
How And When
The Existence Will Start
Using You For Its Purpose

You Never Know
How And When
You Will Be Filled With
Abundance
And You Will Start Raining
Quenching The Thirst of Many

You Never Know
How And When
You Will Be Full Of
Fruits And Shade
And Travelers Will Take
Shelter And Food From You

You Never Know
How And When
You Will Be Full With
Love And Light
And You Will Start Spreading
The Fragrance of Beauty To Everyone

You Never Know
How And When
The Death Will Come
And Make You Deathless
And Life Will Start
Flowing Out Of You

You Never Know
How and When….Really !

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher and an ambassador of peace. His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has united millions of people the world over through service projects and the courses of The Art of Living.

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A recent article by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living in the Huffington Post about meditation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sri-sri-ravi-shankar/meditation_b_2026015.html

an excerpt is below.
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Is Meditation Important?

Meditation is important for every human being. Meditation fulfills the natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that does not diminish, a love that does not get distorted or turn into negative emotions.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Meditation

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Some people ask me if meditation is foreign to us? Absolutely not! You have been in meditation for a couple of months before your birth. You were in your mother’s womb doing nothing. You didn’t even have to chew your food. Everything was done for you. So there is a natural tendency in every human being, in every soul, to crave for that state of absolute comfort.

You know why you want comfort? It is because you were comfortable at one point, because you have experienced a state of comfort called meditation. Meditation is absolute comfort. Getting back to that state that you experienced before coming into the hustle and bustle of this world is very natural because everything in this universe is cyclic. Everything wants to go back to its source. That is the nature of the world.

During autumn, leaves fall and go back to the soil and nature has its own way to re-cycle them. The natural tendency to re-cycle all that you have collected every day of your life as impressions, to get rid of them and to get back to the original state that you were in when you came to this planet, is meditation.

Becoming fresh and alive is meditation. Getting back to that serenity which is your original nature is meditation. Absolute joy and happiness is meditation. Pleasure minus excitement is meditation. A thrill without anxiety is meditation. A love without hatred is meditation.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sri-sri-ravi-shankar/meditation_b_2026015.html

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher and an ambassador of peace. His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has united millions of people the world over through service projects and the courses of The Art of Living.

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Here are photos by Prabu Vijayan and Umesh Pachpande of Art of Living‘s founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar‘s visit to the International center in Quebec, Canada. There were courses for all ages from May 5th to 14th including an advanced meditation course. We had a fun celebration for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s birthday on May 13th.

Here are photos by Prabu Vijayan

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Here are photos by Umesh Pachpande

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