The Art of Living – Quotes by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Gurudev Sri Ravi Shankar is an altruistic leader, a spiritual instructor, as well as an ambassador of tranquility. His vision of a worry-free, violence-free culture has actually unified countless individuals all over the world with the programs of ‘The Art of Living.’

He is the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India’s greatest honor as well as has been awarded 15 honorary doctorates from all over the world.

Here are some of the best Virtuous and Enlightening Quotes by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  1. “Every emotion is connected with the breath. If you change the breath, change the rhythm, you can change the emotion.”

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

  3. “Today is a gift from God – that is why it is called the present.”

  4. “In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy.”

  5. “Difference between motivation and inspiration – Motivation is external and short lived. Inspiration is internal and lifelong”

  6. “Wise is the one who learns from another´s mistakes. Less wise is the one who learns only from his own mistakes. The fool keeps making the same mistakes again and again and never learns from them.”

  7. “Even if you lose everything, if you have confidence, then you can recreate everything again, and that is success.”

  8. “Why can’t we control our anger? Because we love perfection; make a little room for imperfection in our lives.”

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

  10. “One thing you must know is that life moves in the direction of the best. On the way, you may find rough roads, but is towards the better.”

  11. “There is no use getting angry at something that has already happened. All you can do is your best to check it doesn’t happen again.”

  12. “Hold on to the faith that only good things will happen to you. If something unpleasant is happening it is because nature wants to make you strong.”

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

  14. “Science is about learning ‘what something is’ and spirituality is about knowing ‘who I am’.”

  15. “Just be calm and relax. You will get all your answers automatically.”

  16. “Don’t fall in love, rise in love!”

  17. “Just wake up and see that the entire past is only a memory. In the flow of time, all events are dissolving.”

  18. “Always know that the Divine never gives you a responsibility you cannot fulfill.”

  19. “Anything which you do to someone comes back to you. That is the karma principle. Very simple!”

  20. “Every soul on this earth is divine. You need to realize it.”

  21. “If you look back at occurrences in your life, you can easily see how even the worst situations you experienced in your life ended up teaching you invaluable lessons and therefore resulted in putting you in the perfect place for your continuing development.”

  22. “Faith is like a mountain and doubts are like clouds. Can any cloud anytime shake a mountain? It is impossible.”

  23. “When you wish good for others, good things come back to you. This is a law of nature.”

  24. “If your intention is right, then the right action follows.”

  25. “Welcome each day with a genuine smile from within. That smile comes when you know for sure that the Divine loves you.”

  26. “Weight your words. They are the pearls of your life. Don’t throw them. Don’t lose them for anything.”

  27. “When you see your happiness in the happiness of others, that’s when you will be truly happy.”

  28. “When you are unhappy, you are just coming in touch with your own boundaries. Turn the whole situation into a prayer & you will walk through it.”

  29. “Nothing stays forever; good as well as bad times go away. Be happy, reminding yourself of this again and again.”

  30. “Don’t postpone your happiness until some perfect future date. Be happy now, tomorrow will take care of itself.”

  31. “Love is preserved by wisdom, destroyed by demand, tested by doubt, nourished by longing. It blossoms with faith & grows with gratitude.”

  32. “Measure your success by the numbers of hours you smile, your smile and your confidence indicates your success; your fearlessness and ability to share and care for people indicate your success.”

  33. “Prayer is not just sitting and saying so many words, but is being in that serene, calm, and meditative state.”

  34. “Every now and then take some time off for your own space and get into the cave of your heart. Then you won’t feel lonely, even when you are alone.”

  35. “Being natural is the simplest way to overcome the ego.”

  36. “Don’t waste today for what happened yesterday. Wake up and say “I have the valor and the courage to overcome this.”

  37. “The world is a place where abilities are so different. Everyone has different abilities, but to reach the divine self, ability doesn’t count.”

  38. “Even if a room has been in darkness for thousand years, it takes just a moment to bring in the light.”

  39. “Miracles happen naturally and spontaneously. It cannot be forced. When everything falls in place, miracles happen on their own.”

  40. “Remind yourself of the highest goal in your life. You are not here to grumble or to complain. You are here for something bigger.”