Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is an Indian Spiritual leader. He is commonly known as “Gurudev”. Gurudev has reached out to around 300 million people across the globe through the process of public events, Art of Living workshops, and humanitarian initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bangalore University.

He is a disciple of Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendence Meditation. Numerous awards have been bestowed upon Gurudev which includes Padma Vibhushan (India’s second-highest civilian award) and the highest civilian award of Recife (Brazil).

He promotes spiritual work such as Mediation, Celebrating Silence, and focusing on breathing exercises. He founded the nonprofit, educational, humanitarian organization named “Art of Living” Spiritual Educational Programmes are carried out in various countries. They are providing various online courses in today’s world. His vision for a violence-free, the awakening of self, and stress-free life have inspired millions around the world.

He has discussed topics ranging from doubt and fear to love and dispassion, sadhana and surrender, and Meditation techniques, and written so many books on Spiritual practices. He leads us through God by exercising our inner self. His Philosophy can be understood in a simple way is – The path of the goal that is You Beautiful saying by Gurudev – Some questions can only be answered in silence. Silence is the goal of all answers. If an answer does not silence the mind, it is no answer. Your soul is solidified silence and this solidified silence is wisdom, Knowledge. When wisdom dawns, it gives rise to the celebration.

Elaborating the above quote in poetry form by Gurudev:


“Prayer within breathe Is Silence, Love within infinity Is Silence, Wisdom without words Is Silence, Compassion without aim Is Silence, Action without doer Is Silence,
Smiling with all existence Is Silence.”

“Make the whole life a game. There is no purpose, there is no aim, nothing. Just take it lightly, easily. Play the game. That is worship, that is celebration.”

Ravi Shankar

When we ask people in the United States if they have to know Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the answer from most people is “NO”, He is one of the best-known humanitarians and peacemakers of the 21st century, with a spiritual following very close to that of the Dalai Lama. But unlike the Dalai Lama, Ravi Shankar (Gurudev) has not yet become a household name in the United States of America. He has a remarkable track record for peace talks, trauma support, and his continuous efforts toward creating a society that is free of violence.