Friday, April 09, 2010

My favorite quotes: Ravi Shankar

I have no idea where I came across this quote - or if it is accurately attributed - but I found this in my notes earlier today.  This is the purpose of life in the words of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation:
"One who knows, will not tell you! And anyone who attempts to tell you, please know that they don't know! But this much I can tell you...this very fact this question has arisen in your mind, you are lucky! Many people just live life without asking what is the purpose of life. This question itself is like tool, a vehicle for you to go deep into life...the quest for reality!"
A statement that I do know is authentically his: "My vision is a world that is stress-free and violence-free where each one of us takes responsibility for our dear planet." Amen, brother.
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