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H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Founder, Art of Living Foundation

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other - activity in rest and rest in activity - is the ultimate freedom.”

“Knowledge is a burden
if it robs you of innocence.

Knowledge is a burden
if it is not integrated into life.

Knowledge is a burden
if it doesn't bring joy.

Knowledge is a burden
if it gives you an idea that you are wise.

Knowledge is a burden
if it doesn't set you free.

Knowledge is a burden
if it makes you feel you are special.”

“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.”

“Teachers can be a living example to their students. Not that teachers should look for students to idealize them. One who is worth idealizing does not care whether others idealize them or not.

Everyone needs to see that you not only teach human values but you live them. It is unavoidable sometimes you will be idealized -- it is better for children to have a role model, or goal, because then the worshipful quality in them can dawn.”

Mooji
Spiritual teacher

Founder, Art of Living Foundation

“There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being.”

“Don’t be a storehouse of memories. Leave past, future and even present thoughts behind. Be a witness to life unfolding by itself. Be free of all attachments, fears and concerns by keeping your mind inside your own heart. Rest in being. Like this, your life is always fresh and imbued with pure joy and timeless presence. Be happy, wise and free.”

“Surrender is not a weakness it is a strength. It takes tremendous strength to surrender life to the supreme - to the cosmic unfolding.”

“Never assume that you have attained truth. Don't make any claim to knowledge. Form no conclusion or evaluation concerning truth. The minute you do, your downfall is assured. Whenever you imagine you know something, you cease being open to the living exploration. You have closed a door and cut off the oxygen to the breathing truth.”

“My love, stay here.
Going in search of Self (as a goal) is illusion;
You are already the One Self.
You will purchase the map,
Only to find you are already Here.”

“Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.”