Waves of Emotions - English
How are you feeling? Are you happy or sad? It is rather likely that all of us are able to tell which emotional state we are in at that moment. But what does it mean? Where do emotions originate and how do they impact our daily life? How do we deal with it? The answers to these may vary from person to person and many may find it tricky to understand. This brilliant book, a collection of talks by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar delves into emotions that we experience every day. The narrative of different forms of human emotions is subtly explained and it is for you to experience how it unfolds into many dimensions. It makes us aware of how important it is for us to comprehend the feelings of human nature. Simple answers to challenges that we face in our day to day life like How to get rid of misery? or How to be content in life?, etc are specified in the book. The book also articulates about Intense love, Gratitude, Boredom, Anger, Loneliness, Loss, Pride and humility.
Narad Bhakti Sutra - English
Have you dreamt of being perfectly and incandescently in love? At all times. In all places. No matter what happens around you. Even if the whole world collapses. Irrespective of whether it is reciprocated or not. Is that sort of unchanging and undying love even humanly possible for people to experience in this world? Through these 84 Bhakti Sutras, Sage Narada talks about just this kind of love: the unwavering and undiminishing kind of devotion that sees beyond the literal. That goes beyond the senses. That allows you to grow. The very word â€˜Naradaâ€™ means the spoke that joins the circumference with the center in Sanskrit. So, the Sutras are lessons in being centered as a means of achieving the highest form of love â€“ divine love. In this book, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar brings out the meaning of the Bhakti Sutras in his trademark simple and meaningful fashion with various real life examples and age-old tales. He ensures that knowledge of this devotion does not only appeal at the intellectual level but that it is harmoniously integrated into everyday life. Just as God manifests in various forms such as Shiva, Vishnu, Balaji, Krishna, Surya, Saraswati, Ganesh, Saraswati and Savitri, similarly love also comes in various flavors such as love for a person, love of companionship, divine love and so on. These Bhakti Sutras or Aphorisms on Love explain how the culmination of these flavors or forms of love is in divine love.
Secrets of Relationships- English
Thoughts, words, feelings are a world in themselves, and there is no school in the world that gives us a lesson on how to deal with them - be it ours or othersâ€™. Head-to-head communication happens through thoughts and words, while heart-to-heart communication happens through feelings. People, throughout the ages, have felt that they cannot communicate their feelings. If we could communicate all our feelings through words, then we would be leading very shallow lives. Life is rich because feelings cannot be captured in words. So we use all these gestures - we hug so that hearts come closer, we give flowers, so that feelings are conveyed. We put all our efforts into expressing our feelings and still, feelings remain unexpressed. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a global spiritual leader and humanitarian, born in 1956 in southern India, explains the dynamics of relations and reveals precious tips for men and women as well. Relationships can become a struggle, and it has been so even for in the past, but by knowing these secrets ensure that you not only sustain a relationship but also keep it harmonious, peaceful and loving. As a child, Gurudev was often found deep in meditation and at the age of four, he astonished his teachers by reciting the Bhagavad Gita. To globalize the knowledge of leading a happy, stress-free life, Gurudev established an international educational and humanitarian NGO - The Art of Living, in 1982. Today, with a presence in over 151 countries, it is one of the largest volunteer-based organizations in the world.
Celebrating Love - English
Love is the underlying reason for all conflicts. Greed, jeaolousy, anger or fear- are all distorted forms of love. If you want to know how to turn these negative emotions into a more positive expression of love. Find your answers between the pages of Celebrating Love.
All positive emotions are a manifestations of love and the negative one a distortion of love. In 1995, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar began a weekly tradition of creating a short knowledge sheet for people seeking inspiration, wisdom or solutions to their challenges. Each week this knowledge flowed to every continent. On September 5th, 2002, Gurudev distributed his last weekly knowledge sheet. During these seven years the hearts and minds of millions were blessed with the wisdom of this extraordinary man. ‘Celebrating Silence’ compiled the wisdom of the first five years while ‘Celebrating Love’ collects those of the last two years, including some notes that had been left out of "Celebrating Silence." Gurudev once said, "In the presence of your Satguru, knowledge flourishes, sorrow diminishes, and without any reason, joy wells up and all talents manifest." Today these notes continue to cause the same experiences, and when someone seeking wisdom or advice randomly opens a volume they often find exactly what they require - as if the paradigm of time and separateness was replaced by a timeless continuum of caring and intelligent consciousness . Like "Celebrating Silence," this collection is thematic rather than chronological. The first chapter helps us understand the more concrete issues that we deal with, and want to change such as worry, anger and violence, as well as those things we want to culture such as love and dispassion. The second chapter, building on the first, teaches us what it means to be on a spiritual path, discussing service, surrender, human values and having a spiritual guide. The third chapter is the culmination, with wisdom for understanding God, our relationship with Him, and with our inner Self - that which we sincerely seek, often without knowing, leading us to celebrate in love.
Love Is Not An Emotion - English
Who has not wondered about that glorious and attractive emotion called LOVE? What is love? Is it the heady feeling that makes you smitten enough to blurt out inanities? Is it the quickening of your heartbeat when you see your soulmate? Is it the solid base on which relationships and marriage are founded? Here is the inimitable Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar telling you that love is not an emotion at all! It is so much more – it is your very existence! There is no life on Earth without it. The Earth feels it for the Sun and revolves around it, and the cells in your body feel the affinity to each other! So, love is the basis of everything in the universe. We all love to be in love, and love many things – animate and inanimate. This powerful and enigmatic feeling that has us all in its snare, is demystified and simplified – right from the smallest and meanest forms it takes, like anger, jealousy and hatred, to its purest form - devotion. While love is connected to the cosmos, it is just as connected to micro-organisms. With this unique matchless perspective, Gurudev brings a whole new meaning and depth to the attraction, pull, and magnetic force that is love. Love is not just the mushy feeling you have for another person, and the subsequent communication of your passion; and yet, it includes this and much more. The book explores love like never before - right from its origins to its forms to our thirst for, and response to it and more...