Celebrating Silence
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Celebrating Silence

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Item Code: NAD503
Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Publisher: Sri Sri Publications Trust
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9788190796408
Pages: 212
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 280 gm

About The Book

In This book, Sri Sri discusses topics ranging from doubt and fear to love and dispassion. He describes what it means to be on the spiritual path –a path of service, Sadhana and Surrender. He leads us through an understanding of God and back to our inner Self- what we really seek, often without knowing.

About The Author

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a universally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. His vision of a violence-free, stress-free society through the reawakening of human values has inspired millions to broaden their spheres of responsibility and work towards the betterment of the world. Sri Sri has reached out to an estimated 300 million people worldwide through personal interactions, public events, teachings, Art of Living workshops and humanitarian initiatives. 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 celebration.

Introduction

In June of 1995, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar began a weekly tradition of creating a short talk, often on a subject that was relevant to current events. Each week this knowledge flowed by electronic mail, by fax and by post all around the world, to every continent, and each year these talks were compiled into volumes. This is a collection of excerpts from these talks from the first five years.

Whether reading a talk from years past or hearing a current one for the first time, the knowledge is always fresh and meaningful. Those who are lucky enough to be with Sri Sri when the knowledge is created, discover truths that fill both the heart and the intellect. In his words, "Being with the Guru means spontaneous integration of life and wisdom:' People often feel that the knowledge applies to an immediate need, and there are many instances where someone seeking wisdom or advice picks up a volume and opens it randomly to find exactly what they require at that moment. The paradigm of time, space and separateness breaks down.

The journey for this collection over five years began in New Delhi and ended in Rishikesh, India. The voyage in between included many passages around the world, during which many hearts and minds were blessed with the wisdom of this humble man. This collection is thematic in preference to being chronological. The first chapter helps us understand the issues of anger, doubt and fear - those things we want to change, as well as love and dispassion - those things we want to culture. The second chapter, building on the first, educates us on what it means to be on a spiritual path, discussing service, spiritual practices and surrender. The third chapter is most sublime, leading us through an understanding of God, and back to our inner Self - that which we really seek, often without knowing.

 

Contents

 

CHAPTER 1- The You That You Want To Change 1
Senses 2
Habits 2
Vices 4
Desires 5
Attachments 9
Lust 11
Fear 13
Mistakes 16
Doubt 20
Confusion 22
Blame 23
Anger 25
Negativity 25
Resistance 26
Conflict 27
Aggression 29
Violence 30
Depression 32
Death 33
Misery 35
Sorrow 40
Problems 42
Ego 44
Tolerance 48
Judgement 49
Enemies 50
Skepticism 51
Jealousy 52
Humiliation 53
Rudeness 54
Politics 55
Lying 56
Respect 56
Loyalty 59
Praise 60
Appreciation 61
Gratitude 62
Indebtedness 64
Virtue 65
Sensitivity 67
Compassion 68
Karma 69
Mercy 71
Love 72
Maya 84
The Changing World 87
Dispassion 91
Faith 94
Truth 100
Perfection 101
CHAPTER 2- The Path of The Goal That is You 103
True Celebration 104
Generosity 106
Seva (Service) 108
Sacrifice 114
Austerity 115
Balance 116
Surrender 118
Sadhana (Spiritual Practices) 123
Seeker 130
Satsang 132
Bhajans 133
Freedom 134
Discipline 137
Knowledge 140
The Spiritual Master 144
Blesssedness 154
CHAPTER 3- You, God and Beyond 155
Laws Of Nature 156
Bliss 159
Devotion 162
Organization 165
Religion 168
God 170
The Self 175
Hosting The Creator 184
Angels 184
The One In The Many 185
Enlightenment 187
The Mind 188
Transcendence 189
Consciousness 190
The Abode Of The Divine 191
Infinity 195
Silence 196

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