Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The Way of Grace
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Commentaries on the world’s various scriptures are the pillars of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s gift of wisdom. Here are the keys for living life effectively on a daily basis. All avenues of practical living are covered. Whatever situation we find ourselves in, we learn how to easily come back to our simple, natural, peaceful state of joy.
The Master’s talks light our way as he reveals life’s greatest insights. A Master is the mouth of the Divine whose
gentle words have the power to dissolve ignorance and transform our understanding of what is real and who we really are: We are free. Our nature is love. Our Being is infinite consciousness.
Commentary on the Ashtavakra Gita
Thousands of years ago there was a king named Janaka. He had attained the highest position in a peaceful society, with a vast knowledge of life. But even then he was curious, he was restless. He wanted to know more.
One day an enlightened Master named Ashtavakra arrived at Janaka’s court. What unfolded, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, was “the most unique conversation that has ever taken place on this planet.” The text of this inter-action has been passed down for centuries as the Ashtavakra Gita. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s commentary journeys deep into this timeless wisdom, which until now has never been so clearly available to the common man and applicable to present day life. Recorded in India, this video and audiotape series brings the ancient knowledge of Ashtavakra alive with meaning for your personal life.
Ashtavakra Gita is not for beginners, but rather for those who are already practicing meditation and have a certain degree of experience on the spiritual path.
Wake up and see your infinite Self. You are free. You have just been overshadowed by the events in your mind. That is all that has happened. A cloud has covered the sun. Yet what can any cloud do to the sun? Can a cloud destroy the sun?
Remember your nature. You are the witness of all events. Events will come and splash like waves on your shore and then recede. They go away from you, leaving you whole.
You are complete. Don’t think you have to do something to complete yourself. You are total right here, right now. With wisdom you remove the ignorance. All these practices we do are just to remove the ignorance. Do not underestimate yourself.
— From Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Commentary on the Ashtavakra Gita
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