Thursday, July 12, 2007

Art of Living

I had been Guruji Shri Shri Ravi Shankar’s Ashram in Bangalore for some years back. While discussing with one of Guruji’s disciples, he shared Guruji’s experience in Britain.

Guruji went to Britain as a part of disseminating art of living and Sudharsana kriya, a lovely breathing exercise developed by Guruji. British officials sarcastically asked Guruji the purpose of his visit. When he informed them the purpose, they advised him to go back to India stating that Guruji’s presence is very much required in India rather than in Britain as most of the people in India live in poverty at the same time people in Britain are living a luxury life.

Guruji smiled and asked: Is there any mental hospital in Britain?

British officials: Many. Why?

Guruji: Is it easy to get an admission to any one of these hospitals?

British officials: Sorry, it would be difficult as almost all hospitals are full. Why? You need an appointment eh?

Guruji: No. My presence is very much required in this country rather than India. Because mental hospitals are very less in number in India and admission is also very easy there as they are not full like in Britain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such a good experience. I am also proud of as an Indian.