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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as world peace negotiator

Just got back from a week-long vacation to London, England, and had a fantastic time. Taking a short writing break this morning to post this entry, excerpted from a recent Highlights I missed while away.

Speaking of world peace negotiations, I must note the lengthy and insightful discussion we had with my great friend Christian and his new wife, Jenny on our last night in town. I think he should become a motivational speaker. But his career options are more ideal than that. At any rate, his vision is clear, perfectly and crystal clear.

(Our dog Sage is doing great right now! Status quo holding steady for him since January, and he's even gained a few pounds since his last vet visit. We're continuing to enjoy good times with him every day.)
Issue 2392 of the Nondual Highlights has some great dialogue with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (the mystic and spiritual guy, not the sitarist). This Ravi Shankar is the spiritual head of the organization called Art of Living. A few years ago, accompanied by Jerry, I saw Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speak here in Halifax. It was a good experience.

Art of Living

My favourite quotes from the transcripts (see issue 2392) are below:
Ajay Bagga: Dear Guruji, How should one reconcile spirituality and business imperatives? How to go beyond cosmetic corporate social responsibility to a more meaningful corporate ethical code?
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Even if this question arises in corporate minds, half the work is done.
Pinaki: can you transform osama bin laden to a good human being?
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: If he comes to me, definitely yes.
Jerry's favourite was:
K S Rao: Using your persuasive power if you could solve the India-Pak and Palestine problems, the world at large will be peaceful. Will you please make an effort?
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: why do you want me to do anything, why don't you do some thing?

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marcl February 17th, 2006
Good to have you back... I actually found myself doing some work with nothing to read//new games to play...

That's great to hear Sage is doing better too man... I'd better have some good pictures from London in my inbox soon, heh. I liked the quotes too.

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