“Swami means the ones who are there for everybody. One who has made the whole world his family. For whom there is no one and other. When that action in life blossoms, then you all become Swamis”
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar -
Who is a Swami?
A ‘Swami’ is ‘one who is established in oneself’. In Sanskrit it is described as “atmano mokshartham jagat hitaya cha” which means one “who strives for the realization of the Self and works for the benefit and good of the world.” A Swami is a spiritual guide, who, having dedicated his life to serve the society, plays different roles at different times, including leading various service projects, conducting different workshops for self-development, giving discourses, and conducting padayatras (peace walks), blessing programs (anugrahotsav) and pujas. ‘
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a global humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Gurudev has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world.