THE JOURNEY FOR PEACE
It might have seemed like a child's fantasy when H.H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar told his friends in school, "People are waiting for me all over the world. One day, I am going to visit them." But in reality, he was revealing the real purpose of his life. Today, H.H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar travels to nearly 40 countries every year, exemplifying his call to globalize wisdom. His travels serve to bridge existing divides among people by reinforcing the ancient Indian ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or One World Family. Hundreds of thousands are moved by his presence alone, getting a profound experience of love, celebration, silence, and serenity.
Many of his tours have also translated into significant peace-building developments. Take for example his travel to Iraq as a peace ambassador in 2007. It brought to focus the possibilities of combating violence in non-violent ways, even in a war-torn country. H.H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar travels to strife-torn places not only to heal the wounds of victims, and calm the aggressors, but also to galvanize the local population to work towards peaceful co-existence.
His travels have helped activate many sustainable social, and economic developmental projects. Whether it is helping suicide-prone farmers of India or bringing solace to victims of Hurricane Katrina, H.H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has always been the first to rush into action to bring peace to every member of the global family.