A Sister’s Thoughts on Authoring Biography of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Bhanumathi with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Art Of Living
Bhanumathi Narasimhan with Sri Sri Ravishankar Art Of Living

Bhanumathi Narasimhan, sister of humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar imparts her pleasure and ecstasy about being successful in writing her brother’s first official biography titled Gurudev: On the Plateau of The Peak. Writing down the lifetime of reminiscences took few weeks but the process of writing itself had initiated a long time ago.

“People were always enthusiastic to know more about my brother and how he started the Art of Living. So I started recollecting and writing whenever I had the time,” expresses Bhanumathi at the Art of Living International Centre in Kanakapura road. She tells that it was a long time of writing and rewriting because memories never stopped flooding in.

“His company is what I enjoyed most in my childhood days. But I was not able to grasp its significance with wisdom. The intellect behind understanding its significance has only come in now, on who he really is,” she clarifies.

Bhanumathi states that with him, every moment is new without any lack of progress. “I enjoyed the process of writing this book with a proper relevance to a new reader. Though everybody knows Gurudev, nobody really knows him, because there is always new vision and perception to him. Ultimately, there was so much to share.”

Bhanumathi with brother Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in childhood
Bhanumathi with brother Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in childhood

“Looking to my past, I now realize I have grown up. That realization itself is a portion of the wisdom I believe to have attained growing up. As a Guru and caretaker, he is the one who leads you to yourself. To millions around the world, he is an Atmaguru or spiritual master who removes darkness. ”

In the book, Bhanumathi has described some interesting and motivating events from her life witnessing everything grow up. She was effective in recalling many things in details. She explains, this book is about her viewpoint on the understanding of her journey with an Atmaguru. “With an aim of making every reader happy, I hope to enrich the lives of readers through this book.”

The book Gurudev: On the Plateau of the Peak can be purchased online or through book retailers. The book is priced at Rs 599.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar is a humanitarian and spiritual leader with a vision of stress-free and violence-free society. He united millions of people around the world with various projects and courses by Art of Living, which was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981.

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Tanvi Patil