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Ravi Shankar highlights benefits of meditation

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 16 - Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living, today urged the citizens of Guwahati to live a stress-free and violence-free life and contribute towards the betterment of the world.

Presiding over a public programme called �Guwahati Meditates� at the Khanapara Veterinary Ground held under the banner of the Art of Living, the spiritual leader guided the citizens through a meditation session and spoke about the importance of living a stress-free life.

Ravi Shankar shared his wisdom with the assembly comprising citizens from all walks of life. The programme, which began in the evening, was interspersed with cultural performances and devotional songs.

Earlier, the spiritual leader was extended a traditional welcome by MGVK Bhanu, Principal Secretary, Government of Assam.

Ravi Shankar explained the importance of meditation in life to the gathering and said that everyone should embrace meditation as an integral part of their daily lives. �Doing meditation every day has many benefits. Meditation not only removes stress, it also strengthens our immune system,� he said, adding that creativity is enhanced through the process of meditation.

Highlighting other benefits of meditation, Ravi Shankar said that intuitive power is enhanced with meditation. �People from various professional backgrounds may need inspiration and intuition to go on with their life and work. Meditation helps them by providing inspiration and increasing their intuitive power,� he stressed, mentioning that parents should also focus on improving the intuitive power of children.

The spiritual leader asserted that the use of intuitive power is an art and maintained that those children, who have been trained to use their intuitive power, perform better than others who have not received such training.

He also spoke on various spiritual challenges and crises, and pointed out that the answer for all is within and with time.

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