A Lot of Suffering Around, Can be Overcome with Compassion and Sewa, Says Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    12-May-2021   
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The second wave of Corona pandemic had caused a lot of suffering in society and people would need a lot of compassion and sewa to overcome it, said spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
 
He further said it was the biggest test of human life and we all must do a lot of sewa.
 
The spiritual guru said, “We need to display compassion as there is a lot of suffering around and this can be done by doing service to others. Whatever we can do as a ‘sewa’ for others, we should do it… this is the biggest test of human life.”
 
He was speaking in a lecture series titled ‘Hum Jitenge - Positivity Unlimited’, organised by Covid Response Team, a civil society initiative inspired by the Sangh Parivar.
 
Talking about the importance of patience, the Art of Living founder said, “The need of the hour is patience. Today everyone in society has a responsibility from the social and psychological perspective. To carry forward this responsibility, we need to invoke patience and be in high spirits. If we will be high spirited, that pall of gloom will vanish and this is the time to invoke this positive spirit.”
 
Another speaker, social activist Nivedita Bhide, also emphasised on the importance of sewa work. She said, “It is important during this challenging time to retain our positivity, engage in creative pursuits together as a family and most importantly do the ‘sewa’ (service) work. If you can do nothing else, you can at least take care of the Corona affected family in your neighbourhood.”
 
The speakers emphasised the need of Yoga and Ayurveda to maintain good health.
 
Philanthropist Azim Premji talked about the importance of unity in these challenging times.
 
He said, “In this situation, the country must come together as one. We must drop all our differences, understanding that this situation requires unity of action. Together, we are stronger, divided we continue to struggle.”