Art of Living (AoL) founder and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi
Shanker has offered his "good intentions and services" to the
Pakistan government and said that he was ready to broker peace
between the Pakistan government and Taliban.
Back from a trip to Pakistan, Sri Sri told IANS that during his
trip to Pakistan, he "could feel the urge in the Pakistan masses
to find peace and get over violence".
Moved by the successive terrorist attacks and the emotional
welcome and send off he got at the AoL camps in Karachi, Lahore
and Islamabad, the spiritual guru said he would be the happiest if
any efforts by him could bring peace to the strife torn Pakistan.
"There is a lot of violence in Pakistan and people are fed up,
they want to live peacefully. If I could be of any help in
bringing an end to the vicious cycle of violence, I am ready to
talk to the Taliban," Sri Sri said.
In fact, he added, as a spiritual guru, he was duty bound to bring
peace to the world and he would leave no effort untried in doing
In Lucknow, for a Satsang attended by over a lakh people at the
Police Lines, recalling his Pakistan trip, Sri Sri said he was
overwhelmed at the response he got to his meditational techniques
in Pakistan and added that at the end of it, it was all about
"We are all sufferers of stress, tension, violence and hatred -
and small ways of easing out are all that you need," he mused
while discussing his experience with the Pakistani people. "I am
sure," he added, "that in times to come better sense would prevail
on all who were involved in violence and that peace would prevail