12/08/2014 09:53 am ET Updated Dec 08, 2014

Stress And Violence Are Connected

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Huffington Post’s ARIANNA HUFFINGTON interacts with Art of Living founder SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR in Bangalore at his ashram on Saturday, December 6, 2014

Arianna Huffington: The Indian people will rediscover all this tradition you teach about – I love what you said earlier about the country being like a plane ready to take off with ministers as pilot -- do you see a real change?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Let’s hope. Already things are moving in the right direction with dynamic people with more enthusiasm. I think they will be able to do it.

Q: Is there something in the spirit of the times that is ready to accelerate the change?

A: Yes you are right, the collective consciousness is changing, people are willing to take a step forward than being in the same routine thing; people are ready to plunge into action and that can make a difference.

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