Monday, May 31, 2010

"There is threat to my life," claims Sri Sri Ravishankar

Bangalore, May 31 (ANI): Art of Living (AoL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said on Monday that there is a threat to his life.His statement came just a day after he escaped being shot at in Bangalore.An unidentified gunman shot at his car as he was returning after delivering a discourse.He said there are certain elements who wanted to attack him.However, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said he did not want security that would be an obstacle between him and his devotees.Addressing media at his Bangalore ashram, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said he has forgiven the attacker and invited him to the ashram."If I spend some time with him, he will be a changed man,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said. "I have no enemies and I have never used any kind of abuse in my entire life," he added.He also said his message was that of peace and only non-violence can overcome such an incident."We must ensure the safety of the devotees and we must not be afraid of such attackers," he added.On Monday, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducted morning prayers as usual.Meanwhile, Karnataka Police has resumed their investigations and are scanning the spot for clues.The Karnataka Government has beefed up security in and around the Art of Living ashram. According to Art of Living sources, one devotee sustained a minor injury on his thigh. (ANI)


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