Promise – By H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

January 6, 2008 at 1:34 pm 50 comments

Promise 

PROMISE
If I had to promise you something, what would it be?

I can’t promise that you would always be comfortable…
Because comfort brings boredom and discomfort.

I can’t promise that all your desires will be fulfilled…
Because desires whether fulfilled or unfulfilled bring frustration.

I can’t promise that there will always be good times…
Because it is the tough times that make us appreciate joy.

I can’t promise that we will be rich or famous or powerful…
Because they can all be pathways to misery.

I can’t promise that we will always be together…
Because it is separation that makes togetherness so wonderful.

Yet if you are willing to walk with me,
If you are willing to value love over everything else ~

I promise that this will be the most rich and fulfilling life possible.
I promise your life will be an eternal celebration,
I promise you I will cherish you more than a king cherishes his crown,
And I shall love you more than  a mother loves her newborn.

If you are willing to walk into my arms,
If you are willing to live in my heart,
You will find the one you have waited forever….
You will meet yourself in my arms…
I promise.

Poem written by H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

P.S. Many thanks to Catherine from Hawaii for sharing the picture.

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50 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Uma Nerurkar  |  February 20, 2008 at 1:23 am

    Yes, True indeed I am always in His eternal embrace.

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  • 2. Vinitha  |  February 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Jai Gurdudev!

    Pranam guruji. I feel so loved and deeply touched by this promise you made.

    Love you lots
    Vini

    Reply
  • 3. Melissa Sorokin  |  April 1, 2008 at 6:08 am

    This poem is such a gift from our Guru. It is an intimate and loving call to let go and be in love with the divine. We’re going to paint the Promise poem on the back wall of the Miami Center for everyone to enjoy and be touched by.

    Jai Guru Dev!

    Reply
  • 4. Bindiya  |  April 14, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Every word touches the heart and by the time one reaches the end of this lovely poem one has tears of gratitude in one’s eyes.

    Truly amazing!

    Reply
  • 5. Amrita Sinha  |  April 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I love you Guruji!!

    Reply
  • 6. arjun  |  August 14, 2009 at 5:11 am

    We all love you Guruji, we always find you with us.
    My wife : Hemlata, two sons Mukul & Mehul & one daughter Riya.
    We feel graced being blessed by you.

    Reply
  • 7. Darshinee  |  August 31, 2009 at 7:28 am

    U r keeping ur promise guruji 🙂
    I love u.

    Reply
  • 8. Erjet  |  October 30, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Jai Guru Dev

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  • 9. Rakesh  |  November 16, 2009 at 4:31 am

    Yes , guru jee
    I totally agree with you……………………..
    but keep your promise to walk with us….

    Reply
  • 10. snehal  |  March 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    JAI GURUDEV

    Love u lot Guruji………..!!!

    Reply
  • 11. mrs.prema suredran  |  March 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Namaste to you oh! great GURUJI.You are the kind of guruji MOTHER INDIA needs today

    Reply
  • 12. kavyta  |  April 21, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Charan sparsh Gurui..
    Theres nothins as special as your promise ..Its such a great treasure .No words to express how much strength and love this poem conveys us…
    I can’t promise that we will always be together…
    Because it is separation that makes togetherness so wonderful…this line makes me fall in love with you more and more and more~ Guruji ,you are my true soul mate..I love you..
    Jai gurudev:) more n more ❤ n warm regards to u~
    kavyta

    Reply
  • 13. bhoomi  |  July 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    jgd i believe in u r promise guruji

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  • 14. rehana  |  August 2, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Thank You Guruji and love you too.

    Reply
  • 15. vikas  |  August 5, 2010 at 11:50 am

    yes .., when you reach to the end of poem .., there is no words to speak …..

    its just 4 years .., and I am enjoying my newbirth …,I feel the seed has become a tiny plant .., I hope when it becomes a tree .., it will give fruits and shadow to the society .

    krishna , Jesus , budha .., and now Guruji … what else .., everyones knows him now …

    Reply
  • 16. Arunima S  |  August 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

    My Gurujiiii………….you are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 17. drishti  |  September 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

    i love you

    Reply
  • 18. alejandra  |  October 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Estoy dispuesta a caminar del brazo y a vivir en el corazón de cada ser y así celebrar el amor.JGD

    Reply
  • 19. ritvik sarit c.k.n  |  December 31, 2010 at 1:20 am

    just believe on ur guruji he will solve your problems

    from ritvik

    30.12.2010

    happy newyear 2011

    Reply
  • 20. Krishnaja  |  April 15, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I loooooooooovvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee UUUUUUUUUUUU Guruji, Jai guru dev

    Reply
  • 21. Rakesh  |  May 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

    JAI GURU DEV
    GURU JI

    Reply
  • 22. 6e854d14d69f22b3a23696b780dafc8c  |  July 18, 2011 at 2:16 am

    lov u gurujiii……………..

    Reply
  • 23. DHANANJOY CHAKRABORTY  |  August 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    guru ji these promises are not easy but not unachiveable also. i promise that i shall follow it all. please dont leave me alone. guide me in right way. i am always with you. jai gurudev

    Reply
  • 24. Vijay  |  August 12, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Wonderful words of wisdom from Guruji. I belong to you.

    Reply
  • 25. Piyush Bhardwaj  |  September 20, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Guruji i love you…we all are bless by you and will always be the same…you changed our Life 🙂
    With lots lots lotssss of love
    all of us
    apko pta toh hai 🙂

    Reply
  • 26. kalpesh kantilal thakkar  |  January 16, 2012 at 6:23 am

    i love you guruji

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    • 27. guruvaani  |  August 10, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Kalpesh Bhai.. Jai GuruDev

      Reply
  • 28. Ritika Sharma  |  March 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

    JAI GURU DEV…….

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    • 29. guruvaani  |  August 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Jai Guru Dev Ritika

      Reply
  • 30. Mrigakshee Nandi  |  June 14, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Tu bin bataye mujhe le chal kahin…
    Jahan tu muskuraye meri manzil hai wahi…..
    I belong to you !!
    Love you so much My Sweet Lord…. My Beloved Guruji… ❤ ❤ ❤

    Reply
    • 31. guruvaani  |  August 10, 2012 at 9:03 am

      We all belong to you.

      Reply
  • 32. sakshi  |  July 24, 2012 at 4:36 am

    love u guruji…jai guru dev…ur my biggest strength..

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    • 33. guruvaani  |  August 10, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Share the gift. Jai Guru Dev

      Reply
  • 34. Kartik  |  August 28, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I promise to be with you, I promise to follow your path, I promise to be with my guru always, I promise to be kind, I promise to be humble, I promise to be an active volunteer of art of living, I promise to be at your service whenever you need me with silence, with smile at your feet. Jai Guru Dev 🙂

    Reply
  • 35. bharti  |  October 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

    jai guru dev

    guru ji

    Reply
  • 36. sunitha  |  October 31, 2012 at 9:17 am

    luv u guruji

    Reply
  • 37. kavita  |  November 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    so grateful for seeing this promise as waiting since long for it.
    Jai gurudev

    Reply
  • 38. BINIT  |  January 21, 2013 at 11:57 am

    A poem written by the Supreme Personality himself!

    Reply
  • 39. Inspiring links (from Art of Living) | spiritualboosters  |  February 23, 2013 at 9:28 am

    […] Promise – a beautiful poem by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living […]

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  • 40. VIBHORE GARG  |  March 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I promise to be with you.

    Reply
  • 41. Payal Adwani  |  September 30, 2013 at 4:59 am

    spech less love

    Reply
  • 42. Nidhi kedia  |  November 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I Love you Guruji.i felt so touched.my guru of joy.

    Reply
  • 43. Anuj Malik  |  December 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I promise I will be with you guru Ji …Jai Guru Dev

    Reply
  • 44. Kaushik Picha  |  April 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    AWESOME POEM – GURUJI

    Reply
  • 45. Ginger  |  April 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I don’t know want I should promise, so I need you (Guruji) to help me.

    JGD

    Reply
  • 46. Tome 2 : Célia  |  May 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    May I simply just say what a comfort to discover somebody who genuinely
    knows what they are discussing on the net. You certainly
    know how tto bring a problem tto ligt and make it important.
    More people ought to read this and understand this sode oof your story.
    I was surprised thatt you’re not more popular given that you most certainly
    have the gift.

    Reply
  • 47. Ramani  |  August 12, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Wonderfully conceived, superbly articulated & full of integrity!

    Reply
  • 48. Borse Saisagar Jaywant  |  October 28, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Jai Guru Dev……
    we love you guruji…:)
    thank you guruji aap na hotey to kay hota mayra thank you very much
    i love you guruji …:)

    Reply
  • 49. shalini nigam  |  February 3, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I liked your promise

    Reply
  • 50. Bharti  |  February 3, 2015 at 9:53 am

    So sweet promises

    Reply

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