It made me smile. And I appreciated the message. Shut up! indeed is a fine response…to ourselves, when our minds chatter away unnecessarily about ridiculous bullshit.
Be happy. Love. Hard to argue with those sentiments.
I also liked another video from Dvorah-gee! that puts forth the utterly reasonable proposition that the meaning of life is meaninglessness.
I'd never heard of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (guess at a certain spiritual level you earn a double Indian honorific). His goals, according to the Wikipedia article, are to relieve stress on the individual level and to relieve disease and violence on a societal level.
A CNN piece described his visit to Iraq and a meeting with the country's prime minister. Apparently quite a few Iraqis resonated with his meditative/yoga philosophy – which I wouldn't have expected.
Browsing through the Sri Sri and The Art of Living web sites, I found too much of a guru-focus for my taste. But at least this guy seems sincere, doesn't take himself overly seriously, respects other faiths, and is trying to make the world a better place.
If only all religious leaders did the same.