Prof. Ravi Ravindra has been a Postdoctoral Fellow and Professor of Physics, Philosophy and Comparative Religion at renowned universities in Canada and the USA. His inner search has been guided by teachers like Madame Jeanne De Salzmann, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mrs Louise Welch and Roshi Kobori.
In addition to the Fourth Way, a mystical teaching brought by G. I. Gurdjieff, Ravi Ravindra has deeply studied the scriptures of Indian, Christian, and Buddhist traditions. He has written several books on science, religion, mysticism, traditional scriptures and the spiritual search. His latest book, The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life, is a translation and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita published by Shambhala Publications, USA; and Jaico Publishing house, India. This new translation brings a different perspective on the relationship between our life in this body and the real purpose and potential of the human incarnation. It urges us to search for freedom from the “…frightening darkness of compulsive reaction” based on what happened to us in the past, and to know the warrior and the enemy within, to undertake the battle between the two sides of our nature. Ravi Ravindra has aptly summarised the relevance and importance of the Bhagavad Gita in his own personal journey – “The cultivation of subtler and subtler attention is at the heart of all spiritual quest, ultimately moving from ‘my attention’ to an ‘attention in me’ in which my organism lends itself to be an instrument of the attention of Krishna working through it.” (Pg. 206 The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life)