Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who heads the Art of Living (AOL) Foundation, is described on the foundation's website as a humanitarian leader, a spiritual teacher, and an ambassador of peace.
Turns out he is much more.
For Sri Sri has revealed that he tried to put an end to ISIS' campaign of violence and killing through peace talks.
Basically, he tried to use his aura to transform the minds of the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world. Yes, his solution to the problem is that simple!
Expectedly, it turned out to be an exercise in futility.
He told the British online mediahouse, The Independent, in an exclusive interview: "Isis is very peculiar. I stretched my hand out to to have a dialogue, but when these people think no-one else has a right to exist, talks alone will not work.”
But the 59-year-old leader hasn't given up. He thinks there is hope because he further told the website: “But once they are in prison maybe then we will be able to change their minds.”
He said in the interview that his aim in life was to unite all cultures, religions and ideologies.
Not surprisingly, not all on social media are impressed.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Had Reached Out To The ISIS For Peace -) like he reached out to Naxals!... https://t.co/37V9QncXWM— Lalit Surjan (@LalitSurjan) March 29, 2016