‘Skepticism is perfectly alright, but not cynicism’
September 09, 2010
What Sri Sri Said Today
Germany, Aug. 30:
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We have individualized ourselves too much, and have createdseparations around us. We have forgotten our human behavior of being awakened.How can we get back to that oneness? There are so many ways. How is this way unique and different?
Sri Sri: It is very simple and all you need to do is toattend to the seven levels of our existence – body, breath, mind, intellect,memory, ego and then the Self.
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What advice would you give to a skepticalnon-believer?
Sri Sri: A very good beginning point. See that you don’t becomecynical and frustrated. Skepticism is perfectly alright, but not cynicism. Thatdrains your energy. One can be skeptical to begin one’s journey and I wouldvery much appreciate and welcome that. Because you would have gone throughskepticism, the faith will be strongly built.