26 Feb 2012 - QA 6

Guruji, I want to have faith but I doubts keep coming in my mind. How to overcome this?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

You know the nature of doubt? How many know the nature of doubt?

Doubt is always about something positive.

We doubt the honesty of a person, but we are never doubt the dishonesty of a person.

If someone tells you this person is dishonest, you believe it; but if someone tells you this person is very honest, that is when you doubt, is this person really very honest. Isn’t it?!
If someone asks you, ‘Are you happy?’ You will say, ‘I don’t know whether I am happy or not.’

But if you are depressed then you never doubt your depression.
Similarly, if someone tells you, ‘I love you so much’, you will say, ‘Really?’ But if someone says, ‘I am angry with you’, you won’t ask, ‘Really?’

So our doubts are always about the positive. We doubt our strengths but never doubt our weaknesses. That is why we doubt God.

In this world whatever you see is nothing and all that cannot be seen is everything!

All this is nothing and nothing is everything. Got it?!

Whatever is seen is all going to vanish one day. That which is not seen will never vanish. This is an experiential fact.

Do not accept this just because I telling you but experience it in your life.

Having this experience for a few moments even once in your life can bring enormous amount of peace and strength inside you.

Are you able to understand this?

Just wake up and see all of this is a dream. You need experience this state of consciousness where you recognize that this is all dream, and only you can do this. The Guru and the scriptures can only direct you, but you have to sit and think.