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  1. The Best Way To Forgive

    Tue, 11/12/2013
    Gurudev, is there any limit to forgiving or asking for forgiveness? Is there any governing principle for this? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Forgiving someone shows one’s compassion. Asking for forgiveness shows that you recognize your mistakes, and that you reso ...
  2. Why A Mantra Is Kept Secret?

    Thu, 10/17/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, why is a mantra given as a whisper; so secretly? Does the mantra loses its power if given in open? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know what psychology says, if there is anything in your mind that is bothering you, speak it out. Bring ...
  3. Accept Imperfections Perfectly

    Fri, 08/30/2013
    Bangalore, India How do we deal with constant blame, especially from a dear one? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See, you get used to anything that is constant (Laughter). So don’t worry about it. If someone constantly keeps blaming you, then do not care about it. ...
  4. The Shine In The Sunshine

    Sat, 06/01/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post The Cause Of All Causes) Lord Krishna is saying here, ‘I observe everything happening in nature with a sense of apathy (or indifference). I am not attached or affected by it, yet everything in the crea ...
  5. The Cause Of All Causes

    Sat, 06/01/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post An Astonishing Secret) The next verse is, 'Sarva-bhutani kaunteya prakritim yanti mamikam. Kalpa-ksaye punas tani kalpadau visrjamy-aham'. (9.7)'Prakrtim svam avastabhya visrijami punah punah. Bhuta-gr ...
  6. The True Meaning of Celibacy

    Tue, 10/15/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, it is said that Shankaracharya had experienced the pleasures of life by entering into the body of a king. How then could he be considered celibate? Is celibacy (Brahmacharya) of the body or of the mind? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: It i ...
  7. Sri Sri's Message on Janmashtami

    Wed, 08/28/2013
    Bangalore, India When skilfulness blossoms within us, then that is Yoga. It is said “Yoga karmasu-kaushalam”. When we do something, we do not do it half-heartedly thinking ‘Will this happen or not?’, or, ‘May be it will be only half-done or so’, or, ‘Oh! ...
  8. What We Get Through Silence

    Fri, 10/04/2013
    Bangalore, India Deep silence and joyful celebrations is what Navratri is all about! It is a time to step out of the worldly things and go into the other world. Gurudev, Dasha Mahavidyas (ten cosmic personalities of Divine Mother) are worshipped in Navrat ...
  9. Sri Sri’s Message on Gandhi Jayanti

    Wed, 10/02/2013
    Bangalore, India I want to tell you about my teacher who is still alive, and who has completed 116 years of his life. This gentleman taught Mahatma Gandhi the scripture, Bhagavad Gita, when he came back from South Africa. The Bhagavad Gita often states t ...
  10. Our True Nature Is Bliss

    Tue, 08/27/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, Buddhists say they do not believe in God. Even Lord Buddha said that we must not worship idols. Now He too was an enlightened being, so what did he mean by that? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Lord Buddha never talked about God. He never ...
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