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  1. Transformed By Praise

    Wed, 07/16/2014
    From what I understand, the spiritual path is about dropping one's ego. Yet what I've observed is, as a Guru you seem to do a lot of pumping up of people's ego; especially certain people. Please talk about this apparent irony. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There ...
  2. Change Your Attitude Change Your Life

    Wed, 07/09/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post An Unwritten Law) In a practical and immediate way, what can we do to combat terrorism? Can people say special mantras or prayers to help erase the horrible violence? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: We need to bring unity in div ...
  3. An Unwritten Law

    Wed, 07/09/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post Three Levels Of Silence) In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna beautifully describes the types of doers. He says, 'Mukta-sango 'naham-vadi , dhrty-utsaha-samanvitah siddhy-asiddhyor nirvikarah, karta sattvika ucyate'. (18 ...
  4. Stop Being Judgmental, Start Being Compassionate

    Tue, 07/15/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post Today's Pain Is Tomorrow's Strength) Gurudev, I have observed that all your devotees are very sweet when they are at a course, or in a satsang, but when they go out in the world, things change. It seems like nobody wan ...
  5. Today's Pain Is Tomorrow's Strength

    Tue, 07/15/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post Marriage Means Sacrifice) I have misbehaved and now I feel very sad about it. My family is also suffering. I keep thinking of the past and I can’t get rid of it. Please tell me what to do. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: What is ...
  6. Marriage Means Sacrifice

    Tue, 07/15/2014
    You say the consonants without vowels. Without 'Aa', 'Ka' cannot be said. Without 'Aa', 'Cha' cannot be said. None of the consonants can be uttered without vowels. And when you try to utter consonants without vowels, the mind stops. Try it!When you try to ...
  7. God Gives His Toughest Battles To His Strongest Soldiers

    Mon, 07/14/2014
    See how nature has done it so beautifully! A coconut does not fall when it is heavy and full of water. When the water dries up, it becomes lighter and then it falls. A heavy coconut will never fall, you have to go and pluck it when it is full of water.Jus ...
  8. A Guru Greater Than God

    Mon, 07/14/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Role Of A Guru) The Bodhisattva (anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated an enlightened mind for the benefit of all sentient beings) is known for his compassion. Just before taking the last jump in ...
  9. The Role Of A Guru

    Mon, 07/14/2014
    Yoga is coming back to the seer, and that is what meditation is: from the scenery getting back to the seer. So when you sit for meditation what happens? All the old experiences come up; they come up only to go away. So when you sit down to meditate, all t ...
  10. You Can Bring Change To Your Life

    Mon, 06/09/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post Stop Complaining And Start Living!) Gurudev, is it destiny or our actions that decides our future?I have heard many times that whatever is going to happen is already pre-decided. Is it true? If that is so, then we shou ...
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