Blossoming in life
Gurudev, how can I be sensitive but yet strong? When some unpleasant situation comes I tend to escape.You’ve noticed that you tend to escape, next time say, ‘No, I am going to face it'. Just that one dharana (thought), ‘I will face it', will take you along.
Just like you got one dharana that you want to go to Bangalore, you reached here r ...
How to keep a check on my arrogance when I feel successful and happy? What are the other ways to calm the mind and make it happy, other than meditation?
Arrogant people are somewhere insecure. They don’t have enough knowledge. But when the context of your life expands, when it changes, then where is the place for arrogance? Once you see life from a holistic perspective, there is no arrogance.
I studied the subject of happiness personally, and one of the things I found in my survey is that only a third of Americans consider themselves happy. What is the one piece of advice you would give to the large number of Americans who are living a hectic lifestyle?
You’re limiting me to a very narrow scope to only one thing. Why one thing? I would go for 25 things!
Well, there are different situations that we face but mainly it is the stress that shrouds our happiness. Stress simply means too much t ...
See, sometimes we become aware of our own capabilities, and sometimes we come to know about them when someone else speaks about them, or when we hear about it from some third person.
For quite some time, Lord Hanuman was not aware of his strengths to ...
Look, don’t sit and think too much. When a thought comes to do something, and there is enthusiasm, then you cannot keep quiet, because that is what enthusiasm is.
When a thought comes along with enthusiasm, it automatically translate to ...
You came to know about this, that itself is one step ahead. Now, make a determination that you don’t care whether someone appreciates or not. 'Let me do what I need to do, and not worry about others'. That is it, then you will gain the str ...
Gurudev, what actually is prayaschit? How can one become free of one’s sins? Can one ever become free of guilt, or is one doomed to live with that?
‘Prayas’ means getting back to the original state; ‘chitta’ means consciousness.
We were all born innocent. How is the mind when you are a baby? Fresh, alive, innocent. Prayaschitta means, that act which t ...
The soul has its own strength, the mind has its own strength and the body has its own position. Everything has its own strength. Keep the three balanced in their own respect. <br>
Just today, there was a youth who hadn't eaten since morni ...
That is exactly what you are learning here (at the Art of Living). It is the ability to accommodate the opposites in life: rest with activity. If you are simply active all the time, it will not work. If you are only resting it will not work then too. You h ...