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  1. Good Times or Bad Times- All Of Life Is An Opportunity

    Gurudev, Why are we here? When all this is not reality, why are we made to come back again and again to live our lives? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: First, (we are here) to ask this question, and second, to find an answer to it! Many live their whole life without ...
  2. Only The Heart Matters

    Gurudev, I have heard this couplet: 'Sadguru pura je mile, paiye rattan upaar; Mann dije Guru aapne, paiye moksh dwaar' (One who has a Sadguru receives wealth greater than the rarest gems, and one whose heart is devoted to the Sadguru finds liberation effo ...
  3. Walk Like A King And Be The Perfect Servant

    Gurudev, it is said that creativity is born out of silence. But many creative works also arises out of deep despair and anguish. Please explain this. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, that is also right. Temporarily for a moment or so, there can be anguish or des ...
  4. Through The Form To The Formless

    Gurudev, does a person receive the Guru’s love as per his paatrata (capacity to receive Grace or blessings)? Or is it that the more deserving or capable ones reach you faster? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is nothing like it. You have already come to me. Tho ...
  5. Life Is Really... Short!

    Gurudev, (Marina Spadafora: fashion designer from Italy) Q: Being a mother of three, I always ask myself, what is the best approach to teach my son to respect women, and to respect girls. So my question for you is, what is the best way for a mother to tea ...
  6. Life Is Not Only Sorrow

    Gurudev, I come from a Christian background and feel the love for Christ reflected in your teachings. However, the Bible says that Christ is the only way. Šri Šri Ravi Šankaras: Love is the only way. Do you know the Bible was written 7 years after Jesus ...
  7. Do You Feel At Ease?

    Gurudev, I am not a devoted person, I have never been one. Although I feel that I am missing a huge part of the experiences because of this. How should I handle it? Will it happen sometime? Šri Šri Ravi Šankaras: What do you think is devotion? Just crying ...
  8. Gurudev, What should we do for the mentally retarded people? Can healing be given to them?

    Some remand home should be made for them. There are mentally retarded homes owned by the government. They should be kept there.Don’t encourage the practice of giving them food on the roads. We should not make them beggars on the roads. Don&rsq ...
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