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  1. We Are All Equal

    Gurudev, is it okay to have bread, sandwiches, or noodles with vegetables? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, as long as you are having vegetables with that, it is okay. See, I am not saying you should be rigid about food and eat only certain kinds of food in brea ...
  2. Are You Sensitive Or Sensible?

    Gurudev, when we put our focus on others, we get weak. Like when Yudhistira (character from Indian epic Mahabharata) put his focus on the Pandavas (Yudhistira's brothers) he got weak, but Krishna told him to be centered. Does this mean we should not be sen ...
  3. Revenge Is No Solution

    Gurudev, How do you forgive someone that you have a close relationship with, who has betrayed you and let you down continuously? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Well, what option do you have? If there is any other good option, tell me, I will go along with you. Let ...
  4. Gurudev, why and how did you come up with the Shakti Kriya? Can you please explain a little more about it?

    Why and how? Just like I came up with the Sudarshan Kriya, this dawned on me some two-three years ago. I mentioned this last year after Navratri that we are going to experience something beautiful, and so we did it. The technique is there, knowledge i ...
  5. The Art Of Communication

    Gurudev, how to be diplomatic and what is the art of getting your work done? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Being diplomatic is seeing the point from the other person’s angle as well. Getting into the other person’s shoes and looking at the situation. Being a littl ...
  6. Money Is Not Everything

    Gurudev, How does one introduce emotional intelligence in kids and help them get better at that? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You don’t need to introduce it to them. They already have it. It is not a tablet that you make them swallow from the outside. They do hav ...
  7. Gurudev, you say in the Yoga Sutras that those who are not doing good, one should educate and ignore them. But Gurudev, what to do if that person is our life partner and we have to live with him? How do I ignore him or improve him?

    We have to ask him also, what’s his opinion about you. I am not qualified to answer this question, I have no experience, I don't talk about subjects in which I have no experience, still I would say create a space for him as he is.
  8. Gurudev, I am a student and there are so many distractions around me. When I start studying I easily get distracted. Is there any permanent solution this?

    No way! Why do you want a permanent solution? There is no permanent medicine in life. Whenever you get distracted, see what is distracting you? When you’re watching an interesting movie, the mind is not distracted. There i ...
  9. Inculcating Good Habits In Children

    Gurudev, with so many negative influences from the world outside, how can I give the right values to my children and skillfully introduce them to spirituality? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I think you should keep this question in your mind, and keep bringing it u ...
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