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  1. Life Is Really... Short!

    Sun, 02/09/2014
    Bangalore, India (Part 2 of 3) (Petra Friganovic: Supermodel from Croatia) Q: Gurudev, I have one question for you. I am very much aware that there is this enormous spiritual and practical power in women. But I am also aware that this power is very much h ...
  2. Life Is Not Only Sorrow

    Tue, 02/11/2014
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, when the six layers of our existence become transparent, then we are able to perceive the seventh layer, the self. Could you please talk about how to make the intellect transparent? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Let us understand what th ...
  3. Do You Feel At Ease?

    Sat, 01/11/2014
    Bangalore, India 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? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: What do you think is devot ...
  4. 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 ...

  5. Living With Equanimity

    Wed, 02/12/2014
    Bangalore, India   Gurudev, in the Gita, Arjun asks Krishna about sthitapragnya. Does it mean being established in knowledge? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Correct, it means being stable. He described what sthitapragnya is;, the signs of sthitapragnya. It means be ...
  6. Gurudev, the Vishalakshi Mandap is so wonderful to look at. Can you please explain the significance of the word Vishalakshi.

    Vishala means broad, akshi means vision, so it means broad-eyed vision. I thought people can come here, sit, meditate, and broaden their vision.

    Of course, it is my mother’s name also. It has a deep spiritual meaning. If you ha ...

  7. Gurudev, I think I am addicted to meditation. Is it bad to be addicted to something awesome like meditation?

    You can’t say that you are addicted to compassion, it is a wrong word to use since it is an integral part of your life. Similarly, you can’t say that I am so addicted to being clean; I am addicted to brushing my teeth. Just like brushing is ...

  8. Gurudev, the enthusiasm of one person can become an irritation for another. Should we express our enthusiasm and allow it to irritate others?

    Enthusiasm coupled with wisdom cannot irritate others. You need to be sensitive to others feelings and demands, and you need to respect them.
    Simultaneously, you cannot be oversensitive, because then you have to suppress yourself. Be somewhere on the ...

  9. Gurudev, in The Bhagavad Gita, Arjun asks Krishna to describe a person established in the Self. How does such a person walk, behave, etc. Does external behavior determine if a person is enlightened or not?

    Not really. This question can only be answered in affirmation or negation. If you ask me, does the love in someone’s heart reflect in their appearance and their behavior, the answer is yes. At the same time, appearances can be deceptive; sometimes ...

  10. Above Wordly Waters

    Sat, 01/11/2014
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, you talk about dispassion and equanimity, but when I let go of my defenses, I am becoming more sensitive. How to come out of it? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Read Yoga Vasistha. You have to see that the whole world is just a dream. That ...
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