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  1. Gurudev, If Shiva is not a person and only a tattva (principle), then how are there so many shakti peeths (seat of energy) which are formed from the parts of Sati’s body?

    Shakti peeth means a seat of energy. How many of you felt that as soon as you came into the ashram, or even before coming to the ashram, the whole energy changed? (Many in the audience raise their hands) Shakti peeth (seat of ...
  2. Might Does Not Make Right

    Gurudev, How can we end crime against Women, particularly in metropolitan cities of India? (Mary Kom: World Boxing Champion from India (Recipient of the Padmabhushan)) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: How did you catch my thought? I was also thinking the same thing ...
  3. Gurudev, My question to you, your holiness is: At what stage of the nine month pregnancy does the soul enter the baby? (Naida Glavish: Māori Party president from New Zealand)

    Well, I don’t know! But I can tell you, the ancient scriptures say there are three occasions when the soul enters the body; during conception, or in the fifth month of pregnancy, or at the time of birth. Among scholars there are differences i ...
  4. One Sided Love

    Gurudev, I am a victim of one sided love, always. Please give me some idea or tips to make it two sided. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I have no experience in this. Let’s think. All problems are caused by love only. There are two things. One is people express the ...
  5. You Reap What You Sow

    Gurudev, do you really know what is going on in everyone’s heart and mind? If that is the case, then what do you do when someone lies to you, or makes lame excuses despite you knowing it all? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See, I give everyone a very long rope (a g ...
  6. Gurudev, there is so much inflation happening today. Many people do not have food to eat or run their own homes. How can one live in such difficult times? What can we do for the poor and downtrodden today?

    Yes, it is true that inflation is very high nowadays. India is on fire. It is getting torn because of the widespread corruption, injustice and bad governance. India is struggling in all spheres. We all need to rise against this together, and do someth ...
  7. Life Is Really... Short!

    Gurudev, (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 hidden from us. How can ...
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