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  1. When Forgiveness Happens

    Fri, 06/20/2014
    forgiveness-01.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Facing Criticism) Dear Gurudev, how do I learn forgiveness? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Why do you want to learn? Why do you want to take all the trouble? Hold on to your grudge, and when you ca ...
  2. Facing Criticism

    Fri, 06/20/2014
    criticism.jpg Dear Gurudev, when someone criticizes me I switch off and go into hiding. How to handle criticism without arguing and fighting? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Know that you’re magnanimous. Every time you face a criticism know that you are ...
  3. Don't Take Anything From Anyone

    Wed, 06/18/2014
    insult_compliments.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The Question Of Enlightenment) Gurudev in the Yoga Sutras, it is said that by aparigraha (the concept of non-possessiveness or non-greediness) one gets to know their past lives. Is tha ...
  4. The Question Of Enlightenment

    Wed, 06/18/2014
    enlightenment (1).jpg I have started listening to this spiritual leader since a year now. He is saying that enlightenment is just a pure physical and physiological function of the body, and there is no religious content in it.He is rejecting ot ...
  5. Equanimity: Our Greatest Friend

    Sat, 06/14/2014
    alone.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The Case Of Good vs. Bad) Gurudev, for a Yogi this world is a penance, and for a Bhogi being alone is a penance. Can there be life beyond penance? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Penance makes us strong.A Yo ...
  6. The Case Of Good vs. Bad

    Sat, 06/14/2014
    happiness.jpg Gurudev, everything in the world is natural - the good and the bad. Then why are we always trying to convert the bad into good? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Because that is also part of our nature. People are being born, and people die, ...
  7. A Play Of The Divine

    Sat, 05/31/2014
    trust-betrayal.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness) Gurudev, are love and devotion the same? What should I do if the person whom I love betrays my trust? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Even then be grateful ...
  8. Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness

    Sat, 05/31/2014
    faitha.jpg Dear Gurudev, what is the main mantra or key to happiness in life? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The key to happiness in life is to not stay stuck in 'I…Me…Mine' (meaning one’s own personal desires or material gains). Dedicate your life to s ...
  9. Qualities Of A Jnani (Gyani)

    Wed, 06/05/2013
    Gyaan-Yajna_04.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Intellectual vs. Emotional) A Jnani (wise or knowledgeable one) is one whose intellect is sharp and profound. Such a person understands everything in depth (and not superficially).A Jnani ...
  10. The Truth About Honesty

    Thu, 06/05/2014
    unnamed (5).jpg Gurudev, somebody speaks very well, and give speeches very confidently, but when it comes to work, nothing gets done. So how should a politician be, a good orator or a good worker? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Both are needed.When I fi ...
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