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  1. Your Good Is In Being Good

    Wed, 11/06/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, people criticize others behind their backs all the time. What happens to such people? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: If the criticism is superficial, then let it be.We just talked about the Navarasas (the nine emotions, which are, love, l ...
  2. The Real Thief Is Ignorance

    Mon, 06/03/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post The Shine In The Sunshine) Lord Krishna says to Arjuna, 'Moghasa mogha-karmano mogha-jnana vichetasah. Rakshasim asurim chaiva prakrtim mohinim-sritah. (9.12) Man has three powers with him: the power ...
  3. Who Is A Mahatma?

    Tue, 06/04/2013
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Real Thief Is Ignorance) In the next verse, the Lord says, 'Mahatmanas tu mam partha daivim prakrtim asritah. Bhajanti ananya-manaso jnatva bhutadim avyayam'. (9.13) Lord Krishna says, ‘The noble souls (Mahatmas) a ...
  4. Developing Intuitive Abilities

    Wed, 12/04/2013
    Bangalore, India   Gurudev, is there really some power such as intuition? And if yes, how can we gain that power? What is the secret? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, of course you can. You can develop your intuition through regular meditation. When the mind is ...
  5. Strengthening The Mind

    Mon, 01/27/2014
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, what is stronger, mind, body or soul? How can I use these three in a good way? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The soul has its own strength, the mind has its own strength and the body has its own position. Everything has its own strength. ...
  6. Can You Stop Complaining?

    Fri, 12/27/2013
    Boone, North Carolina When there is celebration, singing, dancing and meditation, questions do not arise. ‘What is the purpose of life? What is the meaning of all this?’ These questions arises only when ‘this’ is not there, or when ‘this’ is hiding. God h ...
  7. Moving Through Chaos With A Smile

    Sat, 12/28/2013
    Boone, North Carolina Read Celebrating Silence and Celebrating Love.You must keep reading knowledge. Those who have not heard Ashtavakra Gita, you must hear it. It will make you emotionally and spiritually strong.If you’ve heard Ashtavakra Gita and taken ...
  8. Четыре способа взглянуть на обиду

    Thu, 11/28/2013
    Как продолжать любить, ничего не ожидая? Разве это возможно? В любви возникают какие-то ожидания, и если они не оправдываются, то приходит обида, душевная боль. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Да, вы должны пройти через эту гимнастику. Если у вас есть мудрость, то ...
  9. Is Life Predestined Or Do We Have Free Will?

    Mon, 01/06/2014
    Bangalore, India What is the part played by destiny in our coming here and meeting you, and what is the role played by pure chance? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Life is a combination of both (destiny and chance). There is a little role played by our destiny, and ...
  10. When The Going Gets Tough

    Thu, 01/02/2014
    Bad Antogast, Germany Gurudev, it is said that wisdom is to have a smile on your face even in bad times. Should I put on a fake smile? I don't feel very good when I do this. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is a proverb in America which says, ‘Fake it till you ...
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