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  1. Through The Form To The Formless

    Tue, 25/02/2014
      Gurudev, even after death, a man in the form of a soul keeps on looking for a body. Why there is so much attachment to the body? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: This is because the body is the instrument of carrying out one’s Dharma (one’s duties or karma). It is ...
  2. Sri Sri's Message On Mahashivratri

    Thu, 27/02/2014
    Bangalore, India Today, on this auspicious day of Mahashivaratri, there are just two things you should take away with you, which will instantly bring peace and happiness to your mind.1. Know that ‘God is with me at all times, and He will fulfil all my need ...
  3. One Pointed Devotion

    Tue, 04/06/2013
    Banglalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post Who Is A Mahatma?) Lord Krishna says, 'Mahatmanas tu mam partha daivim prakrtim asritah. Bhajanti ananya-manaso jnatva bhutadim avyayam'. (9.13) A Mahatma knows well what is steady, what is unsteady; ...
  4. Life Is Really... Short!

    Sun, 09/02/2014
    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 ...
  5. Life Is Not Only Sorrow

    Tue, 11/02/2014
    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 ...
  6. Do You Feel At Ease?

    Sat, 11/01/2014
    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 ...
  7. 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 ...

  8. Living With Equanimity

    Wed, 12/02/2014
    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 ...
  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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