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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. You Are Being Taken Care Of

    Thu, 01/02/2014
    Bad Antogast, Germany How can I fully accept and commit to my profession when I feel spending my life doing seva (service). Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You can balance between seva (service) and your personal and professional life. You can do both. At one poin ...
  4. Is God Unfair?

    Thu, 01/09/2014
    Bangalore, India   Gurudev, Guru Gobind Singh was a warrior. Can a saint also be a warrior? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Absolutely! Saints used to be warriors. Vishwamitra, Parshuram, etc. There are so many Rishis in Shrimad Bhagvatam who were warriors. Guru Gob ...
  5. Gurudev, Guru Gobind Singh was a warrior. Can a saint also be a warrior?

    Absolutely! Saints used to be warriors. Vishwamitra, Parshuram, etc. There are so many Rishis in Shrimad Bhagvatam who were warriors. Guru Gobindji raised this slogan, 'Sant sipahi bano' (a saint should become warrior).
    I ...
  6. Gurudev, every Master in history has said, 'My way is the best'. Although on the surface it looks like a narrow minded thought, what is the deeper meaning behind it?

    Jesus Christ had said, 'All those who came before me were robbers and thieves'. Do you know why he said that? Because people who were sitting in front of him were thinking either of the past or future. They were glorifying the past, or expecting something ...
  7. Gurudev, I am so happy to know that The Art of Living is sponsoring cows in India. Please can you help the animals and cows which are so cruelly factory farmed in other countries? What can I personally do to help you do this?

    Create awareness in people about animal rights and how to preserve them, and protect them; especially the breeds.
    I don’t know if you are aware of this or not, there are two types of milk proteins. A1 protein and A2 protein. The native cows here (in I ...
  8. Gurudev, in Mahabharata, many of the warriors were killed by the Pandavas through wrong means. What was the reason behind this? All the bad that happens, is that also Divine will?

    Yes, Mahabharat is a very beautiful story, and very symbolic also. Don’t think that it happened once in the past, it is happening every day, especially in this country. There are many Shakunis (the devious uncle in the story of the Mahabharat ...
  9. Gurudev, in Mahabharata, many of the warriors were killed by the Pandavas through wrong means. What was the reason behind this? All the bad that happens, is that also Divine will?

    Yes, Mahabharat is a very beautiful story, and very symbolic also. Don’t think that it happened once in the past, it is happening every day, especially in this country. There are many Shakunis (the devious uncle in the story of the M ...

  10. Gurudev, nowadays everyone gives me free advice. Each one is trying to be my Guru (Teacher). Without asking I am getting the advice. Whose advice I should listen to and whose I should not?

    This is not only nowadays, it is happening successively since many decades. One should listen to everyone and do what one wants to.
    There is no cover over the ears, they are open. Why? So that you can hear everything, but see only that which you wa ...

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