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  1. Gurudev, How do I know if I am progressing on the spiritual path?

    See, are you calmer? Are you dynamic? Are you free from vices, bad habits and are you having a sense of belongingness with everybody around you? These are some of the measures; they don’t have to be the only measures. ...
  2. Gurudev, What should be the ultimate desire of our life?

    If somebody tells you what the ultimate desire should be, that’s futile. This moment what you need is your desire. When you look at life from a broader perspective, then you yourself come to know what you want. Naturally, you will be compassionate, conside ...
  3. Passion for transformation & dispassion for momentary

    Wed, 06/07/2011
    How can I offer both positive and negative to God? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Just let go. If you find it difficult, just live in the present moment. Now, now. The past is gone. The future is yet to come.Why is the body cremated in the Hindu religion? Sri Sri R ...
  4. Gurudev, I am young and sometimes I like to go out and drink with my friends. I don’t feel guilty. Should I?

    Sometimes you do so only socially. When you become unhappy, this socialising drink will catch on and you will drink more and more. You could become an alcoholic. Just say no, keep away. Be firm that you won’t have it, then you are in a safe place. From h ...
  5. Gurudev, Why is the body cremated in the Hindu religion?

    The world has a big population. Less space is taken up; land is so expensive. The body goes to Nature. Bones remain and are given to the river. Once the body is cremated, 700g to a maximum of 1kg of bones and ashes remain. The soul becomes free. ...
  6. Gurudev, Could you talk about the role of women? Today, women are portrayed as a commodity. How can we change this?

    Pity those who see women as a commodity. Praise those who see women as people who can make a difference in society. ...
  7. Gurudev, what do you think of Anna Hazare’s Lokpal bill or constitution?

    He is coming here to the Ashram in a few days. He will speak to you and you can ask what you want to ask.

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  8. Gurudev, How do I change failure into success?

    Just move on, move forward. Don’t look back. Failure can only be in the past, never in the future. Again, it’s about understanding the event. If you see it from a broader perspective, you will see it better. ...
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