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  1. Gurudev, I am an astrologer. Is it okay to listen to the problems of people and would that affect me in any way?

    No, you are astrologer and the work of an astrologer is very good. You can give people some direction, this will be beneficial. Sometimes people have Ashtama Guru, Ashtama Shani. Make them aware that they have Ashtama Guru, and they need to be a little ...

  2. Gurudev, My boss is very adamant. We have had many conflicts. How do I handle him?

    Very easy. Say whatever you want to say the other way around. I want to tell you a small story. This person’s wife was very adamant. She would always do the opposite of what the husband said. The husband was desperate and went to a Swami for advice. The ...
  3. Gurudev, are there many other planets where there are many other Gurujis or are you the only Gurudev of the universe?

    Yes, why do you want to worry about other planets now? I think I am enough for you to handle.

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  4. Gurudev, The more I gain knowledge from sadhana, seva and satsang, my faith in worshiping idols and visiting physical temples is going down. What is that Gurudev?

    Yes. it is okay that you don’t go to temple after temple. Wherever you are, you meditate and you find the divinity. The Divine is everywhere. You don't have to run to temples. That is the first stage; you have crossed that stage and have come ...

  5. Gurudev, India is compassionate with Pakistan. Pakistan does not seem to like India much. America pretends to love both but actually does not love anyone. It is a very complicated love triangle. Will it ever get sorted out, what should India do?

    Just continue to do what it has been doing, wait and watch. India and US are naturally partners. We both have liberty, secularism, democracy. Artificially, they are partnering with Pakistan and it is not working out as much as it should. So there is a b ...

  6. One Divinity, one humanity, celebrating differences, this is our sacred duty

    Sat, 02/07/2011
    Excerpts of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s speech at the World Culture Festival, Berlin, July 2-3. This event celebrates 30 years of The Art of Living. I am so happy to be here in this city where the walls came down between people, it is time walls come down betwe ...
  7. Spirituality begins with amusement

    Mon, 23/05/2011
      Dear Guruji, my mother-in-law does not distribute the prasad to people from other religions. Her logic is that those who don’t understand the importance of prasad won’t benefit. How can I get her to think otherwise? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Does not matter ...
  8. Gurudev, What is more important: Vedanta, knowledge or love?

    Yes, Vedanta, knowledge and love are always together. Sometimes one is given more importance and at another time the other is given more importance. So you have to go with both. Good! ...
  9. Gurudev, my mother-in-law does not distribute the prasad to people from other religions. Her logic is that those who don’t understand the importance of prasad won’t benefit. How can I get her to think otherwise?

    Does not matter if she does not do it, you give it to everybody. Prasad is mostly nice eatables, people will appreciate. You know, everybody has got their individual opinions. Let them have, you have your own opinions, there is no conflict. You do what you ...
  10. Gurudev, Sometimes, I am not happy with the school that my child is attending. Should I remove him from school and let him be at home?

    No, just because the school environment is not good enough, to remain at home is no good. Then children will become dull. We have to improve the systems in schools and this work is happening. That is why we are opening so many schools; we have opened aroun ...
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