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  1. Gurudev, for a Yogi this world is a penance, and for a Bhogi being alone is a penance. Can there be life beyond penance?

    Penance makes us strong.
    A Yogi is all alone in the forest and he feels happy. But when he is amongst people, and they pounce on him, pull his leg, or cause him pain, yet if he does not get angry and remains calm in his mind, then he has won.< ...

  2. Equanimity: Our Greatest Friend

    Sat, 14/06/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Case Of Good vs. Bad) Gurudev, for a Yogi this world is a penance, and for a Bhogi being alone is a penance. Can there be life beyond penance? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Penance makes us strong.A Yogi is all alone in th ...
  3. The Case Of Good vs. Bad

    Sat, 14/06/2014
    Gurudev, everything in the world is natural - the good and the bad. Then why are we always trying to convert the bad into good? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Because that is also part of our nature. People are being born, and people die, then why do you need to ...
  4. A Play Of The Divine

    Sat, 31/05/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness) Gurudev, are love and devotion the same? What should I do if the person whom I love betrays my trust? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Even then be grateful to God.What good is the faith ...
  5. Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness

    Sat, 31/05/2014
    Dear Gurudev, what is the main mantra or key to happiness in life? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The key to happiness in life is to not stay stuck in 'I…Me…Mine' (meaning one’s own personal desires or material gains). Dedicate your life to some larger goal, or to ...
  6. Qualities Of A Jnani (Gyani)

    Wed, 05/06/2013
    (Below is a continuation of the post Intellectual vs. Emotional) A Jnani (wise or knowledgeable one) is one whose intellect is sharp and profound. Such a person understands everything in depth (and not superficially).A Jnani is always close to Nature and ...
  7. The Truth About Honesty

    Thu, 05/06/2014
    Gurudev, somebody speaks very well, and give speeches very confidently, but when it comes to work, nothing gets done. So how should a politician be, a good orator or a good worker? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Both are needed.When I finished college, a gentleman ...
  8. Intellectual vs. Emotional

    Wed, 05/06/2013
    (Below is a continuation of the post One Pointed Devotion) There are two types of people in the world:One type are called Bhaav-pradhan: They are those who are driven purely by their feelings (meaning those who give great importance to their feelings).The ...
  9. TBD

    Thu, 01/01/1970
    (Below is a continuation of the post One Pointed Devotion) There are two types of people in the world:One type are called Bhaav-pradhan: They are those who are driven purely by their feelings (meaning those who give great importance to their feelings). Th ...
  10. Overcoming Those Doubts

    Thu, 29/05/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post A Time To Reflect) Now having understood this, you might want to ask, 'How can we increase our Sattva (positivity)? How can we overcome and go beyond these tendencies?'It is through meditation. Do more Seva, Sadhana an ...
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