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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. A Time To Reflect

    Thu, 29/05/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post The 3 Types Of Dhritis) Once when I was on tour in California, I saw that there was an advertisement for the cemetery there on the road. Do you know what the advertisement said? It said, 'Beautiful and scenic burial gr ...
  8. The 3 Types Of Dhritis

    Thu, 29/05/2014
    Q: Dear Gurudev, what are the three kinds of Dhritis (strengths, or types of stability of the mind) that Lord Krishna has mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita? Can you please speak about that? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There are three kinds: Jnana (knowledge), Karm ...
  9. Revisiting Wisdom

    Sat, 24/05/2014
    Being in silence must be difficult for some of you. But you will realize the value of silence, and how our energy is spent by talking . When that talking channel is closed, you will find so much of your energy focused inward. You feel how beautiful and ho ...
  10. A Higher State Of Happiness

    Sun, 25/05/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post People And Their Opinions) In the Bhagavad Gita, it is written that rajoguni people pursue happiness by means of hard work, but the real happiness lies in meditation. Does this mean that I should stop studying, and med ...
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