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  1. An Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker

    Gurudev, I am a professional writer. Should I write stories for the commercial market or should I stay faithful to my own art, write what I deeply feel about, which possibly may not sell? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Why do you have to choose between these two? W ...
  2. Gurudev, what is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?

    Knowledge is what is up in your head, and wisdom is what is in your life; that which has come as your experience is wisdom. Knowledge is what you have heard and acquired by reading and listening. Knowledge is like reading the menu, and wisdom is hav ...
  3. Gurudev, why only one Guru? What is his/her purpose?

    You forget about the Guru. Just walk your path and grow in knowledge. When you benefit and have someone to thank, that is your Guru.The word guide in English came from Sanskrit word Guru.If you want to play soccer, you need a coach ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. It's Okay! You Didn't Do It

    Gurudev, How can I become free from the sense of doership? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Just keep doing, don’t worry about it. I think you have too much time to sit and think, 'Am I the doer or not'. Just do what you are suppose to do. Every action has a reward ...
  6. Gurudev, How can I become free from the sense of doership?

    Just keep doing, don’t worry about it. I think you have too much time to sit and think, 'Am I the doer or not'. Just do what you are suppose to do. Every action has a reward; pleasant, unpleasant, or mixed. There are only three types of rewards. W ...
  7. Wake Up And Serve The Nation

    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 Gobindji raised this s ...
  8. The Decision To Marry

    Gurudev, I realize how attached I am to some of my desires and dreams, such as, having a family for example. Do I have to practice detachment to make it happen? Does the spiritual path involve detachment from all of our desires? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Look, ...
  9. Life Goes On

    Gurudev, why does it feel that staying apart from my loved ones has now created a distance between our hearts and not just a distance between places? I feel scared of this distance between the hearts. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: No, do not be afraid at all. See, ...
  10. Gurudev, have you ever wanted to become someone else or experience their life just for a day? If you have a choice now, would you want to become a Guru again?

    I am nobody and everybody at the same time. So I do not have to think about changing a role or assuming a role. ...
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