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  1. Guruji, please tell us what is Chitta?

    Chitta is like Aakaasha (sky), that which is present everywhere inside us. Consciousness is also known as Chitta – Chaitanya Shakti (conscious energy). Chiti, Chaitanya, Chitta – just like water, ice and vapor – ...
  2. You should not ask proof of Divine’s love for you

    Sat, 02/18/2012
    Gurudev, sometimes you tell us, ‘Karmanye Vadhikaraste’ (action) and sometimes you tell us ‘Vishraam mein Ram hai’ (rest). Should I be resting or should I be performing action? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Opposite values are complimentary. If you work, you will ...
  3. Love for the country and love for God are not separate

    Fri, 02/17/2012
    Happiness should also be controlled. When we are happy, we should channelize our happiness. Sukh mein seva dukh mein tyaag – memorize this formula. When you are happy, do some sevice, and when you are sad or miserable then surrender your sorrow. If you d ...
  4. Spirituality is retaining a child-like nature even after growing up

    Mon, 02/13/2012
    Mahasatsang at Banaswadi, Bangalore Do you know what satsang means? Satsang means being natural, informal and simple. Your smile is sufficient for me. There is no need to burst crackers for me. I just want you to be happy and natural. In a group of ten ...
  5. For knowledge to transform into experience you have to meditate

    Tue, 02/14/2012
    If there is water available but no one is thirsty, who would drink water? Isn’t it? Similarly, the questions ‘Who am I?’ ‘What do I want?’ should first dawn in our minds. What does everyone want? Everyone wants to be peaceful, happy and contented. Who doe ...
  6. A Guru As A Mirror

    Wed, 02/15/2012
    Welcome back home everybody! You all have come from long distances, so rest well. After many years we are having Shivarathri in the ashram. Usually Shivarathri program needs a bigger venue, but we thought somehow we will fit in and we will accommodate. We ...
  7. I have read about Goliwale baba in ’Stumbling Into Infinity’ by Michael Fischman. As per Michael, Goliwale baba got enlightened in an accident. He did not have any guru. Is it possible to get enlightened without Guru’s grace?

    No, grace is needed. But life is so vast and so infinite. This is not just the only lifetime we have been here. It is not Goliwale, he is Gouwale Guruji. There was a gentleman - Gauwale Guruji in Delhi, who used to sit in Kotla Mubarakpur. I was intro ...
  8. Gurudev, here in Russia some people say that they have found the Vedas in Russia too. Can you please comment on this?

    Yeah, it is possible. Once upon a time it was everywhere in the world, it was in South America, Mexico, in Peru. It was in all these places. The Mayan civilization in Peru went from Sri Lanka actually. So the whole world was connected at one point of ...
  9. Every life has a purpose

    Sun, 02/12/2012
    Isn’t this bhajan so wonderful (referring to a verse by Basavanna, a 12th century philosopher from Karnataka)? It says that the body, mind and possessions belong to the Divine. Where is the need for worry? The sign of a devotee is one who doesn’t worry abo ...
  10. Almighty never denies you self-realization

    Tue, 02/07/2012
    Gurudev, the season is changing once again. Can you please tell us the importance of ‘Ahar Vihar’, food and lifestyle to be maintained with every season. How does it impact us? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Ancient people have done a lot of research on that. Also ...
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