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  1. Gurudev, you have travelled the whole world. Wherever you go, you spread the message of peace. What do you feel about the bitterness and unrest among people everywhere?

    A family is formed by a person. A society is formed by families. Several societies give rise to a nation. Several nations form the world. So if there is peace among individuals, there will be peace in the world. A person experiences peace as soon as he or ...
  2. A disciple should be hollow and empty

    Mon, 12/12/2011
    Video Gurudev, you have travelled the whole world. Wherever you go, you spread the message of peace. What do you feel about the bitterness and unrest among people everywhere? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A family is formed by a person. A society is formed by f ...
  3. Remember that you are innocent in the present moment

    Sun, 11/12/2011
    Video When we are on the path of knowledge, how do we define the limits of fulfillment? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Wherever the mind can go, that is its jurisdiction. When a desire gets fulfilled, the mind goes away from it. For example, if you want an umbrel ...
  4. Gurudev, When I sit for meditation, the guilt of the wrong doings that I have knowingly or unknowingly committed torments me.

    Just surrender them. Know that I am here to take care of you. Drop all your botherations and be at peace.
    Remember that you are innocent in the present moment. You may have done something wrong in the past, but have the faith that you are innocent in ...
  5. Every beautiful thing should remind you of the divinity

    Sat, 10/12/2011
    Video Gurudev, this earthly existence is but a dream. Then how will performing meditation, sadhana and satsang in a dream facilitate the process of awakening from this dream? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You are sleeping and in your dream a snake comes and bite ...
  6. Gurudev, is developing wisdom a constant effort on our part or just pure grace?

    Wisdom is natural.
    We can’t do anything about it. You simply need to recognize it when it comes up and not brush it aside. That is all you need to do. That is why there is something called ‘Pratyabhijna Hridayam’, which means the heart of recognition. ...
  7. Gurudev,

    You don’t need to accept people who love you. There is no question of acceptance there. The challenge if there is any is to accept those who hate you.
    There are some people because of their ignorance they don’t like you. They don’t know you and so they ...
  8. Gurudev, what is the importance of charity? What is the highest form of charity?

    Charity brings purity of mind and purity of heart. Charity means sharing.
    But charity is also not considered the most noble act because you always do charity to someone who is not your own. You never say, ‘I did charity to my daughter or my son’.
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  9. When you let go the best will come to you

    Wed, 30/11/2011
    In order to bring change in the system it is said you should get into the system. But when we are in the system we are in a position where we don’t want to upset the people who are working with us, then how do we bring change? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: For tha ...
  10. There is some element within us that does not perish

    Sun, 27/11/2011
    Mahasatsang with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at Delhi   Life is eternal; we never give a thought to this truth. When someone dies we declare that the person is immortal, but the truth is we ourselves are immortal. That is why we do not feel that we have grown ol ...
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