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  1. Why did God create good-looking and bad-looking people? Is it a result of their past karma? 

    Now, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.You think somebody is bad-looking? Ask their mother or their grandmother. They never think their children are bad. And, what do you mean by good-looking and bad-looking? How long can you stay? The most good-lo ...
  2. Why do we ring the bell in a temple?

    Because there are so many thoughts wandering in your mind, with the sound of the bells you come into the present. Your thoughts come to a halt.The drummers beat large drums, play the Naadaswaram, shehnai, bells, and conch. All these s ...
  3. 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 – ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
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