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  1. Gurudev, Beloved Guruji, could you say something about the meaning of Punarnava?

    "Nava" means new, "Puna" means again. Making something new again, that is "Punarnava", bringing new life, infusing newness. ...
  2. Gurudev, In the (Mahabharata) war field, Krishna showed Arjuna his Vishwa roopa. When will you show your vishwa roopa?

    The conch has not yet been blown for start of war! Krishna showed the Vishwa roopa only to Arjuna. First you become Arjuna. How to become like Arjun? What is Arjuna? To prayerfully request for knowledge and to progress is Arjuna. ...
  3. Everyone should aim at enlightenment, ‘I just want total freedom’

    Gurudev, Guruji earlier you said that the casual body has to wait for the divine will to get liberated. Does the presence of a Satguru in one’s life take care of that? You are the divine for me. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know always like the physical, the ...
  4. Gurudev, can you please speak a little on Kundalini Shakti?

    Kundalini simply means the energy in your body. Unless it is awakened there is no life. And in the very first kriya you do it is already awakened. It doesn’t have to be dramatic. There are three types of kundalini shaktis, one is sattvic. The most harmoni ...
  5. Gurudev, How can I always stay in Sakshi bhaav (witness state)?

    Drop (the word) 'always'. Whenever it is possible, stay in Sakshi bhaav, that is enough. It is (the word) 'always' that creates complications. ...
  6. Gurudev, Jai Guru Dev Guruji, how and when do we know that our consciousness is expanding?

    It’s a natural phenomenon whenever you are happy your consciousness expands, when you’re relaxed and aware. When you’re relaxed and gone to sleep of course the inertia dominates. But if you are aware and relaxed consciousness is expanding. And whenever you ...
  7. ‘The intuitive knowledge is beyond intellect’

    Gurudev, Can I fast for karva chauth? I will drink water and eat fruits. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Okay, fine you can do that. Tomorrow, those who are doing karva chauth you can fast no problem. Drink water at least that is necessary. For some people, day afte ...
  8. Gurudev, How can I always stay in Sakshi bhaav (witness state)?

    Drop (the word) 'always'. Whenever it is possible, stay in Sakshi bhaav, that is enough. It is (the word) 'always' that creates complications. ...
  9. Gurudev, all the masters in the holy tradition dress in orange. You dress in white and sit on an orange asana. Can you explain this? Why?

    Not all. One who does not wear clothes is also there (laughter). So, yes white has all the colors in it so… okay, done! Usually the tradition is if you put on saffron you’re not supposed to go out of India, cross the ocean. But today many don’t follow tha ...
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