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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. God resides in hearts that are full of devotion

    Sat, 01/21/2012
    Mahasatsang at Madanpur, Bihar You (referring to Naxalites) are not having a party there in the forest. You empathize with the poor and feel for them. We are all with you but don’t resort to violence. Leave the gun, come forward. We will vote for you and b ...
  5. Deep meditation is like being nothing and being nobody

    Mon, 02/06/2012
    As a mother, how can I make my children more creative and less of information junkies? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: More human interaction. Allow the children to play with more kids. Get them to do some service activities. Make them do some work and make them mix ...
  6. The intelligent spend their time in fun, music and literature

    Sun, 02/05/2012
    Book Launch: 2012-The Real Story by D. K. Hari & D. K. Hema Hari There is a lot of scientific data, very good data in this book. I think everyone should have this book and the youngsters, the youth should read it. There are a lot of pictures and it is ...
  7. Anything that uplifts your spirit is spirituality

    Fri, 02/03/2012
    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Inaugural Address at the International Women’s Conference 2012: Wow! Surrounded by powerful women on the stage and in the audience! It is very difficult to speak. It is said that it is wise to keep quiet when women are in power. Tr ...
  8. Meditation is moving from sound to silence

    Sat, 02/04/2012
    Satsang commenced with a beautiful Piano performance by artist Ingrid, on the occasion of the International Women's Conference 2012 Meditation is moving from sound to silence. What can we do when the piano is being played? We can just close our eyes, relax ...
  9. When we violate the laws of nature then we suffer

    Wed, 02/01/2012
    What is the significance of Arghya (offering water to the sun)? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Water is symbol of love. In fact, in Sanskrit, it is synonymous to love. ‘Apa’ means water and it also means love. That is why, someone very close to you, what do you ca ...
  10. What is the significance of Arghya (offering water to the sun)?

    Water is symbol of love. In fact, in Sanskrit, it is synonymous to love. ‘Apa’ means water and it also means love. That is why, someone very close to you, what do you call them? Apta – means very dear. Apa and Apta are very close. So, giving wate ...
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