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  1. Acceptance brings calmness in the mind

    Sun, 20/11/2011
    Video When should we listen to the head and when should we listen to the heart? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: While doing business listen to the head. To lead life, listen to the heart. Basavanna (a great Kannada poet who lived a few centuries ago) has said, ’Com ...
  2. If the eyes are steady in one place, it is impossible for the mind to wander

    Sat, 19/11/2011
    Video Guruji with the help of Sudarshan Kriya and meditation I am able to be centered. But whenever I am not centered I get into anxiety and depression. How can I come out of this? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You are going into depression because you want too m ...
  3. Love cannot ascertain authority

    Fri, 18/11/2011
    Video Dear Guruji, for the sake of love are we to sacrifice everything including our identity, morals, etc? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Vivek (discrimination) is essential here. Love is not an emotional thing. Sometimes people think I am so devoted I should ge ...
  4. When you feel weak I am with you as your strength, you are not alone!

    Wed, 16/11/2011
    Video In Ashtavakra you say to drop sense objects if you wish for freedom. Sometimes human values like compassion, love, etc., depend on sense objects. Should I drop this also? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, don’t hold on to anything, let go! Compassion and l ...
  5. What is the plan of Art of Living to enter into active politics?

    Art of Living has none because we are in so many countries, in so many places. We don’t want to get into politics at any cost. At the same time we would definitely take responsibility in supporting the right person, the right candidate. So you all have to ...
  6. My parents are divorcing after thirty eight years of marriage. How to help them? I don’t want to take sides. Would you tell me what to do?

    Listen to both of them separately and don’t comment. Tell your father your mother loves him very much, and you tell your mother that your father loves her very much. And when there is love, there are fight and there is difference of opinion also. ...
  7. Gurudev, what is the difference between feelings and intuition?

    Intuition is a very deep feeling and feelings can just be emotions which are on the surface. ...
  8. Gurudev, in old movies when people meditated, Indra’s friends or Indra would come and disturb them. Nevertheless many crossed these obstacles and became emperors of heaven. Is Indra the ego and his friends the levels of existence?

    Indra is collective consciousness, one with a thousand eyes. He has eyes all over his body. The collective consciousness, impressions or ideas of a whole city or town is Indra. Whenever an individual raises high, the collective consciousness gets disturb ...
  9. Gurudev, what is Maya? How to understand it?

    That which changes, which is not constant, which does not appeal, is Maya. That which changes every moment and that which you can measure is Maya.
    That which you cannot measure, which does not change is truth. ...
  10. Gurudev, is it true that different Devatas are residing in different parts of the body?

    Correct! Different parts of the body have got different types of energy. ...
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