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  1. Gurudev, what is the difference between boldness and decisiveness, and in today's context, which is better?

    Be decisive and live boldly. There should be shyness in doing bad deeds, but to stand up for justice and duty, you should not be shy. ...
  2. Gurudev, you are like a powerful magnet. Howsoever many times we see and meet you, doesn't seem to satisfy us. Why is that?

    That I do not know! You tell me why you feel this way, why do you crowd and push around me? Whatever I am, so are you; whatever you are, so am I! ...
  3. God exists; He loves you a lot and He is in you.

    Fri, 01/20/2012
    Mahasatsang at Bhodgaya, Bihar Life is priceless. It is a gift from God. If we don’t care for it, we remain unhappy. When we care for it, we start receiving what we desire. I have come here to remind you one thing, do you know what? No, that is why I have ...
  4. Our lives should be rhythmic and harmonious

    Tue, 01/17/2012
    Mahasatsang at Solapur, Maharashtra What a beautiful atmosphere to behold, isn’t it! Taal Ninaad! The relationship that the Art of Living enjoys with Solapur is very old. Thirty years back, when I first thought of starting The Art of Living organization, I ...
  5. God exists and is listening to your pain

    Sun, 01/08/2012
    Mahasatsang at Kolkata Today, the main purpose of my coming to Calcutta is to inaugurate Swami Vivekananda's one hundred and fiftieth birth anniversary celebrations. Swami Vivekananda left behind a dream in the hearts of India's youth - the dream that Ind ...
  6. We are like a sesame seed with respect to this Universe

    Sat, 01/14/2012
    Mahasatsang at Pune There is something about Makar Sankranti, Pune and me. Every year you do something around this time, and draw me here. So I will say again, 'Til gud gya, ani gode gode bola.' Today it occurred to me that the sesame seed is black on th ...
  7. This nation is indebted to the Sanyasis of Ramakrishna Mission

    Thu, 01/12/2012
    Aum Namah Pranavarthaya Shuddha Gnana Eka Amurtaye Nirmalaya Prashantaya Sri Dakshinamurtaye Namah. Beautifully carved statues on the dais, and beautifully carved statues in the audience. The way you are sitting like a statue with rapt attention itself ind ...
  8. Longing itself is God

    Wed, 01/11/2012
    Satsang means to stay with the truth. That is known as Sadhana also. What is satsang? In our life what is the truth at this present time - this needs to be observed. What is the truth? Truth is ‘I am’. The body exists and the breath is moving. Observe ...
  9. There is only one God everywhere

    Thu, 01/05/2012
    Gurudev, do you believe that prisons are right? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I consider prisons to be like hospitals. Like when someone’s body is sick, you take them to the hospital; like that, when someone’s actions are sick, they go to prison, only to get bett ...
  10. When can a householder walk away from his wife to take up Sanyas?

    With her permission only! If your wife says, ‘you can go, do whatever you want to’, then you do whatever you want to. But if you have responsibility, better fulfil that, isn’t it! ...
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