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  1. Gurudev, how to increase saatvic knowledge in life?

    By means of what you just did: going beyond the three gunas (Saatvic, Raajasic and Taamasic) through meditation. In meditation we get deep rest and freshness, purity, peace and joy arise spontaneously. How does joy arise - when you are at peace, at rest. T ...
  2. Gurudev, What is the mystery behind karma?

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: As you sow, so you reap. Isn’t it? There is a couplet(shlok) that defines Raajasic intellect as that which discriminates among individuals, whereas Saatvik intellect treats everyone alike seeing the same divinity in all. So during med ...
  3. Gurudev, is there any effect of karma on enlightenment?

    Praarabdha karma has a little bit effect. After full enlightenment also, a little effect of Praarabdha karma remains. For as long as the body is there, a few karmas have to be retained, it is necessary. ...
  4. Gurudev, does the witnessing self ever rest? Does it rest when one is asleep or is it always resting?

    The witnessing consciousness, the one that witnesses is always at rest. The witness does not perform any action. If in the state of being a witness, the intention to act arises, it is performed by the mind. That activity happens in the mind or the intellec ...
  5. Gurudev, I want to ask the connection between breath, soul and space. What is the connection? Are they the same?

    Very connected, they are cousins. Soul, the individual self is space with some impressions. Breath is that which manifests that in the body so breath is definitely connected to the soul (atman). In German language, ‘atman’ means breath. In Sanskrit ‘atman’ ...
  6. Gurudev, sometimes in a business environment we are forced to bribe someone to get a project. Is that correct and how should be position our self in our mind and in our heart?

    Yes, otherwise you will lose your business right. You know alone it is difficult for an individual especially if you have a business to fight corruption. It’s okay for an NGO, it’s okay for a recluse, it’s okay for someone who doesn’t have any such respons ...
  7. ‘There is no dearth for grace, we have plenty of grace. Blessings are there in abundance’

    Wed, 10/05/2011
    You know sometimes it is very difficult to talk to someone who is very sad or upset. You tell them anything it just doesn’t get into their head; it just goes above their head. They just cannot digest. They’ll hear from this side and then it will just fly a ...
  8. Gurudev, can you tell us what Yogic flying is. Maharishi used to teach it, why don’t you teach it too?

    Yogic flying is nothing, just the body lifts up. But it takes six weeks. Six weeks you meditate, go deep in meditation and your body can just shake, life, hop. But meditation is the main thing; the flying phenomenon is not what is so important. Nobody has ...
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