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  1. Gurudev, (A member of the audience asked a question and it was inaudible)

    While doing seva an obstacle comes, consider every obstacle as a means to bring out some skill/ability in you. Every obstacle is a way to bring out your skills. It also shows how much your commitment is. In spite of all the obstacles if you keep doing seva ...
  2. Gurudev, Guruji what is the meaning of Divya?

    Meaning of Divya? You already said it by mistake, ‘Divine’! ...
  3. Gurudev, please explain the significance of Ganesh Visarjan.

    See divinity is all over the place, in every particle of creation. But sometime a devotee wants to play with the divine. So from the mud he makes a form. Ganesh is formless, but we would like to play with him in a form. So we make a form and invoke him tel ...
  4. Gurudev, what does a seeker do when he sees no meaning in sadhana or seva?

    When you feel at a stage there is no point in doing any seva, mind is not even interested in doing sadhana and a sense of dryness has come in life, that’s when you pray, ’please take me out of this dryness.’ You know, pray to the divine, ‘please, I want my ...
  5. Gurudev, please tell us about the significance of the nine nights of Navaratri. What can we do to get a better spiritual experience during Navaratri?

    ‘Ratri’ word means that which gives you deep rest. Deep rest or relief from three things or three tapas. ‘Tapas’ means three types of fire, three botheration, the physical, the subtle and the causal. The three type of botheration ar ...
  6. Life is a continuous process of teaching you to ‘let go’

    Gurudev, When state and government organizations say that they are secular then it makes sense, but is secularism for common man a virtue worth pursuing? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Secularism means to treat everyone with equality. Secularism does not mean relig ...
  7. Gurudev, (A member of the audience asked a question and it was inaudible)

    You mean I’m not normal? (Laughter) One is being straight forward and righteous, another is asserting I am righteous. You know when you say, ‘I am righteous’ that makes you angry, that makes you unhappy. Be natural towards everyone, but don’t be obsessed. ...
  8. Gurudev, Guide me the way to shake hands with you, please!

    (shaking his hands), you can shake (laughter and applause). Shake up and wake up! ...
  9. Gurudev, You had mentioned the secret to success is in thought, and then intention or will, and then action, leading to success. When you say Europe is depressed due to the lack of will, we feel that in a lot of Indian cities as well. How do you overcome that?

    Meditation. Meditation will generate your thought power, your intention. So if you do few minutes of meditation, pranayama, your thoughts will become powerful. So with little effort the task will be accomplished. ...
  10. Gurudev, How can we define a limit to our happiness? You had said that we need to lessen our needs, then how can we reduce that?

    Why do you want to define? Do your requirement and your happiness connect each other? Okay, when I make so many millions then I will be happy. Then you are not happy now. Then you are waiting for that day to come when you will be happy. What I’m saying to ...
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