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  1. Stress And Happiness

    Tue, 24/06/2014
    stress.jpg I studied the subject of happiness personally, and one of the things I found in my survey is that only a third of Americans consider themselves happy. What is the one piece of advice you would give to the large number of Americans wh ...
  2. Devotion Is The Head Of Meditation

    Mon, 09/06/2014
    meditation-happens.jpg Dear Gurudev, is it alright if I meditate thinking about you, about how beautiful you appear, how wonderful are your eyes, and that your smile is so lovely? Is it alright to meditate upon your form? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: ...
  3. When Forgiveness Happens

    Fri, 20/06/2014
    forgiveness-01.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Facing Criticism) Dear Gurudev, how do I learn forgiveness? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Why do you want to learn? Why do you want to take all the trouble? Hold on to your grudge, and when you ca ...
  4. Facing Criticism

    Fri, 20/06/2014
    criticism.jpg Dear Gurudev, when someone criticizes me I switch off and go into hiding. How to handle criticism without arguing and fighting? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Know that you’re magnanimous. Every time you face a criticism know that you are ...
  5. Don't Take Anything From Anyone

    Wed, 18/06/2014
    insult_compliments.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The Question Of Enlightenment) Gurudev in the Yoga Sutras, it is said that by aparigraha (the concept of non-possessiveness or non-greediness) one gets to know their past lives. Is tha ...
  6. The Question Of Enlightenment

    Wed, 18/06/2014
    enlightenment (1).jpg I have started listening to this spiritual leader since a year now. He is saying that enlightenment is just a pure physical and physiological function of the body, and there is no religious content in it.He is rejecting ot ...
  7. Equanimity: Our Greatest Friend

    Sat, 14/06/2014
    alone.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The Case Of Good vs. Bad) Gurudev, for a Yogi this world is a penance, and for a Bhogi being alone is a penance. Can there be life beyond penance? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Penance makes us strong.A Yo ...
  8. The Case Of Good vs. Bad

    Sat, 14/06/2014
    happiness.jpg Gurudev, everything in the world is natural - the good and the bad. Then why are we always trying to convert the bad into good? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Because that is also part of our nature. People are being born, and people die, ...
  9. A Play Of The Divine

    Sat, 31/05/2014
    trust-betrayal.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness) Gurudev, are love and devotion the same? What should I do if the person whom I love betrays my trust? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Even then be grateful ...
  10. Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness

    Sat, 31/05/2014
    faitha.jpg Dear Gurudev, what is the main mantra or key to happiness in life? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The key to happiness in life is to not stay stuck in 'I…Me…Mine' (meaning one’s own personal desires or material gains). Dedicate your life to s ...
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