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  1. What is samadhi? Does it only happen with eyes closed?

    First it is good to start with eyes closed, then it can also happen with eyes open. A devotee has sung such a beautiful verse in Kannada. He has said, 'When my breath is so fragrant, why would I need any flowers?'
    See, when your mind is ...

  2. Just Let Go!

    06.10.2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Purpose Of Yoga) Divinity is in the simplest state or form of awareness, i.e., feeling 'I don’t know. Who cares, I don’t know'.When you relax what is happening? The body relaxes and the mind expands. But when you w ...
  3. Just Let Go!

    06.10.2014
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  4. Sri Sri's Message on Diwali

    24.10.2014
    Happy Diwali to everybody! Diwali is the festival of lights, the festival of joy, prosperity, knowledge, wisdom and everything because light indicates many things. And it is not enough if one lamp is lit, we need lots of lamps to be lit for knowledge to b ...
  5. The Purpose Of Yoga

    06.10.2014
    Let’s talk about yoga today.You know, the definition for 'asana' is 'stable and pleasant'. You should feel comfortable when doing yoga asanas. That's why it is said, 'Sthiram sukham asanam'. Yoga is that which gives you pleasure and comfort. So whenever y ...
  6. Gurudev, what is the difference between Simaran (chanting) and meditation?

    Simaran is the beginning of meditation and samadhi is its end. Simaran means to remember. Just see, if you like someone and you remember that person some emotions come up, isn't it. When the emotions overflow, then the mind beco ...

  7. Pleasure Eventually Leads To Pain

    05.10.2014
    Pleasure always keeps you on your toes; it makes you run. First pleasure makes you run towards it and then it makes you run away from it. Yoga on the other hand makes you stay stable. It brings stability to your life.A yogi is one who is strong and stable ...
  8. How do we get rid of the fear of the unknown?

    Turn back and see, is this fear a new thing? Is it coming to you only now or has it been there in the past also? And how is it that you are still alive.
    The best way to overcome fear is to look at your own past experience. Turn back and looking at you ...
  9. Gurudev, I am a vegetarian but I found an opportunity in fish farming. However there is always a conflict in my mind regarding the spiritual consideration of fish farming and using it for food. What do I do?

    If your conscience says no, then listen to your conscience. You must follow the voice that arises within you. If this has been your occupation for many generations and you do not feel any conflict, then it is okay. But if your conscience pricks you, then y ...
  10. Respected Gurudev, what advice would you like to give to SME business promoters when it comes to the way they manage their human resources.

    Yes, make them your family. In this country we say, 'Vasudaiva Kutumbakam', the whole world is our family. So even if you can’t see all seven billion people in this country as your family, at least treat the few hundred worke ...

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