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  1. The new government has put a lot of emphasis on skilled development. What can we do to enhance skills?

    Yes, skilled training is separate, and The Art of Living is also doing it. Get in touch with our SSRDP (Sri Sri Rural Development Program), we have many teachers who are training the youths on handling electronic equipment, so that if anything goes wron ...

  2. As a house wife, how can I play a role as a nation builder?

    Yes, women should stand up. Even if you are a house wife, stand up. You have equal rights, and you have great responsibilities. Never feel you are weak, you are empowered, you must do and you can do many things.
    Keep aside one hour every day for serv ...

  3. How can we promote other sports other than cricket in India? India seems to be stuck with cricket.

    Yes, so many people stand and watch only two people playing. In that sense I think soccer is most engaging game, everybody is active on the field. Though cricket increases your alertness, you have to be alert to catch the ball at any time.
    We should ...

  4. There are skeptics who think that India is slowly coming down because of its messy democracy. What are your views?

    Corruption and the number game is a big problem in India.
    India has such a large population and there are many issues in the country. The number game has been a very big issue in the past decade. Though there are good leaders in the government who wa ...

  5. Gurudev, I want to know your opinion about India. How according to you should India be?

    India, in my vision, is where people from all religion and communities come together for their country. India has been divided by religions and communities.

    I want to see a slum free India. All slums should be removed. I want to see a corruption free, ...

  6. Despite all the developments and the abundance of spiritual wealth in our country, why are the youngsters still yearning to go abroad? India does not seem to them as a place worth living.

    Well, it is good that our people go abroad. There are many opportunities in other countries.
    If you observe today, people everywhere are traveling and spreading their roots in different countries. It is only us Indians who are not traveling and sprea ...

  7. Gurudev, India is rapidly emerging as one of the youngest nations of the world. How do we channelize all this energy of the youth towards the progress of the country? What should the youth of this country bear in mind as they move ahead in their lives?

    This is why we have created Volunteer for a Better India (VBI). All of you should become active members of VBI.
    I want us all to bring about a wave of happiness in every corner of the country. You all should work for this. The population of our countr ...
  8. Gurudev, what do you think of the caste system. Can the caste of untouchables be integrated into The Art of Living?

    It is already done.
    Do you know, the constitution of India and all the scriptures do not allow untouchability? Our main two scriptures Ramayana and Mahabharta are written by so called untouchables.

    Untouchability increased after ...
  9. Gurudev, could you please elaborate on the eleven principles that Mahatma Gandhi gave to the nation.

    The first is Ahimsa, which is Non-violence.
    Then comes Satya, which is Truth.
    Then is Asteya, i.e., Non-stealing.
    Then Brahmacharya or Celibacy.
    Then Aparigraha, i.e., No ...
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