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  1. Gurudev, when something good happens, we say it is Guru kripa (grace). Then what do we say when something bad happens? You say that having a Guru means one is protected, then why do bad things happen?

    Well, the divine loves everybody, however they are. If the happening of bad things takes your faith away, then it is no longer faith. But if faith stays in spite of all the bad things that are happening, then the end result will always be great and w ...
  2. You Are Cared For

    Mi, 07/01/2015
    (Below is a continuation of post Strive To Be Ordinary) I am an elderly person, and I feel like dying because I am so dependent. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Life is such; you should not feel that I am dependent, and I want to be independent. See, no ...
  3. Gurudev, you spoke about politics but what about business especially for youngsters? Any specific advice you have people who want to get into business?

    Yes, go for it.Be ethical when you do business. You don’t need to be in a rush to make money overnight. Think about creating a stable, sustainable business. Don't be too greedy, but at the same time, have a vision and an ambition. Let th ...
  4. What is your opinion about religion?

    Religion has a role to play. Everyone is born into a religion. All the rituals in your life go through that religion. It has a limited role to play. Religion is not everything. You should be more spiritual. When your movement is fro ...
  5. Gurudev, a saint gave me a yantra and asked me to worship it every day. Nothing good has happened. How useful are these things?

    Do not get caught up with these kinds of things. People may tell you to pay Rs. 5 lakhs, and say that you will get something, but don’t get into all that. I know of people, who claim to give you mantras they know nothing about. They have no clue o ...
  6. Gurudev, how do we increase our eligibility on the spiritual path?

    The thought that you would like to enhance your worthiness itself makes you move in that direction. When a person starts thinking, ‘I am very worthy’, that is when you should realise that he has some problem. When complaints sta ...
  7. I am an elderly person, and I feel like dying because I am so dependent.

    Life is such; you should not feel that I am dependent, and I want to be independent. See, no baby has been independent. As a baby, parents took care of you, and in your old age, your children or someone else will take care of you. So, life in the beginn ...
  8. Strive To Be Ordinary

    Mo, 06/01/2015
    Liberation.jpg (Photo credit: kitchener.lord / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND) Gurudev, is it alright for ordinary people like me to expect to be liberated? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Only ordinary people have a chance to be liberated. One who thinks they are ...
  9. Gurudev, why is there this huge ego that comes with talent? What is the relationship between ego and talent? For example, many talented singers do not let new singers come up. Why so?

    If there is talent, there will always be some such problems. It is difficult to see all good everywhere, and prakriti (nature) brings some such negative tendency somewhere or the other.Those who are talented, normally, they are very emoti ...
  10. Gurudev, there are some rapid fire questions.

    Love: Your nature.Politics: Nature of the world.Master: Indispensable.Education: Needed.Seva: Intelligent people do it.Money: Intelligent don’t worry about it.Wisdom< ...
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