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  1. Gurudev, where do emotions and prana (life force) fit in the 7 layers of existence, and how do the 7 layers connect to the panchakoshas (the five sheaths)?

    Where do you want to fit it (emotions)? Mind is emotions and intellect is thoughts. Love is our very nature, it’s not just an emotion. Devotion is a flavor of love.
    Life is complicated. You cannot fit them in some structure. It is only a gentle unders ...
  2. Gurudev, Where is the Jeeva and the Atma before birth? What is the difference between Jeeva and Atma? How is a Jeeva born, and where does it come from?

    Both are same. Life comes into the body at the time of conception, and sometimes at the time of birth also. The soul enters the body at the time of conception or the time of birth. Sometimes one soul stays up to birth and another soul comes at birth< ...
  3. Suicide Is The Most Foolish Thing

    Q: Dear Gurudev, I have had thoughts of suicide many times in my life. What happens if one commits suicide? Suicide Is the most foolish thing a person can ever do. It is like, someone is shivering in the cold and he goes out and removes all his clothes. W ...
  4. Tendencies and Influences

    Life moves by dual (two) factors: inner tendencies and outer influences Inner tendencies form your attitudes and behavior, while external influences makes strong impressions in your mind. Often your tendencies generate external situations. And situations ...
  5. What You Know

    What shall we talk about today? What is the point in talking about something of which you know nothing. And so... there is no point in talking about what you know and no point in talking about what you don't know! (Laughter) Stefano says, "What ...
  6. Gurudev, There is so many violence and natural disasters happening in the world. Why does God let this all happen? If God exists then why does all this happen?

    You chop off some leaves and branches of plants. Don’t you prune rose plant? Does it die by pruning? It grows up. Same way nature brings all this from a bigger picture.

    It is not always that ripe fruits fall from a coconut tree. Sometimes e ...

  7. Gurudev, Which are the most important values which can transform this universe into a heaven?

     Shift in our vision. This universe is already a heaven. What blocks us from perceiving it as heaven is our own mind. The mind clings on to the past or it wants perfection. It has its own ideas of perfection. This is about the universe. But if you ...

  8. Ayodhya verdict nobody's victory, nobody's loss: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Thu, 09/30/2010
    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar feels that this is a great opportunity for people to create a new united India. Read more ...
  9. How to decide that enough is enough? I have a child and want to go for a divorce.

    Ask yourself if you have given 100 percent? If the mind says no, and you have given your 80 percent or even 95 percent, then wait till you give your 100 percent. Even better, give your 101 percent for the sake of the children. A little sacrifice for the ch ...
  10. Gurudev, Beloved Guruji, I have been practicing to give a percentage of my income to uplift the society for the last twenty years. Would you please elaborate on the idea and power of charity as a spiritual practice? Love and Gratitude!

    Ya ya, giving something back to the society is very important. You know, there is a proverb that says, “Rice is purified by a drop of ghee on it, the money is purified with charity”. Rice or any food, starch or carbohydrates quickly gets digested, but it t ...
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