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  1. Why A Mantra Is Kept Secret?

    Gurudev, some religious doctrines differentiate between soul and spirit. It is said that the soul is banished when the person dies and only spirit is incarnated. Reincarnation is only for humans who have ego. What is the Vedic interpretation? Sri Sri Ravi ...
  2. Accept Imperfections Perfectly

    Gurudev, how can I live my life to its full potential? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: That is exactly what you are learning here (at the Art of Living). It is the ability to accommodate the opposites in life: rest with activity. If you are simply active all the tim ...
  3. The True Meaning of Celibacy

    Gurudev, it is said that Shankaracharya had experienced the pleasures of life by entering into the body of a king. How then could he be considered celibate? Is celibacy (Brahmacharya) of the body or of the mind? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: It is of consciousness ...
  4. Sri Sri's Message on Janmashtami

    Gurudev, what is the secret behind Lord Krishna having succeeded the test of time (meaning to have become eternal)? Despite the passage of time, Lord Krishna is still alive in the hearts of people. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, this is a secret that you must ...
  5. What We Get Through Silence

    Gurudev, sometimes I feel I am giving too much attention to the destination, i.e., Moksha (liberation), and so I forget the journey, i.e., life. What to do? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Just Relax! This is part of life. Life is love, energy, enthusiasm and freedo ...
  6. Our True Nature Is Bliss

    Gurudev, what was the relationship between Radha and Krishna. What was so special about their relationship that even Krishna’s wife did not get the same place as Radha? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Though I have never read the Srimad Bhagavatam but I have heard t ...
  7. Gurudev, what is a ‘Blue Star’? I have heard a lot about it. Please explain.

    Why don’t you ask somebody else? You can see the stars in the sky and not on land. But when someone walks as if they’re walking on the sky without their feet on the ground (meaning: being foolish or impractical), then the person is called a ‘blue star’ (La ...
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