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  1. Everything Has A Purpose

    Mon, 25/05/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post A Guru Is Definitely Needed) Just come to the Ashram once and see for yourself how even dead people (here meaning those steeped in negativity and inertia) come alive with joy! Come and see how one can experi ...
  2. A Guru Is Definitely Needed

    Mon, 25/05/2015
    We all just sang a bhajan about Vitthala (a deity from Maharashtra seen as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu). This entire creation is made from Vitthala. We sometimes think that Vitthala is just this idol that is placed before us in the temple. No ...
  3. Be Light Hearted!

    Mon, 25/05/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post Everything Has A Purpose) Gurudev, what is your opinion about the Make in India campaign (a campaign launched to promote indigenous Indian products)? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know, in the earlier days, ever ...
  4. Don't Have Any Regrets

    Wed, 28/01/2015
    Gurudev, I have the inquisitiveness to know more and go deeper in meditation. Is this contrary to relaxing? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: In meditation you do nothing. Just relax and you will go deeper. What will obstruct you to go deep is eating too m ...
  5. Meditation Is Mental Hygiene

    Sat, 17/01/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post How To Overcome Loneliness) Gurudev, what do you think about the massacre of the journalist of Charlie Hebdo (French satirical weekly magazine) in France, and what is the cause of all these terrorist attacks ...
  6. How To Overcome Loneliness

    Sat, 17/01/2015
    Sometimes I feel very lonely. I really don’t know what to do to get rid of this. I need someone to support me and someone on whom I can rely on. But no one is ready for 100% commitment. What to do? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Any companionship when i ...
  7. The Greatest Happiness

    Fri, 30/01/2015
    Gurudev, I understand spiritual practices are to meet God, but that is not my motive. I want to excel in life and in my career. How can spirituality help me do that? Why does spirituality suggest one generic solution to all of life’s problems. ...
  8. True Happiness Is Within You!

    Thu, 19/02/2015
    Gurudev, the senses are limited yet our desire to enjoy is unlimited. Please speak on this. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: This is the problem! The capacity of the senses to enjoy is limited but the desire in the mind is unlimited. This discrepancy betw ...
  9. Faith In Action

    Sat, 18/04/2015
    (The Art of Living, UNICEF and the Kerala Government together organized a conference - “Faith in Action – Interfaith Response to Alcohol, Drugs & Violence against Women and Children”. The conference was attended by many spiritual and religious leaders ...
  10. The Quality Of Motherhood

    Sat, 09/05/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Judgmental Tendency) Gurudev, tomorrow in America, we are celebrating Mother’s Day. You said that your mother was your first spiritual teacher. Could you say something about the spiritual values of mothe ...
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