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  1. Life becomes worth living when we are of use to somebody

    Tue, 13/03/2012
        Islamabad, Pakistan (Sri Sri visits Pakistan after seven years. Sri Sri reinstates his message of 'One World Family' and embraces the people of Pakistan, 'I feel so nice here; the people are so beautiful and so nice.' He added, 'We need to create a ...
  2. A person whose mind is turned outward can never attain God

    Thu, 08/03/2012
    Mahasatsang at Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh When you go to a shop to buy something, it comes with a package. It is packaged. This packaging is essential, but it is not the substance. It is the substance which is packed. Similarly, formalities are just a package ...
  3. Be contented with whatever comes to you

    Sat, 03/03/2012
    Gurudev, please talk about gratitude. You have said that the more gratitude we have the more grace flows into our lives. How do I become more grateful every day? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: First of all drop this more. More devotion, more gratitude, more joy, m ...
  4. I am the answer to all the questions

    Tue, 21/02/2012
    Gurudev, please tell us what is Chitta? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Chitta is like Aakaasha (sky), that which is present everywhere inside us. Consciousness is also known as Chitta – Chaitanya Shakti (conscious energy). Chiti, Chaitanya, Chitta – just like wate ...
  5. You should not ask proof of Divine’s love for you

    Sat, 18/02/2012
    Gurudev, sometimes you tell us, ‘Karmanye Vadhikaraste’ (action) and sometimes you tell us ‘Vishraam mein Ram hai’ (rest). Should I be resting or should I be performing action? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Opposite values are complimentary. If you work, you will ...
  6. A Guru As A Mirror

    Wed, 15/02/2012
    Welcome back home everybody! You all have come from long distances, so rest well. After many years we are having Shivarathri in the ashram. Usually Shivarathri program needs a bigger venue, but we thought somehow we will fit in and we will accommodate. We ...
  7. Anything that uplifts your spirit is spirituality

    Fri, 03/02/2012
    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Inaugural Address at the International Women’s Conference 2012: Wow! Surrounded by powerful women on the stage and in the audience! It is very difficult to speak. It is said that it is wise to keep quiet when women are in power. Tr ...
  8. Meditation is moving from sound to silence

    Sat, 04/02/2012
    Satsang commenced with a beautiful Piano performance by artist Ingrid, on the occasion of the International Women's Conference 2012 Meditation is moving from sound to silence. What can we do when the piano is being played? We can just close our eyes, relax ...
  9. When we violate the laws of nature then we suffer

    Wed, 01/02/2012
    What is the significance of Arghya (offering water to the sun)? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Water is symbol of love. In fact, in Sanskrit, it is synonymous to love. ‘Apa’ means water and it also means love. That is why, someone very close to you, what do you ca ...
  10. Gurudev, what is Advaita? How can we practically understand it?

    : This chair, the stage and the background are all made up of wood. Knowing that all this is made up of wood is called Advaita. But knowing that the stage, the chair, the tent and the door are all different, is called Dvaita. Both are true. If you go to a ...
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