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  1. Near Death Experiences

    Wed, 07/31/2013
    Bad Anogast, Germany 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? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Both are same. Life comes into the body at the time of conception, an ...
  2. Knowing The Unknown

    Fri, 07/26/2013
    Boone, North Carolina Gurudev, can you please talk a little more about the sound/alphabet meditation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: That is the meditation that we did today, where you can’t go to Ka without Aa. So, you went to the very source where the sound aros ...
  3. The Seven Centers of Energy (Chakras)

    Fri, 07/26/2013
    Boone, North Carolina Gurudev, is sexual energy and meditative energy the same energy? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, it is only one energy in the body, but it manifests in different forms, in different chakras. Sexual energy, love energy, intellectual energy ...
  4. From Religion To Spirituality

    Tue, 07/30/2013
    Bad Anotgast, Germany Religion has become an obstacle in my life. I cannot move forward. What should I do? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Never mind. Move from religion to spirituality. You are a spiritual being, and that is good enough. Every religion has some ni ...
  5. Having A Perfect Vision

    Fri, 05/31/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post What Really Is Sin?) The ninth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is called the Raja-Vidhya Yoga or the Raja-Guhya Vidhya (the most supreme and confidential knowledge). A king (Raja) never makes too much ef ...
  6. The Evolving Mind

    Tue, 05/28/2013
    Bangalore, India There are three stages in the evolution of the mind. The first stage is being in Maya (illusion) and not knowing it. It means one is so caught up in Maya that one is not even aware of it. For example, someone has a certain Bhrama (delus ...
  7. Remember Your True Identity

    Fri, 07/19/2013
    Montreal, Canada   Gurudev, I want to be honest with my parents about my sexuality. Yet my fear of losing their love and support has been stopping me from being honest with them. Do I need to be compassionate and not burden my parents? Please guide me to ...
  8. Are You Being Useful or Useless?

    Mon, 07/15/2013
    Montreal, Canada Photo credit: Ted Abbott / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND   Dear Gurudev, what is it about seva that makes people dynamic versus doing office work? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See, we have to do something and we keep doing something. When we do something, ...
  9. Three Levels of Spiritual Practices

    Sat, 07/13/2013
    Montreal, Canada There are three levels of spiritual practices. This is something I have not spoken about before. The first one is called Anva Upaya. The second is Shakta Upaya, . and the third one is Shambava Upaya. . Shiva, Shakti and Anva. All prac ...
  10. Sri Sri's Message on Guru Poornima

    Mon, 07/22/2013
    Montreal, Canada (People from around the world joined the Guru Poornima celebrations with Sri Sri at The Art of Living Ashram in Montreal, Canada, on July 22. What started with a short pooja, offering gratitude to the lineage of Masters, continued with som ...
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