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  1. 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, ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. The Most Desired Transformation

    Mon, 07/01/2013
    Geneva, Switzerland Your Excellency, and my dear ones and the audience. As Dr. Denis Broun just mentioned, crisis brings out the best and the worst in people. When the recent Himalayas tsunami happened, I didn’t tell any of the volunteers to go and do ...
  5. How to Keep Faith During Calamities?

    Sun, 06/23/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post Where There Is A Will There Is A Way) Dear Sri Sri, in Germany and some other parts of Europe we have had very recently experienced devastating floods. What is your message towards our environmental du ...
  6. Gurudev, What are the signs of true love?

    It does not need any proof. Love can only be felt in heart not explained in head. Love is something that cannot be hidden or expressed. This is the pain of lovers around the world, they cannot express it hundred percent and so they feel incom ...
  7. Is Politics Dirty?

    Sat, 02/25/2012
    New Delhi, India (Thousands of Delhi NCR youth had gathered at the Hindu college premises for a youth initiative titled ‘Own the Future and the Present’. This initiative registered and witnessed a huge turnout of over 10,000 students from 75 colleges inclu ...
  8. What Really is Sin?

    Thu, 05/16/2013
    Bangalore, India  (Below is a continuation of the post Learn To Look Beyond) He continues further by saying, 'Iccha-dvesha-samutthena dvandva-mohenabharata. Sarva-bhutanisammohamsargeyantiparantapa'. (7.27) When someone is caught up in Raaga (intense ...
  9. To What Extent Is Idol Worship Acceptable?

    Thu, 06/06/2013
    Bangalore, India Dear Gurudev, my question is about idol worship in the Hindu religion. Christians don’t have churches everywhere. Mosques and Gurudwaras are also not everywhere. Then why do Hindus have temples everywhere? Under every tree and in every co ...
  10. Learn To Look Beyond

    Thu, 05/16/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post Everything Is An Expansion Of That One) Lord Krishna says, ‘Sa taya shraddhaya yuktas tasyaradhanam ihate. Labhate cha tathah kaman mayaiva vihitan hi tan’. (7.22) Whatever we receive in life is be ...
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