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  1. Our True Nature Is Bliss

    Tue, 27/08/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, Buddhists say they do not believe in God. Even Lord Buddha said that we must not worship idols. Now He too was an enlightened being, so what did he mean by that? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Lord Buddha never talked about God. He never ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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?

    Though I have never read the Srimad Bhagavatam but I have heard that it is mentioned that Radha is not mentioned anywhere. The very meaning of the word ‘Radha’ means to return to your source. ‘Dhara’ means that which comes from the source, while ‘Radha’ me ...
  4. The World Is A Reflection Of Our Feelings

    Sat, 24/08/2013
    Bangalore, India You know, we all should take this joy and enthusiasm that we have with us to every village and every home in India. In India, cows are worshipped in the form of mother and are called Gomata (Mother). Research has shown that the milk o ...
  5. Gurudev, I liked the Shakti Kriya very much. What is this source of energy? What is the secret behind it? Please explain.

    There is energy everywhere. Everything in creation is just the play of this (divine) energy. No praise is enough. That is it. ...
  6. Truth Beyond Words

    Fri, 23/08/2013
    Bangalore, India “It is all Him; and there is none other”, this is the language of devotees soaked in the love of the Divine. For them, it is God alone everywhere. Nothing exists other than God. It is the way of the devotees. Gurudev, my profession is suc ...
  7. Seva is your Nature

    Thu, 22/08/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, the desire for Moksha (liberation) is itself a desire itself and is a necessity too. But as long as there are desires, one cannot realize God. Please guide. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: It is very natural to have a desire for liberation ...
  8. Gurudev, We are from the city of Nasik where the Trayambakeshwar temple (one of the twelve Jyotirlingas or holy sites of pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Shiva) is located. When ‘Triyamba’ is one of the names of the Mother Divine, then how come Lord Shiva got this name?

    See, I have not read the Sthala Puranas (a branch of the Puranas which narrate the stories and the origins of various Shiva temples or shrines, written in different vernacular languages). So I am not aware of it. There are so many people from ...
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