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  1. Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness

    Sat, 31/05/2014
    Dear Gurudev, what is the main mantra or key to happiness in life? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The key to happiness in life is to not stay stuck in 'I…Me…Mine' (meaning one’s own personal desires or material gains). Dedicate your life to some larger goal, or to ...
  2. The Truth About Honesty

    Thu, 05/06/2014
    Gurudev, somebody speaks very well, and give speeches very confidently, but when it comes to work, nothing gets done. So how should a politician be, a good orator or a good worker? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Both are needed.When I finished college, a gentleman ...
  3. Intellectual vs. Emotional

    Wed, 05/06/2013
    (Below is a continuation of the post One Pointed Devotion) There are two types of people in the world:One type are called Bhaav-pradhan: They are those who are driven purely by their feelings (meaning those who give great importance to their feelings).The ...
  4. The Art Of Expressing The Heart

    Thu, 22/05/2014
    When can one gain victory (over ignorance or negativity)?This is explained very beautifully in a verse from the Bhagavad Gita, 'Yatra yogeshvarah Krishno yatra partho dhanur-dharah. Tatra srirvijayo bhutir dhruva nitir-matir mamah'. (18.78) Sanjaya recite ...
  5. Share In The Joy Of Giving

    Thu, 15/05/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post You Are 'All In One') Gurudev, in the Bible it is mentioned that, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Was Christ a communist; was he against rich people? Sr ...
  6. Surrender Is Very Powerful

    Sat, 26/04/2014
    Gurudev, please speak on Surrender. Many times, people associate surrender to weakness. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know, the word Surrender has two aspects. One is the eastern aspect of surrender, and the other is from the western perspective. When you ar ...
  7. Faith Brings Knowledge

    Fri, 25/04/2014
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, in the Mahabharata who was closer to guru, Eklavya or Arjuna? How did Eklavya get such profound knowledge just with his Guru’s idol. How is that possible? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: 'Shraddhavan labhate jnanam matparassamyat indriyaha' ...
  8. Love So Divine

    Sun, 13/04/2014
    Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Gurudev, how do we judge whether somebody loves us truly. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: From whomever you receive love, just know that it from the Divine. You are getting love from the one supreme energy.Your affection is also is toward tha ...
  9. Our Foremost Duty

    Sun, 16/03/2014
    Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Today let us do a small exercise. Look at the person sitting next to you and tell them, 'I do not trust you at all'.(Everyone in the audience does the exercise) What did you all feel? Did you see that it is so difficult to even say ...
  10. Sri Sri's Message On Ram Navami

    Tue, 08/04/2014
    Kolkata, West Bengal Gurudev, what does Ram mean? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Ram means the radiance within us; the light of the Self.The word ‘Ravi’ also means the same. ‘Ra’ means light, ‘vi’ means special. It means this special light within us that is eterna ...
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