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  1. Gurudev, you say that ‘Sukhasya dukhasya nakopi daata’ (No one gives us pain or pleasure except our own mind). So is there no effect of our actions on others at all then?

    our own mind). So is there no effect of our actions on others at all then? What we do affects others ... it, then no matter what you do, it won’t affect them at all, be it good or bad. There lived a saint ... sell him looked like a slave. Diogenes wasn’t looking like a slave at all. So whatever we do affects ...
  2. How can I gain the determination to face a situation? Or should I change my path? How can I know what is my dharma (duty)?

    unpleasant, good or bad. No matter what happened till now, no longer exists. It is all finished. As we go ... Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna says, 'I remember now'. What does he remember? That all this is nothing! ... I am not this. If I was this then I would have ended. I have surpassed all this and moved on, this ...
  3. Gurudev, you have spoken much about food and the breath. Would you like to say something about clothes as well? Should we only wear traditional clothes?

    animals are slaughtered. All this should be done away with. It is said, ‘ Ahimsa paramo-dharma ’, ... (Non-violence in all action is the supreme duty or Dharma). Everyone should walk the path of non-violence and be ...
  4. Gurudev, in the Agama tradition, it is said that the Asana (here meaning holy or revered seat of a deity) for the Devi (Mother Divine) is both Dharma (righteous conduct) and Adharma (immoral conduct or deeds). Can you please explain this?

    deeds). Can you please explain this? Yes, Shakti (here referring to the Mother Divine as the source of all ... sustains all of creation) transcends this conflict and is much higher than it. What is Para-Shakti? It is ... One without duality or conflict. All are equal and the same before that divine power. ...
  5. Gurudev, is possible for me to be spiritual in spite of not being religious? Is Dharma necessary?

    It is the essence of all religions. If you say that I will be both spiritual and irreligious also, ... Spirituality too has its own place. This is what we must all understand. It unites everyone’s hearts together. ...
  6. The Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Yoga, Meditation, Sudarshan Kriya, Spirituality, Stress Relief, Social Transformation, Youth Empowerment, World Peace, Disaster Relief & Trauma Care, NGO, Ayurveda

    all in one word called dharma. Duty, one's nature, virtues, values – if you want to put one word ... in which all of them come together, we say dharma. That which gives you comfort, that which uplifts ...
  7. Gurudev, why did Arjuna ask a doubt only on the battlefield and not when he had ample time with Lord Krishna before coming to the war?

    courage to make him accountable for whatever he is doing? First of all, no! Second, suppose you administer ... society. If all of you can come together and do something then this nation will change and the people here ... important is that we all have to take responsibility. We cannot point a finger to just one person and make ...
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