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  1. Buddha – Manifestation of Silence

    When Buddha got enlightened on the full moon day in the month of May, he kept silent. For a whole week he did not say a word. Mythology says that all the angels in the heaven got frightened and said, "Once in a millennium someone blossoms so fully li ...
  2. Om- The Sound of the Universe

    Q: What does ‘Om’ mean when we chant it 3 times, what does it invoke in us? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know, somewhere in Boston during Guru Purnima in 2010, a lady from the Boston-Connecticut area had done a research where they recorded the sound Om, put ...
  3. Gurudev, Jai Gurudev, Guruji, I know the world through the mind, intellect, memory, ego, etc., but only after leaving these six levels can I know my true self. So my question is when we leave these six levels, how do we establish our self in the seventh level?

    We don’t have to leave the six levels; we cannot leave the body, mind, intellect. We have to be with this and know the Self. The body, mind, memory, intellect, ego is there and let it be there. Start meditating and relaxing for a few minutes every day, bef ...
  4. Gurudev, Where should we direct our energy during silence? Where does the attention go when we walk outside? Thank you Guruji

    Two things: Observe the nature, second is, observe yourself, your own breath, your own body. And do it with least amount of effort. Don’t use too much effort. Okay? Just a gentle awareness is good enough; some people put so much effort doing it. Then they ...
  5. Gurudev, who are Aryans? Please explain the origin of different races Asian, Europeans…

    Well, anthropologists have all the logics and theories and there are many who agree and disagree and contradict. It is all in the history books, my dear. So many theories have come up, don’t bother about it. This is because of the presumption of some peop ...
  6. Gurudev, is there an end to birth and death or does it go on infinitely? When will the present Kaliyug end?

    See, present Kaliyug is there only for five hundred years, and another twenty thousand years in the big cycle. But in the small cycle the good period has started. Now is the transition period and good period has started. Good people’s voice will be heard s ...
  7. Gurudev, That means wonder will increase faith?

    Yes, it must be happening to you. So it is happening to you already. In devotion to God there are three things: Stuti (praise), upasana (being connected) and prathana (prayer).Praising the qualities of God, meaning viewing the wonderful creation of God an ...
  8. Gurudev, you have said that meditation helps our ancestors. When we start mediating the first thing we do is we pay off a debt for our ancestors or give them something. Can you explain this a little further?

    Yes, see like your DNA, your body is connected to your parents or to your very close friends. Haven’t you experienced this? Someone very close to you has some problem and you start feeling it in your body. How many have experienced this? So, on the physica ...
  9. Gurudev, Why often people don’t respect me. Is it because of my energy? What should I do?

    Don’t worry about it! You know we think people don’t respect us. In fact people have no time to think about you. Everybody is so busy - okay! In our mind if I think, oh nobody respects me then I am nurturing that sort of energy and it does start happening. ...
  10. Gurudev, Could you please remind me why it is important to do the morning sadhana? I really need motivation.

    I will give you so much motivation and so many ideas that it is good for this and this and this, but then when you are lethargic then you say, oh I know it is all good but… You pull the blanket on and then you go to sleep. That is why I don’t insist you do ...
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