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  1. Volunteer

    Who is a volunteer? One who comes to help, without being asked to help; one who is self-motivated, inspired, becomes a volunteer. There is the possibility of the inspirational motivation going down in a volunteer, which could bring frustration. Usually vo ...
  2. Volunteer for a Better India

    A talk given by H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during the Curtain raiser event of Volunteer for a Better India. As I was lighting the lamp, it took a little time. I said,'It takes a little time for the oil lamp to catch fire, but once it catches fire, it b ...
  3. How can one balance household duties, business and service?

    How do you balance a bike? When you fall more to the left, you bend right, and when you are falling more to the right, you bend to your left. There is no theory, you just do it. It balances automatically. It pinches one if one doesn't do service at all ...

  4. Sometimes I feel tired of doing service. I feel like stopping then. I also feel frustrated then. Guruji, Why does this happen, and what should I do when I face this?

    When your body and mind are tired, you should relax then. Don’t get stuck with the thoughts of doing service at that time. Relax and meditate.

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  5. What is the best seva I can do?

    Any seva is the best seva if it is done with 100% attention. Seva is doing what is needed to be done at that moment.
    Right now somebody is in dire need of a glass of water. You may say giving a glass of water is not a big seva, instead let me build a ...
  6. Dear Guruji, two years back I asked for blessings. You blessed me and things changed. I got so busy with my job that my wish to work for the Art of Living is not being fulfilled.

    When the tree is full of fruits and you start enjoying the fruits, you forget to water the roots. It is good you remembered, so now water the roots every day. Be engaged in some seva project. ...
  7. Behind seva lies the desire for closer association with you. Is this right or wrong?

    It doesn’t matter. Do not consider it wrong and feel guilty because of it. The desire is there, so it is there. ...
  8. Gurudev, I am not a very sad person nor do I find life depressing. But many times when I wake up in the morning I have a heavy heart and feel lonely and feel like crying. What is that and how do I stop feeling this way?

    Engage yourself in some seva activity, however big or small. If you are engaging yourself in seva activities then these sorts of things will get lifted. Of course listen to some knowledge and do sadhana along with that. ...
  9. uruji, I lost my father four years back, and since then I am unable to concentrate on academics. What should I do to improve academically, so that I can make him proud of me?

    Do YES course. Don't worry. Your father's blessing is with you. Move on.
    All the youth here, I want you to move forward. Let us create a bright future for India.
    In foreign countries what they do is, they take a sabbatical - take one year off from ...
  10. What can I do for you from now on?

    Keep smiling. Live the knowledge and spread happiness.
    I want more and more of you to spread happiness in the world. If you can start in small groups at your home, and invite one of the Art of Living teachers to conduct meditations, that will be very g ...
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