15 May 2013 - QA 4

Gurudev, how can I be free of ignorance?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

When you become aware that you were ignorant, that itself means that your ignorance is gone. An ignorant person does not think of himself as ignorant at all. Just like how you realize you were asleep after you wake up, in the same way, an ignorant person realizes his own ignorance only after he comes out of it.

There is so much nectar in this knowledge. We can go on discussing it for hours together. Tonight, I am giving you all an exercise to do.

Sarvam Vasudevam iti’, remember that everything around you is (a form of) Vasudeva. Whatever kind of devotion one has, it has come to you by Vasudeva’s grace alone.