Question & Answers with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Q: If there is something that we are not getting from God, will we get it if we make our Sudarshan kriya and sadhna strong?
Sri Sri: Have patience, keep up the hope that it may happen. Know that whatever is good for us will be given.
Q: In the continuation of the same thing, should we believe in the match- making of the birth chart etc. Should we believe in all that? Does match of mangalik-non mangalik matter?
Sri Sri: It is science but it depends on who does it. Many times in the name of astrology, people cheat others. There is something in chart matching, and you can do all that if you like. But Chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaye’ is best cure for all the short comings.
Q: Guruji, the self control that I keep on myself gets broken sometimes. What to do in such case?
Sri Sri: It does not matter if it happens sometimes. It is not happening always?
Q: What is the difference between Lord Shankar and Lord Krishna? Some worship Shiva while others worship Krishna?
Sri Sri: There are different forms and names, but they all are same.
Q: Please tell us what we should do for our nation to feel grateful to our nation.
Sri Sri: For showing your love and gratitude for your country, you will have to do a lot of work in the society so that our villages develop and become self helping. To make a society which is void of corruption, violence, all have to put effort whole heartedly, OK.
Q: Doing Sudarshan kriya, we feel relaxed and happy but after that the mind again wanders in its imaginations.
Sri Sri: You turn around and see.
(The questioner turns around, and audience laughs)
Sri Sri continued: Not now! You turn around in your life, one year, two years, three years before, and see what were you then and what are you now? Do you see the difference? How much difference? You say a lot of difference in a month since you did Sudarshan kriya, so there will be more in the future.
Q: Guruji, I feel like doing a lot of work but that falls outside my boundaries. Do I have to think and dream about it?
Sri Sri: Yes, you must have a dream for it.
Q: I have finished my final year engineering exam. I want to study, I want to pursue higher studies, but I cannot concentrate when I sit to study. I want to study, what should I do?
Sri Sri: If you are not getting concentration in your studies, watch for these three things
(i) Your diet, watch what you are eating. Diet makes a big difference.
(ii) Do you do any physical exercises? If you just keep sitting on a couch watching TV, or keep sitting on computer with internet etc. then the circulation is less in your body. Then you tend to become lazy and will not feel like studying. So, it is necessary to do a little bit of physical exercise, yoga, pranayama, meditation and also participate a little in singing etc. Doing all these, whatever is the need for your system will be furnished, and then you can grasp more in studies. Also your learning and retaining capacity will increase, and you will be able to study as well as gain much more in shorter time.
Go for higher studies if you want to. Choice is yours, blessings are mine!
Q: What is more important, ones upbringing or one’s cast? People who believe in cast system and religion are against intercast marriages. So what matters most-the values of that human or the cast and religion of that human?
Sri Sri: One should see the humanity the most.
Q: We 25 people have come from Nepal, and have a question - when are you coming to Nepal?
Sri Sri: I will come soon.