Q: Why is Krishna known as poorna avatar?
Sri Sri: There are many aspects of Krishna which are complete. I have spoken about it in Krishna - absolute joy.
Q: I feel close to you but the closer I get to you, I seem to face tougher situations sometimes, is this something related to Guru mandala?
Sri Sri: Longing brings out a lot of creativity in you. It can bring out a lot of poems. Longing is Radha shakti….Krishna. Be very fortunate.
Q: What about people who haven’t come to you yet?
Sri Sri: They will come in sometime.
Q: Why have miracles stopped happening in my life?
Sri Sri: It is taking a little nap for you to exp the contrast.
Q: Isn’t insincere praise same as pleasant lies?
Sri Sri: Why should your praise be insincere?
Your praise cud be a blessing. Blessings are for the future only. So u can praise someone as a blessing. If someone is stingy, you say….. That praise can become a future blessing.
Q: Is it possible to be both ethical and practical?
Sri Sri: Yes. Your yukti should be like the salt in the food - just a little bit salt in your business. If there is too much salt, it becomes like food in the salt.
Q: Is it ok to forego discipline to experience immense love?
Sri Sri: They go together. Discipline has to be followed. I have spoken about this in Narad Bhakti Sutra.
Q: Why should people meditate in our modern society?
Sri Sri: If you look at the benefits that meditation brings in our life, you will find that it is all the more relevant. In ancient times, meditation was used as a way for finding the Self, for enlightenment. Meditation was a way to overcome misery and problems. It's the way to develop one’s abilities.
If you want, keep aside enlightenment. Today’sstress and tension in society calls for meditation
. If you take more responsibility, more meditation is required. Greater responsibilities and ambitions you have, greater is the need for you to meditate. If you have nothing to do, you may not need meditation as much.
The busier you are, the lesser time you have, the more desires and ambitions you have - all the more is the need to meditate. Because meditation
not only relieves you of stress and strain, it also enhances your abilities,strengthens your nervous system and mind. Not only does it help eliminate stress and tensions, releasing toxins from the body and soothing the mind, it also makes you more capable, enhances you in every way. What else do you want?
I would say if you want to be happy and healthy, you’ve got to meditate.
Sri Sri: Meditation helps to change your perspective. It improves the way you perceive things. It brings clarity in the mind. It improves your interaction with people around –what you say, how you react and act in different situations, you become more aware. In general, from a stress-free society to peace and health in individuals and from a violence-free society to a sorrow-free soul – all are side effects of meditation.