July 10 Q & A 17

Guruji, when we are doing our practices kriya and meditation together, are we affected by other people’s negativity and bad karmas?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

No, no, no, absolutely not. Don’t worry. If you feel like you are getting affected by somebody’s depression or somebody’s negative energy, just say Om NamahShivaya a few times. It’s gone. It can happen. When people are so depressed and are not in proper shape and you meet them you may feel that. How many of you feel that, when you meet very depressed people something happens to your own body, right? Om NamahShivaya, Jai gurudev - it just disappears.