Sri Sri on Meditation

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  1. The Secret of Secrets

    A secret kept to yourself takes you deeper to the subconscious layers This is continued from the previous Secrets of Meditation post … In Quantum Physics, everything is only atoms, a wave function, just energy. There are striking similarities between Qu ...
  2. Questions on Meditation

    Q-1: How to quiet the voice inside my head while meditating? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There are several things you can do about it. First is accepting it and not fighting with it. You fight with it and feel that you should not have this noise. The more you ...
  3. Meditation for World Peace

    All world problems, from military conflicts to domestic conflicts, are caused by violence. Through meditation we can remove the cause of violence, thus bringing peace to the world. Any action that is undertaken without inner peace only leads to regret. An ...
  4. Meditation and Naturalness

    We all like to go to nature for peace, happiness, relaxation. Why does nature have this power- it is nature's naturalness! All of us like small babies- because of their naturalness. Everyone likes people who are natural. It is important to be yoursel ...
  5. Meditation & Love

    If you look at all the pleasures you get in life, they all come with a 'tax'! This tax is sorrow. Every event, however pleasant, causes pain in the end. Greater the joy; greater is the pain. Longing for an event or waiting for a pleasurable even ...
  6. Meditation & Human values

    What are human values? Compassion, cooperation, friendliness, smiling, laughter, lightness, wanting to help, sense of belongingness, caring for each other- all of these qualities contribute to human values and they need to be nourished and brought out. Ba ...
  7. Meditation for Seekers

    Where are you on the spiritual path? You may think of yourself as a spiritual person, but when you are caught in a traffic jam, or someone disagrees with you, your spiritual nature seems to take a holiday. Worries, sorrows and disturbances are certain to ...
  8. Fun with Meditation

    Everybody loves fun. Everybody wants to enjoy. Fun is all about your mental state. If you are unhappy, you feel that even the moon is irritating you. Sweet things are nauseating, music is disturbing. When you are calm and centered inside, noise is musical ...
  9. ‘Consciousness is very ancient; the mind is older than the stones’

    ‘Samadhi’ means where the mind is in total equanimity This is continued from the previous Secrets of Meditation post … Q-1: What is Samadhi? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: ‘Dhi’ means the intellect and ‘Samadhi’ means where the mind is in total equanimity; where y ...
  10. Spirituality is getting in touch with yourself

    When you are happy, every step you take is a dance This is continued from the previous Secrets of Meditation post … Why is it a challenge to be compassionate to ourselves? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Because we are in the habit of blaming ourselves. On the spir ...
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