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  1. Does contentment come after indulgence or without indulging (the senses)?

    Contentment comes with an elevation of your consciousness. It is a higher experience. It comes when you do not dwell on something again and again. That is why in the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Maharishi Patanjali answers the question, 'How to get Vai ...

  2. Gurudev, what actions should a person do to increase his paatrata (the ability to receive Grace or blessings)?

    Just having the intention to increase one’s paatrata itself does half the job. When this desire arises, then one also understands one’s shortcomings and can make efforts to overcome them. That too happens by itself, just by having thi ...

  3. Guru Utsav Divas

    05.09.2014
    The Teacher’s Day in India got a new name today – it will be called as Guru Utsav Divas from now on. It is also very appropriate. You know, if you consider the word Guru as a neutral gender, then the name of this day would translate as The Great Celebrati ...
  4. (A member of the audience asked a question which was inaudible)

    Yes, there are three kinds of people in society – the good, the bad and the cunning ones. We get inspiration by seeing and knowing the good people in society. From the bad people in society we learn and understand that we can actually do good and ...

  5. Gurudev, we are from Chhattisgarh. While we were traveling by train to reach Bangalore, we had two tickets, of which only one was confirmed. So I had to share my berth with my friend. However there was an old lady who was sleeping on the floor because her seat too was not confirmed. What should we have done in this situation?

    You have already reached the Ashram, why are you still thinking about that old lady now? Just relax. Yes, you should always honour and respect women, and be considerate towards children and the elderly. Always respect your elders and senior citize ...

  6. Gurudev, it is said that the meaning of Rudra is one who cries or howls. Is this correct?

    See, there are many meanings associated with Rudra. Yes, this is one of the many meanings of the word Rudra – meaning one who makes someone cry. See, any change makes you cry. There are many other deeper meanings to this, but we ...

  7. Gurudev, why are all the famous temples of our country constructed on top of a hill or a mountain? Why have they made it so difficult to reach the temple?

    See, there is a scientific reason behind constructing the temple on top of a mountain. When you climb or walk such a great distance, your blood circulation greatly improves and the pace of your breath also changes. It becomes sort of like doing prana ...

  8. Gurudev, when we see someone’s picture, we remember and miss them. Is it appropriate to do the same for God also? Is this not straying away from the essence of spirituality?

    See, if someone feels that way, then it is alright. In reality you do not need it because this entire Creation is God’s portrait. Whatever we see as manifest in this Creation is nothing but a painting crafted by God. It is His manife ...

  9. The Way To Be Happy Ever After

    08.09.2014
    Sometime or the other you all have had this experience that you are truly Niranjana (meaning: untouched and unblemished).Many times it happens that you are driving down the road in your car and you see two people by the side of the road fighting between t ...
  10. Sri Sri At The World Summit On Ethics In Sports

    19.09.2014
    (Leading decision-makers from sports, politics, business, academics and NGOs converged for the first time at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich to define the role of sports in solving societal problems and to celebrate best practise examples of ethical sports ...
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