India: Way Forward

15.08.2014 Bangalore, India

(Read Sri Sri's Message on India's Independence Day - 15 August 2013)

India has always had power, and it is because the spirituality of India. We need to bring forward the image of our nation as a secure and strong country. And it is everyone’s responsibility to work for the improvement of our society. We cannot say that we love the gardener (God) but we don’t like his garden (society). Nobody can say this. That is why Janseva (serving people) is Janardana seva (serving God). So we should be involved in service.

Whosoever is given a position, they should remember that the chair is meant for serving the people, and not for selfish personal gains. The leaders of the country should live with humility, and serve with dedication, just like a servant would.

God is said to be ‘Dasaanudasa’ , which means the servant of servants. Lord Hari (a name for Lord Narayana) is said to be the servant of servants. God serves his devotees with utmost humility and love. So we should be also be like a das (always ready to serve), like the Divine, but we should not be udaas (sad).

We all have belongingness, humanity and love in us. Now is the time to bring this out strongly. We need to meet people and communicate with them. We need to bring a wave of happiness in our society.
Today, even the United Nations has acknowledged that it is not GDP (Gross Domestic Product) but GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) which is more important. We cannot ignore this; happiness is an important factor.
Are people happy? Are they content? Now these factors are also being measured.

The volunteers of VBI (Volunteer for a Better India) should go from village to village and sit with people. Inspire them, and kindle enthusiasm in them. Do satsangs wherever possible. Bringing a wave of spirituality alone will make this difference.
The transformation has already begun and the much needed change has also started happening everywhere.

Questions & Answers

Expand all Q & A Collapse all Q & A

Read earlier posts

  • Sri Sri on the Bhagavad Gita

    August 17, 2015
    • Commentary on Chapter 8:
      1. Meaning of Brahman
      2. What Spirituality Is?
      3. What Karma Is?
      4. What are Devatas

    The Way To A Quiet Mind

    August 14, 2015
    • The Depth of Silence
    • Buddhism: A Branch of Hinduism
    • Time & Mind Are Connected
    • Nature of the Mind
  • Making A Better World

    August 14, 2015
    • Don't Hide Your Mistakes
    • Open Your Heart to the Guru
    • A Guru is Never Judgemental
    • The Truth of Ramayana

    You Are Not Your Thoughts

    August 12, 2015
    • Rising Above Your Thoughts
    • How Do I Merge With My Guru
    • Is Marriage Within the Family Healthy?
    • How to Make Your Home an Ashram
  • Drop the Past

    August 12, 2015
    • Dealing with a Tough Marriage
    • Maintain Mental Hygiene
    • Handling People's Expectations
    • Keeping Sexual Desire Under Control

    Science of Vastushastra

    August 11, 2015
    • Origin of Vastu Shastra
    • Remedy to Correct Doshas
    • True Freedom
    • Making the Ancient Wisdom Available
  • The Cause Of All Causes

    August 6, 2015
    • The Cycle of Ignorance
    • The Relevance of the Guru
    • Our Real Identification
    • 2 Types of Masters

    Message Of Guru Purnima

    August 4, 2015
    • The 2 Worlds We Live In
      1. The Real World
      2. The World of Memory
    • 3 Types of Memory
    • Feeling the Connection
  • Love Is About Giving

    July 31, 2015
    • Chanting vs. Japa
    • A Way Out of Habits
    • Meaning of Vayustuti
    • Role of Yantras

    Guru Is Greater Than God

    July 31, 2015
    • Guru Leads You to God
    • Importance of Planting Trees
    • Namaaz and Meditation
    • Meditation and Premonitions
    • Dealing with Possessive Parents
  • A Piece Of The Master

    July 31, 2015
    • Overcoming Loneliness
    • Inter-caste Marriages
    • Recognizing True Love
    • Be Knowledgeable with Rigidity

    Meditation Brings Revelation

    July 30, 2015
    • Is Life a Dream?
    • Act with 100% Attention
    • Meditation Helps Control Anger
    • Overcome Fear of Death