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  1. Dispassion is what you invoke in yourself

    Tue, 05/17/2011
      Dearest Guruji, is it true that every chapter of the Bhagavad Gita has influence on a particular plane? Kindly explain. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Planets are far away, they have an influence on your mind, on your Self. Every chapter has an influence on you. ...
  2. It is up to us to bring out the best in others

    Mon, 05/09/2011
      Guruji, when we say that so and so person is a realized soul, please tell me what do they realize? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Realization is just that I am not the body but I am much more than the body. I have been here before this birth and I will continu ...
  3. Parenting is a two way journey – teaching as well as Learning

    Mon, 06/07/2010
    7 June 2010, Bangalore Ashram, IndiaSri Sri Address to parents It is very difficult for me to talk about parenting. I have no experience. But I can give you some ideas through observation. You have to put this into your experience and see. If you are ve ...
  4. Seva is Savior

    Sat, 06/06/2009
    The way to expand from individual to universal consciousness is to share others’ sorrow and joy. As you grow with time, your consciousness should also grow. When you expand in Knowledge over time, depression is not possible. Your innermost source is joy. T ...
  5. Desire and Joy

    Fri, 05/15/2009
    All desires are for happiness. That is the goal of every desire, isn’t it? Yet how often does your desire lead you to the goal? Have you thought about the nature of desire? It simply means joy tomorrow and not now, doesn’t it? Joy is never tomorrow. It is ...
  6. Love- The Question of an answer

    Tue, 05/05/2009
    In a congregation, H.H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar asked, “How many of you feel strong?” Many people raised their hands.H.H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar then asked, “Why?”“Because you are with us,” they answered.“Only those who feel weak can surrender,” Sri Sri responded ...
  7. The different kinds of understanding

    Mon, 05/04/2009
    There are three kinds of understanding: intellectual understanding, experiential understanding and existential realization. Intellectual understanding says “yes,” it agrees. Experiential understanding feels, is obvious. Existential realization is irrefutab ...
  8. Only speak Knowledge.

    Thu, 04/30/2009
    Only speak Knowledge. Don't repeat anything that someone tells you or opinions about anyone that someone states -- “That so-and-so said such-and-such about you.” If someone comes to tell you such things, discourage them. Don't believe it. If someone blam ...
  9. Respect everybody as you respect me

    Sat, 04/25/2009
    Respect everybody as you respect me, but don’t expect from everyone what you expect from me.You usually do it the other way: You don’t respect everybody as you respect me, but you expect them to give you joy and behave ideally. When they don’t live up to y ...
  10. Love

    Fri, 04/24/2009
    When love glows, it is bliss.When it flows, it is compassion.When it blows, it is anger.When it ferments, it is jealousy.When it is all "no's", it is hatred.When it acts, it is perfection.When love knows, it is me. ...
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