How to keep a check on my arrogance when I feel successful and happy? What are the other ways to calm the mind and make it happy, other than meditation?
Arrogant people are somewhere insecure. They don’t have enough knowledge. But when the context of your life expands, when it changes, then where is the place for arrogance? Once you see life from a holistic perspective, there is no arrogance.
Profession is a passion if you excel in it. Wherever you have a passion, it becomes a profession. Suppose you have a passion for music though you are an engineer, you will see, if you follow your passion you will become a musician. If passion and profes ...
Even a single failure hampers my confidence and I have faced many failures in life. How do I keep myself from getting de-motivated?
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Every failure is a step toward success. There are many successful people today, you know how much they have failed at some point in their life? There are ample examples in the world.
In a competition if you lose, ...
Gurudev, my life is quite uncertain. I am unable to understand what is the goal of my life. I get influenced by my surroundings easily. Show me the right path.
The first goal for a student is to excel in studies and make a career. At the same time be multi-faceted and improve your talents. This is a time for you to develop as many talents as you can. Studying alone will not give you enough satisfaction. Do a l ...
Gurudev, today ragging is a major issue in colleges. Please sensitize the youth against it in our Happiness Program.Yes, sure. You know why one does ragging? For some fun. There are ways to have fun but not at the cost of others. Be innovative. You are all tech students, you can innovate ways to have fun, but not at the cost of someone’s life or their mind ...
I’m a teacher and I see lots of my students doing a forceful bhastrika (breathing exercise taught in Art Of Living programs), as it seems to give them a kick. Is it okay?No, it should not be forceful. I always say take the middle path. Don’t do it very slowly or gently but don’t use too much force also. ...
If spirituality is about finding ourselves and in the process we keep changing ourselves then are we actually ever able to know ourselves, or is it okay to just keep on trying to find oneself?
It is like peeling an onion, layer by layer. This is what Adi Shankaracharya said, 'Neti, Neti', I am not this, I am not this.
You keep contemplating about yourself and at some point you will find that inner tranquillity. That is impor ...
I want to become a teacher and spread this wonderful knowledge, but I’m disturbed sometimes by the politics that I see on this path. Kindly guide me.
Wherever there are people there will be politics.
Politics means everybody has their own tendencies, and human beings have many tendencies. In this world, in any field, on any path, anywhere you go you won’t find everybody to be a ...
Gurudev, there are reservations based on class or race for many courses. Should Art of Living followers utilize these reservations or not?
That is up to you. If you want to utilize it, do so. If you don’t want to, it is fine. All I want is that you be happy and make everyone around you happy. The best scenario is if there is no reservations, as everyone is equal. They do these for po ...