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  1. Gurudev, you have said that a disciple overcomes the little mind to follow the Guru. But in my case, I feel that I am not able to overcome the mind. What do I do?

    Is it so? Then nature will kill your mind and help you overcome it (laughter). What is the mind? The mind means the many desires that you carry within you. Nature knows very well the number of desires you drag and carry as a burden within ...
  2. Listen To Your Heart

    Tue, 01/06/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post Smile And Make Smiles) Dear Gurudev, I find it difficult to get the right balance of focus on earning income to support my family and doing seva. Is there a formula to this that you recommend? Sri Sri Ravi S ...
  3. Dear Gurudev, what are your thoughts on Western therapies for trauma, depression, and anxiety? Is it contradictory or complementary to The Art of Living path?

    I would say Western therapies are constantly changing and progressing. Whatever therapy the West was using several years ago, they are no longer valid today, they have discarded it all. I would always go for a holistic solution. There are some aspects t ...
  4. Dear Gurudev, can you talk about Maya? How can we get rid of Maya?

    Listen, the word “measure” in English comes from a Sanskrit root called “Maya”. Maya means that which can be measured. So, "all this is Maya", means "everything here can be measured". Wate ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, how do I satisfy my loved ones that are very demanding?

    Sometimes, it is okay to be little insensitive. When the demands are not justified or not logical, you do not have to feel obliged about those demands, but you don't have to get upset either.Suppose you are not a doctor and someone is coming a ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, how is your relationship with other gurus?

    What a question! My relationship with every human being is very good! (Huge laughter and applause) From my side, I have no problem with anybody; if someone has some problem with me, that is their problem. See, people who are genuine teache ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, I find it difficult to get the right balance of focus on earning income to support my family and doing seva. Is there a formula to this that you recommend?

    Do you know how to ride a bicycle? How do you balance? Exactly like that. If you are doing service for the society, and you are getting drowned in it, and you are neglecting your family, something will pinch you – listen to that pinch. Simi ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, how does a Guru find his disciples, and when does a Guru appear in someone’s life? Please share the secret with me.

    It is no more a secret. I am here and you are here, so it does not matter who meets who first.Every event has a bigger cause, and you cannot limit a particular logic to a cause, or a particular logic to an event, because life is much more than wha ...
  9. Smile And Make Smiles

    Tue, 01/06/2015
    Dear Gurudev, you do so much for us, what can we do for you? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Keep smiling and spread the smile and happiness. There is so much work to be done in the world. There are conflicts in Syria, in Egypt, in Ukraine, in Pakistan, ...
  10. Dear Gurudev, how can we free ourselves from guilt?

    See, if you have done a mistake in the past, it was at the time when you had no knowledge, when you are ignorant. A mistake done in ignorance should not be considered at all – it is done, gone, finished. You are a new person now, move on. As long ...
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