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  1. Gurudev, how do I explain the concept of love to my young children? I found it very easy to relate to God, but the same doesn’t apply to my children.

    In the Upanishads there is a story, an 8 year old boy asks his father, ‘Daddy, what is God like?’ So the father took his child outside the house and asked him, ‘What was there before this house was built.’The child said, &l ...
  2. How to get the strength to raise two young kids after losing my husband in a foreign land?

    You should know that there God is with you. There is a higher power that will hold your hand through the whole journey. You will be able to overcome the crisis and be successful in it.You know, I was in Kurdistan, in Iraq, and about 1.5 mil ...
  3. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew died recently. Why do people die? It would be great if people who do good deeds have an option to live longer, then wouldn’t the world be a wonderful place?

    Would you like to keep wearing the same dress, because it is nice, forever? You will have to change it. Life is all about change.Let him travel to the other side of existence. He has done so much for this country, be grateful for it. His mission i ...
  4. My boss ridicules me in a sarcastic and a condescending manner in front of my colleagues. I can understand because of the tone and the words he uses, hence I feel stupid. How can I handle this situation?

    Handle it with humor. If he ridicules you, you stand up and smile. Thank him and laugh with him. If you are made an object of fun, be happy about it. Tell him, ‘You’re having a lot of fun at my expense!’The friendly tone of your ...
  5. Accept & Move On!

    Mon, 03/30/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post Who Are You?) Every event that you experience in your life here and now has some meaning and is a result or an effect of something that has happened in the past. So, when you see the link between the cause a ...
  6. Who Are You?

    Mon, 03/30/2015
    When you go to a new place what do you do? You give an introduction about yourself. You talk about who you are, where you are from, isn't it?Now let us look at this from a wider perspective. Do we know who we are and where have we come from and ...
  7. Love Is Most Powerful

    Fri, 03/13/2015
    Gurudev, if love is our very nature, then why do we make one person as the object of our love? Why do we think that we love that one person the most? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: From birth we have known love to be directed from a person. Love gets pe ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, theoretically I can understand advaita (non-duality) philosophy. But how to bring that as an experience?

    No, no, this is pure science. For pure science, you do not need to bring it to experience.Advaita is seeing everything is one. This will help you to be stable. But when you are dealing in the world, you have to deal with duality only. Got it? ...
  9. Gurudev, you said not to hurt the ego of a man. But is that valid even when he hurts the feelings of his wife? How do I change his egoistic nature?

    Why do you want to change their nature? You change. When you change they may also change, or they may not change! We need to learn to see life from a broader perspective. Then things make much more sense to us.Why do we try to change people? ...
  10. Gurudev, the theory of creation in the scriptures seems to contradict the theory of evolution according to Charles Darwin. Could you talk about which one to believe?

    Which theory of creation that you are thinking is contradictory? Actually the whole world is just appearance. It appears to be so. You should read Yoga Vashishtha. You will get more idea about it. When you keep a spoon inside the water, half of t ...
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