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  1. Initially I always see the best in people but as time passes, I begin to see the worst of them when I get to know them closely. My feelings about them change. Why does this happen and how do I handle this situation?

    You know, the opposite of this fact is also true. Many times you do not get off to a good start with someone else, but as time passes and you keep your patience, you start liking them. So both things are true.
    This kind of cycle comes in everyone’s l ...

  2. How to cope with the generation gap and the problems that it brings? How do we cope with the differences we have with our elders?

    See that has to be done very skillfully. You must explain and keep your stand before them, but you must also be respectful and listen to what they have to say as well.
    Remember this – our elders always have love and our best interests at heart< ...

  3. All Religions Are One

    Sat, 30/08/2014
    No-religion.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Peace Begins With Me) The Ganesh festival just concluded yesterday. People often ask, 'Why do they first worship the idol of Lord Ganesha and then immerse it in water?'You know, there was a b ...
  4. Peace Begins With Me

    Sat, 30/08/2014
    peace-.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Practice What You Preach) There are three kinds of doubt: 1. When we doubt ourselves2. When we doubt the people around us, and3. When we doubt GodWe have never seen God, so there is always a doubt ...
  5. Practice What You Preach

    Sat, 30/08/2014
    (The Outreach Program, Jamia Millia Islamia, organized a dialogue with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Sri Sri spoke on World Peace & Global Harmony, which was followed by a guided meditation. Afterwards, the audience of over 400, which included faculty members, ...
  6. Finding Strength Through Faith

    Tue, 14/10/2014
    clarifying-doubts.jpg How can a person build up faith? Or is it a talent with which one is born with? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You cannot build up faith, you should simply become aware of your doubts and drop them. When you drop your doubts, faith ...
  7. I understand the importance of being at peace internally, despite all hardships and injustice. But as an activist who fights against all forms of oppression, how should one deal with an oppressor who has violence on their side? In other words, how must the weak overcome the powerful?

    If we are disturbed, our actions will not yield fruit. When we are calm, we get intuitive thoughts and with these thoughts you make a plan and take action on it. If you have to deal with an oppressor alone, it is not possible. You have to create awarene ...

  8. What is the purpose of Yoga Nidra and how does it work?

    It works, doesn’t it? You take your attention to different parts of the body one by one, you see how the body and the consciousness are separate. Yet, they are one with each other.

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  9. Dear Gurudev, please can I do tantra sadhana. Do you mind it? I am doing one of the Dus mahavidya sadhanas.

    See, I tell you, there are not many people who know the ten mahavidyas. So you don’t need to do any of those. You simply relax and listen to some chanting. The Art of Living has released so many chants, and they are all a part of that only.
    Th ...

  10. How can a person build up faith? Or is it a talent with which one is born with?

    You cannot build up faith, you should simply become aware of your doubts and drop them. When you drop your doubts, faith is already there.
    A doubt is like a cloud hovering over the mind. Wake up and realize, 'What is this doubt? It is o ...

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