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  1. Gurudev, there are some prayer rituals that we perform at home to nullify any bad things that are to happen. My question is, will the Divine do bad to us if we do not perform these poojas?

    No, there is nothing like that. The Divine is not going to do anything bad to you, or get angry at you. The purpose of pooja is to keep a good atmosphere, to bring in good energy to your home and to purify your mind and your heart.
    If you sit w ...

  2. Dear Gurudev, when we shouldn’t get stuck with the five senses, why do we light a diya, incense sticks and offer flowers while doing pooja?

    See, you can make all these offering, and you can do none of these as well. A pooja can happen just in your meditation. These practices are a tradition, and it creates an atmosphere so people have been doing it.
    Let us suppose that ther ...

  3. The Time Of Your Life: Invest It Wisely

    Fri, 08/08/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Blessing Of Wealth) Can one be free from this world by reading scriptures? Or should one stop reading for salvation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: When you know then why do you ask? (Referring to the teachings of Saint Kab ...
  4. Gurudev, it is said that from every animal and bird something can be learnt. What can be learnt from humans?

    Humanity! From human beings we can learn two things:
    1. What we must do
    2. What we must not do

    We can learn about the different kinds of animals and birds, we can also learn what we must do from animal and birds, but we cannot learn ...

  5. Can one be free from this world by reading scriptures? Or should one stop reading for salvation?

    When you know then why do you ask? (Referring to the teachings of Saint Kabir Das). 'Pothi Pothi Padh Padh Kar Jag Mua, Pandit Bhayo Na Koye Dhai Aakhar Prem Ke, Padhe so Pandit Hoye'. (Meaning: Reading books everyone die ...

  6. Sri Sri's Message On Janmashtami

    Sun, 17/08/2014
    The message of Janmashtami is simply this: when Lord Krishna is born, there is joy and celebration everywhere. Every heart, every mind, every home is filled with joy and happiness.Tomorrow we shall celebrate Annakuut (a festival in Gujarat that celebrates ...
  7. Gurudev, how to attain dispassion, and how to be free of the desire to attain something?

    Through dhyaan (meditation) and gyaan (knowledge). Through this you will attain bliss, and when there is bliss then dispassion follows.
    To be dispassionate, just realize that everything is momentary and temporary. To attai ...

  8. Gurudev, what is more powerful between surrender and resolution? How should we believe that what we are resolving to do is good for us or not?

    Leave everything and relax. Why are you thinking so much and getting worried? First of all, what do you have to surrender? You have nothing to surrender. Is this body your own? How long have you been able to control on it? When you were young, this body ...

  9. The Blessing Of Wealth

    Fri, 08/08/2014
    When bhajan is happening, close your eyes and dissolve in the sound. Don’t see here and there, or at people’s faces. Don't see who is opening their mouth, who is laughing, who is looking up, who is looking down. There is no use in seeing all this. Close y ...
  10. The Good Anger And The Bad Anger

    Sat, 09/08/2014
    Q: Gurudev, anger is both a weapon and a weakness. Many times anger erupts like a fiery weapon, but in those moments how can one prevent it from becoming one’s own weakness? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Do you know why you feel angry? You feel angry because of s ...
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