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  1. The Things We Cannot Change

    Thu, 05/21/2015
    Gurudev, Astrology is regarded as the eyes of the Vedas. Does our life really depend on the position and movements of the planets and stars? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Every particle in this Creation is related to us and our life. So it is not just ...
  2. Gurudev, who made the rainbow?

    Well, the rainbow is made by the sun, the rain and of course – you! Only because of where you were standing were you able to observe the rainbow. If you move somewhere else, you cannot see the rainbow. So for the rainbow to exist, you have to be t ...
  3. Gurudev, why doesn’t God give us some kind of visible indication of a suitable life partner, like smoke coming out from that person, etc.? Why do we have to invest our time and emotions in a person to find out?

    Well, I think the smoke comes afterwards! (Laughter) So first there is fire, and then the smoke comes later on. Someone who wants to be your partner may also want the same thing. So they too maybe are looking for a similar indication from your si ...
  4. How much sadhana is required to convert bad karmas into good karmas? How can I know that the account has been balanced?

    Unfortunately no one has here has done the auditing of these (karmic) accounts (laughter). Perhaps Chitragupta (a Hindu god assigned with the task of keeping complete records of actions of human beings on the earth) would be able to tell y ...
  5. Gurudev, what is the best way to forgive somebody?

    When you want to forgive them, then you have already forgiven them. There is no other way then. It is already done.When can you really forgive someone? You can forgive someone when you see them as a victim. Every culprit is also a victim ...
  6. Gurudev, it is said that whatever we are is what we attract. I keep attracting dishonest, restless and non-peaceful people, while I myself am an honest and peaceful person. Why is this so?

    If you see that they are like that, then you should just be centered, that’s it. Do not get swayed in the same direction of their negativity.It is quite natural, but all these are occasions for you to reflect and look at your own strength to ...
  7. Gurudev, Astrology is regarded as the eyes of the Vedas. Does our life really depend on the position and movements of the planets and stars?

    Every particle in this Creation is related to us and our life. So it is not just the stars on the screen (here jokingly referring to movie stars), but all the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies have an effect on our lives.It is sai ...
  8. The Way To Please God

    Tue, 06/02/2015
    Photo credit: Lawrence OP/ Foter/CC BY-NC. (Below is a continuation of post The Source Of True Happiness) Gurudev, in the Pune Ashram there is Ayush Homa performed during birthdays and anniversaries. What is its significance? Sri Sri Ravi Shank ...
  9. Gurudev, I am a Sikh girl and I wish to marry a Jain boy. But my father says that Sikhism is the best religion and that I should not marry outside my religion. He also says that I have betrayed my religion by joining the Art of Living. What do I do?

    No, there is nothing like that. Just ask him patiently, why he is in so much ignorance? Ask him why does he misunderstand so many things despite having come to the light of the Guru? It means he has not correctly understood the teachings of Guru Nanak D ...
  10. How should I handle the fears in my kid’s mind?

    See, there isn’t much fear in the mind of a child. And even if there is, you should calmly explain to them and ask them to do some chanting, such as 'Om Namaha Shivaya', or just say 'Jai Gurudev', and all the fear drops off. ...
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