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  1. Gurudev, how to be contented and happy?

    You are not happy? You are not contented now? This very moment; right now (Sri Sri snaps his finger)!
    Greed takes away the contentment. It is the, 'I want more, I want more', which makes you miserable, which makes you put so muc ...

  2. Gurudev, it is said that wisdom is to have a smile on your face even in bad times. Should I put on a fake smile? I don't feel very good when I do this.

    There is a proverb in America which says, ‘Fake it till you make it’.
    When in difficult times, you experience pain. I am not saying you should never express the pain that you are experiencing, and fake it with a smile, no! If you feel the ...

  3. Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says 'Anityam asukham lokam imam prapya bhajasva mam'. We can understand the anityam (temporary) aspect of this world, but why is it called as asukham (sorrowful)?

    That which is temporary is sorrowful. Anityam means which does not exist permanently.
    See, before getting a position, a person is worried about getting the position. After he gets the position, he keeps worrying about holding on to it. And when ...
  4. Gurudev, How to deal with wishes? I wish to have a child, which after many tries is still unfulfilled.

    Whether a desire is fulfilled or not, just be happy. Don’t cling onto a desire. Because whenever a desire is fulfilled, it leaves you in the same place that you were before the desire arose. Not all desires can be fulfilled. Some get fulfille ...
  5. Gurudev, I am presently a yoga teacher. My biggest problem is how to inspire people? People are not inspired. What is the best advice you could give a teacher to inspire people.

    Ask them these three things: Do you want to be happy? Do you want to be healthy? Do you want to have more time in your day-to-day life? If yes, come do yoga. You give me 10 minutes, I will give you two hours. If you do 10 minutes of yoga, you get energy w ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, if doing nothing brings us so much joy and happiness, then why should we do anything at all?

    Your nature is such that you cannot stay for too long without doing anything.
    You know, bliss is always found or realized in the contrast of events.
    When you are doing something and when you put in your 100% efforts, only then do you realize the ...
  7. Generally, people who do virtuous things are sad, and people who do vices are very contented and happy. They are praised in fact and well placed. How come?

    Do I look sad? Does Swamiji here look sad? Look, Swamiji is laughing. Look around; these are all common and ordinary people. Do they look sad to you?
    Don’t they all look happy here? Did you see in the kitchen, in the reception, people are happy, right ...
  8. 5 Secrets to Happiness

    Once a wise man drew a line on a board and told his student to make the line shorter without touching or erasing it. How would you do it? You have to shorten a line without touching it. The intelligent one (referring to the student) then drew a much longe ...
  9. What does dance express?

    Yes, when you are happy, every step you take is a dance. You dance your way through your life. Wisdom makes you dance through all situations.
    A movement stretched in rhythm is dance. Sound stretched in rhythm is music. Life stretched is celebration! ...
  10. Gurudev, even though I try hard to make everyone happy even then there is unhappiness all around me. What to do?

    At least you be happy. Don’t lose you happiness even if others are not uplifted by your efforts.
    See this world like a dream. Sometimes even in a wakeful state you need to see this world like a dream. Now you are looking at me, is it a dream or truth? ...
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