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  1. Dear Gurudev, how does a Guru find his disciples, and when does a Guru appear in someone’s life? Please share the secret with me.

    It is no more a secret. I am here and you are here, so it does not matter who meets who first.Every event has a bigger cause, and you cannot limit a particular logic to a cause, or a particular logic to an event, because life is much more than wha ...
  2. Smile And Make Smiles

    Tue, 01/06/2015
    Dear Gurudev, you do so much for us, what can we do for you? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Keep smiling and spread the smile and happiness. There is so much work to be done in the world. There are conflicts in Syria, in Egypt, in Ukraine, in Pakistan, ...
  3. Dear Gurudev, how can we free ourselves from guilt?

    See, if you have done a mistake in the past, it was at the time when you had no knowledge, when you are ignorant. A mistake done in ignorance should not be considered at all – it is done, gone, finished. You are a new person now, move on. As long ...
  4. Dear Gurudev, what should we do if we want to go deeper in meditation?

    You are in the right place. Don’t be in a hurry. Do your practice and keep doing the Art of Silence program every 3–4 months, at least for a couple of years, and will start going deeper into meditation.Doing the Art of Silence course o ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, the spiritual path can be very confusing at times. How do I know I am progressing?

    Every confusion means one old set of norms and ideas have broken down, and something new is coming up, so it is good. Never mind – don't worry about your progress. You are progressing – there is no way of regression o ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, how do we find our mission in life?

    The mission in your life is to leave a better world behind than what you inherited. Don’t you want to leave a better world for the coming generations than what you inherited? Look back and see, how the world was ten years ago, or fif ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, how can I have a more positive mind?

    Just know that the tendency of the mind is to hold on to something negative. If ten compliments and one insult are given, the mind holds on to the negative – that one insult. So when we know this, we are already one step out of it. Time and again, ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, you do so much for us, what can we do for you?

    Keep smiling and spread the smile and happiness. There is so much work to be done in the world. There are conflicts in Syria, in Egypt, in Ukraine, in Pakistan, in Columbia, and in many other parts of the world. We should see what we can do. If t ...
  9. Happy- At All Times

    Tue, 05/12/2015
    Each one of you should feel that you are very special. Don't think 'Oh, Gurudev is for the crowd and not for me'. This you have to fix. I will tell you an incident. In Paris there was a big program that had been organized, in which around 200 p ...
  10. A Commitment To Happiness

    Sat, 04/25/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post A Healthy Way To Deal With Emotions) How does one maintain harmony in relationships? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I am not qualified to talk about it, but having observed many couples around the world I can give yo ...
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