Sep 21,2011-QA 5

Guruji, forgiving someone’s mistake is a noble thing. But is it okay for someone to commit the
same mistake again and again?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Twist their ears, and if the same mistake is repeated, give them a slap.
Sama (equality), daan (concession), bheda (disagreement), dand (punishment) are the four types of
solutions to consider if mistakes are repeated. If nothing works, then pray sincerely for wisdom to dawn
on that person.