09.08.2014Q: 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 ...
Dear Gurudev, I am suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe low self-esteem. I am unable to talk to anyone freely because I always feel I am not as successful or accomplished as the person next to me. I keep thinking people hate me because of this. I have begun to separate from reality and living in a negative world. I would like to seek your advice.
First of all, know that life is like a river. You cannot put your feet twice in the same water because the water is changing. Like the flow of a river, your mind is changing all the time. You don’t get the same leaves in the maple tree for two sea ...
How to deal with loneliness. It is difficult to live without love in my life. How to bring love? How to bring a loving companion?
Find love within you, that is what meditation is. If you are comfortable being with yourself, then anyone will be comfortable being with you. So here you are, in the right place to develop those vibrations within you. And you will see that ...
21.07.2014(Below is a continuation of the post You Are Responsible For Your Own Happiness) Dear Gurudev, can you give us proof of heaven and God? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: First give me proof that you have a mind! Give me proof that you exist. You may be dreaming! Are ...
Dear Gurudev, can you please explain what it means to let go. How do I let go of situations that are currently causing me pain which I have no power to change?
How do you sleep at night? If you don’t let go, can you sleep? No! If you don’t let go of an event or situation, or objects, or anything around, you cannot fall asleep. That is letting go.
Just wake up and see, the world has been like thi ...
First give me proof that you have a mind! Give me proof that you exist. You may be dreaming! Are you sure you are not dreaming?
What is the proof you want. You want the proof of the planet existing; that there is consciousness, there is energy, there ...
Dearest Gurudev, some young people I know use Marijuana and say that it is their spirituality which helps them connect to different realms. Please speak on the long term effects of Marijuana use.
Marijuana use is the most horrible thing one can do. You know it can give you a temporary effect of an elevated consciousness but it destroys the body. It destroys your nervous system. It is very bad for your physiology.
Though I have never tasted, b ...
Dearest Gurudev, there is a constant running for importance and recognition in my life. Most of my decisions are based on this. Recognition has been my major motivation in whatever I do including seva. Please advise.
It’s good that you recognize your weakness. Once you have recognized it, you are already coming out of it. Next time you do seva, tell yourself, 'Okay, I am going to do seva but not tell anybody about it'.
In India there is somethin ...
Gurudev, how to stop nuclear waste? Currently, the whole ocean and slowly people are getting impacted due to the accident in Japan. How can we stop this?
You know our oceans are dumped with so much garbage, so much garbage that you can create another continent out of it.
They say, off New York coast, the ocean is not an ocean but it is just a garbage dump. You can create an island, a big continent fro ...