1 Sep 2011 - QA 13

Guruji, when my prayer remains unanswered for all these years, is it that I am stuck or is it that I am unable to see the larger picture?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Both! You should always put a clause along with your prayer, ‘if it is good for me, let it happen.’

Otherwise you are stuck with the desire in your mind for a long time. And when it does get manifested and become a reality, you may not want it.

A person was wishing for nuts all his life and he got the nuts when he lost all his teeth. What is the point?