17 Dec 2011 - QA 4

Guruji, we know that we should do sadhana regularly, but sometimes it becomes very boring to do it. What to do at such times?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Exercises are always boring but we know for our good health we have to do it. Like eating is boring, but still we eat.
Sadhana is boring but still we should do it. Make it a routine, sit for a few minutes, do some rounds of bhastrika.
Sometimes you have to get on to the treadmill and you feel, I don’t want to do this exercise but still you do it because you know it is good for your health, in the same way you must do sadhana.
Doesn’t matter if you miss it for one or two days, that is okay. Don’t feel guilty about it.
But if missing becomes regular, then you need to reconsider it.
That is why doing sadhana in organized groups is always good.
There is a proverb in Sanskrit: ‘Ekas tapasvi, dwir adhyayi’; whenever you want to do a practice, doing it in groups of two or three or more is always beneficial.
Many times you do things for company’s sake. I have heard many people saying, ‘I don’t drink unless I have company.’
When you can do wrong things for company’s sake, can’t you do something good for company’s sake also?!