18 Dec 2011 - QA 10

Guruji, I wanted to ask you what is good and what is bad? And how do I know if the things that I am doing in life are good or bad?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

There is a very simple definition to know what is good and what is bad.
1. That which you do not want others to do to you is bad and that which you want others to do to you and you do to others is good.
2. That which gives you short term joy and long term unhappiness is bad. Anything which gives you long term happiness and short term problem is good.