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  1. Sri Sri's Message On Ram Navami

    Gurudev, what does Ram mean? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Ram means the radiance within us; the light of the Self.The word ‘Ravi’ also means the same. ‘Ra’ means light, ‘vi’ means special. It means this special light within us that is eternal. The light in our he ...
  2. This Is Why We Feel Low

    Gurudev, Can the mind continue its process of evolution between lifetimes as well? Does it need a body and situations for its evolution? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, it needs a body. That is why the human body is very precious. You know, in day to day life, ...
  3. Is Life Predestined Or Do We Have Free Will?

    Gurudev, What is the part played by destiny in our coming here and meeting you, and what is the role played by pure chance? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Life is a combination of both (destiny and chance). There is a little role played by our destiny, and a greate ...
  4. When The Going Gets Tough

    Gurudev, it is said that wisdom is to have a smile on your face even in bad times. Should I put on a fake smile? I don't feel very good when I do this. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is a proverb in America which says, ‘Fake it till you make it’.When in diffi ...
  5. Wake Up And Serve The Nation

    Gurudev, Guru Gobind Singh was a warrior. Can a saint also be a warrior? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Absolutely! Saints used to be warriors. Vishwamitra, Parshuram, etc. There are so many Rishis in Shrimad Bhagvatam who were warriors. Guru Gobindji raised this s ...
  6. The Best Way To Forgive

    Gurudev, is there any limit to forgiving or asking for forgiveness? Is there any governing principle for this? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Forgiving someone shows one’s compassion. Asking for forgiveness shows that you recognize your mistakes, and that you resol ...
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