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  1. Gurudev, what was the relationship between Radha and Krishna. What was so special about their relationship that even Krishna’s wife did not get the same place as Radha?

    Though I have never read the Srimad Bhagavatam but I have heard that it is mentioned that Radha is not mentioned anywhere. The very meaning of the word ‘Radha’ means to return to your source. ‘Dhara’ means that which comes from the source, while ‘Radha’ me ...
  2. The World Is A Reflection Of Our Feelings

    Gurudev, in the Bhagawat Gita the Lord says that you have to perform Karma (action) as long as you are alive. But one Karma leads to Karma. That is why this cycle never gets over. My question is, which is that Karma by which we can be liberated from the cy ...
  3. Gurudev, I liked the Shakti Kriya very much. What is this source of energy? What is the secret behind it? Please explain.

    There is energy everywhere. Everything in creation is just the play of this (divine) energy. No praise is enough. That is it. ...
  4. Truth Beyond Words

    Gurudev, which one is the best expression of being human - Dhyana (meditation) or Seva (service)? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Both are needed. It is like asking, is it better to watch television or listen to it. What will I say? They both go together hand in han ...
  5. Seva is your Nature

    Gurudev, Q: Gurudev, the desire for Moksha (liberation) is itself a desire itself and is a necessity too. But as long as there are desires, one cannot realize God. Please guide. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: It is very natural to have a desire for liberation. Afte ...
  6. Gurudev, We are from the city of Nasik where the Trayambakeshwar temple (one of the twelve Jyotirlingas or holy sites of pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Shiva) is located. When ‘Triyamba’ is one of the names of the Mother Divine, then how come Lord Shiva got this name?

    See, I have not read the Sthala Puranas (a branch of the Puranas which narrate the stories and the origins of various Shiva temples or shrines, written in different vernacular languages). So I am not aware of it. There are so many people from ...
  7. Honouring the Divinity within

    Gurudev, do Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva switch their roles from time to time? Do they not get bored doing the same role again and again over time? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Well, this is why at one point in time they all came together as one and be ...
  8. Gurudev, I am a journalist. Please explain what should the qualities of a good journalist be?

    The first thing is to present the truth before the people. Sometimes the truth can be so bitter and terrifying that it can shatter the people’s hearts, and put an end to their enthusiasm. They may get totally gripped by fear and insecurity. So along with p ...
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