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  1. The Case Of Good vs. Bad

    Jun 14 2014
    happiness.jpg Gurudev, everything in the world is natural - the good and the bad. Then why are we always trying to convert the bad into good? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Because that is also part of our nature. People are being born, and people die, ...
  2. A Play Of The Divine

    May 31 2014
    trust-betrayal.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness) Gurudev, are love and devotion the same? What should I do if the person whom I love betrays my trust? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Even then be grateful ...
  3. Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness

    May 31 2014
    faitha.jpg Dear Gurudev, what is the main mantra or key to happiness in life? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The key to happiness in life is to not stay stuck in 'I…Me…Mine' (meaning one’s own personal desires or material gains). Dedicate your life to s ...
  4. Qualities Of A Jnani (Gyani)

    Jun 5 2013
    Gyaan-Yajna_04.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Intellectual vs. Emotional) A Jnani (wise or knowledgeable one) is one whose intellect is sharp and profound. Such a person understands everything in depth (and not superficially).A Jnani ...
  5. The Truth About Honesty

    Jun 5 2014
    unnamed (5).jpg Gurudev, somebody speaks very well, and give speeches very confidently, but when it comes to work, nothing gets done. So how should a politician be, a good orator or a good worker? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Both are needed.When I fi ...
  6. Intellectual vs. Emotional

    Jun 5 2013
    sri sri.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post One Pointed Devotion) There are two types of people in the world:One type are called Bhaav-pradhan: They are those who are driven purely by their feelings (meaning those who give great importance ...
  7. TBD

    Jan 1 1970
    sri sri.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post One Pointed Devotion) There are two types of people in the world:One type are called Bhaav-pradhan: They are those who are driven purely by their feelings (meaning those who give great importance ...
  8. Overcoming Those Doubts

    May 29 2014
    truth (2).jpg (Below is a continuation of the post A Time To Reflect) Now having understood this, you might want to ask, 'How can we increase our Sattva (positivity)? How can we overcome and go beyond these tendencies?'It is through meditation. ...
  9. A Time To Reflect

    May 29 2014
    Attachment.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The 3 Types Of Dhritis) Once when I was on tour in California, I saw that there was an advertisement for the cemetery there on the road. Do you know what the advertisement said? It said, 'Beau ...
  10. The 3 Types Of Dhritis

    May 29 2014
    ritual_02.jpg Q: Dear Gurudev, what are the three kinds of Dhritis (strengths, or types of stability of the mind) that Lord Krishna has mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita? Can you please speak about that? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There are three kinds ...
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