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  1. Sri Sri, did you dream of growing up to become a humanitarian?

    I wish I never grew up (laughs), and I still feel that I am a teenager who refuses to grow up.
    When I was a teenager, I could not accept conflicts. I always wanted to bring peace. Whenever people fought with each other, I would want to intervene and d ...
  2. Does Chanting Mantras Really Work?

    Feb 25 2012
    Delhi, India What is the importance of chanting mantras? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: When someone abuses you verbally, how do you feel? If someone says that you are a donkey, how do you feel? What does it do to you? What does it create? Anger! It shakes you. It ...
  3. How do I learn to say ‘No’ nicely?

    Just say it, that’s it. Don’t think if it is nice. Anyone who is expecting a ‘Yes’ will not take a ‘No’ nicely, no matter how it is said. So it is better to be blunt, and just say ‘No’. ...
  4. How do I deal with tensions at home? I really feel like running away.

    Take a deep breath, relax, and know that this will pass. ...
  5. How can we reduce the gap with our parents and make them understand our lifestyle?

    This very intention in you to do so will make it happen. You want to bridge the gap? Is this your intention? You will be able to do it!

    There is always some give and take in that. There may not be just one criterion, there could be a million criter ...

  6. Do I go for a smart girl or a good looking girl?

    The choice is entirely yours! Just don't tell her why you chose her later on, okay? You will be in trouble. You will not be smart then! ...
  7. Life From a Youths Perspective

    Feb 25 2012
    Delhi, India How should I forget my ex-boyfriend? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: One fine morning, maybe tomorrow morning, you wake up and see that there are 7 billion people on this planet. Of these 7 billion, nearly half of them are men, which is 3.5 billion. Of ...
  8. Is Politics Dirty?

    Feb 25 2012
    New Delhi, India (Thousands of Delhi NCR youth had gathered at the Hindu college premises for a youth initiative titled ‘Own the Future and the Present’. This initiative registered and witnessed a huge turnout of over 10,000 students from 75 colleges inclu ...
  9. Is speaking lies always wrong?

    As long as it doesn’t put you in trouble! Some time or the other, it does put you into trouble.

    Now, if a five year old asks you, ‘Where did my brother or sister come from?’, and you say, ‘Yes, some bird brought the child.’ It is okay to lie at tha ...

  10. How do I get out of confusion? There are choices everywhere; for career, relationships, health. How do we know the best choice for us?

    Something will tell you, something will strike you deep inside that this is the best. Just go for it. ...
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