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  1. When we violate the laws of nature then we suffer

    Wed, 02/01/2012
    What is the significance of Arghya (offering water to the sun)? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Water is symbol of love. In fact, in Sanskrit, it is synonymous to love. ‘Apa’ means water and it also means love. That is why, someone very close to you, what do you ca ...
  2. Gurudev, what is Advaita? How can we practically understand it?

    : This chair, the stage and the background are all made up of wood. Knowing that all this is made up of wood is called Advaita. But knowing that the stage, the chair, the tent and the door are all different, is called Dvaita. Both are true. If you go to a ...
  3. Knowledge removes the darkness of ignorance in life

    Sun, 01/15/2012
    True education I believe is that by which the individual is strengthened and can be away from sorrow. If someone criticizes, one can listen to the criticism boldly, and when one has to offer criticism or comment, one can give them with patience and confide ...
  4. God exists; He loves you a lot and He is in you.

    Fri, 01/20/2012
    Mahasatsang at Bhodgaya, Bihar Life is priceless. It is a gift from God. If we don’t care for it, we remain unhappy. When we care for it, we start receiving what we desire. I have come here to remind you one thing, do you know what? No, that is why I have ...
  5. There is only one God everywhere

    Thu, 01/05/2012
    Gurudev, do you believe that prisons are right? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I consider prisons to be like hospitals. Like when someone’s body is sick, you take them to the hospital; like that, when someone’s actions are sick, they go to prison, only to get bett ...
  6. Let go and take refuge in the quiet corner of your heart

    Tue, 01/03/2012
    How to overcome insecurity? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Insecurity is because you feel there is nobody for you. Wake up and see there is so much humanness, there is so much love in the world, and you don’t need to feel insecure. You are walking in the street an ...
  7. Every time you are confused you grow one step higher

    Mon, 01/02/2012
    Are our emotions linked with age? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes. They are linked with hormones in the body and they are also linked with time, age and so many other factors. Gurudev, when are you going to come to my city? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Oh, don’t ask m ...
  8. Meditation is a journey from sound to silence

    Sun, 01/01/2012
    It is so nice to be back in Berlin. So today we are talking about meditation, right! What is meditation? Why do we want meditation? In order to go deep within ourselves, to understand ourselves or to learn anything about ourselves we need to be in a co ...
  9. Gurudev, what is your message for the youth this year?

    The youth are getting younger and the time is always of young people. Every minute belongs to them.
    So if you feel you are youthful in your spirit, then the whole year is yours.
    By the way, youth is not just by age, it is by spirit, remember that. ...
  10. The coming year is the year of bliss

    Sat, 12/31/2011
    According to the Vedic calendar this year is called ‘Nanda’ which means bliss. This is the year of bliss. Last year was the year of Certainty. The year before was of Chaos and Confusion. But now the coming year is the year of bliss and the year of happines ...
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