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  1. Revenge Is No Solution

    Jul 16 2013
    Montreal, Canada betrayal_text_711.jpg How do you forgive someone that you have a close relationship with, who has betrayed you and let you down continuously? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Well, what option do you have? If there is any other good optio ...
  2. Gurudev, why and how did you come up with the Shakti Kriya? Can you please explain a little more about it?

    Why and how? Just like I came up with the Sudarshan Kriya, this dawned on me some two-three years ago. I mentioned this last year after Navratri that we are going to experience something beautiful, and so we did it. The technique is there, knowledge i ...
  3. The Art Of Communication

    Sep 7 2013
    Bangalore, India skill.jpg Gurudev, how to be diplomatic and what is the art of getting your work done? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Being diplomatic is seeing the point from the other person’s angle as well. Getting into the other person’s shoes and ...
  4. Money Is Not Everything

    Feb 6 2014
    Bangalore, India dont-give-too-much-power-to-money_1.jpg Don’t give too much power to money. Money has its role to play. It’s not just money that makes things work; people have power in their determination. Many of the big demonstrations that ...
  5. Gurudev, you say in the Yoga Sutras that those who are not doing good, one should educate and ignore them. But Gurudev, what to do if that person is our life partner and we have to live with him? How do I ignore him or improve him?

    We have to ask him also, what’s his opinion about you. I am not qualified to answer this question, I have no experience, I don't talk about subjects in which I have no experience, still I would say create a space for him as he is.
  6. I am a student and there are so many distractions around me. When I start studying I easily get distracted. Is there any permanent solution this?

    No way! Why do you want a permanent solution? There is no permanent medicine in life. Whenever you get distracted, see what is distracting you? When you’re watching an interesting movie, the mind is not distracted. There i ...
  7. Inculcating Good Habits In Children

    Sep 7 2013
    Bangalore, India good-habits-child.jpg Gurudev, with so many negative influences from the world outside, how can I give the right values to my children and skillfully introduce them to spirituality? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I think you should keep ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, If Shiva is not a person and only a tattva (principle), then how are there so many shakti peeths (seat of energy) which are formed from the parts of Sati’s body?

    Shakti peeth means a seat of energy. How many of you felt that as soon as you came into the ashram, or even before coming to the ashram, the whole energy changed? (Many in the audience raise their hands) Shakti peeth (seat of ...
  9. Might Does Not Make Right

    Feb 9 2014
    Bangalore, India Below is a transcript of an online interaction with Sri Sri as part of the 6th International Women's Conference - 'Dialogue with Sri Sri'. From trauma relief, women safety, human rights, environmental care to fashion, media and film-making ...
  10. My question to you, your holiness is: At what stage of the nine month pregnancy does the soul enter the baby? (Naida Glavish: Māori Party president from New Zealand)

    Well, I don’t know! But I can tell you, the ancient scriptures say there are three occasions when the soul enters the body; during conception, or in the fifth month of pregnancy, or at the time of birth. Among scholars there are differences i ...
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