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  1. Gurudev, nowadays everyone gives me free advice. Each one is trying to be my Guru (Teacher). Without asking I am getting the advice. Whose advice I should listen to and whose I should not?

    This is not only nowadays, it is happening successively since many decades. One should listen to everyone and do what one wants to. There is no cover over the ears, they are open. Why? So that you can hear everything, but see only that which you wa ...
  2. The Eternal Message

    Jan 8 2014
    Bangalore, India where-is-god (1).jpg (Photo credit: RayMorris1 / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND) Gurudev, if your perception is your reality, then what is truth? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: What is the truth, is a very individual journey. Nobody can even a ...
  3. Perceiving The Divine

    Oct 3 2013
    Bangalore, India ram-hanuman_0.jpg Gurudev, what are the signs of true love? What is its form and how can we recognize it? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: True love is like what was between Lord Rama and Bharat. That which existed between Radha and Lord ...
  4. An Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker

    Sep 27 2013
    Bangalore, India Below is a transcript of what Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said at the Bangalore Literary Festival. The festival was designed to bring the focus onto the literary heritage of the city and to transform Bangalore into the hub of Indian Literature. T ...
  5. Gurudev, what is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?

    Knowledge is what is up in your head, and wisdom is what is in your life; that which has come as your experience is wisdom. Knowledge is what you have heard and acquired by reading and listening. Knowledge is like reading the menu, and wisdom is hav ...
  6. Gurudev, why only one Guru? What is his/her purpose?

    You forget about the Guru. Just walk your path and grow in knowledge. When you benefit and have someone to thank, that is your Guru.The word guide in English came from Sanskrit word Guru.If you want to play soccer, you need a coach ...
  7. Gurudev, in Mahabharata, many of the warriors were killed by the Pandavas through wrong means. What was the reason behind this? All the bad that happens, is that also Divine will?

    Yes, Mahabharat is a very beautiful story, and very symbolic also. Don’t think that it happened once in the past, it is happening every day, especially in this country. There are many Shakunis (the devious uncle in the story of the M ...
  8. It's Okay! You Didn't Do It

    Jul 18 2013
    Montreal, Canada guilt_0.jpg How can I become free from the sense of doership? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Just keep doing, don’t worry about it. I think you have too much time to sit and think, 'Am I the doer or not'. Just do what you are suppose t ...
  9. How can I become free from the sense of doership?

    Just keep doing, don’t worry about it. I think you have too much time to sit and think, 'Am I the doer or not'. Just do what you are suppose to do. Every action has a reward; pleasant, unpleasant, or mixed. There are only three types of rewards. W ...
  10. Wake Up And Serve The Nation

    Jan 9 2014
    Bangalore, India wisdom-22_1.jpg Gurudev, Guru Gobind Singh was a warrior. Can a saint also be a warrior? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Absolutely! Saints used to be warriors. Vishwamitra, Parshuram, etc. There are so many Rishis in Shrimad Bhagvatam w ...
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