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  1. A Strong Self-reliant India

    Thu, 03/13/2014
    Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (Below is a continuation of the post Our Rich Heritage of India) Loving your country and loving the Divine are two sides of the same coin.If someone says, 'I love God whole heartedly but I do not love this Creation, this Earth, th ...
  2. This Is Why We Feel Low

    Tue, 04/01/2014
    Bangalore, India Knowledge cleanses our mind and bring peace. Be happy, and don't keep finding fault in others. For those people who got engaged today, I have some advice for you. Never question the love of your beloved. Don't ask them, 'How much do you l ...
  3. Our Rich Heritage of India

    Thu, 03/13/2014
    Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh The city of Sangam (a name for the city of Allahabad in India, being the meeting point of the three holy rivers– Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) is witnessing a sangam (meaning a confluence or coming together) of devotion, knowledge ...
  4. Is Life Predestined Or Do We Have Free Will?

    Mon, 01/06/2014
    Bangalore, India What is the part played by destiny in our coming here and meeting you, and what is the role played by pure chance? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Life is a combination of both (destiny and chance). There is a little role played by our destiny, and ...
  5. When The Going Gets Tough

    Thu, 01/02/2014
    Bad Antogast, Germany Gurudev, it is said that wisdom is to have a smile on your face even in bad times. Should I put on a fake smile? I don't feel very good when I do this. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is a proverb in America which says, ‘Fake it till you ...
  6. Wake Up And Serve The Nation

    Thu, 01/09/2014
    Bangalore, India 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 who were warriors. Guru Gobi ...
  7. The Best Way To Forgive

    Tue, 11/12/2013
    Gurudev, is there any limit to forgiving or asking for forgiveness? Is there any governing principle for this? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Forgiving someone shows one’s compassion. Asking for forgiveness shows that you recognize your mistakes, and that you reso ...
  8. Why A Mantra Is Kept Secret?

    Thu, 10/17/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, why is a mantra given as a whisper; so secretly? Does the mantra loses its power if given in open? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know what psychology says, if there is anything in your mind that is bothering you, speak it out. Bring ...
  9. Accept Imperfections Perfectly

    Fri, 08/30/2013
    Bangalore, India How do we deal with constant blame, especially from a dear one? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See, you get used to anything that is constant (Laughter). So don’t worry about it. If someone constantly keeps blaming you, then do not care about it. ...
  10. The Shine In The Sunshine

    Sat, 06/01/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post The Cause Of All Causes) Lord Krishna is saying here, ‘I observe everything happening in nature with a sense of apathy (or indifference). I am not attached or affected by it, yet everything in the crea ...
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