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  1. The Art Of Expressing

    Nov 3 2012
    Bangalore, India wisdom-2-1.jpg Gurudev, receiving unconditional love from you has become such a habit that whenever I get into a relationship, I look for the same love in the other person, and none of the relationships work out for me. What do ...
  2. Stay Clear Of Jealousy

    Oct 27 2012
    Bangalore, India wisdom-1-7.jpg Gurudev, when our focus is outward we feel jealous. In the same way, if we see the Guru outwardly also can we get trapped in jealousy? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes. Many times we think, ‘See Gurudev has given him a ...
  3. Removing Fear

    May 14 2013
    karmas-are-good_1_0.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post A True And Simple Fact) In the next verse, Lord Krishna explains further, ‘Chatur-vidha bhajante mam janah sukrtino 'rjuna. Arto jijnasur artharthi jnani cha bharata-rsabha’. (7.16) ...
  4. A Different Pair Of Shoes

    Nov 2 2012
    img_13062013_140909.png Can you please explain the meaning of this verse, ‘Indriyarthesu vairagyam anahankara eva ca, janma-mrityu-jara-vyadhi-duhkha-dosanudarshanam. ’ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Indriyartheshu vairagyam, we see so many things, such ...
  5. Gurudev, today is Karva Chauth (an ancient festival where a woman prays for the longevity of her spouse and his overall well-being).

    Yes, today is karva chauth. You have already seen the moon, go and eat now. Even if you don’t get to see the moon, not a problem, think that you have seen the moon from within yourself and go and have your meal. We have all these customs in our ...
  6. A True And Simple Fact

    May 14 2013
    Bangalore, India walking-the-spiritual-path.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The Untrue Reality) The next verse is,‘Na mam duskrtino mudhah prapadyante naradhamah. Mayayapahrta-jnana asuram bhavam asritah’. When you behave with othe ...
  7. Don’t Harm Yourself

    May 15 2013
    Bangalore, India img_11062013_164054.png Dear Gurudev, when someone insults me, I simply accept it with a feeling of love, and I do not retaliate. Am I in some way encouraging injustice by doing this? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, we must never su ...
  8. The Untrue Reality

    May 14 2013
    bhagvad-gita_post_04_1_1.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post What is it That Makes You Miserable?) The influence of Maya is so vast that no matter where you go, you find yourself under its influence. The moment you feel you have freed your ...
  9. What Is It That Makes You Miserable?

    May 14 2013
    Bangalore, India img_07062013_180325_1.png (Below is a continuation of the post The Secret to Great Strength) A great scientist called Professor D’Hoore had come here to the Ashram. He is a Scientist and an expert in physics. He said that this ...
  10. Your True Nature

    May 11 2013
    Bangalore, India bhagvad-gita_post_02_0.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Walk The Path of Truth) The entire creation is composed of two types of Prakruti: Para-prakruti and Apara-prakruti. Apara-prakruti is of eight types but there is o ...
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