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  1. Make A New Friend Everyday

    Mar 25 2013
    San Diego, California, USA (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the launch of a special initiative, 'Nonviolence: No Higher Calling' in San Diego, California, on March 25, 2013.) nonvio.jpg We need to live in the space of friendliness. Just walk into a cl ...
  2. Be Genuine, And Life Will Be More Beautiful

    Mar 19 2013
    Split, Croatia connection.jpg We exchange so many pleasantries with people saying, 'Hello', 'Hi', 'How are you', 'Welcome'; it is so superficial. It is not really coming from your heart. It is similar to the airhostess who greets you when you g ...
  3. Keep Up Your Enthusiasm!

    Feb 2 2013
    New Delhi, India (On 2nd February 2013, Volunteer for a Better India, an initiative of the Art of Living, held a National Youth Summit in New Delhi, India.The Premise for the Summit is sensitization of the young leaders under the overarching spirit of huma ...
  4. Whatever Happens, Happens

    Mar 7 2013
    Bangalore, India gurudev_wisdom-50-new-jpg-2.jpg Gurudev, how to live life with absolute confidence that Guru or God is there to take care of me when I have surrendered? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is no way you can do it! You simply have to be ...
  5. Gurudev, what is the significance of Kali standing on top of Shiva?

    Kali is symbolic of enormous transformative energy; energy of destruction. When that stood on the Shiva Tattva, it became Bhadrakali, which means, the energy which only brings benevolent results. The whole thing is symbolic; it implies t ...
  6. What is Wisdom?

    Mar 16 2013
    Delhi, India (India Today Conclave is a signature event of India Today Group, India's leading media conglomerate. Over the last eleven years it has hosted the best minds in politics, finance, business, academia, technology, arts, etc., from across the worl ...
  7. Bring Light to the World

    Mar 14 2013
    Bangalore, India guruji-carusal-new--_0.jpg Sit in satsang and go inward; that is what is important. (Audience: Don’t go) You should not say that. There are many programs and people are expecting me. I don’t like to disappoint anybody. Even tod ...
  8. Success Is An Attitude, Not A Phenomenon

    Feb 8 2013
    Bangalore, India wisdom-3-2_0.jpg Gurudev, success to this world means money, power and fame. How does one know if we are successful? Is there any measure? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: To me, the sign of success is a smile. The number of smiles that o ...
  9. Gurudev, tapasya is doing something that you don’t enjoy doing. My work these days has become tapas for me. Should I endure it thinking of it as tapsya, because I don’t want to run away from it?

    Very good attitude; it is the right attitude. Often, one takes up a project, then they don’t like it, and they don’t want to continue with it. It is wise to think of it as tapasya (a penance), and continue doing it. ...
  10. Prayer Is Essential In Life

    Feb 8 2013
    Bangalore, India prayer_11.jpg Gurudev, what is the importance of yagna? I heard that if we do yagna, then even the rain comes. Why don’t we do a big yagna, and finish all the bad things in the world? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Have you heard about ...
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