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  1. Ignorance, Meet Self-pity

    Jul 23 2014
    suffer-pity_01.jpg What is it that is bothering you? Wake up and see, everything is going to finish. Everything is going to come to an end one day. This very awareness, that everything is going to finish one day, can take you out of the worryin ...
  2. You Are The Light

    Jul 17 2014
    You-Are-Light.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Where Love Is, God Is!) Gurudev, why does someone sometimes have attractions towards people of the same sex? Why is being homosexual or bisexual such a taboo? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I think ...
  3. Where Love Is, God Is!

    Jul 17 2014
    wis4.jpg Gurudev, who are you? Are you God? Do you know everything? What is a Guru and why are you a Guru? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Why am I Guru? It just happened by accident. I kept sharing what I knew and people started calling me Guru. That’s ...
  4. Transformed By Praise

    Jul 16 2014
    praising.jpg From what I understand, the spiritual path is about dropping one's ego. Yet what I've observed is, as a Guru you seem to do a lot of pumping up of people's ego; especially certain people. Please talk about this apparent irony. Sri ...
  5. Change Your Attitude Change Your Life

    Jul 9 2014
    look-inside.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post An Unwritten Law) In a practical and immediate way, what can we do to combat terrorism? Can people say special mantras or prayers to help erase the horrible violence? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: We ...
  6. An Unwritten Law

    Jul 9 2014
    win-loose1.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Three Levels Of Silence) In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna beautifully describes the types of doers. He says, 'Mukta-sango 'naham-vadi , dhrty-utsaha-samanvitah siddhy-asiddhyor nirvikarah, k ...
  7. Stop Being Judgmental, Start Being Compassionate

    Jul 15 2014
    judge-others-one1.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Today's Pain Is Tomorrow's Strength) Gurudev, I have observed that all your devotees are very sweet when they are at a course, or in a satsang, but when they go out in the world, things ...
  8. Today's Pain Is Tomorrow's Strength

    Jul 15 2014
    Mistakes-.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Marriage Means Sacrifice) I have misbehaved and now I feel very sad about it. My family is also suffering. I keep thinking of the past and I can’t get rid of it. Please tell me what to do. Sri ...
  9. Marriage Means Sacrifice

    Jul 15 2014
    marriage-01.jpg You say the consonants without vowels. Without 'Aa', 'Ka' cannot be said. Without 'Aa', 'Cha' cannot be said. None of the consonants can be uttered without vowels. And when you try to utter consonants without vowels, the mind st ...
  10. God Gives His Toughest Battles To His Strongest Soldiers

    Jul 14 2014
    Know-that-every.jpg See how nature has done it so beautifully! A coconut does not fall when it is heavy and full of water. When the water dries up, it becomes lighter and then it falls. A heavy coconut will never fall, you have to go and pluck ...
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