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  1. Yoga is that perfect balance between heart and head

    Dec 25 2011
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody. 2012 is just a week ahead. It is a very good year, like every year. Don’t worry about doomsday; it is not going to come. People will wake up to truth and reality and all the false people will go to the back ...
  2. Why is it that in our religion, fasting and other compulsory rituals are for women only and not for men? Like Karva Chauth fast that women observe for their husbands and other fasts that mothers observe for their sons. Men do not have to wear Mangal Sutra or wear sindoor? So is our religion also gender biased?

    It is not so!
    Probably men made the rules and so they imposed many on women. Actually women are at home and they have a lot of free time and so they take on all these rituals by themselves.
    What has happened is that the men don’t follow all the ...
  3. Dearest Guruji, I am a YES student. My school syllabus is very vast. I do not manage to retain much on the exam day. Can you suggest what to do to increase the capacity of my mind?

    Relax! Listen to music. Do something creative.
    A few minutes of silence and a nature walk will help. Observing the nature is good. ...
  4. Don't speak sweet lies and unpleasant truth

    Dec 23 2011
    Remember these three aspects - naturalness, simplicity and belongingness. I have travelled to so many countries and met thousands of people but I have never felt that anyone is a stranger and does not belong to me. When we do not feel that someone is a ...
  5. Dear Guruji, what is your message for the New Year? What should all the sadhaks focus on for the coming year?

    A better world!
    Our service should be focused on a better world and a better society.
    And in personal life, have a strong conviction and faith that all is well and good is going to happen.
    According to the Vedic calendar, you much have heard ...
  6. The Divine loves you dearly

    Dec 22 2011
    What is the Art of Living? It is understanding the truth in life. And what is the truth? Life is full of opposite values, highs and lows. Keep the mind steady in spite of ups and downs in life. During challenging times, have an attitude of sacrifice, face ...
  7. We must always aim to attain the Divine

    Dec 21 2011
    Two teachers have come here from Manipur. They have done a lot of work and have reformed 500 terrorists. Bangalore has grown so much that it takes a few hours to travel from one end of the city to the other. Many people spend a lot of time traveling from ...
  8. The highest flowering in life is being in love

    Dec 20 2011
    Gurudev, I am a psychologist. I want to know how can spirituality add to my knowledge and make it more holistic. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Meditation can turn around many psychiatric problems. Study consciousness more deeply. Study the Bhagavad Gita, study Y ...
  9. Gurudev, when a person reincarnates, what knowledge gets transmitted from the past life to the new life?

    Many different disciplines can be transmitted. There is no criterion to know. The deepest impression in you gets transmitted further. ...
  10. Bury the past and move on!

    Dec 19 2011
    Video Dear Guruji, can we organize a worldwide meditation on the stroke of New Year of 2012, as you state that this year will bring a great change to the world. Can we start the year with meditation across the globe? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes we can do, ...
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