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  1. A Conversation Without Words

    Gurudev, the Bhagavad Gita says that we are not the doer. Somebody else is acting through us, we are the medium. We say that the future is free will and the past is destiny. I feel this is a little contradictory. Can you please clarify? Sri Sri Ravi Shanka ...
  2. Why Don’t You Just Relax!

    Gurudev, Please talk about surrender? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: What is it that you have to surrender? Anyway everything belongs to the Divine already. But when you think that something belongs to you, then I say, ‘Let go’. When you are holding onto something ...
  3. The Three Things That We Live For

    Gurudev, I am presently a yoga teacher. My biggest problem is how to inspire people? People are not inspired. What is the best advice you could give a teacher to inspire people. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Ask them these three things: Do you want to be happy? Do ...
  4. An Insight Into The Science Of Yoga

    Gurudev, Are you saying we should all do yoga and not any other form of exercise such as aerobics or walking on the treadmill? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I’m not saying that you should only do yoga. I am saying that yoga is a natural phenomenon, which occurs in ...
  5. A Glimpse Of Your Soul

    Gurudev, What is the origin of life? How did life begin? How is it that the population of human beings keep increasing? Are souls being divided? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There are two words that are used from the ancient times. One is called Anadhi which mean ...
  6. The Password To Life

    Gurudev, Please tell us about some of the changes that the Earth is presently undergoing. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, Earth constantly changes. But what humankind has done with the environment is unfortunate. We have put so many dynamites to make mines, to ...
  7. Firmness, Softness & Love

    Gurudev, my husband loves me a lot, and still he does not miss a single opportunity to count my negative qualities. My enthusiasm goes down. What should I do? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You should behave differently. Give him a surprise. If he counts your nega ...
  8. Changing Frequencies

    Gurudev, how does a spiritually oriented scientist survive in an ego filled discipline? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Happily! If you are a scientist, be happy. Just say, ‘Hey, come on! This is all just wave functions.’ If someone is getting annoyed, just say, ‘H ...
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