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  1. Devotion Is The Head Of Meditation

    Jun 9 2014
    meditation-happens.jpg Dear Gurudev, is it alright if I meditate thinking about you, about how beautiful you appear, how wonderful are your eyes, and that your smile is so lovely? Is it alright to meditate upon your form? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: ...
  2. When Forgiveness Happens

    Jun 20 2014
    forgiveness-01.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Facing Criticism) Dear Gurudev, how do I learn forgiveness? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Why do you want to learn? Why do you want to take all the trouble? Hold on to your grudge, and when you ca ...
  3. Facing Criticism

    Jun 20 2014
    criticism.jpg Dear Gurudev, when someone criticizes me I switch off and go into hiding. How to handle criticism without arguing and fighting? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Know that you’re magnanimous. Every time you face a criticism know that you are ...
  4. Don't Take Anything From Anyone

    Jun 18 2014
    insult_compliments.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The Question Of Enlightenment) Gurudev in the Yoga Sutras, it is said that by aparigraha (the concept of non-possessiveness or non-greediness) one gets to know their past lives. Is tha ...
  5. The Question Of Enlightenment

    Jun 18 2014
    enlightenment (1).jpg I have started listening to this spiritual leader since a year now. He is saying that enlightenment is just a pure physical and physiological function of the body, and there is no religious content in it.He is rejecting ot ...
  6. Gurudev, you have written a book called 'God loves fun', and yet you say that if we follow fun misery follows us. It is correct?

    Yes it is very correct. If you follow fun misery follows you, but if you follow wisdom then fun will follow you.

  7. Gurudev, for a Yogi this world is a penance, and for a Bhogi being alone is a penance. Can there be life beyond penance?

    Penance makes us strong.
    A Yogi is all alone in the forest and he feels happy. But when he is amongst people, and they pounce on him, pull his leg, or cause him pain, yet if he does not get angry and remains calm in his mind, then he has won.< ...

  8. Equanimity: Our Greatest Friend

    Jun 14 2014
    alone.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The Case Of Good vs. Bad) Gurudev, for a Yogi this world is a penance, and for a Bhogi being alone is a penance. Can there be life beyond penance? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Penance makes us strong.A Yo ...
  9. The Case Of Good vs. Bad

    Jun 14 2014
    happiness.jpg Gurudev, everything in the world is natural - the good and the bad. Then why are we always trying to convert the bad into good? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Because that is also part of our nature. People are being born, and people die, ...
  10. A Play Of The Divine

    May 31 2014
    trust-betrayal.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness) Gurudev, are love and devotion the same? What should I do if the person whom I love betrays my trust? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Even then be grateful ...
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