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  1. Dear Guruji, how to get or feel more self confidence in life?

    How to get more self confidence in life? There is no way!! No chance for you to get it, that’s it. If you don’t have it, you don’t have it! If a rabbit wants to have horns, I would say no chance. If you think you need to get one like those, like an an ...
  2. Let go and take refuge in the quiet corner of your heart

    Jan 3 2012
    How to overcome insecurity? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Insecurity is because you feel there is nobody for you. Wake up and see there is so much humanness, there is so much love in the world, and you don’t need to feel insecure. You are walking in the street an ...
  3. Collect back the scattered mind into its own identity

    Dec 29 2011
    Dear Guruji, can you please explain this sentence, ‘Only when you see that nothing has a purpose, the real purpose begins.’ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You say a sentence and you want me to comment on that? Why don’t you yourself comment? I would say we shouldn’ ...
  4. Gurudev, when there is a lot of knowledge existing around us, then why are the five points of the basic course chosen as the main principles of The Art of Living? What is their specialty?

    The main basic five principles are essential. They are like the foundation stone. The first is to see that opposite values are complimentary, then the mind becomes settled and equanimity is established. The second is to accept other people as the ...
  5. Every time you are confused you grow one step higher

    Jan 2 2012
    Are our emotions linked with age? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes. They are linked with hormones in the body and they are also linked with time, age and so many other factors. Gurudev, when are you going to come to my city? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Oh, don’t ask m ...
  6. How to tell someone to do basic course when you know it is very good for them?

    Yes, I also don’t know. You think of ways of how you can convince someone to do it. Best is not to explain too much, simply tell them that it is very good, just do it. Two sentences are good, ‘it is something which is very good and I did it and you al ...
  7. If you don’t feel attached to the fruit of action, how can you leave people? This is a puzzle for me.

    Yes, if you are attached to the fruit of action it can cause feverishness. Like a farmer; you know what the farmer does? He ploughs the soil and throws the seeds. He is not anxious to pick up each seed every day to see has it sprouted or not. Then it ...
  8. How can I have more confidence?You are in the right place. Keep doing these things, asanas, pranayama, meditation will bring up the confidence.

    You are in the right place. Keep doing these things; asanas, pranayama, meditation will bring up the confidence. ...
  9. Are our emotions linked with age?

    Yes. They are linked with hormones in the body and they are also linked with time, age and so many other factors. ...
  10. Meditation is a journey from sound to silence

    Jan 1 2012
    It is so nice to be back in Berlin. So today we are talking about meditation, right! What is meditation? Why do we want meditation? In order to go deep within ourselves, to understand ourselves or to learn anything about ourselves we need to be in a co ...
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