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  1. Gurudev, in old movies when people meditated, Indra’s friends or Indra would come and disturb them. Nevertheless many crossed these obstacles and became emperors of heaven. Is Indra the ego and his friends the levels of existence?

    Indra is collective consciousness, one with a thousand eyes. He has eyes all over his body. The collective consciousness, impressions or ideas of a whole city or town is Indra. Whenever an individual raises high, the collective consciousness gets disturb ...
  2. Gurudev, what is Maya? How to understand it?

    That which changes, which is not constant, which does not appeal, is Maya. That which changes every moment and that which you can measure is Maya. That which you cannot measure, which does not change is truth. ...
  3. Gurudev, is it true that different Devatas are residing in different parts of the body?

    Correct! Different parts of the body have got different types of energy. ...
  4. Spiritual Knowledge Relieves You From Karma

    Nov 14 2011
    Gurudev, can you give some advice for pregnant women. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Keep yourself happy and don’t see horror movies. Watch pleasant things and keep your mind pleasant, don’t stress out. Relax more. Gurudev, how to connect to the source? Sri Sri R ...
  5. How should we increase our intuitive powers for being successful?

    Meditation, knowledge and going inward. The inner silence helps to improve intuition. ...
  6. ‘Don’t try to impress me. I never get impressed by anybody’s behavior nor do I get unimpressed by anybody’s behavior because I see you one step beyond your outer behaviors ‘

    Oct 16 2011
    I long for the divine so much. Does the divine also long for me? Does the divine long to merge with me as much as I long to merge with the divine? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!Dear Guruji, in the discourses that we saw on advanced course y ...
  7. Dear Guruji, all my desires are dropping one by one without any effort. But one desire that I don’t want to drop is to keep progressing on the path of spirituality, do lots of seva and be with you always. Is it okay to hang on to this one desire?

    Yes, yes, yes! Good to hang on to one desire. Hang on to one desire you need in life. I hang on to the desire, let the whole world be smiling, I want everybody to be happy. More and more people rejoicing the spiritual path, becoming compassionate, non-viol ...
  8. As a biologist I believe that both our genes and the environment affect who we are for generations. What’s the connection between DNA, spirituality, our practices and enlightenment?

    Yes, the connection between matter and spirit is very strong, very dear, and definitely very deep. You know one Dr. Fari, he’s doing research on DNA. Dr. Fari in Oslo University is doing research on the affect of Sudarshan Kriya on DNA and he found some ...
  9. Dear Guruji, in a marriage one person is on the path and the other person is not. Does this end up being an impediment to the spiritual growth of the person who is on the path? This is my situation and sometimes I’m not able to do as much for the Art of Living as I would like to.

    No, gently keep influencing your partner skillfully. First influence the close friends of your partner. You know sometimes as a spouse if you directly tell your spouse to do this then the block comes, ‘no I won’t, who are you to tell me. I don’t want to an ...
  10. Guruji I very much enjoyed the hollow and empty meditations on the advance course, but I have a question. Why we are not allowed to do them at home? Why can’t we have home CDs of hollow and empty meditations?

    There are a number of other CDs which are good enough to do at home. Number of CDs I have made. I’ve even spoken in many languages; I’ve spoken in Mongolian, spoken in Russian. In my free time this is what I do. I learn those languages, Mongolian, Russian ...
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