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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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. ...
  6. Bury the past and move on!

    Dec 19 2011
    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, why not! ...
  7. Gurudev, I keep experiencing failure in whatever I do. How do I overcome this?

    Every failure is a step towards success, keep that in mind. And be practical. Failure happens because of two reasons: 1. You have great thoughts but your actions do not match the thoughts. Then failure comes 2. You put all the effort but you ...
  8. To experience the Divine you have to withdraw your mind

    Dec 18 2011
    If you see the world, you will not be able to see the Divine. If you want to experience the Divine, you have to withdraw your mind. What does the world mean? Limited identifications, limited understanding about life and judging people based on external beh ...
  9. Dearest Guruji, I see the Divinity in you and feel the divinity in you. Why should you do poojas like normal human beings? Kindly clarify.

    You are completely mistaken about pooja. The rule of pooja is only Shiva can worship Shiva. So first you place the names of the Divinity on different parts of your body. You become part of the Divinity and then you offer the flowers and everythin ...
  10. Pooja means creating an atmosphere of Divinity and reposing in it

    Dec 17 2011
    Q: Guruji, how to learn to let go? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Take a deep breath in and hold. That’s it! Now you know how to let go.Gurudev, the waves in the sea goes up and then goes down. But you have said mind goes deep within and then dissolves. So, how do ...
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