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  1. Gurudev, What are the signs of true love?

    It does not need any proof. Love can only be felt in heart not explained in head. Love is something that cannot be hidden or expressed. This is the pain of lovers around the world, they cannot express it hundred percent and so they feel incom ...
  2. Is Politics Dirty?

    Sat, 02/25/2012
    New Delhi, India (Thousands of Delhi NCR youth had gathered at the Hindu college premises for a youth initiative titled ‘Own the Future and the Present’. This initiative registered and witnessed a huge turnout of over 10,000 students from 75 colleges inclu ...
  3. What Really is Sin?

    Thu, 05/16/2013
    Bangalore, India  (Below is a continuation of the post Learn To Look Beyond) He continues further by saying, 'Iccha-dvesha-samutthena dvandva-mohenabharata. Sarva-bhutanisammohamsargeyantiparantapa'. (7.27) When someone is caught up in Raaga (intense ...
  4. To What Extent Is Idol Worship Acceptable?

    Thu, 06/06/2013
    Bangalore, India Dear Gurudev, my question is about idol worship in the Hindu religion. Christians don’t have churches everywhere. Mosques and Gurudwaras are also not everywhere. Then why do Hindus have temples everywhere? Under every tree and in every co ...
  5. Learn To Look Beyond

    Thu, 05/16/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post Everything Is An Expansion Of That One) Lord Krishna says, ‘Sa taya shraddhaya yuktas tasyaradhanam ihate. Labhate cha tathah kaman mayaiva vihitan hi tan’. (7.22) Whatever we receive in life is be ...
  6. What Is Swadharma?

    Fri, 06/07/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev what is Swadharma, and how do I know what is my Swadharma? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Swadharma is that action which is in accordance with your nature. It is acting in accordance with your skills and talents, your own nature (svabhava ...
  7. Bananas To Bliss

    Thu, 05/16/2013
    Bangalore, India   Gurudev, what is your message that we should take back home? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Listen, this is like coming to a super market and asking, ‘What is it that I should take back home?’ (Laughter) What do you think the staff will say? The ...
  8. Everything Is An Expansion Of That One

    Wed, 05/15/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post After Several Lifetimes) Today is Shankara Jayanti. It is Shri Adi Shankaracharya’s birthday (the greatest Guru of the Advaita school of Indian philosophy). Adi Shankaracharya propagated the teachings ...
  9. Removing Fear

    Tue, 05/14/2013
    (Below is a continuation of the post A True And Simple Fact) In the next verse, Lord Krishna explains further, ‘Chatur-vidha bhajante mam janah sukrtino 'rjuna. Arto jijnasur artharthi jnani cha bharata-rsabha’. (7.16) It has never happened that someo ...
  10. A True And Simple Fact

    Tue, 05/14/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post The Untrue Reality) The next verse is,‘Na mam duskrtino mudhah prapadyante naradhamah. Mayayapahrta-jnana asuram bhavam asritah’. When you behave with others in a way you would not like others to b ...
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