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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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, ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Real Faith Leads To Everlasting Happiness

    May 31 2014
    faitha.jpg Dear Gurudev, what is the main mantra or key to happiness in life? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The key to happiness in life is to not stay stuck in 'I…Me…Mine' (meaning one’s own personal desires or material gains). Dedicate your life to s ...
  8. Qualities Of A Jnani (Gyani)

    Jun 5 2013
    Gyaan-Yajna_04.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post Intellectual vs. Emotional) A Jnani (wise or knowledgeable one) is one whose intellect is sharp and profound. Such a person understands everything in depth (and not superficially).A Jnani ...
  9. The Truth About Honesty

    Jun 5 2014
    unnamed (5).jpg Gurudev, somebody speaks very well, and give speeches very confidently, but when it comes to work, nothing gets done. So how should a politician be, a good orator or a good worker? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Both are needed.When I fi ...
  10. Intellectual vs. Emotional

    Jun 5 2013
    sri sri.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post One Pointed Devotion) There are two types of people in the world:One type are called Bhaav-pradhan: They are those who are driven purely by their feelings (meaning those who give great importance ...
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