17 July 2013 - QA 7

What is more important, following you or following your word?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

I am my word.

You decide what is important for you. I am not going to tell you. Just running behind me doesn’t mean you have followed my words.

Be spontaneous. Sometimes when you feel like coming along, just come along. What’s the big issue about it? Why do you have to sit? Is it because you feel, 'No I should follow Gurudev’s words', which is why you sit back? Then the mind says, ‘Look everybody else is gone I am sitting here.’

The mind tempts you and says, ‘I should go. They’re all laughing, they’re all having fun there and I am here following his words!' Your mind will start fighting with you. Don’t give it any chance to do that.

If you want to elbow, you elbow and walk along. If others are laughing, you join in and laugh. When you want to sit and meditate, you sit and meditate. When you’re in silence, maintain silence, this is important. Don’t be anxious. I am going to meet you. Those who are in silence, I will definitely meet them. Just relax!