18 February 2013 - QA 3

Jai Gurudev! When I stand before God, one part of my heart says that God exists, while another says that he does not. What is the truth?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

First you have to understand that everything is made up of one thing.

Is there air around us? Do you have to constantly remind yourself that there is air? No, isn’t it? But you believe it? Yes!

Where is air? It is present in the space all around you, isn’t it?

Do you believe that the Earth revolves around the sun? How do you know that? Have you ever seen the Earth revolve around the Sun by yourself?

(Ans: No Gurudev, I have just felt it.)

Correct, so you just heard and believed that, isn’t it?

Similarly, people say that man landed on the moon. They said somebody went there, and they just show us the pictures and we believe in it by simply looking at the pictures. Similarly, when you see pictures of Lord Krishna you believe that he did exist, right?

So there are some things you should know, and some things to just take for granted to be true. Just move ahead and embrace everyone with love. That is it!