20 July 2013 - QA 5

Gurudev, I love you very much, but there’s a part of me that is skeptical. I fear it sometimes gets in the way of my loving you, and also bringing more people to the courses. How does one dissolve skepticism?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Science; if you are a scientist, you can’t be skeptical or cynical. You will be factual. You will have the quest to know; the quest for knowledge is the same in a scientist as well as in a seeker.
A skeptic is someone in between, who is not a real scientist and not a full artist; somewhere hanging in between. Neither ripe nor in the pre-ripe bud stage, somewhere in between. Just understand this, and move on.
It is okay if skepticism stays for a little while, but if it stays too long, it becomes cynical, and takes the whole joy and fun out of life. That is what I feel.