22 May 2012 - QA 15

Guruji, I invested a lot of money in an online business and I lost all of it. Ever since, I have lost interest in satsang. What should I do?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Well, see, everything will have to go one day, you also have to go, I also have to go. Usually we go first, and our business goes afterwards. This time business went first, eventually we will also go! What is gone, forget it; move on. When you were born, you were not born with a business. When you were young, someone took care of you – they fed you, and helped you walk by holding your hand and put you to sleep. In the same way, in the future also someone will take care of you. Life will continue, drop all your worries and just keep going.
Yes, you will feel sad, whatever you earned in your life, you invested in something and it failed, it is natural that you will feel pained, but you have come to the right place to drop your pain.
When you are walking on the road, if there is dirt anywhere, do you stop there? What do you do? If you see dirt in front of you, will you stop there or step back? No, neither should one step back nor pause, instead taking a leap, one has to move forward even faster.