30 July 2013 - QA 8

Do you really think that it is possible to stop hating someone?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Don’t stop hating, keep hating them. Do what you find easiest my dear!
If doing something is bothering you, and you are finding it so difficult to do, then why do it.

If you do something difficult and you still become miserable, what is the point? Do that which is easy and which makes you happy.

If hating someone everyday makes you comfortable, makes you happy, just do it! I am only concerned of your happiness. And if hating someone makes you happy and blissful, just do it without guilt. (Laughter)

This is not the case. When you hate somebody, they occupy your mind. They are occupying a place in your consciousness, and slowly you become like them. Why you should not hate somebody is because you don’t want to be like them. This is the reason.