4 October 2012 - QA 10

Gurudev, you are very generous. You have fulfilled all of my wishes, but I have not fulfilled all the commitments I made to you. I want to know whether, will you punish me, or will you keep fulfilling my further wishes.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

(Laughter) Why should I reveal it to you now? I will leave you guessing about it.

You better fulfil your commitments before you wish for something more. I do not want to make you a greedy person. Otherwise you will become so greedy.

When you know that your desires are getting fulfilled, you should desire for bigger things, not just things for yourself. Have desires for the nation, for the world, for humanity.

If your desires are for achieving something bigger, and bringing this knowledge to the people, then that is more meaningful. Then you are growing.

You should take a sankalpa, ‘Let the knowledge of Vedanta reach thousands of people; let Yoga reach thousands of people.’ You should cultivate such desires in you.

Actually you cannot cultivate a desire, but this is the right direction for desires.