Question & Answers with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Q: Please tell us what we should do for our nation to feel grateful to our nation.
Sri Sri: For showing your love and gratitude for your country, you will have to do a lot of work in the society so that our villages develop and become self helping. To make a society which is void of corruption, violence, all have to put effort whole heartedly, OK.
Q: What is more important, ones upbringing or one’s cast? People who believe in cast system and religion are against intercast marriages. So what matters most-the values of that human or the cast and religion of that human?
Sri Sri: One should see the humanity the most.
Q: Guruji, the self control that I keep on myself gets broken sometimes. What to do in such case?
Sri Sri: It does not matter if it happens sometimes. It is not happening always?
Q: Guruji, I feel like doing a lot of work but that falls outside my boundaries. Do I have to think and dream about it?
Sri Sri: Yes, you must have a dream for it.
Q: In the ‘Art of living’, which yoga do we practice -hath yoga, raj yoga, karma yoga, or dhayan yoga?
Q: What is the difference between Lord Shankar and Lord Krishna? Some worship Shiva while others worship Krishna?
Sri Sri: There are different forms and names, but they all are same.
Q: We 25 people have come from Nepal, and have a question - when are you coming to Nepal?
Sri Sri: I will come soon.
Q: Doing Sudarshan kriya, we feel relaxed and happy but after that the mind again wanders in its imaginations.
Sri Sri: You turn around and see.
(The questioner turns around, and audience laughs)
Sri Sri continued: Not now! You turn around in your life, one year, two years, three years before, and see what were you then and what are you now? Do you see the difference? How much difference? You say a lot of difference in a month since you did Sudarshan kriya, so there will be more in the future.
Sri Sri: Whatever yoga you do should be done simply and naturally. You don’t have to give too much trouble to your body and make yourself uncomfortable. Just be normal and simple. To do hath yoga, one has to take a lot of precautions.
Q: If there is something that we are not getting from God, will we get it if we make our Sudarshan kriya and sadhna strong?
Sri Sri: Have patience, keep up the hope that it may happen. Know that whatever is good for us will be given.