Dearest Gurudev, some young people I know use Marijuana and say that it is their spirituality which helps them connect to different realms. Please speak on the long term effects of Marijuana use.
Marijuana use is the most horrible thing one can do. You know it can give you a temporary effect of an elevated consciousness but it destroys the body. It destroys your nervous system. It is very bad for your physiology.
Though I have never tasted, b ...
Dearest Gurudev, there is a constant running for importance and recognition in my life. Most of my decisions are based on this. Recognition has been my major motivation in whatever I do including seva. Please advise.
It’s good that you recognize your weakness. Once you have recognized it, you are already coming out of it. Next time you do seva, tell yourself, 'Okay, I am going to do seva but not tell anybody about it'.
In India there is somethin ...
Gurudev, how to stop nuclear waste? Currently, the whole ocean and slowly people are getting impacted due to the accident in Japan. How can we stop this?
You know our oceans are dumped with so much garbage, so much garbage that you can create another continent out of it.
They say, off New York coast, the ocean is not an ocean but it is just a garbage dump. You can create an island, a big continent fro ...
Mon, 07/21/2014Dear Gurudev, how can I keep my ego and anger from hurting others around me? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Listen, if your are sensitive and your intention is not to hurt anybody, that is good enough. But sometimes in spite of your being so cautious, some people ...
Listen, if your are sensitive and your intention is not to hurt anybody, that is good enough. But sometimes in spite of your being so cautious, some people get hurt. There is nothing that you can do about it. Some people feel that anything ...
Sun, 08/10/2014Today is Raksha Bandhan (a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters), and Shravan Upakarma (ritual conducted once a year when people change their upanayana thread). The purpose of Raksha Bandhan is to remove fear f ...
See karma cannot be dissolved without a body. So one has to come back to the body to dissolve all the karmas. But moksha is possible.
Moksha means relief from pain, relief from sufferings, relief from ignorance; the whole knowledge is about th ...
Gurudev, the wise talk about the mindfulness, doesn't a person become unnatural being mindful always?
Mindfulness is a practice that you do time and again. It may appear to be some effort in the beginning but later on it becomes an effortless process. That’s how it is....
Dearest Gurudev, how to be compassionate towards others those who do not behave properly with us. I find being compassionate more difficult than getting angry or irritated.
If you broaden your vision you will see this from a different angle. You will feel sorry for the person with whom you are getting angry. Their behavior is rude because somewhere in their psyche there is roughness, discomfort, and uneasiness. They have n ...