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  1. Gurudev, how to be contented and happy?

    You are not happy? You are not contented now? This very moment; right now (Sri Sri snaps his finger)!
    Greed takes away the contentment. It is the, 'I want more, I want more', which makes you miserable, which makes you put so muc ...

  2. Gurudev, it is said that wisdom is to have a smile on your face even in bad times. Should I put on a fake smile? I don't feel very good when I do this.

    There is a proverb in America which says, ‘Fake it till you make it’.
    When in difficult times, you experience pain. I am not saying you should never express the pain that you are experiencing, and fake it with a smile, no! If you feel the ...

  3. Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says 'Anityam asukham lokam imam prapya bhajasva mam'. We can understand the anityam (temporary) aspect of this world, but why is it called as asukham (sorrowful)?

    That which is temporary is sorrowful. Anityam means which does not exist permanently.
    See, before getting a position, a person is worried about getting the position. After he gets the position, he keeps worrying about holding on to it. And when ...
  4. Gurudev, How to deal with wishes? I wish to have a child, which after many tries is still unfulfilled.

    Whether a desire is fulfilled or not, just be happy. Don’t cling onto a desire. Because whenever a desire is fulfilled, it leaves you in the same place that you were before the desire arose. Not all desires can be fulfilled. Some get fulfille ...
  5. Gurudev, I am presently a yoga teacher. My biggest problem is how to inspire people? People are not inspired. What is the best advice you could give a teacher to inspire people.

    Ask them these three things: Do you want to be happy? Do you want to be healthy? Do you want to have more time in your day-to-day life? If yes, come do yoga. You give me 10 minutes, I will give you two hours. If you do 10 minutes of yoga, you get energy w ...
  6. 5 Secrets to Happiness

    Once a wise man drew a line on a board and told his student to make the line shorter without touching or erasing it. How would you do it? You have to shorten a line without touching it. The intelligent one (referring to the student) then drew a much longe ...
  7. Whether You Win or lose

    After the Satsang a small group of about 150 people met with Guruji and were playing with the words and arguing with him and telling him how mean he is that he doesn't spend much time with them and yet has stolen their hearts. Guruji kept winning by ...
  8. Expand Your Vices

    If you cannot get rid of vices, increase them. Worry, pride, anger, lust, grief- give them a bigger dimension and a different direction. Anger- what is the point of getting angry about small events? Be angry about the infinite, about Brahma. Ego, pride- I ...
  9. Diwali message by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Hearty Diwali greetings to all of you. Diwali is the festival of light. Light signifies wisdom. We need to globalize wisdom today. People of various cultures, religions and nationalities will have to come together and realize that we are a part of a One H ...
  10. Diwali: The time to light lamps of wisdom

    Originating from the Sanskrit word ‘Deepavali’, it literally means rows (Avali) of lights (Deepa). This festival of lights is celebrated on the darkest night (Amavasya) of the Kartik month in the Indian calendar, and it symbolizes the vanquishing of ignor ...
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