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  1. I feel like I live in two worlds, the Art of Living world and the rest. It is sometimes so difficult to combine the two. Could you comment on this?

    Good, be a bridge. You are the bridge, help people walk from here to there. It is a very short bridge. ...
  2. Dear Gurudev, what is the real purpose of our existence on the Earth as a living human being?

    It is to find out who you are and to become a little angel. When you’re living on this planet, bring a little happiness to everyone around you and you be happy. Be a little angel in the world. ...
  3. Dear Gurudev, how to let go of people who are no more in our life?

    Expand your vision about yourself, about life and about this universe. This universe has been there for at least 19 billion years, and it is part of a billion of galaxies. If you observe the cosmos, the solar system is like a dot.The ...
  4. Dear Gurudev, what is success in love?

    Love is not a business to have success or failure, love is not a career to have success or failure, love is not even an act which you can call as success or failure, love is your nature my dear!Whether you express it or not, it is there. Ju ...
  5. Gurudev, you said that during shivaratri, the divine comes closest to this planet. Please elaborate.

    No, it is not like that. The whole planet is the Divine. What I had said was that on Shivaratri, the Shiva Tattva touches the Earth, meaning the Shiva Tattva becomes so alive, and one is able to experience it much more strongly. The ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, when you come before me, then all the highest knowledge like that mentioned in the Ashtavakra Gita, Upanishads, Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, etc., all falls apart. Dispassion crashes into pieces and I become clueless. Why does this happen to me?

    Good, you are lucky! (Laughter) People long for that to happen. Knowledge is like a detergent, it is there to purify you. After applying it, you must also wash it off. You do not say, 'I have bought an expensive soap which I have applied to m ...
  7. Gurudev, on what basis can I call myself as spiritual? Is the meaning of spirituality to go beyond the senses?

    I tell you, you just declare that you are spiritual. There is no problem, and nobody will challenge you. Nobody can, for everyone is made up of spirit. It is the spirit in you which is speaking, which understands, which is perceiving and communicating, ...
  8. Gurudev, can you please tell me the exact purpose of shraddha (faith or devotion)?

    Shraddha means loving the unknown. You know, you either love or do not love that which you already know about. Right? But if there is something you do not know, then you do not hate it, and you also have a choice to love it or not. Loving s ...
  9. Let It Be!

    Feb 16 2015
    Tomorrow is Shivaratri, the celebration of the Transcendental Truth or reality; the only reality. Shivaratri is a celebration of the truth that is ultimate bliss (Satchidananda); the substratum of the whole creation, and also the essence of eve ...
  10. The Measure of Intelligence

    Mar 18 2015
    (Sri Sri addressed an ensemble audience at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan on 18th March 2015. Below is the transcript of his discourse) Nice to be here in the land of the rising sun. Actually the world begins from here.One policy that I hav ...
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