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  1. Learning From Mistakes

    Dec 5 2014
    There was a king in Arabia and he ordered some exotic vegetables from another country. Exotic is that which is not grown there. So he ordered the vegetables, and when they came the cook prepared them and served it to him. The king enjoyed it an ...
  2. Ayurveda: Healthier Than Ever Before

    Dec 6 2014
    We have always had a tradition of conducting things in a more informal manner rather than being formal. This is what satsang is all about also. There are no formalities to be followed in satsang; we all sit together freely with each other. Toda ...
  3. No Religion Preaches Hate

    Nov 21 2014
    (Taking the call for peace to the middle of the conflict zone, renowned spiritual leader and founder of The Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed a peace conference in Erbil in Kurdistan, the violence hit province of Iraq. Below is the transcript o ...
  4. What is Yoga? How can it help bring peace?

    Yoga is a technique which unites the body, mind and spirit. Yoga relieves you from stress and tension. It is stress that causes weakness, anger, jealousy and all the negative emotions. When you get rid of stress using breathing techniques, ...
  5. In India, there is a very well known river that is contaminated with germs, and the masters there say that if you’re interested in Hinduism or Buddhism then as a part of the rituals you have to go and have a bath in that dirty river. Can you tell us what really lies behind this?

    Once upon a time the river Ganga had very pure water, and today our Prime Minister has taken up the job of cleaning the whole river which is considered very sacred. In India we honor the rivers, the trees, and the animals. Honoring the whole creation is ...
  6. Would you pressurize the religious leaders of the world, especially the Arab and Middle East countries to rescue the abduct, especially women and children? When we requested for the American government to send food, the answer they gave us was that they had to write to the government of Iraq and other neighboring countries to rescue the abduct.

    This is between government to government. They have many policies. As an NGO, we can do what we can do. I think it is not possible for us to interfere into the foreign policies of the government. We cannot make one government stand against the other; th ...
  7. We know that each religion has two aspects, one aspect is the beliefs and the other is rituals. Which one is the unifying and which is the dividing factor?

    I would say religion has three aspects:1. Values2. Symbols and3. Rituals and practicesThe values seem to be the same amongst all religions, like brotherhood, oneness of God, love and compassion, serving the poor and needy. This is the sp ...
  8. Peace Is Possible

    Nov 20 2014
    I would request you to take some time and visit the camps to reassure the people there and bring back their smile. Yesterday, when I walked through a couple of camps, people said, ‘Today we are happy and are able to smile’. It was a very good m ...
  9. There’s No Room for Guilt

    Nov 13 2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post You Make Your World) Gurudev, I have been a teacher for many years. I see in myself and other teachers that we don’t always practice the basic course points and it disturbs me to a point that I feel a bit of ...
  10. Gurudev, in the last five years the ashram has become like a fortress. It was easier in the older times to get peace in the ashram than now.

    Be in the present moment and listen to the knowledge. In earlier days, there may have been a few people. Today there are more people. When more people are there, there is more possibility for you to share your knowledge and wisdom and gain patience. ...
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