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  1. Why does this world exist?

    I think you don’t have any other question to ask! Why does this world exist? I have no idea! But instead of finding why this world exists, you can ask, 'Why do I exist'.I have answer for that. You are here to make this world a ...
  2. Beyond The Rat Race

    Mar 31 2015
    (An interaction between Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the students, staff and alumni of National University of Singapore on 31st March 2015 at Singapore. Below is the transcript of What Sri Sri Said:) Before we begin, do you all feel at home here? Y ...
  3. Just Surrender!

    May 23 2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post There Is No Joy Without LOVE) Gurudev, if someone is miserable due to their own karma despite doing sadhana, seva and satsang, then what can they do in such a situation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See, misery nev ...
  4. Gurudev, in my business many times I have to take the help of bribe and corruption even thought I do not want to, because without this many times things do not move ahead. How can I overcome this?

    I believe that it is very difficult for one person alone to fight against corruption. That is why it is very important to do it in a group. Then things will happen. You must have noticed that there is a group or committee for businessmen in every town a ...
  5. Gurudev, in Maharashtra we are all familiar with the greatness of Saint Dnyaneshwar and Saint Tukaram. But people outside Maharashtra do not know them too well. Please speak a little about them.

    Yes, this is true. In our country, there have been many saints in different states and provinces. But people from one state do not know much about the saints from another state. This is because we have not incorporated their life stories in our educatio ...
  6. Gurudev, science goes by logic whereas spirituality works on faith. Then why are there rituals for Puja and Karma-kaand (rituals for worship) in between the two?

    See, there is a place for Puja and Karma-kaand also. You do not need to think too deeply about it. By doing Puja and Karma-kaand the environment becomes sacred and fragrant.See, you can have a marriage in a Registrar’s office a ...
  7. Gurudev, if we get negative thoughts by seeing or thinking about someone, then what should we do? Our ancestors have said that it is a sin to even think negative thoughts. Is this correct or wrong?

    See, it is alright. Thoughts simply come to you. They do not take your permission to appear, it just comes. So how can you hold yourself responsible for your thoughts? Just do not encourage negative thoughts. When you do not encourage or engage with neg ...
  8. Gurudev, we have heard about Samudrik Lakshana (the science of Face reading). What is that?

    Samudrik Lakshana is the ability to tell about a person’s behaviour and his state of mind by looking at his face, his facial structure, etc. It is a branch of science and is a part of Jyotish (Indian Astrology). ...
  9. Gurudev, if someone is miserable due to their own karma despite doing sadhana, seva and satsang, then what can they do in such a situation?

    See, misery never exists without a reason. So just surrender the reason behind your misery to the Divine. Whatever it is that is making you suffer and miserable, just offer it to your Guru, or to the Divine or to someone you love very dearly. That&rsquo ...
  10. There Is No Joy Without LOVE

    May 23 2015
    (As Gurudev walks in, the Satsang begins with many in the audience cheering and telling him that they love him.)I know you all love me so much! You know, all troubles begin with love. If there was no love in the world, people would have lived m ...
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