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  1. Facts About Meditation

    Apr 29 2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Power Of Yoga) I have experienced that group meditation works better than sitting isolated and doing meditation. Can you talk on the group meditation verses individual meditation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Y ...
  2. You talked about seva. Many of us are concerned about what is happening in Nepal. Wanted to know your perspective on how we can bring peace there with all the chaos that is happening.

    Just this morning I spoke with the people in Nepal. It is all in place. Katmandu is getting back to normalcy. Of course, we lost five thousand lives. In the interior villages where help is needed, our people have already started going there.It is ...
  3. At what point does someone begin to feel that 'I am going in the correct direction, that I am achieving some level of consciousness', or whatever you call it?

    It will be as obvious as a pain in the leg. So when you have a pain in the leg, you don’t have to go and ask someone, is my leg paining? No!It is a personal experience. So the same thing will come up with you. You will feel absolutely at hom ...
  4. What is meditation? While doing meditation here, I followed the instructions, but my mind wandered. But I did not feel that it went on for 25 minutes.

    That’s it. So this is the first experience. 25 minutes passed by and you did not feel the time. All the hovering thoughts somewhere became calmer, and you feel relaxed in the body. These are signs of meditation. You know, it will take longe ...
  5. My colleagues are stressed, how do we bring them to learn yoga? How do I get them started?

    I leave this thought with you, because with this thought you will find ways to bring them in. You can either tell them, or you take up some research on pre-yoga and post-yoga and come up with a paper. Submit the paper and invite people for a discussion. ...
  6. You said that meditation should be done twice a day. I feel meditation should be for twenty-four hours. Twice a day is fine, but still after doing it twice a day, it does not stay with the external forces because life is so stressful!

    Shall we put the cart before the horse? In the beginning you start with twenty minutes a day so that you get into a practice, and then what happens is that the calmness and peace stays with you throughout the day. It becomes a meditation for twenty-four ...
  7. I have experienced that group meditation works better than sitting isolated and doing meditation. Can you talk on the group meditation verses individual meditation?

    Yes, it has some impact. See, we are all energy. So we catch energy from others also. We get influenced by others.If someone in the group is mad, you also get mad. I think everybody has experienced this. Suppose you come in a room where someone is ...
  8. I practice yoga about three times a week and we do a little meditation in the class. What I find most difficult, is dealing with my mind when lots of thoughts keep coming up. How should one deal with this?

    The biggest problem is that we try to eliminate thoughts, and we think that we should have no thoughts in the mind. Meditation is not concentration. Unfortunately many people give you this idea that meditation means that you need to focus your mind, and ...
  9. The Power Of Yoga

    Apr 29 2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post Nurturing Peace Through Yoga & Meditation) My question is about anxiety. How to get rid of that past which was not so pleasant, with the help of yoga and meditation? The words are wonderful, but how to p ...
  10. I am talking about clinical depression.

    Yes, depression is always clinical depression. It is in the mind. The clinical depressions have been treated at NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences).Have you heard about this institute? It is a premier institute based i ...
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