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  1. How do I know if I really love someone or is it merely attraction?

    Time will tell you. Ask them to behave tough towards you and then you will know. When someone puts too many demands on you, then you will be able to know how much you really honor them. ...
  2. Gurudev, are inter-caste or inter-religious marriages wrong according to Dharma?

    No, not at all. It is not the caste or religion that is wrong. It is your compatibility that is important here. Do not go to someone and tell them, “I cannot live without you” when you are in a state of emotional upsurge. If you do so in an ...
  3. Gurudev, why do we fear loneliness? Why do we always long for someone’s company?

    You feel this way because you have never gone deep into your inner Self. You have not met your Self. The moment you become aware and realize your inner true Self, I tell you, all fears and negativity simply disappear. How can one meet one’s ...
  4. Meditation Brings Revelation

    Jun 8 2015
    meditation.jpg Gurudev, can one’s basic personality or nature change by practicing sadhana and meditation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The answer to this depends on what is your understanding of one’s basic nature or personality. If you tell me that ...
  5. Knowing that everything would be finished one day, makes me feel very disturbed. How do I come out of it?

    The temporary nature of things around you should enable you to calm down, and settle in deeper within yourself. It is good if it disturbs you, if it wakes you up from your slumber (of ignorance). But I tell you, hold on to it and go deep within. You ...
  6. Gurudev, I am unable to control my anger even after meditation. What do I do?

    Go deeper into meditation. Practice more pranayama. It is impossible that your anger does not quieten down after meditation as well. And if you still feel that your anger does not subside after meditation, then you should start observing yourself ver ...
  7. Gurudev, how do we come into a state of surrender or non-doership?

    Stop thinking and trying to differentiate too much between doership and non-doership. Whenever you do anything, just do it 100% and be totally immersed in it with all your heart and mind. And once the work is done, you must also take equally deep ...
  8. If life is a dream, then what is reality?

    Who said that life is a dream? Whatever has happened in the past till this very moment, is nothing more than what remains in our memory, and our memory is no different than a dream. If you see everything that has passed in life from this understanding, ...
  9. Gurudev, where is the fulfillment in life?

    Fulfillment in life lies in knowing what life really is. ...
  10. Gurudev, can one’s basic personality or nature change by practicing sadhana and meditation?

    The answer to this depends on what is your understanding of one’s basic nature or personality. If you tell me that anger is your very nature, then I am not ready to believe that.A person’s essential behavior is determined by the three ...
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