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  1. The Time Of Your Life: Invest It Wisely

    Aug 8 2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Blessing Of Wealth) Can one be free from this world by reading scriptures? Or should one stop reading for salvation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: When you know then why do you ask? (Referring to the teachings of Saint Kab ...
  2. Gurudev, it is said that from every animal and bird something can be learnt. What can be learnt from humans?

    Humanity! From human beings we can learn two things:
    1. What we must do
    2. What we must not do

    We can learn about the different kinds of animals and birds, we can also learn what we must do from animal and birds, but we cannot learn ...

  3. Can one be free from this world by reading scriptures? Or should one stop reading for salvation?

    When you know then why do you ask? (Referring to the teachings of Saint Kabir Das). 'Pothi Pothi Padh Padh Kar Jag Mua, Pandit Bhayo Na Koye Dhai Aakhar Prem Ke, Padhe so Pandit Hoye'. (Meaning: Reading books everyone die ...

  4. Sri Sri's Message On Janmashtami

    Aug 17 2014
    The message of Janmashtami is simply this: when Lord Krishna is born, there is joy and celebration everywhere. Every heart, every mind, every home is filled with joy and happiness.Tomorrow we shall celebrate Annakuut (a festival in Gujarat that celebrates ...
  5. Gurudev, how to attain dispassion, and how to be free of the desire to attain something?

    Through dhyaan (meditation) and gyaan (knowledge). Through this you will attain bliss, and when there is bliss then dispassion follows.
    To be dispassionate, just realize that everything is momentary and temporary. To attai ...

  6. Gurudev, what is more powerful between surrender and resolution? How should we believe that what we are resolving to do is good for us or not?

    Leave everything and relax. Why are you thinking so much and getting worried? First of all, what do you have to surrender? You have nothing to surrender. Is this body your own? How long have you been able to control on it? When you were young, this body ...

  7. The Blessing Of Wealth

    Aug 8 2014
    When bhajan is happening, close your eyes and dissolve in the sound. Don’t see here and there, or at people’s faces. Don't see who is opening their mouth, who is laughing, who is looking up, who is looking down. There is no use in seeing all this. Close y ...
  8. The Good Anger And The Bad Anger

    Aug 9 2014
    Q: Gurudev, anger is both a weapon and a weakness. Many times anger erupts like a fiery weapon, but in those moments how can one prevent it from becoming one’s own weakness? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Do you know why you feel angry? You feel angry because of s ...
  9. Dear Gurudev, I am suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe low self-esteem. I am unable to talk to anyone freely because I always feel I am not as successful or accomplished as the person next to me. I keep thinking people hate me because of this. I have begun to separate from reality and living in a negative world. I would like to seek your advice.

    First of all, know that life is like a river. You cannot put your feet twice in the same water because the water is changing. Like the flow of a river, your mind is changing all the time. You don’t get the same leaves in the maple tree for two sea ...

  10. How to deal with loneliness. It is difficult to live without love in my life. How to bring love? How to bring a loving companion?

    Find love within you, that is what meditation is. If you are comfortable being with yourself, then anyone will be comfortable being with you. So here you are, in the right place to develop those vibrations within you. And you will see that ...

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