Preguntas & Respuestas con Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Q: What about people who haven’t come to you yet?
Sri Sri: They will come in sometime.
Q: Isn’t insincere praise same as pleasant lies?
Sri Sri: Why should your praise be insincere?
Your praise cud be a blessing. Blessings are for the future only. So u can praise someone as a blessing. If someone is stingy, you say….. That praise can become a future blessing.
Q: Why should people meditate in our modern society?
Sri Sri: If you look at the benefits that meditation brings in our life, you will find that it is all the more relevant. In ancient times, meditation was used as a way for finding the Self, for enlightenment. Meditation was a way to overcome misery and problems. It's the way to develop one’s abilities.
If you want, keep aside enlightenment. Today’sstress and tension in society calls for meditation
. If you take more responsibility, more meditation is required. Greater responsibilities and ambitions you have, greater is the need for you to meditate. If you have nothing to do, you may not need meditation as much.
The busier you are, the lesser time you have, the more desires and ambitions you have - all the more is the need to meditate. Because meditation
not only relieves you of stress and strain, it also enhances your abilities,strengthens your nervous system and mind. Not only does it help eliminate stress and tensions, releasing toxins from the body and soothing the mind, it also makes you more capable, enhances you in every way. What else do you want?
I would say if you want to be happy and healthy, you’ve got to meditate.
Q: I am a professor at IIT. Other professors are averse to ..., how should I ..?
Sri Sri: Don't recognize their aversion, you keep doing what you should do. Don’t try to convince someone out of the way. Keep your conviction. Every soul needs spirituality. If they are refusing ,then it is only at the surface.
Q: Why is Krishna known as poorna avatar?
Sri Sri: There are many aspects of Krishna which are complete. I have spoken about it in Krishna - absolute joy.
Q: Can the soul come to the same world or can we born in other worlds too?
Sri Sri: All possibilities are open.
Q: Is it ok to forego discipline to experience immense love?
Sri Sri: They go together. Discipline has to be followed. I have spoken about this in Narad Bhakti Sutra.
Q: I feel close to you but the closer I get to you, I seem to face tougher situations sometimes, is this something related to Guru mandala?
Sri Sri: Longing brings out a lot of creativity in you. It can bring out a lot of poems. Longing is Radha shakti….Krishna. Be very fortunate.
Q: Is it possible to be both ethical and practical?
Sri Sri: Yes. Your yukti should be like the salt in the food - just a little bit salt in your business. If there is too much salt, it becomes like food in the salt.
Q: Can you speak on the value of the Vedic tradition of Masters who have kept this knowledge alive for thousands of years?
Sri Sri: From thousands of years people have passed this technical knowledge. Usually, most Masters will test a student before even teaching meditation. They would give this knowledge only to someone who qualifies. They would wait for the right student to come to impart this knowledge. In the past, it used to be very tough, you had to please the Master before you could get anything from Him.
I took a very different stance, I opened the flood gates, gave it to everyone, let everybody progress as per one’s sincerity and capability.