Preguntas & Respuestas con Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Q: Should one give something to a beggar?
Sri Sri: If you find a very healthy and strong individual, then one should not encourage such a person. Also children should not be encouraged. Suppose if you find a very old, helpless lady then you should listen to what your mind says at that time. Listen to your intuition. But it is better to give food rather than money.
Q: You have done a lot for my life? What can we do for you?
Sri Sri: The society needs you. The society is to be benefitted through you. Like you have felt happiness, same way you can bring this happiness to 10, 20, 50 people. When you are happy and others become happy through you, I will also be happier.
Q: Is there life after death?
Q: There are so many staunch followers of the ‘Art of Living’. Why don’t we enter politics?
Sri Sri: If you have that inclination, you go ahead. I will give you support.
Q: After my course and Advance courses, my anger has been reduced to 80 percent. How can I completely get rid of anger?
Sri Sri: The remaining 20 percent will also reduce. You can keep some anger with you also. It would be a good source of entertainment for others.
Q: What is Brahamcharaya?
Sri Sri: I have talked about this in Yogasutras. You should listen to that. Brahama means infinite consciousness. Establishing mind in that infinite consciousness is Brahamcharaya.
Q: What are the energy chakras in our body?
Sri Sri: Your Advance course is still in continuation? Hold on to the question. Don’t go away. You will soon get to know.
Q: There are many cultures in the world. Are there things which work same everywhere?
Sri Sri: Certain things work everywhere. Sudarshan Kriya works everywhere. Today you go to tip of Argentina and you will find the ‘Art of living’. You go to the North pole , and you will find the ‘Art of Living’. You go to Mongolia, and you will find the ‘Art of Living’. You go to Fiji, you go to tip of Newzeland, and you will find someone doing the Sudarshan Kriya. That is why everything in the ‘Art of Living’ is kept so universal.
At some point in time, there was so much oneness in the world. People of Peru in Argentina do similar things as that of the natives of Arunachal Pradesh. Native tribes of Arunachal Pradesh do similar things as done by people in Venkovour in British. People from both the places worship all four directions. There were lots of similarities among native inhabitants of different parts of the world. People in Lithuania greet you with bread and salt. As there is no ocean there, salt is a very precious commodity there. Similarly people in Kerala put a pot flowing with paddy outside their homes, which shows there is abundance in home, so people are welcome.
Certain things are same, and there are certain other things which are unique to each culture and country. Those differences should remain. Every culture and country should maintain that uniqueness. Russian people have beautiful folk dance. Danish have their beautiful ways.
Love, compassion, meditation, yoga – These are universal.
Q: Dearest Guruji, I am very intelligent. I have heard that intelligent people cannot meditate. How can I be stupid?
Sri Sri: Then even stupid people would not be able to meditate! Who has said you are intelligent? You have given yourself a certificate of being intelligent. One who certifies oneself or puts any label on oneself is a stupid. Asking this question has already made you what you desired to be. The very need to ask this question indicates that you are stupid!
Q: My friends who have not done the course keep on asking me which meditation is best for them. What should I tell them?
Sri Sri: There are many CDs here. Any one will work.