Q: We worry about future and cry about the past. How can wechange the pattern?
Sri Sri: Take past as a lesson, and see what you can do in the future. That iswhy we should take past as destiny and future as free will, that isintelligence.
Q: What is difference between God, Guru and me?
Sri Sri: Let's talk of the common thread. The same Divine is in me and in thewhole universe. There is no place which is not permeated by the divine. In Sanskrit,
Ishwaro gurur atmeti murti bheda vibhagine,
There is no difference between Guru, Divine and me. What iscommon in all three is what I am!
Sri Sri: Spirituality just means knowing that it is oneconsciousness. One world family - this thought came from India.One side there is slum, the other side is scam. We have toremove slums. For that first we need to remove alcoholism. Nearly 60 percent ofa poor man’s income goes in alcohol.
Q: How do I listen to everybody?
Q: If God is everywhere, why there is evil?
Sri Sri: If there is no evil, how can we recognize good?
Sri Sri: A child playing a game goes to its mother and plays or cries. That issurrender. The state of mind of the child is surrender. Another way to look atit is if there is something that we can't handle any more, we give up to thehigher power. That is surrender.
Q: Why is there so much sorrow in the world?
Sri Sri: Even with so much sorrow we are not able to let go in this world. Howwe would be able to let go if it was only full of joy. So, surrender in sorrow,do service in joy.
Q: Should we follow Bhagat Singh or Mahatma Gandhi?
Sri Sri: Bhagat Singh was also supporter of non - violence. But they were encountered with one such situation, thatthey had to take such steps. Follow Sri Guru Gobind Singh, be a Saint – Sipahi. Have peace of saint in heart and strength ofwarrior in action. That is why Sri Krishan told Arjuna to be a Yogi and then fight
Q: Is Growth in technology blessing or curse?
Sri Sri: Technology is a blessing. How we use it can make it a curse.
Q: Please talk about karma.
Sri Sri: Some karma we have to experience, and some we can change. E.g. when wecook some sweet, if there is too much sweet, we add some rava, if it is less wecan add sweetening agent. But once you have put the rava on the fire, you can'tturn it back. In the same way, some karma can be changed, some can’t.