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  1. Spirituality And Materialism

    Fri, 05/16/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post As You Sow So Shall You Reap) Gurudev, in the Subhashita (a scripture in Sanskrit containing short wise aphorisms for practical life) it is said, 'Sukharthi tyajate vidhyaam vidhyarthi tyajate sukham. Sukharthinah kuto ...
  2. As You Sow So Shall You Reap

    Fri, 05/16/2014
    It is very nice to see that the much needed change has come to the country (referring to the results of the 2014 General elections in India).You know, democracy is all about change. Things always keep on changing in a democracy. One party comes into power ...
  3. Attaining The Greatest Happiness

    Tue, 03/25/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post A Time For Forgiveness) Why do you think attaining spirituality is necessary? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: It is because you want to be happy unconditionally; you want peace which does not get disturbed by small things. And t ...
  4. A Time For Forgiveness

    Tue, 03/25/2014
    We need to be ready to change in life. If we are ready to change, we can always find solutions; don’t you think so?Life is so precious. There is a belief in India, that you get the body of a human being after taking birth in 8.4 million life forms, i.e., ...
  5. Face Life With Courage

    Sun, 04/27/2014
    Gurudev, if all the pain I am going through in this life is because of the karmas of my previous life, then that makes me feel more sad. How do I face it? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Don’t keep your head turned backwards. Look ahead and move on. You are trying ...
  6. All That You Need To Know

    Fri, 05/02/2014
    Today is celebrated as a very auspicious day in India. It’s called Akshaya Tritiya. It is related with many stories. One of the stories is that, on this day the Ganges (a holy river in India) came to Earth to purify mankind. It is also associated with two ...
  7. Know Not God But Know Yourself

    Sun, 05/04/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Way Of Life) In India we seem to be very God-centric and some people are blindly devout. Is it possible to be happy without believing in God? Sometimes when you put God in life, it creates problem. Sri Sri Ravi Sha ...
  8. The Way Of Life

    Mon, 05/05/2014
    Whenever you want to change a system, you need josh (enthusiasm). But when you want to do something creative, you need hosh (awareness). And the combination of the two, josh and hosh (awareness and enthusiasm), is most needed in life, in any set up. H ...
  9. Change Is Needed

    Sat, 05/03/2014
    It is nice to be with you all. I am coming to Italy after 5 years.This evening we will discuss, ‘Change is Necessary’. So, what we shall do right now is create a cordial atmosphere. Let us all just take one minute to greet the person sitting next to us, b ...
  10. Mistakes Simply Happen

    Mon, 04/28/2014
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post Train The Mind Again And Again) Gurudev, it is said that Lord Krishna forgave the 100 wicked deeds of his cousin Shishupala. But when Shishupala committed the 101th wicked deed, Lord Krishna hurled the ...
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