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  1. Be contented with whatever comes to you

    Sat, 03/03/2012
    Gurudev, please talk about gratitude. You have said that the more gratitude we have the more grace flows into our lives. How do I become more grateful every day? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: First of all drop this more. More devotion, more gratitude, more joy, m ...
  2. You will have to bear the fruits of your actions

    Fri, 02/03/2012
    Here, in the Ashram today, somebody stole seven sandalwood trees. The trees were cut down and stolen between one and four in the morning from our Veda Pathshala (Vedic school), where the Veda students study. So, the Ashram authorities were very disturbed t ...
  3. You should not ask proof of Divine’s love for you

    Sat, 18/02/2012
    Gurudev, sometimes you tell us, ‘Karmanye Vadhikaraste’ (action) and sometimes you tell us ‘Vishraam mein Ram hai’ (rest). Should I be resting or should I be performing action? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Opposite values are complimentary. If you work, you will ...
  4. Love for the country and love for God are not separate

    Fri, 17/02/2012
    Happiness should also be controlled. When we are happy, we should channelize our happiness. Sukh mein seva dukh mein tyaag – memorize this formula. When you are happy, do some sevice, and when you are sad or miserable then surrender your sorrow. If you d ...
  5. Spirituality is retaining a child-like nature even after growing up

    Mon, 13/02/2012
    Mahasatsang at Banaswadi, Bangalore Do you know what satsang means? Satsang means being natural, informal and simple. Your smile is sufficient for me. There is no need to burst crackers for me. I just want you to be happy and natural. In a group of ten ...
  6. For knowledge to transform into experience you have to meditate

    Tue, 14/02/2012
    If there is water available but no one is thirsty, who would drink water? Isn’t it? Similarly, the questions ‘Who am I?’ ‘What do I want?’ should first dawn in our minds. What does everyone want? Everyone wants to be peaceful, happy and contented. Who doe ...
  7. A Guru As A Mirror

    Wed, 15/02/2012
    Welcome back home everybody! You all have come from long distances, so rest well. After many years we are having Shivarathri in the ashram. Usually Shivarathri program needs a bigger venue, but we thought somehow we will fit in and we will accommodate. We ...
  8. Every life has a purpose

    Sun, 12/02/2012
    Isn’t this bhajan so wonderful (referring to a verse by Basavanna, a 12th century philosopher from Karnataka)? It says that the body, mind and possessions belong to the Divine. Where is the need for worry? The sign of a devotee is one who doesn’t worry abo ...
  9. Almighty never denies you self-realization

    Tue, 07/02/2012
    Gurudev, the season is changing once again. Can you please tell us the importance of ‘Ahar Vihar’, food and lifestyle to be maintained with every season. How does it impact us? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Ancient people have done a lot of research on that. Also ...
  10. God resides in hearts that are full of devotion

    Sat, 21/01/2012
    Mahasatsang at Madanpur, Bihar You (referring to Naxalites) are not having a party there in the forest. You empathize with the poor and feel for them. We are all with you but don’t resort to violence. Leave the gun, come forward. We will vote for you and b ...
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