06 February 2014 - QA 4

I am a student and there are so many distractions around me. When I start studying I easily get distracted. Is there any permanent solution this?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

No way! Why do you want a permanent solution? There is no permanent medicine in life.

Whenever you get distracted, see what is distracting you? When you’re watching an interesting movie, the mind is not distracted.

There is some craving, there is something that you want. And when you’re a student the real distraction is your boyfriend or girlfriend. That’s a distraction. At that time you have to take a stand, ‘Okay, now for the next few days I am going to focus on my studies as exams are nearing. I have to prepare myself, look at my career.’

The very fact that you feel you are getting distracted, you’re already coming out of it. So you don’t have to be too concerned about it. Definitely do some pranayama, yoga, some exercises.