06 June 2013 - QA 3

Gurudev, if a woman has lost her husband, is it okay for her to dress up again? Can she dedicate herself to serving and helping others? Can she lead a normal life as she did before?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Yes, definitely. But first you have to come out of the sorrow of your loss. You should grieve only for 13 days, at the most for a year. After that you must come out of your sorrow.

How much time your husband came to the planet for, he stayed for that much time and then left. That is all right. Now you move on.

Did you come to this planet together? No. You came alone and met him somewhere along the way. So now you can walk alone again.

Be at peace with yourself, and keep your attention on the Divine.

This is what Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita also, ‘I am your father, I am your mother. It is me who is your grandfather and whosoever that came to your life'.

Whoever has come to you in whatever form, know that to be the Divine.