11 April 2013 - QA 3

Since I joined The Art of Living, you have taken care of all my worries. My only question is, why is it that whenever I see you, my eyes are always full of tears?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

That is correct. That is how it is.

In one of the Upanishads, they have spoken about, what happens when you have a sight of the beloved.

When you come in touch with wisdom, your heart opens, and when the heart opens, all the doubts in the mind disappear, tears come rolling down, and all karma vanish.

'Bidhyanti hridaya granthi’, the knots in the heart gets opened.

Chidyanthe sarva samshayaha’, all the doubts in the mind disappear.

‘Ksheenatechaasya karmani’, all the karmas get thinned down, and they vanish.

That is the sign of wisdom, knowledge, and enlightenment. When you have a glimpse of enlightenment, these all will happen.

I remember, once I was here, at the Montreal ashram, (it was not yet built then. We had just bought the land and I was staying in Florrabell) a journalist came and she wanted to interview me. As soon as she sat down with me, she said, ‘Oh my God! What is happening to me? I am forgetting everything! I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.’

Tears were rolling down her eyes and she said, ‘This has never happened to me before. I’m so sorry.’ She was so apologetic. She kept crying.

I said, ‘Never mind, don’t worry, this happens.’

She forgot all the questions she had wanted to ask, and this happens many times.