2 October 2012 - QA 3

After coming to The Art of living, I have developed the faith that whatever be my work it will get done. However, sometimes it does not happen. Why is it so?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Yes, at times it does happen. In those times know that something even better is in store for you.

See, in life, happiness and sorrow, ups and downs, respect and disrespect, all of these things happen. But in the midst of all these, maintaining you equanimity is what is important. It is the difficult times that tell you how equanimous you are.

When everything is going good for you, you may say, ‘I have a lot of faith and devotion’, but there is nothing great in saying that. But when things are not going well and you can still hold on to your faith and devotion, then that is true faith; strong faith.

Nature will put many events in your path to shake your faith, but even then if your faith still remains then you have become a really perfected person, and after that thing will be smooth.

In nature, it happens like that.