20 July 2013 - QA 8

Gurudev, my friend lost her mother a few weeks back in a sudden accident, and she is shattered. Can you please say some words on how to deal with the loss of a loved one, especially someone like a parent?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Just talking won’t help. Your presence, your being quiet, your silence and giving them peaceful vibrations will help.

Don’t say, ‘Oh, you poor thing, it shouldn’t have happened to you’. It is not going to help. What helps is your silent presence and prayers.