21 August 2013 - QA 1

Gurudev, how can we go from the Saguna (Form) to the Nirguna (Formless)?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Every form is a manifestation of the formless Divinity. The body is characterized by the Guna (meaning has form or attributes; also meaning the is influenced by the three Gunas: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas); but the Atma (soul) is Nirguna or formless. Meditation is the answer for this. The Saguna has form, shape, name etc. but it comes from the formless.