23 November 2013 - QA 7

Gurudev, if I experience sorrow without any reason, then how can I be free of it? What kind of sorrow is this and why does one experience it?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

When you do not find enjoyment in anything, then you experience such sorrow and feel dejected. This is a kind of obstacle on the path. That is why, when you find joy in sadhana, seva and satsang then all such kinds of sorrow and dejection simply disappears from your life.
When we only think about ourselves and keep wondering, ‘What about me? What will happen to me?’, then you are sure to feel sad.

When we expand our thinking and think about the well-being of everybody around us, about our country, then where is the time to think for oneself and be sad? Is it not so?

We need to start taking interest in music, in doing seva and in working together with others for everybody’s well-being.

When you do this, all your disappointments in life will simply disappear.