25 February 2012 - QA 39

In this age of technology, why is a Guru important?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

What is the need to ask this question? If the question has arisen, then there is a need for an answer, and there is a need for a person to answer it. Whoever answers that question, he becomes the Guru!

What is the need for medicines? If we have illnesses, that is when we will need medicines, isn’t it?

It is like somebody saying, ‘I am not a Guru, but have a Question & Answers session with me’, or some student says, ‘I am not a student, but I have questions to ask you.’ What will you call both of them? Foolish!