25 November 2013 - QA 4

Gurudev, can love and dispassion coexist? They seem to be contradictory.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

They should exist together, otherwise you will not be same. Like breathing in and breathing out is totally contradictory but it has to go together.
You can’t breathe out the same time you are breathing in, they should alternate. Similarly love and dispassion. Love means passion. Passion is needed and dispassion is equally important to keep you wise and sane.