25 November 2013 - QA 5

Gurudev, even after wearing the sacred thread (yagnopaveetham), people don’t bear the responsibilities properly. Do you really think that wearing this sacred thread reminds us of our responsibilities?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

It is just a symbol.

It is not that just because you have worn a badge of Vande Matram, you become totally patriotic. Similarly you may wear a thread and you may still not be responsible.

It doesn’t make any sense. Many people wear sacred thread without even knowing why they are wearing it. They have no idea about it.