27 July 2013 - QA 8

Gurudev, I am thinking that life is an illusion. Is there anything we have control over in our life? Do we have control over birth and death? Please explain.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Yes, we do have control. If we have no control over anything, why even ask a question?
Life is a beautiful combination of both, free will and destiny. There are many things that you can do, and some things you must accept, which are beyond your control.
I have spoken all about this in ‘Celebrating Silence’ and other books; keep flipping all those pages.