5 August 2014 - QA 2

Dear Gurudev, how to act passionately after being trained to be dispassionate?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

You cannot create passion, when you love something it simply comes to you. You cannot ask me how do I love something, there is no way, no method.
Sometimes repetition might create an attachment but I wouldn’t say it is love. I have seen people who are fighting and when one person is not there anymore or has gone far away then one feels some sort of vacuum suddenly. Every day you are fighting with someone and suddenly that person is not there, what to do now? This is a sort of attachment, but passion that is something which cannot be cultivated, it just comes to you. Dispassion can be cultivated to some extent but compassion and passion cannot be cultivated.