5 June 2014 - QA 5

Gurudev, when I meditate I am asked to keep leather items away. I am told that Lord Shiva is in Vajarasan on tiger skin, is it so?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Somebody asked me, 'Shiva also drinks alcohol'.
I said, 'First Shiva drank poison (halahal). Can you drink poison? Then we will talk'. Don’t think on these lines. Those days that was the only seat.
In Gita it is written that sit on a deer skin. That means, be natural like a deer.

There are already so few animals. If you kill them to sit in meditation then that it is not correct. They ask to keep leather away because there can be obstruction in flow of energy.