7 June 2013 - QA 5

Gurudev, yesterday you said that the divine takes care of everyone, then why is there poverty, why there are floods?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Imagine a situation when there are no problems in the world.

You go to see a movie and in that movie there are no problems and no tension. A man gets up, eats, goes to work, comes home and goes to sleep, and does the same thing every day. Will you go and watch such a movie? Will you enjoy such a movie?

When do you enjoy a movie? When there is a villain in it, or some tension, or some problems in it. Then you come out and say, ‘This is a very good movie’.

In the same way, this world is like a movie for God. Anyway nobody dies from floods. They all come back in another body.

We also need something to do. Just imagine if there are no problems in the world, everybody is healthy and happy, then there will be no room for compassion. Who will you have compassion towards? Compassion and all other values will disappear.

So problems are here in this world so that we realize our purpose in this world.