Q: What should one do when one is faced with conflicting choices?
Sri Sri: Every confusion is a sign of growth, every time a pattern is broken. In such case, just relax. Inrelaxation your intuition works. Rely on it.
Q: How do I listen to everybody?
Q: We worry about future and cry about the past. How can wechange the pattern?
Sri Sri: Take past as a lesson, and see what you can do in the future. That iswhy we should take past as destiny and future as free will, that isintelligence.
Sri Sri: Spirituality just means knowing that it is oneconsciousness. One world family - this thought came from India.One side there is slum, the other side is scam. We have toremove slums. For that first we need to remove alcoholism. Nearly 60 percent ofa poor man’s income goes in alcohol.
Q: What is the crux of Life?
Sri Sri: What is the crux of life? At least, first you start exploring within for that adventure! What should Itell you beforehand? The whole life is in search of some juice, some happiness. Where you feel happiness, solaced, be atpeace there, relax there. And you get that joy when you look within. Meditation is such a joy! When the tiredness cracksaway, you get that relaxation, that joy you are looking for.
Q: If God is everywhere, why there is evil?
Sri Sri: If there is no evil, how can we recognize good?
Q: Please talk about karma.
Sri Sri: Some karma we have to experience, and some we can change. E.g. when wecook some sweet, if there is too much sweet, we add some rava, if it is less wecan add sweetening agent. But once you have put the rava on the fire, you can'tturn it back. In the same way, some karma can be changed, some can’t.
Sri Sri: A child playing a game goes to its mother and plays or cries. That issurrender. The state of mind of the child is surrender. Another way to look atit is if there is something that we can't handle any more, we give up to thehigher power. That is surrender.
Q: What is difference between God, Guru and me?
Sri Sri: Let's talk of the common thread. The same Divine is in me and in thewhole universe. There is no place which is not permeated by the divine. In Sanskrit,
Ishwaro gurur atmeti murti bheda vibhagine,
There is no difference between Guru, Divine and me. What iscommon in all three is what I am!
Q: Is Growth in technology blessing or curse?
Sri Sri: Technology is a blessing. How we use it can make it a curse.