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  1. Symbolism of Karthikeya- The Guru Principle

    When the five elements governed by Lord Shiva (Panch Mahabhoota- Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether) united with Shakti (Pure Consciousness), Lord Kartikeya was born. Shiva is called Panchaanana – Lord with five heads. These five heads represent the five e ...
  2. Why Bad Things Happen To Good People

    Thu, 05/28/2015
    All spiritual practices help bring prana to the central channel (naadi) of energy, going through our body. There is a central channel of energy, which runs through the centre of our body like a pillar. It gets activated whilst doing yoga; not j ...
  3. Gurudev, you have said abhaya (fearlessness) is a divine quality. How to attain total fearlessness? I still have impressions of fear.

    In Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Patanjali says even for the most wise and educated, that which lingers on, is fear or abhinivesh. Nature has kept that somewhere. A deep sense of belongingness, love, dedication and a sense of sacrifice will help one to o ...
  4. Gurudev, could you please explain the journey from the ego to the self? How to accomplish this easily?

    If the ego makes the journey, it will say, ‘See I made the journey to the self’. Then, it has not even moved an inch. It is not a journey from one to the other. If you find that you have an ego, just let it be there. Why do you worry about i ...
  5. Does renunciation bring arrogance? If so, how to overcome it?

    Definitely. There are two types of arrogance:1. The arrogance of possessing, of having.2. The arrogance of letting go, of sacrifice.Both are equally bad. In fact, the arrogance of possessing sometimes is easy to overcome, but the arrog ...
  6. Gurudev, out of the seven levels of existence, who meditates?

    When all the seven levels are in harmony, meditation happens. There is no ‘who’ there; meditation happens. When it happens, it shows its impact in all the seven levels - body, breath, mind, intellect, ego, and the self. ...
  7. Gurudev, why was Arjuna petrified seeing Krishna’s viraat roop? Is it because he wasn’t ready? Why would God’s form invoke fear?

    Anything new or unfamiliar causes fear. When children see a new person, or face a new situation, they are afraid. After the age of three, a child does not want to go to a new person, it takes a couple of days to adjust to a new person. Our ner ...
  8. Gurudev, when something good happens, we say it is Guru kripa (grace). Then what do we say when something bad happens? You say that having a Guru means one is protected, then why do bad things happen?

    Well, the divine loves everybody, however they are. If the happening of bad things takes your faith away, then it is no longer faith. But if faith stays in spite of all the bad things that are happening, then the end result will always be great and w ...
  9. You Are Cared For

    Wed, 07/01/2015
    (Below is a continuation of post Strive To Be Ordinary) I am an elderly person, and I feel like dying because I am so dependent. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Life is such; you should not feel that I am dependent, and I want to be independent. See, no ...
  10. Gurudev, you spoke about politics but what about business especially for youngsters? Any specific advice you have people who want to get into business?

    Yes, go for it.Be ethical when you do business. You don’t need to be in a rush to make money overnight. Think about creating a stable, sustainable business. Don't be too greedy, but at the same time, have a vision and an ambition. Let th ...
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