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  1. The Little Things In Life

    Fri, 03/10/2014
    A very happy Vijaya Dasami to all those who have joined us on the webcast from many different cities.After nine days of a grand divine party all over the country, today is the day of victory (Vijaya Dasami). Today we celebrate the victory of grandness ove ...
  2. Gurudev, how do we manage stress and anxiety?

    Keep smiling as you are doing now. Don’t hold on to stress and anxiety. If you don’t hold on to it, then there is no question of managing it.
    What is a Guru and ashram for? Leave all your anxieties, pray, have faith and move on. If ...

  3. Gurudev, I am 30 years old and honestly I still don’t know what I want from my life. How do I figure out what I truly want from my life?

    You know, you should shift this 'What I want from my life' to 'What people around want', or 'What the nation wants'. If you make this change from 'What I want' to 'Wh ...

  4. Gurudev, you give comfort to so many in distress and fear. What were the biggest moments of stress and anxiety that you have been through in your life?

    I can't relate to anxiety but there have been many points of stress. We were involved during the tsunami time and we travelled 48 hours continuously. Those days were very stressful. Also, when I was travelling in Iraq there were bombs in the front a ...

  5. Gurudev, what kind of questions from people make you uncomfortable? 

    So far I don’t even remember anybody asking me any uncomfortable question. I don’t feel uncomfortable with anybody whatsoever. Not until now. I don’t know about the future.

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  6. Gurudev, I love spiritual practices and the atmosphere. It makes me feel balanced and fulfilled to be around spiritually evolved people and their activities. Is it possible to make a career out of spiritual practices? If yes, what would you advise me?

    You know, spiritual practices cannot be made into a career but The Art of Living does provide many opportunities. We have many schools, institutions, universities and we have an employment exchange bureau. So you are most welcome to come and register wi ...

  7. Gurudev, what thoughts come to your mind when another spiritual leader comes and conducts himself or herself in a disrespectful manner, or gets caught in a disgraceful act?

    Compassion and wonder. First of all you wonder how a person with knowledge can do something like that. You know, someone who owns a jewellery shop will not go and steal a few pennies worth of vegetables, or a kilo of bananas or apples. If someone does t ...

  8. The Measure Of Karma

    Tue, 09/09/2014
    Gurudev, where does one seek the do’s and don'ts on karma? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You should listen to your own conscience, your inner gut feeling. Don’t do anything which you don’t want others to do to you. That is the criteria.We should do that which bri ...
  9. Gurudev, where does one seek the do’s and don'ts on karma?

    You should listen to your own conscience, your inner gut feeling. Don’t do anything which you don’t want others to do to you. That is the criteria.
    We should do that which brings long term benefit, even if it is at the cost ...

  10. Being With God!

    Thu, 02/10/2014
    (A note from Sri Sri at the Rishi Homa at The Art of Living International Center, Bangalore on the occasion of Navratri) Just now the Vedic pundits recited a beautiful verse from the Sama Veda. The verse says: This Samsara (material world or the illusory ...
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