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  1. Gurudev, do hell and heaven really exist? Do we really go to heaven or hell after death?

    We create heaven and hell in our own mind. We should see how we can create a harmonious atmosphere here. What is heaven? It is a place where there is peace, happiness and harmony. That is heaven. Hell is a place that lacks all of this. ...
  2. Gurudev, is the entertainment industry today corrupting the minds of the people? What is your opinion about this?

    Well, I do not watch TV so I do not know. You might know better about this. My job is to heal and uplift the mind and spirit of people, and I continue to do that. I would urge you also to join me in this mission of uplifting people, bringing more joy an ...
  3. What role can the media play in creating a better world today?

    The Media has a great role to play in creating a better world. The media connects people together everywhere. Through the media, one comes to know what all is happening in different places across the world. So the media is also responsible to show the g ...
  4. Gurudev, what is the media’s role in spreading happiness?

    The Media today has two main responsibilities:1. To present facts and the truth to the people. The Media should honestly convey whatever is happening in the world to the people2. Since information is not always inspiring or uplifting, their ...
  5. Facts About Meditation

    Wed, 04/29/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Power Of Yoga) I have experienced that group meditation works better than sitting isolated and doing meditation. Can you talk on the group meditation verses individual meditation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Y ...
  6. You talked about seva. Many of us are concerned about what is happening in Nepal. Wanted to know your perspective on how we can bring peace there with all the chaos that is happening.

    Just this morning I spoke with the people in Nepal. It is all in place. Katmandu is getting back to normalcy. Of course, we lost five thousand lives. In the interior villages where help is needed, our people have already started going there.It is ...
  7. At what point does someone begin to feel that 'I am going in the correct direction, that I am achieving some level of consciousness', or whatever you call it?

    It will be as obvious as a pain in the leg. So when you have a pain in the leg, you don’t have to go and ask someone, is my leg paining? No!It is a personal experience. So the same thing will come up with you. You will feel absolutely at hom ...
  8. What is meditation? While doing meditation here, I followed the instructions, but my mind wandered. But I did not feel that it went on for 25 minutes.

    That’s it. So this is the first experience. 25 minutes passed by and you did not feel the time. All the hovering thoughts somewhere became calmer, and you feel relaxed in the body. These are signs of meditation. You know, it will take longe ...
  9. My colleagues are stressed, how do we bring them to learn yoga? How do I get them started?

    I leave this thought with you, because with this thought you will find ways to bring them in. You can either tell them, or you take up some research on pre-yoga and post-yoga and come up with a paper. Submit the paper and invite people for a discussion. ...
  10. You said that meditation should be done twice a day. I feel meditation should be for twenty-four hours. Twice a day is fine, but still after doing it twice a day, it does not stay with the external forces because life is so stressful!

    Shall we put the cart before the horse? In the beginning you start with twenty minutes a day so that you get into a practice, and then what happens is that the calmness and peace stays with you throughout the day. It becomes a meditation for twenty-four ...
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