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  1. Gurudev, what should I do when someone insults me in a group or in public? Is it correct to complain about that?

    See, when someone insults you, what can you do? You cannot control everyone’s mouth. In such a situation, you have only two choices:1. You also behave in the same way and insult them. But that will not improve the situation in any way2. You simp ...
  2. Gurudev, I feel that people around me deceive me very quickly and easily. What pleasure do they get in doing such things?

    Whether they deceive you sooner or later, how does it matter? I tell you, it is better they deceive and cheat you sooner than later. Being cheated later will bring more difficulties for you. Listen, know that you are wise. Cheating someone is a t ...
  3. The Ultimate Love

    Mon, 24/11/2014
    Did you all realize that you meditated for 22 minutes? Could you feel the passage of time as you meditated? And did your mind wander away during this time? No, it did not wander even a bit. So you need to learn the skill and the art of making t ...
  4. Nowadays, a lot of incidents are happening on women. We say we are the country with the best culture, especially when it comes to respecting women, them why?

    You are correct. We are not following the tradition at all. In the name of secularism, we are not following ethics at all. We have sterilized our education of all moral and ethical values, so our younger generation is becoming so self-c ...
  5. Why don’t we introduce organic food instead of polished food for all of us here since we have got the knowledge of Ayurveda?

    Do you know that all the food grown here at the ashram is organic? All the vegetables and the milk is organic; ghee is organic. Sometimes when we don’t get enough organic supplies, then we have to go for the regular one. We need to educate the fa ...
  6. Learning From Mistakes

    Fri, 05/12/2014
    There was a king in Arabia and he ordered some exotic vegetables from another country. Exotic is that which is not grown there. So he ordered the vegetables, and when they came the cook prepared them and served it to him. The king enjoyed it an ...
  7. Ayurveda: Healthier Than Ever Before

    Sat, 06/12/2014
    We have always had a tradition of conducting things in a more informal manner rather than being formal. This is what satsang is all about also. There are no formalities to be followed in satsang; we all sit together freely with each other. Toda ...
  8. No Religion Preaches Hate

    Fri, 21/11/2014
    (Taking the call for peace to the middle of the conflict zone, renowned spiritual leader and founder of The Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed a peace conference in Erbil in Kurdistan, the violence hit province of Iraq. Below is the transcript o ...
  9. What is Yoga? How can it help bring peace?

    Yoga is a technique which unites the body, mind and spirit. Yoga relieves you from stress and tension. It is stress that causes weakness, anger, jealousy and all the negative emotions. When you get rid of stress using breathing techniques, ...
  10. In India, there is a very well known river that is contaminated with germs, and the masters there say that if you’re interested in Hinduism or Buddhism then as a part of the rituals you have to go and have a bath in that dirty river. Can you tell us what really lies behind this?

    Once upon a time the river Ganga had very pure water, and today our Prime Minister has taken up the job of cleaning the whole river which is considered very sacred. In India we honor the rivers, the trees, and the animals. Honoring the whole creation is ...
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