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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...
  5. The Rich Will Get Richer

    Wed, 01/10/2014
    Blessings to everyone on this auspicious day! Just walk ahead in life with a deep sense of contentment.There are two things you must remember:Our godliness lies in our innocence and in being natural. That is why it is said, 'Sahaj miley avinashi' (One att ...
  6. (A member of the audience asked and question and it was inaudible)

    You know, management courses these days are adopting more and more informal ways of teaching. This approach is being emphasized everywhere, and I hope that soon the world over, everyone realizes the need for changing the methodology of teaching. Slowly ...

  7. Gurudev, there is no logic in devotion. But sometimes when we listen to knowledge, then the mind becomes upset or restless. Then I feel like just swaying in your devotion. Can one not attain Moksha (liberation) without using the intellect?

    By asking this question, you have used your intellect and logic, isn’t it. The fact that you have asked this question means you have thought it with your logic and intellect (laughter). Do you get what I am saying? Suppose someone is sleepi ...

  8. Gurudev, I feel that I have found the perfect Guru. But do you feel that you have found the perfect disciples or not?

    Where does a Guru have time to think like this? A Guru is always in a state of bliss with himself! (Laughter) A Guru always says, 'Take whatever you want from me'.
    See, there is a deep river flowing before you. Someone may just want to ...

  9. Gurudev, where is the source of joy?

    If you ask me, I would say it is everywhere. If you ask me further, I would say, it is right within you.

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  10. Gurudev, when we are all a part of the One consciousness, then how does the quality of the same consciousness vary in different souls?

    It does vary. You use the same flour to cook Samosa (an Indian savoury snack), Chappati (Indian flatbread eaten with meals), and Parantha (stuffed flatbread). So it is the same flour which is used to make all three, yet all three ar ...

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