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  1. Take Refuge Of The Enlightened

    Thu, 05/28/2015
    (Below is a continuation of post Why Bad Things Happen To Good People) Gurudev, it is said that the worship of the formless divine takes the sadhak (seeker) to a different state than the worship of the Divine with form. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yo ...
  2. Gurudev, if sadhana is the wealth that goes with us when we depart from the world, then why do we not invest our whole time in it alone?

    You cannot, because your body cannot do it all the time. You can’t eat the whole year’s food in two days, or one month. Every day, you have to eat only a certain amount. Similarly, in sadhana also, you can’t hurry up and do a lot of sa ...
  3. Gurudev, is there an expiry date or best before use date for blessings as well? Sometimes blessings don’t seem to yield the desired result, what is the reason?

    I want to ask you a question; do gold and diamond have expiry dates? Do you think blessings are less than gold and diamond and yellow stones and metal? No way! ...
  4. Gurudev, why is Bhakti Yoga (path of devotion) considered to be above all, vis-à-vis Karma Yoga (path of action), Gyaan Yoga (path of knowledge)?

    Bhakti Yoga is more juicy, easy and much quicker to attain. This is the tendency of intelligent people, they want to do less and accomplish more. ...
  5. Why is India the favorite destination for enlightened masters? Why is India the only country that is bestowed with a rich spiritual heritage? Is there something special about this land?

    There have been saints in almost every part of the world. If you go to California, every city is named after a saint. Go to Quebec in Montreal, it is all named after different saints. Of course, India tops the list. It is like asking, why are the ...
  6. Gurudev, it is said that the worship of the formless divine takes the sadhak (seeker) to a different state than the worship of the Divine with form.

    You have to go from the form to the formless. If you jump only to the formless, that path is full of misery.Lord Krishna said in the Gita, that there are people who worship the formless, but that path is full of pain and sorrow. You can see this y ...
  7. Symbolism of Karthikeya- The Guru Principle

    Symbolism of 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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