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  1. I have been introduced to two concepts which I find confusing. A: I am not the doer. Or B: I should take responsibility for little things even when I have little control. What's up?

    Life is a balance between these two things. Taking responsibility and letting go. It's both. That's a fine balance. For the present and future take responsibility, for the past know that it has to happen that way and move on. So often we do the reverse. ...

  2. How can I balance peace while fighting for justice?

    That is the whole essence of The Bhagavat Gita. Be calm from the inside and act whenever required. You should stand up and fight if necessary; but don’t keep the fight inside yourself. Usually we fight inside and keep quiet outside. We should do the opp ...

  3. Knowledge is structured in consciousness

    Thu, 05/05/2011
      People have lot of expectations from me. What to do? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: It is their problem! You give your 100 percent, do whatever you can, and then if somebody expects more, it is their problem. (Sri Sri then asked the audience about the progr ...
  4. Please discuss the value of the Vedic tradition of masters who have preserved this meditation for thousands of years in its purity.

    Yeah, for thousands of years people have passed on the technique of meditation one by one. Usually people would say they would give this technique to someone who qualifies and who is capable, then they will make the best use of it. You know they would w ...

  5. Why is there a need for meditation in our modern society?

    What is the need of meditation in today’s society, in today’s life as such. You know if you look at the benefits that meditation brings into our life, you feel it is all the more relevant, all the more needed. In ancient times, meditation was used for e ...

  6. Does the cycle of life and death never end?

    The whole world is like that. It’s all spherical: everything moves in cycles. You have to come back, but you have a choice. If you are born out of compulsion then it's the same old story again and again. But if you get liberated, then you have the choice a ...
  7. Is there a masculine and feminine side to everything? Then why do we categorize things as male or female?

    Yes! There is a neutral gender also. There are 3 genders. Some things fall under the neutral gender too. In fact, there is a whole scripture on the gender of stones as well as trees. The Shilpa Shastra or Book on Sculptures elaborates on this. Hawaiians ...

  8. What shall we do to always be happy, because as I know your concept is to relax and attain happiness by that?

    What to do to always be happy? First, drop the feverishness to hold onto ALWAYS and you will find yourself happy. And then, if some moments of unpleasantness creep into life, accept that also.

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  9. What is the golden rule of a happy married life?

    Well, I am not qualified to say anything, but let me think. Why don’t you sit with those who are happily married? What I have heard is:

    Before marriage: a couple is mad for each other!

    During marriage: They are made for each other!

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