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  1. Is it wrong to give advice to teenaged children?

    Give advice – with lots of love. There is a proverb which says that after a child becomes a teenager, become a friend.

    Prapte tu Shodhashe varshe, Putram mitram, Vada charet. This is nothing new in this proverb– people have said this for thousan ...

  2. Sometimes the best things happen when nature takes its course. At what point, when should people stop trying, giving, doing harder to achieve something and just let nature take its course?

    When you do your 100 percent, when you feel that you cannot do any more. That is exactly when you should meditate, instead of getting frustrated. You have put your 100 percent. When exactly do you know that you have had enough food? Do you know? When ex ...

  3. What is the dharma of marriage?

    Ask your spouse! They will give you long lectures on what your dharma is and what you should be doing! (Audience laughs).Our ancient people spoke about saptapadi – the seven steps one takes in life. The knowledge was so scientific even 1,000s of years a ...

  4. How important is knowledge on the spiritual path? One who does not know how to read/write, can they grow on the spiritual path?

    Yes, one can. There are many examples in this country. Kabirdas (a famous saint in India) never went to a university. Guru Nanakdevji (the Sikh prophet)…. there are lots of instances of famous people in this country.

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  5. How can I maintain happiness?

    Do not make such an effort. In order to save your happiness, you have to spread it. Share your happiness with everyone. Why worry in this short span of life when there is such beautiful knowledge.

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  6. How does one make a balance between the heart and mind?

    Yes. You do your business with your mind, and service with your heart. In both cases, there is a third component - intuition. Never be within the business with heart. With family, be with the heart, don't use your mind there. Do both with the gut feelin ...

  7. While we live we should be happy and allow others to be happy

    Tue, 10/05/2011
      Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Every day we have to take some time off to make ourselves peaceful. For this, we need to become aware that all that is there today will not be there someday, like the bubbles in the water. We should know the impermanence. While we ...
  8. Where does Obama get his inspiration from?

    Today, the global problem is terrorism through wrong ideology. I feel that we need to emphasize a broad spectrum of education for the future generation. If each child knows about other religions, it won’t think other religions will go to hell. Even in I ...

  9. Which is the best and intelligent way to worship?

    When you do any action with a sense of sacredness, that becomes worship.

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  10. Can you talk about certain rituals performed while doing pooja?

    There are some rituals which you can fathom with your intellect, yet some others are so intuitively profound that you can only merge in them and enjoy.

    On a very gross level, Pooja is imitation of what Divine or Nature is doing to us. Divine off ...

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