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  1. Usually when we do any physical work, our heart beat increases, but when we do yoga we can’t feel the heart beat increasing. Can you explain this?

    Your metabolism goes up when you do physical exercise. That is necessary. But, when you rest, your heart beat decreases; you need that rest. You should balance work and rest, then life expectancy is much higher. ...
  2. When I do the Art of Silence Course, I feel hollow and empty. But again after a week I find that I am full of desires and botherations. How can I be hollow and empty all the time?

    This is like asking, 'How can I eat once for this lifetime and not have to keep eating every day?'You know, it is such a boring job. Every day you have to cook and eat. If you eat today, again tomorrow you feel hungry. If you eat in the morning, the ...
  3. Gurudev, it is said that the Mother Divine defeated the demon Mahishasura simply by making a loud “Hummm” sound. What does this mean?

    Just take a deep breath in and make the same sound, and see what happens to you. You will find that all your lethargy and inertia simply disappear. The demon Mahishasura represents lethargy and inertia. ...
  4. Gurudev, does our progress in life depend on our karma or on the caste and the family in which we are born, such as, Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya or Shudra?

    Your progress in life depends on your karma. See, these divisions in society can be found everywhere in the world. In every place in the world, you will find a class of intellectuals (referring to the Brahmanas), the Chambers of C ...
  5. Gurudev, many of us farmers have come to the ashram from Nepal. Can you please discuss a little about organic farming?

    Yes, we must all promote organic farming. I will ask our agriculture department to hold a separate session for this with all of you. They will show you the permaculture techniques here.You know, the bottle gourd that we have grown using organic farm ...
  6. A Sign Of Evolution

    Sat, 12/13/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post The Answer Is: LOVE) Gurudev, how can a person become a better meditator? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See, there is no better or worse meditator. Just be in the present moment and be happy. Instead of continuously ...
  7. Gurudev, what can one do about the attachment to the Guru? That too brings a lot of hurt and pain.

    See, if you try to possess the Guru then that is not possible and will only bring you pain. A Guru belongs to everyone and not just to a handful few people. And where there is intense love, there is bound to be intense longing also, and it ...
  8. Who is a yogi and what is a yogi’s way of life?

    A yogi is a child. A yogi is becoming a baby again and again. If you look at a baby, from about 3 months to 3 years he does almost all the asanas. It can even teach you pranayama. You don’t need a yoga teacher if you observe a baby. Similarly, all anima ...
  9. Gurudev, how can a person become a better meditator?

    See, there is no better or worse meditator. Just be in the present moment and be happy. Instead of continuously thinking, 'What can I get?' Think about, 'How can I contribute? How can I be useful for the society?' There is a certain joy in gettin ...
  10. Sri Sri's Message On Christmas

    Wed, 12/24/2014
    This time of the year, it is cold and nature is still and silent. It is darker and there is lesser and lesser activity, and in the middle of all this, springs the celebration. When the sun is there, there is so much activity. But at that time o ...
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