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  1. A Guru Is Definitely Needed

    Mon, 05/25/2015
    We all just sang a bhajan about Vitthala (a deity from Maharashtra seen as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu). This entire creation is made from Vitthala. We sometimes think that Vitthala is just this idol that is placed before us in the temple. No ...
  2. Be Light Hearted!

    Mon, 05/25/2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post Everything Has A Purpose) Gurudev, what is your opinion about the Make in India campaign (a campaign launched to promote indigenous Indian products)? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know, in the earlier days, ever ...
  3. Gurudev, you travel so often and to so many places. Do you not get exhausted because of travel?

    Do you ask water if it gets tired of flowing? Do you ask the tree if it ever gets tired of standing all the time? Does it not wish to lie down for a while? These trees have been standing for so many years. Have you asked the Sun if it gets tired of shin ...
  4. Dear Gurudev, I am not able to forget my past. My past keeps following me, and this disturbs my relationship with my husband. What should I do?

    You have come to the right place. Meditation is the answer. Meditation makes you alive in the present moment, and you feel disconnected with all that happened in the past. How many of you have had this experience that you have become a totally new perso ...
  5. Gurudev, I am a practical and career-focused girl always facing the male ego at the workplace. How do I handle this? Am I wrongly born as a girl?

    No, not at all. Do not doubt yourself or your gender. Every one of us has both male and female aspects in us. So you should honour both. If sometimes the male aspect in you is dominant, it is alright, and you must honour that.Now do not recognize ...
  6. Gurudev, in English, America is called as America, Nepal is called as Nepal, Sri Lanka is called Sri Lanka and so on. But why is Bharat (name for India in Hindi) called as India in English?

    When Bombay became Mumbai, then soon India too will become Bharat once again (referring to India returning back to its ancient times of peace and great prosperity). Just like Madras became Chennai, and Bangalore became Ben ...
  7. Gurudev, what does one have to do to become a Rishi or a Swami?

    One does not need to do anything to become a Rishi or a Swami. Just having this sincere intention to become one is good enough. And along with that, one has to follow the rules and discipline of that lifestyle, that’s it.When one does not wa ...
  8. In Hinduism, it is believed that one cannot obtain liberation without the Grace of the Guru. Why is this so?

    This belief is not limited to Hinduism alone. In fact, even in Buddhism, Jainism and other religions of the world, it is a widely held belief that one cannot progress and find liberation without the Guru. You will find this in Christianity also. Jesus Chri ...
  9. Don't Have Any Regrets

    Wed, 01/28/2015
    Gurudev, I have the inquisitiveness to know more and go deeper in meditation. Is this contrary to relaxing? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: In meditation you do nothing. Just relax and you will go deeper. What will obstruct you to go deep is eating too m ...
  10. How do we overcome the favoritism environment in the corporate world?

    You cannot totally overcome that. Unless people are in a very high state of consciousness, there will always be some favoritism. A hard working person needs to be smart as well. ...
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