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  1. Our parents are very possessive about us and they call us 8-10 times in a day. How long do we tolerate this?

    If you see the environment of today’s society, it is natural for parents to worry more for their children. They love you so much which is why they call and check on you more often. Why do you see it as a burden? When you think it is a painful burd ...
  2. Gurudev, I often get visions during my practices about what is going to happen in life. What do I do?

    See, when that happens, just be natural and at ease. Do not get troubled. When you go deeper into knowledge and meditation, these things may happen. Just be simple like a common man. Do not get stuck in all this. It may be right up to 90% but there are ...
  3. Gurudev, can you please throw some light upon the competitive spirit that parents today are creating among children by pushing them to achieve higher scores in studies like 90-95% etc.?

    You should tell such parents to relax. It is a natural tendency to be competitive but they should not put too much pressure on the kids. Whatever percentage the child secures in the school exams, they should encourage the child and tell the child not to ...
  4. Gurudev, I read the Namaz five times daily. I have joined the Art of Living since six to seven months. Can we do our meditation along with our Namaz or should we have a separate time for meditation?

    You can continue performing your Namaz as you always do, and thereafter you can do your meditation separately once you have finished. You can do it at the same time, or you can also choose to do it before or after performing the Namaz. ...
  5. Gurudev, please ask the people here to plant one tree each when they go back to their homes in the towns and villages so that the proportion of oxygen increases in the atmosphere. I find that many of them do not do so once they return from here.

    I would not agree with your request of just planting one tree only. I would suggest that each person should plant five trees at least. You know when we had come to this land here where the Ashram is now, it was completely dry and barren. You could not e ...
  6. Gurudev, in Maharashtra we have a saying which means that how can one say who is greater – God or the Guru. Please explain this, else I would believe as I always have that the Sadguru is always greater.

    Well, yes that saying is true. There is a couplet by Saint Kabir in Hindi that says, "Guru Govind dou khade, kaake lagoon paao;Balihari Guru aapne Govind diyo bataye".(Saint Kabir writes: Both God and the Guru are before me, wh ...
  7. A Piece Of The Master

    Mon, 06/08/2015
    (Below is a continuation of post Meditation Brings Revelation) Gurudev, why do we fear loneliness? Why do we always long for someone’s company? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You feel this way because you have never gone deep into your inner Self. You have n ...
  8. Gurudev, how can we be your Masterpiece?

    You are already one! You are a piece of the Master, and you should go and spread the peace of the Master. ...
  9. How do I build an affinity and attachment towards knowledge?

    This very question indicates that you already have it my dear. Why do you keep looking for it when you already have it?If you think that you do not have an affinity for knowledge and then you strive to cultivate it, I tell you, it is never ...
  10. Gurudev, what is the secret behind your beauty and attractiveness?

    In English it is said, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. So beauty lies in the eyes of the one who observes. When your mind is happy and peaceful, then you will also see joy and happiness in the world around you, and you see everyon ...
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