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  1. Gurudev, why was this world made?

    It was made for Me! (laughter) And if you ask why are there so many problems made in this world, then I would say they were made for you! (laughter again)
    These problems were made so that you don’t get stuck and attached to this w ...

  2. Why is Lord Shiva called Bholenath?

    Lord Shiva is bhola (innocent) so He is called Bholenath (meaning the innocent One). He is easily pleased, and gives a boon to anyone who asks Him with love, and then He Himself gets caught into trouble (when the seeker of the boon misuses ...

  3. True Joy Is The Fruit Of The Spirit

    Mon, 04/08/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post Sri Sri On The Auspicious Month Of Shraavan) Gurudev, when death is the ultimate truth of life, then why does one take the guidance of astrology? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Are you asking this for yourself or for somebody e ...
  4. Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says that among the months of the year I am the Margashirsha month (corresponding to the period from the third week of November to the third week of December). Please explain.

    See, in our country, every month of the calendar has been associated with some event and so each month has its own importance. There is also a special month called the Purushottama Maasa (literally meaning the month of Lord Vishnu) that is consid ...

  5. Speak on longing. Why do I have so much longing?

    Longing itself is God. When there is longing for the Divine in the heart, when longing arises in life for God, then one acquires siddhi (extraordinary abilities) in life. Without longing there can be no love, no perfection, no contentment and no ...

  6. Gurudev, are you an Avataar of Lord Shiva or Lord Krishna? I have been asking myself this question for a long time, so please remove my confusion.

    Have you read the Bhagavad Gita? I would say that first you read the Gita. It is not enough to read it once. You must read it again and again. Lord Krishna says, 'Wherever you see any divinity, that is a part of Me and Me alone'. He says that

  7. Gurudev, when death is the ultimate truth of life, then why does one take the guidance of astrology?

    Are you asking this for yourself or for somebody else? If you are asking for yourself then just become aware that all of us are going to die, for sure. The important thing is that while we live, we shall be happy and have fun in all that we do.
    While ...

  8. What is the difference between Spirituality and Astrology?

    Well, spirituality is related to the Atma (soul) and astrology is related to planets. Astrology deals with observing the movements of the planets and making calculations related to the events that are yet to happen.
    The science of Vastu is rel ...

  9. Sri Sri On The Auspicious Month Of Shraavan

    Mon, 04/08/2014
    Today is the last Monday of the Shraavan month (the fifth month of the Hindu calendar, beginning in late July and ending in the third week of August).All months of the calendar are auspicious, but the month of Shraavan is considered to be especially auspi ...
  10. Dear Gurudev, I have a very nice person as my partner. I feel that I am not good enough for my partner and I am not fulfilling the expectations kept from me. Is marriage really made in heaven? Am I being cursed with love?

    You are wondering why you got married! It’s a little too late for that! It is better not to spend time regretting.
    Marriage is a compromise and you have to compromise. You know you have a very nice person as a partner. Just imagine what you wou ...

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