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  1. What is the importance of bhajans?

    Do you like singing them? It uplifts you, isn’t it? That is what it is. It is not to please God, but to uplift your own spirit. ...
  2. What is the difference between Riddhi and Siddhi?

    Oh, this is a deep topic, so I shall speak about it sometime later. Siddhi means perfection. It means to have the ability to acquire or obtain something even before we think or desire it. ...
  3. Gurudev, my friends make fun of me for being spiritual. What should I do?

    Well, it doesn’t matter. When they make fun of you, you should enjoy that rather than react. Then they will stop doing that. If someone makes fun of you the next time, do not get angry or shy away. Instead, stand boldly and tell them, “Oh, c ...
  4. Gurudev, what is your opinion about the Make in India campaign (a campaign launched to promote indigenous Indian products)?

    You know, in the earlier days, every village in India was self-sufficient, and you could get everything you needed in the village itself. For example, in Moradabad in UP you would find a lot of brass utensils. In Kashi (now called as Varanasi) you would ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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