You know, my biggest problem is that I am a dreamer. Knowing very well that there is violence, there are problems in the world, I still dream of a violence-free society; a violence free world. And I know it will take its own time, but I can’t give ...
(Maintains a few moments of silence) That’s it! Take a moment, observe your breath, calm your mind, and relax your body. You find such peace and so much love within you.
We are all born with this gift of love and peace. Somehow we fo ...
Who are the people who have been the most influential in your life to make you who you are today, and who have helped you build your philosophy?
It is very difficult to say. If I just take a few names I won’t be doing justice. But it starts from my mother.
When you are in the moment, when your mind is here right now, then you’re able to draw inspiration from everyone around yo ...
Tue, 06/24/2014I studied the subject of happiness personally, and one of the things I found in my survey is that only a third of Americans consider themselves happy. What is the one piece of advice you would give to the large number of Americans who are living a hectic ...
I studied the subject of happiness personally, and one of the things I found in my survey is that only a third of Americans consider themselves happy. What is the one piece of advice you would give to the large number of Americans who are living a hectic lifestyle?
You’re limiting me to a very narrow scope to only one thing. Why one thing? I would go for 25 things!
Well, there are different situations that we face but mainly it is the stress that shrouds our happiness. Stress simply means too much t ...
Gurudev, I have been a follower of the Radhaswami tradition for a very long time. In my desire to meet you, I attended the Happiness program and learnt the Sudarshan Kriya. Now I feel guilty that I am not doing something wrong. Can I follow two different spiritual traditions together?
There is no need to feel guilty at all. See, you started following a particular spiritual tradition sincerely and did a lot of good service there, as a result of that you got the gift of coming to this tradition. But once you are practicing the meditati ...
Gurudev, in one of the meditations you say, ' The nose is hollow and empty, the throat is hollow and empty '. When everything already is hollow and empty, then what is the use of taking our attention there during meditation? Should we not meditate upon God instead?
To get there, at least make yourself hollow and empty first. First you must become hollow and empty like a flute. Then you will see that the harmony of the Divine will flow through you.
This is why in the great tradition of our Masters, it is said, & ...
Gurudev, how can one experience the mind, intellect, memory and the Self as separate from each other?
When you are listening to whatever I am saying, your mind is the one that is listening through your ears. When you listen to music, you hear it through your mind.
But when you ask questions about something, you do so through the inte ...
Mon, 06/09/2014Dear Gurudev, is it alright if I meditate thinking about you, about how beautiful you appear, how wonderful are your eyes, and that your smile is so lovely? Is it alright to meditate upon your form? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See, if you are able to meditate e ...