Q: What should one do when one is faced with conflicting choices?
Sri Sri: Every confusion is a sign of growth, every time a pattern is broken. In such case, just relax. Inrelaxation your intuition works. Rely on it.
Q: When people adopt violence for surviving, how to deal with it?
Sri Sri: It is quiet natural to go towards violence for survival – it is a natural instinct. But, if selfconfidence and vision is instilled in such a person, then you will find that the person walks with a vision in self
confidence without the fear of survival problem.I have spoken about all these in a book called “Celebrating Silence”. You can read that if you wish to.
Q: Should we follow Bhagat Singh or Mahatma Gandhi?
Sri Sri: Bhagat Singh was also supporter of non - violence. But they were encountered with one such situation, thatthey had to take such steps. Follow Sri Guru Gobind Singh, be a Saint – Sipahi. Have peace of saint in heart and strength ofwarrior in action. That is why Sri Krishan told Arjuna to be a Yogi and then fight
Q: What is difference between God, Guru and me?
Sri Sri: Let's talk of the common thread. The same Divine is in me and in thewhole universe. There is no place which is not permeated by the divine. In Sanskrit,
Ishwaro gurur atmeti murti bheda vibhagine,
There is no difference between Guru, Divine and me. What iscommon in all three is what I am!
Sri Sri: Spirituality just means knowing that it is oneconsciousness. One world family - this thought came from India.One side there is slum, the other side is scam. We have toremove slums. For that first we need to remove alcoholism. Nearly 60 percent ofa poor man’s income goes in alcohol.
Q: There is a big threat to Us our lives from some people who have their own concepts for which they are ready to die andkill other people. What should we do and how should we deal with such people?
Sri Sri: Ya, we need to deal with them with patience and will have to educate them. It is not an easy task butperhaps we should do it by inviting them and when one among them joins to spread peace, it would be easy.
Q: What should we do to always be happy?
Sri Sri: First be more and more happy and then if some moments of unpleasantness creep in life- accept them.Don’t get upset because you were upset sometimes in the past, and then you will always be happy.
Q: How do I listen to everybody?
Q: What is the crux of Life?
Sri Sri: What is the crux of life? At least, first you start exploring within for that adventure! What should Itell you beforehand? The whole life is in search of some juice, some happiness. Where you feel happiness, solaced, be atpeace there, relax there. And you get that joy when you look within. Meditation is such a joy! When the tiredness cracksaway, you get that relaxation, that joy you are looking for.
Q: If God is everywhere, why there is evil?
Sri Sri: If there is no evil, how can we recognize good?