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  1. Meditation Brings Revelation

    8 June 2015
    Gurudev, can one’s basic personality or nature change by practicing sadhana and meditation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The answer to this depends on what is your understanding of one’s basic nature or personality. If you tell me that anger is your v ...
  2. Knowing that everything would be finished one day, makes me feel very disturbed. How do I come out of it?

    The temporary nature of things around you should enable you to calm down, and settle in deeper within yourself. It is good if it disturbs you, if it wakes you up from your slumber (of ignorance). But I tell you, hold on to it and go deep within. You ...
  3. Gurudev, I am unable to control my anger even after meditation. What do I do?

    Go deeper into meditation. Practice more pranayama. It is impossible that your anger does not quieten down after meditation as well. And if you still feel that your anger does not subside after meditation, then you should start observing yourself ver ...
  4. Gurudev, how do we come into a state of surrender or non-doership?

    Stop thinking and trying to differentiate too much between doership and non-doership. Whenever you do anything, just do it 100% and be totally immersed in it with all your heart and mind. And once the work is done, you must also take equally deep ...
  5. If life is a dream, then what is reality?

    Who said that life is a dream? Whatever has happened in the past till this very moment, is nothing more than what remains in our memory, and our memory is no different than a dream. If you see everything that has passed in life from this understanding, ...
  6. Gurudev, where is the fulfillment in life?

    Fulfillment in life lies in knowing what life really is. ...
  7. Gurudev, can one’s basic personality or nature change by practicing sadhana and meditation?

    The answer to this depends on what is your understanding of one’s basic nature or personality. If you tell me that anger is your very nature, then I am not ready to believe that.A person’s essential behavior is determined by the three ...
  8. Take Refuge Of The Enlightened

    28 May 2015
    (Below is a continuation of post Why Bad Things Happen To Good People) Gurudev, it is said that the worship of the formless divine takes the sadhak (seeker) to a different state than the worship of the Divine with form. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yo ...
  9. Gurudev, if sadhana is the wealth that goes with us when we depart from the world, then why do we not invest our whole time in it alone?

    You cannot, because your body cannot do it all the time. You can’t eat the whole year’s food in two days, or one month. Every day, you have to eat only a certain amount. Similarly, in sadhana also, you can’t hurry up and do a lot of sa ...
  10. Gurudev, is there an expiry date or best before use date for blessings as well? Sometimes blessings don’t seem to yield the desired result, what is the reason?

    I want to ask you a question; do gold and diamond have expiry dates? Do you think blessings are less than gold and diamond and yellow stones and metal? No way! ...
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