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  1. Gurudev, what is the secret of the exponential growth of Art of Living world over?

    The effectiveness, sincerity, beauty and utility it adds to day to day life. Anything that is authentic, impactful, and original will always bring about a transformation, and take you on a long journey. ...
  2. You travel all around the world. What do you see when you travel? Is there progress, and is there peace of mind?

    More and more people today want peace of mind. They want conflicts to be resolved. There are other people who are just struggling to make their ends meet. There are two different aspects:1. The physical requirements of people.2. The ...
  3. What is the way of life of Art of Living?

    Art of Living is to live life with wisdom and with a broad vision. The Art of living is to create a violence-free society, disease-free body, confusion-free mind, inhibition-free intellect, trauma-free memory and sorrow-free soul. ...
  4. The Sri Sri Yoga program has helped me so much, and I am sure it has a big role to play in spreading yoga around the world.

    Thank you! I am so glad! Around 35 years ago, when we started yoga, it was taboo, not a mainstream thing at all. People would think that to do yoga, you have to stand on one leg, or put ashes all over your body. That was the sort of impression about yog ...
  5. Tell us a story, what was it like for you 35 years ago? What was your vision for the world then?

    I used to think, "This ashram is going to be too small; there will be too many people here". At that time, there weren’t so many people here. They would all look at me and think, "What is Gurudev talking about, it is very strange!&q ...
  6. Please talk about the subtle and unseen aspects of the World Culture Festival.

    There is a lot! Mysteries cannot be explained, they will just have to be lived! All I can say is that there are some very good things happening in the subtle, and that is going to benefit the planet. About 15-20 years ago, no government spoke ab ...
  7. Gurudev, ages ago, continents and their cultures used to be one. What is the purpose of bringing all cultures together during the World Culture Festival? The continents are not going to come back together!

    The world’s culture need not become one. If it becomes one, it will be a big blunder! The world should be diverse. Just imagine, if the world has only one type of vegetable, only carrots or only potatoes, you won’t even touch them! Nature lo ...
  8. What is the meaning of Gothra?

    Gothra is simply like a blood group. You know the word group has come from Gothra. Gothra means a particular group, a particular knowledge, a particular type of body, mind, consciousness. Once there was a very good Nadi doctor (doc ...
  9. I don't want to be part of any particular religion, but would rather have fun by taking a little bit from everywhere?

    You may have fun, but don’t make fun of any religion, okay! You will be in trouble, I tell you! We don’t need to do that, having fun is a different thing. Take good things from wherever it comes and be spiritual, that’s The Art of L ...
  10. Why does The Art of Living not teach hygiene and other basic considerations through its courses, such as, not to spit, not to throw garbage outside the house and things that would have a more impactful effect in our country?

    Yes, we are doing that. We are conducting programmes like Bal Chetna,(a dynamic program for the less privileged children of society), and YLTP (Youth Leadership Training Program). You should take up any of these courses and go into the detai ...
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