श्री श्री रविशंकर विचार नियम








  • प्रश्न: आध्यात्म में होने से मेरे मित्र मेरा मजाक उड़ाते हैं। मुझे क्या करना चाहिए ?
  • श्री श्री रवि शंकर: मुस्कुराते हुये आप उनसे कहे कि “तुम को नहीं पता कि तुम कितनी महान चीज़ से वंचित हो रहे हो” | “वैसे भी एक दिन तुम भी इस पथ पर आ ही जाओगे, यह सिर्फ समय की बात है” | “पाँच वर्ष उपरान्त तुम भी ज्ञान के इस पथ पर आ जाओगे” | “मैं हर बार सबसे पहला व्यक्ति हूँगा, मैं पहले स्वाद लेता हूँ और फिर जो बच जाता है तुम उसे लेते हो” | यदि आपका कोई मज़ाक उड़ाता है फिर भी आप मुस्कुराते रहें और अपनी मुस्कराहट को न खोएं | उनसे कहे कि “यह सिर्फ कुछ वर्षों की बात है, तुम भी यही सब करोगे” | “तुम्हे तो बासी खाना खाने का शौक है, और मैं अभी ताज़े भोजन का लुफ्त उठा रहा हूँ |
  • अपमान तुम्हें निर्बल नहीं बनाता, तुम्हें प्रबल बनाता है। तुम जितने अहंकारी हो, उतना अपमान महसूस करोगे। जब तुम बच्चों की तरह सहज रहते हो और आत्मीयता रखते हो, तब अपमान नहीं महसूस करते। जब तुम इस सृष्टि के, ईश्वर के प्रेम में ओत प्रोत हो, तुम्हारा कोई अपमान नहीं हो सकता। 
  • दुखी होने का केवल इतना अर्थ है कि विवेक ढक गया है विवेक का अर्थ है यह जानना कि सब परिवर्तनशील है। तुम्हारा शरीर, तुम्हारी भावनाएं, आस पास के लोग, यह पूरा जगत – सब बदल रहा है। तुम्हें पुनः पुनः इस सत्य के प्रति जागृत होना है। प्रायः तुम परिवर्तन से भयभीत होते हो। जीवन सुधारने के लिए परिवर्तन की आवश्यकता होती है, पर तुम अपनी पुरानी प्रवृत्ति में सुरक्षित महसूस करते हो। इसलिए अपनी बुद्धि का उपयोग करो और जब भी आवश्यकता हो, तब परिवर्तन लाने का साहस रखो।
  • प्रायः क्रोध इसलिए आता है क्योंकि तुम वर्तमान क्षण को स्वीकार नहीं करते। तुम पूर्णता ढूंढते हो और इसलिए अपूर्णता पर क्रोधित होते हो। जब कोई गलती भी करता है, तो यह जानो कि वह दोषी नहीं है; उसके भीतर का तनाव उससे वह गलती करवा रहा है। केवल यह समझ और थोड़े दिन की ध्यान साधना तुम्हारे जीवन का स्वरूप बदल सकती है।
  • We are proponents of peace, but we are also from the land of Guru Gobind Singh. Today, we need Sant-Sipahi. We don’t need only saints, we don’t need only soldiers, but people who are both. Every human here should be a Soldier of Peace. Soldiers of Peace are those who have dynamism, a will to expose wrong deeds and doers in the society.

                              
  • जब तुम किसी का आदर करते हो तो उससे तुम्हारी ही उदारता प्रकाशित होती है। दुनिया में जितने लोगों का तुम आदर नहीं करते, उतनी तुम्हारी संपत्ति कम है। प्रज्ञावान वह है जो सबका आदर करे। 
  • प्र: पर हम आतंकवादी या अपराधी का आदर कैसे कर सकते हैं? 
  • श्री श्री: तुम्हें उसका आदर करना चाहिए क्योंकि वह अपनी कीमत पर तुम्हें मार्ग दिखा रहा है। आदर करना सुसंकृत चेतना का गुण है।


  • प्र: अहंकार और आत्मविश्वास में क्या अंतर है? 
    श्री श्री: अहंकार किसी और की उपस्थिति में असहज कर देता है। आत्मविश्वास हर जगह सहज रहना है। सहज रहना अहंकार की दवा है और आत्मविश्वास का पूरक। यह आत्मविश्वास से अभिन्न है। जब तुम सहज हो तो विश्वास से भरे हो और जब विश्वास से युक्त हो तो सहज हो। 
  • Question: What is embarrassment?
  • Sri Sri: If you can embrace embarrassment, nothing can shake you. Embarrassment is a mild form of criticism, a mild form of feeling uncomfortable. Sometimes we need to get out of the comfort zone. Feel that little discomfort. Then abilities in us dawn.
  • Everyone wants to be successful. Have you ever thought about what success is? It’s simply ignorance of your capabilities. You have set a limitation on your self, and whenever you cross your own boundary or limitation, you claim success. Success is ignorance of the power of your Self because you assume you can do only that much.
  • सभी सफल होना चाहते हैं। कभी सोचा है सफलता क्या है? केवल अपने सामर्थ्य के बारे में अज्ञानता है। तुमने स्वयं पर एक सीमा लगा दी है और जब तुम वह सीमा लांघते हो, तुम सफल होने का दावा करते हो। सफलता अपनी आत्मशक्ति का अज्ञान है क्योंकि तुम मान लेते हो कि तुम उतना ही कर सकते हो।
  • असंभव का स्वप्न देखो, असंभव कल्पना करो| यह जान लो कि तुम इस दुनिया में कुछ अद्भुत और अद्वितीय करने आये हो| खुद को बड़ा सोचने की और बड़े सपने देखने की मुक्ति दो
  • Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in this world to do something wonderful and unique; don’t let this opportunity pass by. Give yourself the freedom to dream and think big.
  • In a car, you have a windshield which is big, and a rear-view mirror which is small. Just imagine if your rear-view mirror is big and the windshield is small. That is the situation of your car now. Your rear-mirror occupies more than half the wind-shield and so you only keep looking back. That is not right. You need to look at the past a little, and forward most of the time.

  • कभी कभी तुम दूसरों से बिलकुल असंबद्ध महसूस करते हो, जैसे अलग छूट गए हो। ऐसे समय में उनसे संबद्ध होने का प्रयास न करो। तुम असंबद्ध महसूस कर सकते हो पर उदास मत हो। निद्रा में तुम अपने सबसे समीप के व्यक्ति से असंबद्ध होते हो कि नहीं? तुम किसी और को अपनी निद्रा की अवस्था में नहीं ले जा सकते। इसे मुस्कुरा कर स्वीकार करो और ध्यान करो; तुम्हारे भीतर से बल का उदय होगा।


  • When the Wright Brothers thought about flying, everybody thought they were crazy. I have this crazy idea to see a world without violence, without stress. I’m so happy that so many of you have joined me in this dream. It may appear to be far-fetched but we need to dream first. Then, one day, either in this generation or the next, it will come true. — Sri Sri’s opening remarks at the Hangout
  • One who comes to help without being asked to help; one who is self-motivated and inspired is a volunteer.
  • यदि तुम किसी ऐसे व्यक्ति से मिलो जो तुमसे अधिक जानता हो, तो एक बालक की तरह रहो और अपने आँख और कान सीखने के लिए खुले रखो। यदि किसी ऐसे व्यक्ति से मिलो जो तुमसे कम जानता हो, तो विनम्र रहो और उन्हें अपने जैसा या बेहतर करने का प्रयत्न करो। अपनी आयु के व्यक्ति से ऐसा व्यवहार करो जैसे तुम उसके सबसे घनिष्ठ मित्र हो। जब तुम अपने केंद्र में स्थित हो तो तुम एक शक्तिशाली संचारक बन जाते हो
  • The technique to get depressed is to sit and think “what about me, what about me” all the time. To reach the state of bliss, meditate. And, serve people around you. Seeing God within you is meditation and seeing God in the people around you is love or service.

  • Peace does not mean inaction. We want a revolution, but a peaceful one. Mahatma Gandhi advocated peace, but he did not only sit back and allow injustice. Being in peace, he took action. He is the perfect example of being spiritual in politics. He had that sense of sacrifice.




  • एक है ईमानदार होना और एक है अपनी ईमानदारी जताना। जब तुम कहते हो, “मैं ईमानदार हूँ”, वह प्रायः क्रोध से होता है। सबके प्रति सहज रहो, किसी धुन में मत रहो। अपनी ईमानदारी की घोषणा करने की आवश्यकता नहीं है। ईमानदार का अर्थ रूखा होना नहीं है। ईमानदार रहो पर कुशलता से।
  • One is being straightforward and righteous, another is asserting ‘I am righteous’. When you say, ‘I am righteous’, it is often out of anger. Be natural towards everyone, but don’t be obsessed. You don’t have to beat a drum to announce to everyone that you are honest. Straightforward does not mean you have to be blunt. Be straightforward but with skill.

  • प्र: मैं धर्म और आध्यात्मिकता के बीच रेखा कैसे खीचूं?

  • श्री श्री: इस पथ पर कोई रेखा खींचने या मिटाने की आवश्यकता नहीं है। धर्म जन्म से होता है और अध्यात्म पसंद से। यह एक जीवन शैली है।

  • Q: How do I draw the line between religion and spirituality?
  • Sri Sri: On this path, there is no need to draw any line or erase any line. Religion is by birth and spirituality is by choice. It’s a way of life.
  • Honor your own body. Remember that when you eat, you are offering food to the Divine that resides inside this body. When people are agitated, they eat more. Take your food, not in a hurry, not with violence, but with a sense of offering. This also is puja (worship).
  • जब तुम बैठ कर सोचते हो, “मुझे ख़ुशी कब मिलेगी?”, तो वह तुम्हें नहीं मिलेगी। जब तुम अपनी ख़ुशी दूसरों की ख़ुशी में देखते हो, तब तुम वास्तव में खुश होते हो। 


  • When the water flows within banks, it’s called a river. When water is scattered all over, it’s a flood. So when the emotions get flooded everywhere, the mind is in a mess. If it is intensely flowing in a direction, then that is Bhakti (devotion). And that is most powerful.
  • जब पानी दो किनारों के बीच में बहे तो उसे नदी कहते हैं। यदि पानी हर जगह फ़ैल जाए तो वह बाढ़ है। इसी तरह जब भावनाएं हर जगह फ़ैल जाती हैं तो मन उथल-पुथल हो जाता है। यदि वह तीव्रता से एक दिशा में बहता है तो उसे भक्ति कहते हैं। और वह सबसे शक्तिशाली है।
  • आहत होना प्रेम का अंग है। यह ऐसा ही है और हमें इसमें से होकर ही पार जाना है। चोट या दर्द के डर से प्रेम न करना, मन को बंद कर लेना मूर्खता है जो बहुत लोग करते हैं। पर जो इस थोड़ी सी तकलीफ से गुज़रते हैं, उन्हें वास्तविक, आनंदमय प्रेम मिलता है।
  • जीवन को एक रोमांचक खेल की तरह देखो और बिना परिणाम की चिंता किये खेलो। यदि किसी को गलती करने से डर लगता हो, तो उनमें साहस का अभाव है। किसी के पास धन न हो, पर यदि उनके पास साहस है तो उनमें सम्पन्नता झलकती है। यदि साहस का अभाव हो तो जीवन में आनंद नहीं। 
  • सम्बन्ध का अर्थ है समन्वय, देना। पर साथ ही दूसरे को भी देने का अवसर देना। इसमें थोड़ी कुशलता चाहिए – बिना मांगे दूसरे का सहयोग लेना। यदि तुम मांगते हो, तो सम्बन्ध अधिक देर नहीं रहेगा। मांगने से और आरोपण से प्रेम नष्ट हो जाता है।
  • Relationship means adjustment, it is giving. But at the same time leave some room for the other partner to give. This needs a little skill – to make the other also contribute without demanding. If you demand, the relationship is not going to last long. Demand and blame destroy love.
  • जब तुम ऐसे प्रश्न पूछते हो कि “मेरे साथ ही क्यों?” या “मेरा क्या होगा?”, तो तुम बहुत उदास हो जाते हो। सेवा उदासी की सबसे प्रभावशाली दवा है। जिस दिन तुम बहुत निराश हो, उस दिन बाहर निकल कर लोगों से पूछो, “मैं आपके लिए क्या कर सकता/सकती हूँ?” जो सेवा तुम करोगे, वह तुम्हारे भीतर एक क्रांति लाएगी।
  • Often, you make a mistake and then try to justify it, because you don’t want to feel guilty. And this justification, does not remove the guilt because you know the justification is superficial. It makes you guiltier. It goes on and deep inside, it keeps distorting your behaviour. So when you feel guilt, don’t try and get over it. Be really guilty, feel it 100%, and that pain, that guilt, that sadness itself, becomes like a meditation, and will bring freedom to you.

  • यह जानो कि तुम सदा के लिए शिष्य हो| ज्ञान तुम्हें किसी भी कोने से प्राप्त हो सकता है| यदि तुम सदा सीखने के लिए तत्पर रहोगे तो दूसरों को छोटा नहीं समझोगे| जीवन में विनम्रता का उदय होगा| हर घटना और हर व्यक्ति तुम्हें कुछ न कुछ सिखाता है| यह सम्पूर्ण विश्व गुरु है| 
  • Know that you are a student forever. Knowledge may come to you from any corner. When you are always looking to learn, you will stop underestimating others. Humility will dawn in your life. Each occasion teaches you and each person teaches you. The world is your teacher.

  • प्र: गुरुदेव, श्रद्धा क्या है?Q: Guruji, what is faith?
  • श्री श्री: तुम्हें कैसे पता है कि मुझसे पूछने पर तुम्हें उत्तर मिलेगा, कि वह सही उत्तर होगा| यह श्रद्धा है|Sri Sri: How do you know that I will give you an answer, that it will be the right answer? That is faith.
  • तुम धैर्य से कुछ भी करो, समय व्यर्थ नहीं कर रहे हो| तुम अधीरता से, व्याकुल मन से कुछ भी करो, जान लो कि समय व्यर्थ कर रहे हो|
  • प्र: गुरूजी, यदि कोई मेरी आलोचना करे और वो सही हो तो ठीक है| पर अगर वो सच नहीं है, तो मैं वो आलोचना ले नहीं पाता और अपना संतुलन खो बैठता हूँ| कृपया मार्ग दिखायें|श्री श्री: जिस आलोचना को तुम स्वीकार नहीं कर पाते, उसे आरोप कहते हैं| आरोप से कैसे निपटें? धैर्य से| ये जानने के लिए अत्यंत धैर्य और श्रद्धा की आवश्यकता है कि सत्य की सदा विजय होगी|
  • Often people who are sensible aren’t sensitive & sensitive aren’t sensible, we need to combine both! 
  • 2 things are required for all of us to be here. A scissor and a needle. That’s what made the clothes we are wearing. The scissor cuts fabric, a needle sews it back. Same with business and Spirituality. One cuts, the other joins. Business is about passion, Spirituality is about dispassion. Yet they are the same. It’s like breathing… In breath is passion. But you cannot keep it in, you have to let go. That’s dispassion. Out breath is dispassion. 5 things needed for business :
  • 1. Congeniality, a peaceful environment 
  • 2. Ethics: Base line of ethics is that don’t do to others what you wouldn’t like them to do to you. If you don’t like others to cheat you, you don’t cheat others. 
  • 3. Skill: Of course you need to be very good at what you do as well as have the skill to handle people and challenging situations. 
  • 4. Passion, The zeal to push thru 
  • 5. Luck: This is the one that’s abstract, that no one can pinpoint, the unknown, it’s about intuition… And all the others depend on it. Being spiritual brings you luck! Spirituality is about the unknown. Spirituality brings the heart to Business. Congratulations, all the best and God Bless everyone…
  • When you want to do something, look at your strength. Your weakness is that you start looking at others’ strengths! When you are running, you can only look at the track below, not at who’s next to you. Like a horse with blinders, you just look at your path and let anybody do whatever he/she wants. ~ Sri Sri
  • Just examine why your spirits go down? More often than not, it is because somebody said something stupid to you. And why did they say a stupid thing? Because they had some garbage and they needed to throw it out; and you were there, ready to catch it. And once you have caught it, you hold on to it so passionately. Wake up! Don’t let your smile be snatched away by anybody! ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  • Never eat on bed , never study on it even, use your bed only for sleep, it (sleep) is like mini death, its a place where you go in such a different level of consciousness, tamas is there, so touch it only for sleep.
  • दूसरों को सुनो ; फिर भी मत सुनो . अगर तुम्हारा दिमाग उनकी समस्याओं में उलझ जाएगा, ना सिर्फ वो दुखी होंगे , बल्कि तुम भी दुखी हो जओगे.
  • बुद्धिमान वो है जो औरों की गलती से सीखता है. थोडा कम बुद्धिमान वो है जो सिर्फ अपनी गलती से सीखता है.मूर्ख एक ही गलती बार बार दोहराते रहते हैं और उनसे कभी सीख नहीं लेते.
  • यदि  तुम  लोगों  का  भला  करते  हो , तुम  अपनी  प्रकृति की  वजह  से  करते  हो .
  • चाहत  , या  इच्छा  तब  पैदा  होती  है  जब  आप  खुश  नहीं  होते . क्या  आपने  देखा  है ? जब  आप  बहुत  खुश  होते  हैं  तब  संतोष  होता  है . संतोष  का  अर्थ  है  कोई  इच्छा  ना  होना .
  • When you make a new mistake, it is not a mistake – you have learned a valuable lesson. But when you keep making the same mistake over and over, it is a BIG mistake. A mistake simply means you have ‘missed taking’ a lesson that came your way. Don’t lament over your mistake. Just take the lesson from it.
  • Knowledge Is Like An UMBRELLA (Shelter)
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    On the path, people even use Knowledge as a defense against criticism! Don’t use Knowledge as a defense.
    The Knowledge is like an umbrella for you; a shelter, not a weapon. 
    I say, drop all your defenses. Anybody can make a mistake. Even you!
    Don’t defend your mistakes. Just accept them and move on.
    When you are totally defenseless, that’s when you’ll be strong
  • We say, ‘Be God fearing; God will punish you’, no! This is a wrong idea. God will never punish you, but only educate & uplift you.
  • Any attachment, if it leads you to the higher self/goal, it is okay. But if it is pulling you down, you have to come back to wisdom.
  • : Please tell us about egoSri Sri: In love a loss is also a win, and in ego a win is also a loss!
  • “Each one of you is a leader, don’t look for a leader.
    What is important is to lead from behind. A real leader is not one who emphasizes, ‘I am the leader, you must follow me’, instead he says, ‘Go forward’, and he pushes others in front.”
  • How To Deal With Doubt?
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    A doubt is a gray area. Gray is something which is neither white nor black.
    Now, how to solve the doubt? An event, knowledge, convention cannot help. Then what can help? Accepting it either as black or white. And see the gray as a shade of black or white. Either way you accept it. Honest or dishonest – accept it. Then the mind is quiet. You are not in the gray area.
  • LET LOVE BE
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    Let love be. Don’t give love a name. When you give love a name, it becomes a relationship, and relationship restricts love.
    There is love between you and me. Just let it be. If you name love as brother, sister, mother, father, Guru, you are making it into a relationship. Relationship restricts love.
    What is your relationship to yourself? Are you your wife, brother, husband, Guru?
    Let love be. Don’t give it a name!

  • Are You Soft Or Forceful?
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Certain types of people are soft and their softness comes out of lack of courage and forcefulness. There is yet another type of softness in people and this softness comes out of maturity, magnanimity, and the knowledge of the Self.
The people who are soft out of lack of courage suffer a lot. And sometime or other they become volatile.

Similarly there are two types of forcefulness in people Ö aggression or assertiveness. Some people are forceful in an aggressive manner out of weakness, lack of strength, or out of fear. Others are forceful out of care and love, out of compassion.

Guruji: So look into yourself and become aware of what type of softness and what type of forcefulness you have.

  • The Art Of Raising Children


Today, children, from the time they wake up in the morning, they sit like a non-participatory witness in front of the television; isn’t it?

Children sit in front of the television and go on surfing channels. The mother comes and says, ‘Hey, come for breakfast’, and they just don’t move. Sometimes, mother has to bring their breakfast in front of the television. This type of culture is no good.

You should limit the time for television, otherwise children will have Attention Deficiency Syndrome.
The brain gets so bombarded with all these images, it fails to register anything else and the kids become so dull later on. They cannot attend to anything.

Not more than one hour of television should be shown to children.


  • How To Be A GOOD MANAGER?

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Remember one thing, the one who manages this universe does not make it so obvious that he is doing it; or that He is in control.
Similarly, manage from behind. Leading from behind is the best.

When you want to lead a project you should not emphasize your leadership too much. You should do it from behind.

There is a saying in Sanskrit, Paroksha Priyahi Vai Devaha, which means that the Gods like to do things indirectly and not so obviously.
A person feels, ‘I am doing it’, but it is the Gods who make them do it. So they give the people the joy of feeling that they are doing it, but in reality, it is the Divine energy that does it in a subtle manner, which is not so obvious.


  • This World Is A Transit Lounge!

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You know, in airports and railway stations there are lounges, and in a lounge, what do you do?
You keep your luggage and start eating. You use the bathroom and freshen-up; but you don’t open your suitcase and hang your clothes all over the place.
You don’t do that in a transit lounge. You keep your things packed.

So this world is just a transit lounge. Don’t mistake it to be your home.


  • Expressing Love The Right Way

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Love and admiration too can become a burden.
When this happens, people try to unburden themselves by running away from it.
Many love marriages have fallen apart because of this only. One partner expresses too much love towards the other, and the other is not able to handle it. The other person then feels like running away. And they do run away!

How many people have seen this happen? (Many raise their hands)
We shouldn’t talk too much about love because it is inexpressible, actually!

I feel that we should take a middle path; express a little, but not too much.
Do express, but you don’t express so much that you start with, ‘I can’t live without you’, and then later you say, ‘I can’t stand you.’


  • Every Day Is Valentine’s Day

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In the ancient times, they never said, ‘This is Father’s Day’, or ‘This is Mother’s Day.’
They never dedicated one day in a year to fathers and mothers, but they said, ‘Everyday you must dedicate some time to your father and mother.’
As soon as you wake up in the morning, spend a few minutes in the first hour as father’s minutes and mother’s minutes.
So, in every home, children should think, ‘This is my time with the parents.’

Children should start spending half an hour or one hour with their parents’ everyday in the morning or evening.

If everyone shares at least one meal together, then you would have successfully celebrated your Father’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Similarly, when you wake up and see the whole creation is my valentine, the country is my valentine, the Divinity is my valentine, knowledge is my valentine then Valentine’s Day will never end for you. All 365 days is Valentine’s Day.
That is how I feel – everyday is Valentine’s Day.


Tips To Improve Your Relationship With Your Mother-in-law

 Listen, you have a different scale for your mother and a different scale for your mother-in-law. Now why do you do that?
When your mother used to scold you, it never really touched you. You are thick skinned when your mother shouts at you or scolds you. But when your mother-in-law scolds you, it shakes you very deeply, isn’t it?
How many of you have this experience? Come on, tell me! Some of you are shy to raise your hands.
See, we have two standards, one for our mother and one for our mother-in-law. If you have the same standard for your mother-in-law as you have for your mother then the problem will be gone.
The second tip is, just don’t argue with her. Win her over with love. Whatever she may say, if you say, ‘Yes’, what will happen to you? Arguments and misunderstandings happen when both sides cooperate to fight. If the one side does not cooperate to fight, there will be no arguments.
If your mother in law says, ‘It is very hot’, you say, ‘Yes mother-in-law, it is.’
If she says, ‘Day is night and night is day’, say, ‘Yes mother-in-law, you are right. I totally agree with you.’
Flow with her for some time and then you will see that you can win her over.
So, win her over with love and agreement.
See, when you agree, how can someone fight with you. Become soft from inside. This is the skill.
So you first try this and then you tell me.
This problem between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is an ancient, eternal problem I would say.
In the ashram, there is a general rule, that you can bring your problems here, but you cannot take them back with you.
So one lady stood up and said, ‘Then can I leave my mother-in-law here.’
I said, ‘Let me ask your mother-in-law first, what is her problem.’
Getting rid of people and things is not the answer, but dealing with them with skill is the answer. And silence is the mother of all skills – silencing this chattering mind with a few minutes of deep meditation. Then you will see that everything changes.


  • Are You Worrying About Something? 
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Wake up and see, the whole world is like a dream. All the thoughts, opinions, behaviour of people will disappear, it is just a matter of time. 

Some people act good and some act bad, but everyone is going to die, and the world will be finished. This set of people will all go away and a new set of people will come, and they too will all die. Then another set of people will come, they too will fight among themselves, hug, love, kiss, do everything, and they will all die.

Seven billion people on the planet today and all these seven billion people will all die. It is only a matter of a few years. In another hundred years, do you think the same people will be here? Not one person who is here today will be alive. And two hundred years later, even the grandchildren will not be there.

See, the world is like a river, there is fresh water flowing every moment in this river. What is it that you are so bothered about?

  • Two Kinds Of Devotees – Which Are You?

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There are two kinds of devotees. Have you observed a kitten and a monkey? When a monkey walks, its child will cling to it. The monkey is not bothered about its child because the child follows the mother.
Whereas a kitten does not follow its mother. The mother has to keep an eye on the child, and so takes it in its mouth wherever she goes.
Are you a kitten or a monkey? Do you cling to the Divine, or do you let the Divine carry you?


  • अपमान तुम्हें निर्बल नहीं बनाता, तुम्हें प्रबल बनाता है। तुम जितने अहंकारी हो, उतना अपमान महसूस करोगे। जब तुम बच्चों की तरह सहज रहते हो और आत्मीयता रखते हो, तब अपमान नहीं महसूस करते। जब तुम इस सृष्टि के, ईश्वर के प्रेम में ओत प्रोत हो, तुम्हारा कोई अपमान नहीं हो सकता। 

  • When you feel anger inside, do you notice the sensation? Forget about the other person. It is the sensation which is giving you trouble. When you focus on the sensation, it gets dissolved. 
  • When we were born we were dependent. When we grow old we will be dependent. In these few years in between, we think we are independent. That is an illusion. Even at that time we are dependent on so many people for so many things. Some people are emotionally dependent, some people are intellectually dependent, and some people are physically dependent. While the spirit is independent the body is always dependent. Instead of focusing on the relative and changing aspect of life which is always dependent, put a little more focus on that aspect inside you which is independent, which is eternal. You will find that life is becoming more powerful and more fulfilling.
  • A person who cannot correct or act has no right to complain. And when a person can correct or act, he will never complain
  • Almost all relationships break down due to too much talking and explaining about oneself. “I am this way. Don’t mistake me. Don’t misunderstand me.” If you had kept your mouth shut, everything would’ve worked out much better. I’m not telling you to shut off all communication. I’m just telling you not to explain things of the past, brood over them or ask for explanations.
  • Question : Astrologically I’m undergoing a bad time. What to do?

Sri Sri : You have understood this it is good enough. You know that it happens due to the planets. You know it is going to change. Hence You will not blame anyone or yourself and a certain sanity comes in your life. 
Secondly, You can turn it by adoring the divine, Lord Shiva. By chanting Om Namah Shivay. All these shani, rahu, ketu periods are very good for spiritual growth. The main purpose of Shani is to make u grow in spirituality. If you are already turned inward it can’t do harm.

  • We often get attached to misery too. You know why? As a child, when you made a sad face, immediately someone patted you on the back and tried to cheer you up. When you cried, parents attended to you. So, there is a subtle sense of wanting attention whenever you are miserable. You have to get over that, grow beyond that and only then can you gain the power to renounce.


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