Sri Sri Ravi Shanker on Hate Speech by politician

Q: Guruji, these days everybody is giving hate speeches and creating turmoil in people’s minds, and then they get arrested for it. No political leader is giving any love speech. What to do?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Now, first of all, you have to take back that word everybody. Everybody is not doing it. There are some people, one or two, here and there. They do such things, because only then the media will pick them up. The hate speeches are picked by the media. They want media attention, so they do it. And if they get arrested, they become a hero within a particular community. What can you do? They go for negative publicity because they cannot get any positive publicity. So the easy way to get negative publicity is to go and blabber something about somebody, or give some hate speech somewhere. Surprisingly, so many people clap for that, because it is a thrill for them. Sweetie-sweetie talk, some good love stories don’t interest people. ‘Hey come, let’s punch that guy’, and everybody agrees. This is what is called mob psychology. The mob is interested in doing something destructive in the world. Never ever has a mob done something constructive; mob has always brought destruction. Sometime destruction may be essential. One such example was the Freedom Movement, when they wanted to root out this colonial system. So the mob joined, but peacefully. And why is that? The leader was a spiritual man – Mahatma Gandhi. He would do satsang, just like what we are doing. Every day there would be singing, meditation and discussions on the issues of the country, and the world those days. So there was a movement to dismantle the current regime, but without bloodshed, without violence. It was a unique thing in the history, where the mobs gathered but didn’t destroy anything, didn’t bring pain or suffering to anybody. The same type of mob is happening now all over the world. In the Arab Spring, see what is happening? People are killing each other and there is so much suffering. I am dreaming of a very different aspect. I want people to come up with creative ideas and plans. A seed for one such revolution was sown on 3 February, in Delhi, where the gathering who attended the event was three times more than that of the anti-corruption movement. A record crowd gathered together, and took a pledge to do something constructive. The government was a little concerned and they posted so many police. Everybody was screened when they were coming in, and so it took a long time for people to come in and go out. However, everyone was so surprised that there was no blame game, no hate speech; everyone joined to do something very constructive. Our youth have this energy, we only need to channelize it. Can you imagine, just in a matter of 2 months, with no resources at all, 1,000 projects were completed in Delhi? These were 1,000 small projects that were completed in 17 slums adopted by The Art of Living. So the volunteers have started working in 100 slums now. India is wobbling between scams and slums, and we need this sort of enthusiasm in people to do something creative. There is a river here which is called Kumudavati, which has almost dried up. So, some of our volunteers have taken up the task of re-energizing the river from the source, through all the twelve tehsils (similar to a county) that the river moves through. It is a very good initiative and it will help solve the water problems of so many villages. Water level has gone down. It used to be 20 to 30 feet, now it has gone down to 600 feet, so much below! So these volunteers are going to re-energize that! They are doing rain water harvesting, and all things necessary to re-energize it. One would have to spend crores of rupees on such projects. But people are using their own petrol, and going by their own cars, and doing the work. This is the joy, the intoxication of service. Also, two of our volunteers here today have announced the signing of a project wherein they are planning to build 1,000 toilets for the poor people.


संस्कृति- प्राचीन वायुयानों के तथ्य Part – 2

भारत के प्राचीन ग्रन्थों में आज से लगभग दस हजार वर्ष पूर्व विमानों तथा उन के युद्धों का विस्तरित वर्णन है। सैनिक क्षमताओं वाले विमानों के प्रयोग, विमानों की भिडन्त, तथा ऐक दूसरे विमान का अदृष्य होना और पीछा करना किसी आधुनिक वैज्ञिानिक उपन्यास का आभास देते हैं लेकिन वह कोरी कलपना नहीं यथार्थ है।
प्राचीन वामानों के प्रकार
प्राचीन विमानों की दो श्रेणिया इस प्रकार थीः-
  • मानव निर्मित विमान, जो आधुनिक विमानों की तरह पंखों के सहायता से उडान भरते थे।
  • आश्चर्य जनक विमान, जो मानव निर्मित नहीं थे किन्तु उन का आकार प्रकार आधुनिक ‘उडन तशतरियों’ के अनुरूप है।
विमान विकास के प्राचीन ग्रन्थ
भारतीय उल्लेख प्राचीन संस्कृत भाषा में सैंकडों की संख्या में उपलब्द्ध हैं, किन्तु खेद का विषय है कि उन्हें अभी तक किसी आधुनिक भाषा में अनुवादित ही नहीं किया गया। प्राचीन भारतीयों ने जिन विमानों का अविष्कार किया था उन्हों ने विमानों की संचलन प्रणाली तथा उन की देख भाल सम्बन्धी निर्देश भी संकलित किये थे, जो आज भी उपलब्द्ध हैं और उन में से कुछ का अंग्रेजी में अनुवाद भी किया जा चुका है। विमान विज्ञान विषय पर कुछ मुख्य प्राचीन ग्रन्थों का ब्योरा इस प्रकार हैः-
1.     ऋगवेद– इस आदि ग्रन्थ में कम से कम 200 बार विमानों के बारे में उल्लेख है। उन में तिमंजिला, त्रिभुज आकार के, तथा तिपहिये विमानों का उल्लेख है जिन्हे अश्विनों (वैज्ञिानिकों) ने बनाया था। उन में साधारणत्या तीन यात्री जा सकते थे। विमानों के निर्माण के लिये स्वर्ण, रजत तथा लोह धातु का प्रयोग किया गया था तथा उन के दोनो ओर पंख होते थे। वेदों में विमानों के कई आकार-प्रकार उल्लेखित किये गये हैं। अहनिहोत्र विमान के दो ईंजन तथा हस्तः विमान (हाथी की शक्ल का विमान) में दो से अधिक ईंजन होते थे। एक अन्य विमान का रुप किंग-फिशर पक्षी के अनुरूप था। इसी प्रकार कई अन्य जीवों के रूप वाले विमान थे। इस में कोई सन्देह नहीं कि बीसवीं सदी की तरह पहले भी मानवों ने उड़ने की प्रेरणा पक्षियों से ही ली होगी। याता-यात के लिये ऋग वेद में जिन विमानों का उल्लेख है वह इस प्रकार है-
  • जल-यान – यह वायु तथा जल दोनो तलों में चल सकता था। (ऋग वेद 6.58.3)
  • कारा – यह भी वायु तथा जल दोनो तलों में चल सकता था। (ऋग वेद 9.14.1)
  • त्रिताला – इस विमान का आकार तिमंजिला था। (ऋग वेद 3.14.1)
  • त्रिचक्र रथ – यह तिपहिया विमान आकाश में उड सकता था। (ऋग वेद 4.36.1)
  • वायु रथ – रथ की शकल का यह विमान गैस अथवा वायु की शक्ति से चलता था। (ऋग वेद 5.41.6)
  • विद्युत रथ – इस प्रकार का रथ विमान विद्युत की शक्ति से चलता था। (ऋग वेद 3.14.1).
2.     यजुर्वेद में भी ऐक अन्य विमान का तथा उन की संचलन प्रणाली उल्लेख है जिस का निर्माण जुडवा अशविन कुमारों ने किया था। इस विमान के प्रयोग से उन्हो मे राजा भुज्यु को समुद्र में डूबने से बचाया था।
3.         विमानिका शास्त्र 1875 ईसवी में भारत के ऐक मन्दिर में विमानिका शास्त्र ग्रंथ की ऐक प्रति मिली थी। इस ग्रन्थ को ईसा से 400 वर्ष पूर्व का बताया जाता है तथा ऋषि भारदूाज रचित माना जाता है। इस का अनुवाद अंग्रेज़ी भाषा में हो चुका है। इसी ग्रंथ में पूर्व के 97 अन्य विमानाचार्यों का वर्णन है तथा 20 ऐसी कृतियों का वर्णन है जो विमानों के आकार प्रकार के बारे में विस्तरित जानकारी देते हैं। खेद का विषय है कि इन में से कई अमूल्य कृतियाँ अब लुप्त हो चुकी हैं। इन ग्रन्थों के विषय इस प्रकार थेः-
  • विमान के संचलन के बारे में जानकारी, उडान के समय सुरक्षा सम्बन्धी जानकारी, तुफान तथा बिजली के आघात से विमान की सुरक्षा के उपाय, आवश्यक्ता पडने पर साधारण ईंधन के बदले सौर ऊर्जा पर विमान को चलाना आदि। इस से यह तथ्य भी स्पष्ट होता है कि इस विमान में ‘एन्टी ग्रेविटी’ क्षेत्र की यात्रा की क्षमता भी थी।
  • विमानिका शास्त्र में सौर ऊर्जा के माध्यम से विमान को उडाने के अतिरिक्त ऊर्जा को संचित रखने का विधान भी बताया गया है। ऐक विशेष प्रकार के शीशे की आठ नलियों में सौर ऊर्जा को एकत्रित किया जाता था जिस के विधान की पूरी जानकारी लिखित है किन्तु इस में से कई भाग अभी ठीक तरह से समझे नहीं गये हैं। 
  • इस ग्रन्थ के आठ भाग हैं जिन में विस्तरित मानचित्रों से विमानों की बनावट के अतिरिक्त विमानों को अग्नि तथा टूटने से बचाव के तरीके भी लिखित हैं। 
  • ग्रन्थ में 31 उपकरणों का वर्तान्त है तथा 16 धातुओं का उल्लेख है जो विमान निर्माण में प्रयोग की जाती हैं जो विमानों के निर्माण के लिये उपयुक्त मानी गयीं हैं क्यों कि वह सभी धातुयें गर्मी सहन करने की क्षमता रखती हैं और भार में हल्की हैं।
4.         यन्त्र सर्वस्वः – यह ग्रन्थ भी ऋषि भारदूाजरचित है। इस के 40 भाग हैं जिन में से एक भाग ‘विमानिका प्रकरण’के आठ अध्याय, लगभग 100 विषय और 500 सूत्र हैं जिन में विमान विज्ञान का उल्लेख है। इस ग्रन्थ में ऋषि भारदूाजने विमानों को तीन श्रेऩियों में विभाजित किया हैः-
  • अन्तरदेशीय – जो ऐक स्थान से दूसरे स्थान पर जाते हैं।
  • अन्तरराष्ट्रीय – जो ऐक देश से दूसरे देश को जाते
  • अन्तीर्क्षय – जो ऐक ग्रह से दूसरे ग्रह तक जाते
इन में सें अति-उल्लेखलीय सैनिक विमान थे जिन की विशेषतायें विस्तार पूर्वक लिखी गयी हैं और वह अति-आधुनिक साईंस फिक्शन लेखक को भी आश्चर्य चकित कर सकती हैं। उदाहरणार्थ सैनिक विमानों की विशेषतायें इस प्रकार की थीं-
  • पूर्णत्या अटूट, अग्नि से पूर्णत्या सुरक्षित, तथा आवश्यक्ता पडने पर पलक झपकने मात्र समय के अन्दर ही ऐक दम से स्थिर हो जाने में सक्ष्म।
  • शत्रु से अदृष्य हो जाने की क्षमता।
  • शत्रुओं के विमानों में होने वाले वार्तालाप तथा अन्य ध्वनियों को सुनने में सक्ष्म। शत्रु के विमान के भीतर से आने वाली आवाजों को तथा वहाँ के दृष्यों को रिकार्ड कर लेने की क्षमता।
  • शत्रु के विमान की दिशा तथा दशा का अनुमान लगाना और उस पर निगरानी रखना।
  • शत्रु के विमान के चालकों तथा यात्रियों को दीर्घ काल के लिये स्तब्द्ध कर देने की क्षमता।
  • निजि रुकावटों तथा स्तब्द्धता की दशा से उबरने की क्षमता।
  • आवश्यक्ता पडने पर स्वयं को नष्ट कर सकने की क्षमता।
  • चालकों तथा यात्रियों में मौसमानुसार अपने आप को बदल लेने की क्षमता।
  • स्वचालित तापमान नियन्त्रण करने की क्षमता।
  • हल्के तथा उष्णता ग्रहण कर सकने वाले धातुओं से निर्मित तथा आपने आकार को छोटा बडा करने, तथा अपने चलने की आवाजों को पूर्णत्या नियन्त्रित कर सकने में सक्ष्म।
विचार करने योग्य तथ्य है कि इस प्रकार का विमान अमेरिका के अति आधुनिक स्टेल्थ फाईटरऔर उडन तशतरी का मिश्रण ही हो सकता है। ऋषि भारदूाजकोई आधुनिक ‘फिक्शन राईटरनहीं थे परन्तुऐसे विमान की परिकल्पना करना ही आधुनिक बुद्धिजीवियों को चकित कर सकता है कि भारत के ऋषियों ने इस प्रकार के वैज्ञिानक माडल का विचार कैसे किया। उन्हों ने अंतरीक्ष जगत और अति-आधुनिक विमानों के बारे में लिखा जब कि विश्व के अन्य देश साधारण खेती बाडी का ज्ञान भी पूर्णत्या हासिल नहीं कर पाये थे। 
5.         समरांगनः सुत्रधारा – य़ह ग्रन्थ विमानों तथा उन से सम्बन्धित सभी विषयों के बारे में जानकारी देता है।इस के 230 पद्य विमानों के निर्माण, उडान, गति, सामान्य तथा आकस्माक उतरान एवम पक्षियों की दुर्घटनाओं के बारे में भी उल्लेख करते हैं।
लगभग सभी वैदिक ग्रन्थों में विमानों की बनावट त्रिभुज आकार की दिखायी गयी है। किन्तु इन ग्रन्थों में दिया गया आकार प्रकार पूर्णत्या स्पष्ट और सूक्ष्म है। कठिनाई केवल धातुओं को पहचानने में आती है।
समरांगनः सुत्रधारा के आनुसार सर्व प्रथम पाँच प्रकार के विमानों का निर्माण ब्रह्मा, विष्णु, यम, कुबेर तथा इन्द्र के लिये किया गया था।  पश्चात अतिरिक्त विमान बनाये गये। चार मुख्य श्रेणियों का ब्योरा इस प्रकार हैः-
  • रुकमा – रुकमानौकीले आकार के और स्वर्ण रंग के थे।
  • सुन्दरः –सुन्दर राकेट की शक्ल तथा रजत युक्त थे।
  • त्रिपुरः –त्रिपुर तीन तल वाले थे।
  • शकुनः – शकुनः का आकार पक्षी के जैसा था।
दस अध्याय संलगित विषयों पर लिखे गये हैं जैसे कि विमान चालकों का परिशिक्षण, उडान के मार्ग, विमानों के कल-पुरज़े, उपकरण, चालकों एवम यात्रियों के परिधान तथा लम्बी विमान यात्रा के समय भोजन किस प्रकार का होना चाहिये।
ग्रन्थ में धातुओं को साफ करने की विधि, उस के लिये प्रयोग करने वाले द्रव्य, अम्ल जैसे कि नींबु अथवा सेब या कोई अन्य रसायन, विमान में प्रयोग किये जाने वाले तेल तथा तापमान आदि के विषयों पर भी लिखा गया है।
सात प्रकार के ईजनों का वर्णन किया गया है तथा उन का किस विशिष्ट उद्देष्य के लिये प्रयोग करना चाहिये तथा कितनी ऊचाई पर उस का प्रयोग सफल और उत्तम होगा। सारांश यह कि प्रत्येक विषय पर तकनीकी और प्रयोगात्मक जानकारी उपलब्द्ध है। विमान आधुनिक हेलीकोपटरों की तरह सीधे ऊची उडान भरने तथा उतरने के लिये, आगे पीछ तथा तिरछा चलने में भी सक्ष्म बताये गये हैं 
6.         कथा सरित-सागर – यह ग्रन्थ उच्च कोटि के श्रमिकों का उल्लेख करता है जैसे कि काष्ठ का काम करने वाले जिन्हें राज्यधर और प्राणधर कहा जाता था। यह समुद्र पार करने के लिये भी रथों का निर्माण करते थे तथा एक सहस्त्र यात्रियों को ले कर उडने वालो विमानों को बना सकते थे। यह रथ-विमान मन की गति के समान चलते थे।
कोटिल्लय के अर्थ शास्त्र में अन्य कारीगरों के अतिरिक्त सोविकाओं का उल्लेख है जो विमानों को आकाश में उडाते थे । कोटिल्लय  ने उन के लिये विशिष्ट शब्द आकाश युद्धिनाह का प्रयोग किया है जिस का अर्थ है आकाश में युद्ध करने वाला (फाईटर-पायलेट) आकाश रथ, चाहे वह किसी भी आकार के हों का उल्लेख सम्राट अशोक के आलेखों में भी किया गया है जो उस के काल 256-237 ईसा पूर्व में लगाये गये थे।
उपरोक्त तथ्यों को केवल कोरी कल्पना कह कर नकारा नहीं जा सकता क्यों कल्पना को भी आधार के लिये किसी ठोस धरातल की जरूरत होती है। क्या विश्व में अन्य किसी देश के साहित्य में इस विषयों पर प्राचीन ग्रंथ हैं ? आज तकनीक ने भारत की उन्हीं प्राचीन ‘कल्पनाओं’ को हमारे सामने पुनः साकार कर के दिखाया है, मगर विदेशों में या तो परियों और ‘ऐंजिलों’ को बाहों पर उगे पंखों के सहारे से उडते दिखाया जाता रहा है या किसी सिंदबाद को कोई बाज उठा कर ले जाता है, तो कोई ‘गुलफाम’ उडने वाले घोडे पर सवार हो कर किसी ‘सब्ज परी’ को किसी जिन्न के उडते हुये कालीन से नीचे उतार कर बचा लेता है और फिर ऊँट पर बैठा कर रेगिस्तान में बने महल में वापिस छोड देता है। इन्हें कल्पना नहीं, ‘फैंटेसी ” कहते हैं

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Sri Sri on Modulations of Mind (WISDOM DAWN)

We can handle pent up emotions, if we learn how to handle our mind through our breath. 

This is very important.

In schools we teach dental hygiene, but not mental hygiene. Whether one is a professional 

or a business man, they need to know mental hygiene. 

Huge emotional loads weighs on many people, right from the young mind to senior 

citizens. Neither at school nor home, no one teaches us how to handle our mental or 

emotional pressure. This emotional cleansing, emotional hygiene, or feeling light hearted 

from within needs to be taught, and it can bring about a big transformation in society.

Then you will see a violence-free society, disease-free body, confusion-free mind, inhibition-

free ­ intellect, trauma-free memory and sorrow-free soul, and we can have a better, happier 

and prosperous society.

|| Jai Guru Dev ||

Q: Guruji, what are the modulations of mind?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Maharishi Patanjali has said ‘Yoga Chitta Vrutti Nirodha’ (Yoga is the 

act of restraining or freeing the mind from the clutches of its modulations). There are five 

types of modulations of the mind, which can be painful or not painful. The first modulation 

is Pramaana – always thinking if this is right or wrong, wanting proof for everything. There 

are 3 kinds of proof the mind looks for- Pratyaksha (experiential proof), Anumaana 

(inferential proof) and Agama (scriptural proof). The second modulation is Viparyaya – 

wrong understanding. We spend three-fourths of our time in Viparyaya. Either our opinions 

about people will be wrong or their opinions about us will be wrong. You think one person 

is bad and another person is good, but your opinions change after some time. Not knowing 

things as they are is Viparyaya. The third modulation is Vikalpa – imagination, hallucination. 

It is imagining something that is non-existent. Some people imagine that something has 

happened to them and become afraid. A twenty-year-old youth had come to me. Though 

he was healthy, he felt that he had a lot of diseases. Doctors checked him and found that 

everything was fine, but he still wouldn’t believe it. Illusion about the existence of 

something that is non-existent is Vikalpa. The fourth modulation is Nidra – Sleep. If you are 

not doing anything, you feel sleepy. Nowadays, people sleep even when they are working! 

A lot of people in the parliament are seen sleepy and yawning. The fifth modulation is 

Smruti – Memory, remembering all that has happened in the past. We have to become free 

from these five modulations. Only then does the mind become pleasant. How is that 

possible? It is possible through Pranayama and by being aware that all that has happened 

so far is like a dream. You brushed your teeth, took bath and ate breakfast in the morning. 

At this moment, look back and see, you will feel that they are like a dream. Similarly, some 

more decades will pass, and some days will be good and some days will not be so good. 

We need to observe ourselves if we are able to keep our mind balanced through the ups 

and downs. This is Yoga. ‘Tada Drusthu Swarupe Awasthanam’ – the seer reposes in the 


Q: Guruji, Please tell us what is so special about the tip of the nose?

Sri Sri : All the sensory nerves end in the tip of the nose. There are two points that are important for alertness and focus of the brain – the ear lobes and tip of the nose. They are the marma points. These are the secret points. If you keep your attention on the tip of the nose, your focus improves, especially for children. In the Jain tradition, they can multiply 100 numbers (avadhan). They focus on the tip of the nose. It’s amazing! They are faster than computers. Shathavadhanis, as they are called.

Avadhan is the technique of holding memories in your consciousness. It is like a photographic memory. People who follow this technique, Avadhanis, can tell you what date was Tuesday in 1700. This knowledge was systematically erased. That is the unfortunate part.

SRI SRI- What is Success?

Q: Guruji, success to this world means money, power and fame. How does one know if we 

are successful? Is there any measure?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: To me, the sign of success is a smile. The number of smiles that one 

has in their day-to-day life indicates how successful one is. You may have a big bank 

balance, a lot of money. But, if you can’t smile, if you are tensed, upset and angry, would 

you call such a person successful? Someone who is unfriendly, tensed, worried, can’t sleep, 

can’t even eat because of cholesterol, diabetes; would you call him a successful person? 

Often, people spend half of their health to gain their wealth. Then they spend half their 

wealth, to gain back their health (which does not come). This is not a sign of success. To 

me, a sign of success is confidence. Even if you lose everything, if you have confidence, 

then you can recreate everything again, and that is success. There are ample of examples. 

There are businessmen, who rose to the top, and with one uncalculated movement, they 

lost it all. They came way down, and still, they built their businesses again. You can see this 

in the Sindhi community; they were living in Karachi with such comforts. Similarly, the 

Kashmiri pundits in the valley had huge bungalows, apple gardens, saffron gardens; 

suddenly, they had to leave everything. The same with the Asian migrants from Uganda, 

they had nothing when they left the country. Generations together lived in Uganda, and 

owned big factories. One fine morning, they had to leave the country with one suitcase. I 

met a Gujarati gentleman in London. This man had a huge television factory, about 15 to 

20 years ago, in Uganda. He had many Rolls Royce cars, and lived a very comfortable life. 

One morning, the Asians were asked to leave the country. With just one suitcase, they 

arrived in London, as refugees. This man and his wife, in their fifties, were selling hot dogs 

on the streets. He said, ‘Gurudev, we have never worked so hard.’ Look at this! Now this 

successful businessman rose again to be an industrialist there. Once you have the zeal, you 

can gain back the wealth. The same situation occurred for the Sindhi community. They were 

rendered as homeless refugees in India after the partition. Today, the Sindhi’s are 

governing and managing all the wealth, wherever they are. The same with the Kashmiri 

pundits; they were rendered homeless. Many of them who had the zeal to do business came 

to Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, and started something. Success is an attitude, it is not a 

phenomenon. When you agree to be bogged down, that is the sign of failure. Resist getting 

bogged down. Just like a candle. You light a candle and turn it upside down, the flame 

always goes up, and it never goes down. In the same way, if we can have the enthusiasm to 

say, ‘I can make it, I can rebuild my business’; that is what I would consider a sign of 


संस्कृति -MEN With a Noble Mission

A new age Bala Gangadhara Tilak at Hyderabad. He spends his own pension money filling potholes across the streets, that too doing it personally. Hats off to him, and shame on the local administration.

{Paper Cutout Source: Tarun Reddy}

This Frenchman fixes potholed Mysore roads

Kevin Mendonsa, TNN Dec 14, 2012, 06.17AM IST

MYSORE: It’s not the government’s job alone to fix bad roads, even individuals have a responsibility, says Francis Bobo. The 61-year-old Frenchman would rightly know for he has been quietly repairing any pothole or bad road he comes across in Mysore in whatever way he can.
Francis even keeps a repair kit, including a spade and a few gunny bags permanently in his four-wheeler. Whenever he finds debris in his farmland or anywhere else, he fills it up on roads which are in bad shape. It’s a temporary fix to the problem but at least covers a gaping hole.

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Mr.Kalayanasundaram worked as a Librarian for 30 years. 
Every month in his 30 year experience(service), he donated his entire salary to help the needy. He worked as a server in a hotel to meet his needs. He donated even his pension amount of about TEN(10) Lakh rupees to the needy.

He is the first person in the world to spend the entire earnings for a social cause. In recognition to his service, (UNO)United Nations Organisation adjudged him as one of the Outstanding People of the 20th Century.. An American organisation honored him with the ‘Man of the Millennium’ award. He received a sum of Rs 30 cores as part of this award which he distributed entirely for the needy as usual.

Moved by his passion to help others, Super Star Rajinikanth adopted him as his father. He still stays as a bachelor and dedicated his entire life for serving the society.

We all Indians should be PROUD. UNO has honored him but we Indians don’t even know that such a personality exist amongst us.

At least have the courtesy to pass this on and on till the whole world comes to know about this Great Good Samaritan.

Man of the Millennium…..

Hat’s off Kalayanasundaram.. We Indians are extremely proud of you and proudly say “EVEN THIS , HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA”

संस्कृति – Story – 99CLUB

Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy.

The King asked the servant, ‘Why are you so happy?’

The man replied, ‘Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don’t need too much – just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.’

The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King’s woes and the servant’s story, the advisor said, ‘Your Majesty, I believe that the servant Has not been made part of The 99 Club.’

‘The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?’ the King inquired.

The advisor replied, ‘Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is, place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant’s doorstep.’

When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy… So many gold coins!

He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, ‘What could’ve happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!’

He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection.

From that day, the servant’s life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor’s help, the advisor said, ‘Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club.’

He continued, ‘The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they’re always yearning and Striving for that extra 1, saying to themselves: ‘Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.’ We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we’re given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires.

That’s the “Club 99”

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)

    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?
    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. 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?
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.



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!

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


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


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? 

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?

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.