Q: Why does everyone want to meet you?
Sri Sri: I don't know It happens like this. The soul communicates
with each other.
Q: Today a big population has turned vegetarian. Thirty years ago you could hardly find vegetarianism
outside India. Why is it so?
Sri Sri: Today, it is different. Tell everybody to be friends with animals. Once
you are friends, you don’t eat them. Like you don't use your pets as food. Once you cultivate a relationship, you do
not eat it. Cultivate the habit of befriending all the species and this is the way of turning the world, vegetarian.
What to do when desires arises in mind?
Sri Sri: When desires arise just see whether it is beneficial for you or not.
When desires come up and pass through the intellect, then it is good. If it is just an unqualified desire, it could cause
Q. How to get over habits?
Sri Sri: To get over habits, there are three options If someone gives you
a temptation: Suppose you stop this bad habit for 10 days you will get 10 lakhs of rupees. Then you will do it. Something
higher than your habit can create greed in you. Or if someone creates fear in you, eg. A doctor says if you drink, you will
spoil your liver. Then you can get over your habit. The third way is through love.
Q. How to get over bad attitude of anybody?
Sri: People are bad because there is some stress Once they get onto the path of sadhana, they can come out of it.
What is wealth?
Sri Sri: What does wealth mean? Not just money, whatever supports life is wealth. In Scandinavia,
people thirst for the sun. When I had gone there in winter, it was dark like it’s here now. When I asked someone, ‘When
will the sun rise?’ They said, ‘In January. That is wealth for them.Today there is a need for a spiritual wave
in society. Spiritual wave just means where people feel connected to each other When belongingness increases, corruption decreases
What is Samadhi?Sri Sri: There are different types of Samadhi. 1 Laya Samadhi - Just listening to music you dive
deep2 Sakshi Samadhi - Mindful awareness
If you do too much, that also is not good. That is why one should sit with a teacher
and take guidance.
Sri Sri : When somebody leaves the body we realize the magnitude of life. A person, who was there,
is no more. It brings a depth to life One starts wondering - what is life? Where did the person go? It gives a depth to life,
there is no point in brooding. Yes, tears, come you don’t need to suppress them. But there is no need to brood over
In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna talks about all the good qualities. And then He adds that they are already in you.
Negative qualities have come because of company etc. You don't need to get positive qualities. Just like in an atom, the core
is positive and the negativity is peripheral If you feel that deep inside you is sorrow or anger then you can never get rid
of it. Don’t ever think deep inside you is sorrow or anger. Modern psychology sometimes says this sorrow is deep inside
you. It’s wrong. They know nothing about consciousness. Negativity is not skin deep. Know that it’s not in the
core.Regards, with Pranams to my beloved Guruji,Priyada Mohanan http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sree_artofliving/Love is not an Emotion...Its our Very
I feel life is a like puppet show. So, what is the use or objective of doing anything?
Sri Sri: If an alien comes
to this planet and watches football or cricket match, you know how will he react? Shocked!
One leather ball and 22 people
It won’t make any sense to the Alien, and he would say just give them all one. Thousands of people
watch and get crazy. People are wasting so much time and money, there seems to be no purpose.So a rational mind cannot understand
a game. A rational mind always wants a purpose, some tangible result. Today, unfortunately, games have become wars and wars
are like games! I am not giving you any answer. The answer for this should sprout in your mind. See what is the purpose of
everything? If everything appears meaningless then congratulations to you! You have started on the path. This is the first
sign of intelligence, of waking up. Otherwise we can keep doing same things all our life. It is very good question. Just feel
lucky that this question has sprouted in you.
Q: How do I get over of what people think about me?
Sri Sri: When
mind is outward and is stuck in an outside event or incident, you have to retrieve it back. That's what you have to do. Either
something good happens or bad, it stays in mind for some time, produces an impression in your consciousness. But nothing stays
for long and it vanishes by time. Sign of waking up is that you don't hold on to it for long. Sadhana, meditation is the greatest
tool for that.
Q: What is the relation of Sadhana and our life?
Sri Sri: The whole life is Sadhana. Doing Pooja,
little rituals and Kriya are important but one should also celebrate whole life as sadhana.
Q: I always compare myself
with others. I often compare my love and respect for you with others. What should I do?
Sri Sri: You don't have to
compare yourself with anybody. Your love is unique. Let love remain love, don't give it any name. The love that is defined
by a relationship is limited. You start with this but go ahead and dive deep in a love that is beyond relationships. That
is the objective, the goal. The love that is beyond relationships, that is true love only.
Q: I first time saw you
yesterday, but I didn't feel you are a stranger?
Sri Sri: I have never felt, meeting anyone, as if I am meeting a
stranger. The way your feelings are, you perceive the same. Any person you meet is only your reflection.
went off suddenly... And someone commented 'Guruji, please don't run away')
Guruji replied 'maybe it is a signal to meditate'
this world there is no other. This is the mantra of knowledge. There is no one who doesn't belong to me. This is the mantra
of love. All our bodies are like shells floating in the ocean of consciousness. This is the truth. Shell has no life; its
life is in the water. Where is the life of the fish? In the fish or the water! The body of the fish is just exhibiting the
life, but the life is in the water. This is called karan shareer, causal body.
Q: Why do we feel jealous? How do one
deal with jealousy?
Sri Sri: Because we don't realize that it is all going to end. Meditate and see life from a bigger
context. If you still feel jealous, then just observe the sensations and it will pass.
Regards, with Pranams to my beloved
Guruji,Priyada Mohanan http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sree_artofliving/Love is not an Emotion...Its our Very Existence...----------------------------------------------------------
Guru Dev Beloved Divine Friends
Life becomes a game!
The first step to fun is relaxation. What tires you is anxiety
and ambition for
tomorrow. The anger and hatred of yesterday are also clogging our mind. In the
same way feverishness
pulls down our enthusiasm. In deep relaxation, you will
find everything funny. Life becomes a game!
Conflict is always emotional. Resolution is intellectual. Emotional conflict
can’t be dealt with emotions.
Similarly an intellectual argument cannot be dealt
with the intellect. The emotional side of it has to be considered.
observe carefully there is a stream of emotions behind an intellectual argument.
Life is a fine balance between
the emotions and the intellect. When to use what,
is the real wisdom. And how do you gain that wisdom? The answer is meditation,
meditation and meditation.
The desire to have self realization - This is the highest desire,
the only one
worth pursuing. Whether you acknowledge this or not, everyone has come to this
planet with this desire.
If you have recognized this it’s very good.
Trust in yourself. Have faith in your choice of actions
and the path you would
be following. If you don’t trust yourself, how can you trust the Master? It is
to have faith in your self. A Master or a Guru does not remove the doubt,
but He creates more doubt. The more you burn
in the fire of doubt, the stronger
you come out to be. Truth is never afraid of doubt, and truth can never hide.
is difficult to see God as formless and it is difficult to see God as form.
The formless is so abstract and God in a form
appears to be too limited. So some
people prefer to be atheists. But atheism is not a reality, it is just a matter
With Warm Regards
Yet another series of Guruji's knowledge on 'Freedom'! Be prepared to break free!
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discipline are opposites and complementary. The purpose of defense
is to protect freedom. But is there freedom in defense?
Do soldiers have
freedom? No, they are totally bound, not even allowed to put the right
foot down when told the left
foot. Their steps are measured and they are
unable even to walk with a natural rhythm. There is total lack of
in defense. That which has absolutely no freedom is protecting
the freedom of the country! So it is with the police; they
freedom of the individual. But are they free?
freedom. They both go hand in
hand. Understand this and go ahead in
life. You have some restrictions and it is this that allows you freedom.
can choose to focus either on freedom or discipline, and this makes
you happy or unhappy. Freedom without discipline is
like a country
without a defense.
Fences should be fences; a fence cannot be
built all over the property. If
your fence is all over, how can you
build on the property? That state of high absolute freedom is too
need to be very practical. Yes, there is a state of
unlimited bliss, the freedom Advaita talks about. The Advaita Knowledge
has been totally misused or used according to one's own fancies and
There must be awareness in
the mind, love in the heart, and righteousness in action.
and fear are two possibilities that put you on track.
religion put fear as the main thing so that life could improve. Nature
induces fear at a certain age in
a child. When a child is very young, it
gets 100 percent time and love of the mother. The child has no fear. As
child grows more independent it becomes cautious. Nature brings in
an iota of fear. With freedom, the child starts walking
of losing freedom also brings defense. The purpose of defense is to
path Knowledge is your Freedom.
and also your Defense.
- Sri Sri
|| Jai Guru Dev ||