Your questions.. Sri Sri answers..
Q: Guruji what are the dynamics of bringing peace to this
world and to our own personal life?
Sri Sri: First thing is look at the cause of disturbance around you? Why do you
get disturbed? So when there is a cause, I am sure you can find a remedy to that. Think how can we be peaceful:
Get rid of stress
B) Understand the problems of people. Understand you, your own mind and the mind of the others.
Accommodate people and their differences. You need to accommodate them.
With all these three we can bridge the gap.
Stress brings negativity. If you are negative you tend to make the whole world negative around you. Thus you can only create
waves of negativity around you. Do you agree to what I am saying?
So how do we eliminate negativity? There are multiple
ways.. Yoga, Meditation, Walking in the nature, attending to the animals. You know walking; sometimes just seeing the sunset
helps you to be inward!
Its people and their talking! Useless gossip! We keep passing opinion about other people. This
will not allow your personality to grow!
Focus on the food you eat. Do pranayana. Understand your own mind. You see
a beautiful girl, and your walking style changes!! Your talking style changes! You are not genuine. You are not well grounded.
someone praises you, you start flying! Someone criticizes you, you become depressed! You cannot bear criticism! This shows
your weakness! How weak you are from inside!!
Wise will smile at the ignorance of people. You have to educate and ignore.
Instead of burning and bruises. Become aware of what you speak. Understand the impact it has on the other person. Even if
you are speaking the truth! Like you call a blind man blind, that's a truth, but what kind of an impact is it creating on
the other person!! You call a deaf man deaf. At least he will not be able hear what you are saying!??! (Laughter!!) But the
blind man will!
Every culprit has a victim lying within him. See within yourself! Are you clinging on to the negative?
Are you an opportunist? Are you a true friend? Do you have an own agenda in your mind?
This is called Swaadhaya. (Introspection
- Looking into the self) And the third thing is Accommodation. Accommodating others. Others way of life. Their culture. Their
religion. Honor them. If we do these things, I tell you world will be a better place to live in! There will be so much peace.
Life is a war.
Doctors are fighting against
fight against injustice.
Teachers are fighting against ignorance.
when you lose the will to fight. Arjuna was depressed and he
did not want to fight. His bow fell from his hands and his
trembled. Krishna urged him to wake up and fight! The decision to fight
can take away your depression like
it did for Arjuna.
"Fight till you give up."
Prashant says "Not give up... give
your body is a battlefield.
- Sri Sri
Do not worship or idolize worship. Idolizing
without a sense of
belongingness is always futile. Such worship only causes fear and
there are others who are paranoid about worship. They
get irritated by seeing others worshipping. The modes
of worship or
idolizing may be different in different parts of the world. Some worship
the pope ; others worship the
pop stars. Some are crazy about the
politicians. Look at all the children. They worship their heroes
over the walls. Just adoration makes you a fan. Having a sense of
belongingness and seeing the
Divinity in those whom you adore, makes you
Raghu: You mean we can see Divinity in a pop star or
If You can;..A Divinity that is distorted ( laughter) Those who worship
without a sense of
belongingness and those who are against worship are
in the same boat as both are clogged with fear.
In the Bible, it
says, " I am your God. And you shall have no other before me. " The
is said in the ancient Indian scriptures. "One who worships God as
separate from the "I am" consciousness is dull headed".
And " Poojo aur
na deva".Do not worship other Gods. The offering, the offered and the
offerer are all ONE.