Management Mantras for Success

Management Mantras for Success.. Here are Four Management Mantras for Success, as told by Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji. It is easy to create a company and it is easy to prosper as well, but the real challenge lies in sustaining a company, which is also the underlying factor that decided whether you are successful or […]

Big Bang Theory in Hinduism, What caused the Big Bang

What caused the Big Bang and just explain us the Big Bang Theory as per Hinduism? This was the question asked by a member of audience during the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living. He explained it in detail here.. “There was matter. Without matter big bang cannot happen. […]

Vigyan Bhairav, a Scripture of Kashmiri Shaivism

Vigyan Bhairav is a unique scripture of Kashmiri Shaivism. Only a Yogi or an intellectual can provide the essence of it. The gist of this book is that all this is consciousness and has arisen from consciousness. Dive deep into consciousness through meditation so that every particle of your being is awakened in consciousness. This […]

What is Kailash

What is Kailash? Kailash is a mountain, it is in China. It is a very tough journey. It takes several weeks. So many times people have asked me to come, but I say the Alps are equally snowy and nice. It is the same as going to Switzerland. In Switzerland you have comfortable roads and […]

Hari Kirtana, The Yoga for the Modern Age

Radha Krishna

What is the ultimate goal of the yoga process or meditation? Contact with the Supreme, the Supersoul, the Supreme Lord, is the aim and object of all yoga processes. Similarly, philosophical research, the jnana process, also aims at understanding the Supreme Brahman. These are recognized processes, undoubtedly, but according to authoritative description, they are not […]

Everybody follows somebody, Whom You Follow

Everywhere there must be, one chief man. Either you are a political party or social party or religious party or Communist party… Just like Communist party, they have got their chief men. Lenin, Stalin. I asked this question from Professor Kotovsky, “Where is the difference of philosophy between your Communist philosophy and our Krishna consciousness […]

How A Wise Leader Should be?

Once upon a time, there was a deer who was the leader of a herd of a thousand. He had two sons. One was very slim and tall, with bright alert eyes, and smooth reddish fur. He was called Beauty. The other was gray in color, also slim and tall, and was called Gray. One […]

Ignorance makes us criticise God

Very often people accuse God as being cruel since He has created this world full of sufferings. While some enjoy prosperity,others wander about, driven by hunger and poverty. I God, as described in holy texts, is extremely compassionate, why should He enact this “drama”? God is neither partial, nor iron-hearted nor unconcerned about humanity’s ills, […]

How do we balance our material & spiritual lives?

How do we balance our material & spiritual lives? To this doubt raised by a devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving his clarification….. Do you know how to ride a bicycle? How do you balance it? Balance your life in the same way. Take both of them together […]

Mantras should be learnt in childhood

The mind of an individual is constantly subject to two powerful influences. On the hand, he is lured by baser instincts which involve him in committing misdeeds resulting in his treading the path of vice. On the other hand, by Divine grace, he may choose the company of saintly souls and God’s representatives whose teachings […]

Just a Bilva / Basil leaf will please the Lord

Lord Shiva

There will be occasions when even ardent devotees who offer their sincere prayers at the feet of God feel disheartened that their pleas have not been entertained by Him. What should be remembered in such cases is that the prayers should be backed by greater intensity. The deficiency lies in the devotees and not with […]

Five Qualities needed to reach God

Five “adjustments” are needed in our personality to reach God. They are in the nature of preparatory exercises which should be attempted by each one of us. These are: freedom from pride and infatuation, conquering the vice of attachment, dwelling constantlyin god, complete disappearance of desires and remaining unafected by the pairs of opposites such […]

Adi Sankara’s guidelines for Right Conduct

Charity that is extended willingly and with deep affection, possession of wisdom without even a tinge of arrogance, valour accompanied by patience, and wealth in the hands of those, who are liberal, are reckoned as the most precious traits that man should display. They are as rare as obtaining the most valuable and legendary gem […]

Mahabharata stresses on Truth, Righteousness

The main theme underlying the Mahabharatham emphasises that unscrupulous and unethical conduct, duplicity and evil deeds will never pay. One can achieve perfection and reach God solely guided by the twin factors Righteousness and Truth (Dharmam and Satyam). The epic, a mammoth edifice with Devotion as its foundation projects Vidhura’s intellectual acumen, Kunti’s sagacity, Gandhari’s […]

Power of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra

The following story illustrates how the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, although seemingly an ordinary sound, is not the same as other sounds. Out of His love for us, God manifests Himself as His holy name. The Padma Purana declares: abhinnatvam nama naminoh “There is no difference between the name of God and God Himself.” So the […]

Jeeva & Atma: Before Birth, Difference..

Both are same. Life comes into the body at the time of conception, and sometimes at the time of birth also. The soul enters the body at the time of conception or the time of birth. Sometimes one soul stays up to birth and another soul comes at birth. Usually, it is the same soul that […]

What is Brahma Gyaan?

This is Brahma Gyaan (Supreme Knowledge). All this that we are talking about is Brahma Gyaan. Whatever you say has no existence, meaning it does not exist forever. Truth is that which transcends time – past, present, future. What is not truth? That which was yesterday, but is not there today, is not truth. What […]

How Moon, Stars and other heavenly bodies affect our mind?

The Moon, stars and heavenly bodies and other heavenly bodies affect the mind? If yes, how? To this perplexing question, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living, answering in his own words.. Yes. Do you know the Moon affects the ocean? On Full Moon Day the waves are higher. The Moon affects water – […]

Purusha, the Primordial all-pervading Cosmic Man or Being: Meaning, Significance

Pur means city, so, one who lives in a city is a Purusha. Our body is also like a city. Do you know how many bacteria and micro-organisms stay inside our body? There are around 50,000 types of bacteria present in the intestines alone. When you have diarrhoea, then there is a flood of these bacteria. When there […]

Significance of offering Ghee in Yagnas

offering ghee in Yagna

What is the significance of offering ghee in Yagnas? Why only ghee is important to offer in any type of Yagna? Ghee is basically oil, clarified butter! The final product of milk. I have not heard anybody offering oil in the yajnas. (Laughter) There are different kinds of engines. Some require petrol, some require diesel. […]