Bad dreams in Sleep – What to do?

Bad dreams in Sleep, what to do?  I get bad dreams at night, and this happens very frequently. I am afraid. Please help.. There is no need to fear. Just chant Om Namah Shivaya before sleeping at night, or Jai Gurudev, or you can say both and then sleep. See in our country, and in other countries around the world, […]

Purandaradasa’s dedication towards God

Wealth that has come to one’s hands must be rededicated for service to God Himself even as water from a reservoir absorbed by the cloud is returned to the same source. The process of developing detachment is however very difficult. Purandaradasa, an eclectic mystic of the 15th century, discarded his entire fortune at the age […]

God is responsible for creation, destruction

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The spiritual values and traditions of Hinduism which are valid even today require to explained correctly to youngsters who are eager to uphold the Law of virtue. They raise many doubts which need to be answered with clarity. There are no proper relies except for general statement which say that the scriptures direct them to […]

Significance of Meditation (Dhyanam)

To be born as a human being is a rare privilege he is provided with the golden opportunity to sharpen his intellect and get inspired and enlightened. Man can make an endeavour to learn and achieve a goal. Otherwise, the purpose of his birth may be lost. The spiritual power within should be awakened and […]

Why do Natural calamities happen, People in that place share same Karma?

Why do Natural calamities happen, people in that place share same Karma? Dear Gurudev, do natural calamities happen because all the people in that area share the same karma, or is it because of staying in that specific place also? Yes, there is karma of space and time also. There is individual karma, family karma, […]

Why Students commit Suicides ?

Students are committing more suicides. Why? While Sri Sri Ravishankar (Founder of Art of Living) was in Satsang, one of his disciples asked this question. In reply to this, Guruji said.. This is because no one taught them spirituality. No one taught them how to do pranayama and meditation. We are ready to teach that. […]

Ashtasiddhis & Navanidhis

What are the Ashtasiddhis & Navanidhis? అష్టసిద్ధులు,నవనిధులు ‘హనుమాన్ చాలీసా ‘ లో “అష్టసిద్ధి నవనిధికే దాతా” అనే నామం ఉన్నది. అష్టసిద్ధులు,నవనిధులు అంటే ఏమిటి? అష్టసిద్ధులు… 1.అణిమా 2.మహిమ 3.లఘిమ 4.ప్రాప్తి 5.ప్రాకామ్యము 6.ఈశత్వం 7.వశిత్వం 8.సర్వ కామసిద్ధి (కామావసాయిత్వము) ” అణువులా” సూక్ష్మరూపాన్ని పొందడం “అణిమాసిద్ధి” ,అనేక కోట్ల బ్రహ్మాండాల కంటే అధికుడవడం “మహిమా”సిద్ధి, పరమాణువుల కంటే తేలిక కావడం ” లఘిమా” సిద్ధి, గొప్ప బరువుగా మారగలగడం “గరిమ”, ఇష్టపదార్థాలను పొందగలగడం “ప్రాప్తి”సిద్ధి. […]

Does Guru choose devotee or does devotee choose Guru


Does the Guru choose the devotee or does the devotee choose the Guru.. It doesn’t matter! As long as they choose each other! (Laughter) In Sanskrit, it is said that there are 2 ways for this: Whether the Divine chooses you or you choose the Divine. They say it is like the monkey and the […]

Significance of Damru, Trishul and Crescent Moon on Lord Shiva’s head

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What is the significance of Damru (drum), Trishul (trident) and the crescent moon on Lord Shiva’s head? What is the importance of Lord Shiva’s attributes? To this question, let’s hear the explanation from Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living in his own words… Shiva tatva is where there is no mind, and the Moon […]

How can the Vedas be eternal if they have been discovered by the Rishis

The Vedas are said to be eternal yet the mantras are attributed to some Rishis (wise sages or seers). How can the Vedas be eternal if they have been discovered by the Rishis? See, Newton’s law is eternal. It has been in existence all the time. But it was Newton who brought it forth. He […]

What is the relationship of Dharma (righteousness) with God?

What is the relationship of Dharma (righteousness) with God? To this query on the relationship between Dharma and the God, Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living, giving explanation in his words during a Satsang… With what does God not have a relationship, tell me this? God has a relationship with righteousness (dharma) as well as unrighteousness (adharma). […]

Is Life easy or difficult?

Is life easy or difficult? In Buddhism, they say, ‘The first truth is that life is difficult’, and you say that life is joy. Which one is true? Don’t tell me that both are right. For this doubt raised by a devotee, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving explanation…    Why? I […]

A Simple Guide to De-clutter Your Mind

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo DaVinci. The goal of reducing clutter is to eliminate the non-essentials and keep only what is needed. If you are cleaning out your closet, this means deciding which pile each thing belongs in. But when it comes to the contents of your mind, the choice is where you […]

What is Love in Hinduism and its approaches…?

What is love? This is a question raised by a devotee in the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living.. Let us know what is the answer or reply from Guruji in his own words… Love is the basis of all existence. All the cells in your body love each other, that […]

What are the Signs & Stages of enlightenment?

What are the Signs & Stages of enlightenment? Are there different stages of being enlightened? What are the signs of enlightenment? You need not worry about it. There are no different stages. Enlightenment is only one, that’s all. Are there different types of emptiness? Emptiness is only one. But it can be for different purpose […]

If everything created by God, then who has created God?


If everything has been created by God, then who has created him (God)? To this dobt, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving explanation in his own words.. Who told you that everything was created by God? Why are stuck with the concepts of creation and destruction? What is there is there. There […]

Which is more important, Karma (Action) or Bhagya (Destiny) ?

“Which is more important, Karma (Action) or Bhagya (Destiny)”? The question asked at the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living. Guruji answered it like this.. Do you want to watch the television first or hear it first? Both of these go hand in hand. If there are two shops adjacent to […]