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 […]

Paada Puja: Significance, Importance of Paada Pooja

Why do we do Paad Pooja (an ancient Indian ritual of welcoming a guest by washing his feet with water and flowers)? What is the significance of Paad Pooja? This question asked by a devotee at a Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living.. Let’s hear/read what Sri Sri has said… In the olden days […]

Relation between Sandhya Vandanam & Gayatri Mantram

You know life is three states of consciousness – waking, dreaming and sleeping. When waking state ends and dreaming state begins; when dreaming state ends and sleeping state begins, and when sleeping state ends and waking state begins, at these junction points something fantastic happens. What is that? You get a glimpse of that which […]

Who is a Yogi? What is Yogi’s way of life?

Who is a Yogi? What is Yogi’s way of life? A yogi is a child. A yogi is becoming a baby again and again. If you look at a baby, from about 3 months to 3 years he does almost all the asanas. It can even teach you pranayama. You don’t need a yoga teacher […]

Principle behind Shiva Linga

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What is the principle behind the Shiva Linga? On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, an interesting discussion between Sri Sri Ravishankar and one of his disciples at Satsang of Art of Living is given here… To the above question raised by one of his disciples, Guruji replied… Love is Shiva. The substance which is everywhere […]

Was Gautam Buddha an Atheist?

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Was Gautam Buddha an atheist? As Buddha attained enlightenment he must have experienced what other masters experienced, yet he never spoke about God. Because of this some people even say that he was an atheist. On this question, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of living giving his views… Well, in Buddha’s time there were […]

Philosophy of Sri Adi Sankaracharya

Sri Adi Sankara wrote Bhashyas or commentaries on the Brahma Sutras, the Upanishads and the Gita. The Bhashya on the Brahma Sutras is called Sareerik Bhasya. Sankara wrote commentaries on Sanat Sujatiya and Sahasranama Adhyaya. It is usually said, “For learning logic and metaphysics, go to Sankara’s commentaries; for gaining practical knowledge, which unfolds and […]

When will we attain the fruits of Karma of this Lifetime?

If we are experiencing the fruits of our karma of previous lifetimes in this life, then when will we attain the fruits of karma of this lifetime? To this question by a disciple, Sri Sri Ravishankar (Founder of Art of Living) replied like…. That is not how it is! The outcome of some of our […]

What is the Significance of the last rite ceremonies?

The last rites also have a purpose, they are very nice. A mantra is said in the ear of the corpse, because the soul is still there for some time, it has not gone. They are told, ‘Look, this body is going back to its original elements. You are not that. You are light. Move […]

Be Responsive to choose the best Possible Alternative

“Responsive” means acting appropriately to the issue at hand. Rather than being driven and controlled by habitual, knee-jerk reactions, being responsive means having the ability to maintain perspective and to choose the best possible alternative or course of action, given your unique situation. Because responsive people are able to see the entire picture so well, […]

Realisation of Supreme Being

Among the innumerable and varied portrayals of the Supreme Being in our scriptural lore, one depicts him as a farmer, describing how he tills the ground, removes weeds, takes precautions to prevent stray cattle from grazing and ultimately while harvesting, sits near the field unmindful of the climate. The Epics and Puranas act the pesticides […]

Why do we ring bell in Temple, Importance of Ghantanaad in Mandir

Why do we ring the bell in temple? What is the importance of Ghantanaad & Shankhanaad in Mandir? Here is a detailed reply for this question raised at Satsang of Art of Living. Let’s read in the words of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji…. Because there are so many thoughts wandering in your mind, with the sound […]

Importance of Astrology in Marriage Matching (Choosing Life partner)

How much importance should one give to astrology, particularly when choosing a partner? For this perplexing question raised by a devotee, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living, giving an explanation in his own words…. It is good; you can compare the charts to see how much you naturally match with each other and […]

Bhakti & Swachchatha: Devotion leads to a life of Purity

The methods to develop devotion which have been made available to mankind by sages and saints are many, such as visiting temples, offering of worship, meditation, chanting names and reposing confidence in the words of spiritual leaders, honouring them and abiding by their advice. A devotee is given the option to choose any one among […]

11 Tips to Handle Criticism

11 Tips to Handle Criticism.. Here are the 11 Tips to Handle Criticism as said by Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji at his Satsang, Art of Living. 1. If someone criticizes you, welcome it! If there is some substance in it, take it. If the criticism is coming out of jealousy, frustration, or anger, it is […]

What is Gupt Daan?

What is Gupt Daan? In India, there is something called as Gupt Daan, which means a secret gift. It is when you donate or give someone something without telling anyone that you are giving. You don’t want your name to be put on the name plate which says that so and so donated this. When […]

Best forms of Donation

Best forms of Donation, what are the best forms of donation? Generosity or sharing what we have with those around us is a divine quality. There are different types of donations: Food is the foundation of life. Hence donating food is no doubt good. If you are not able to do it daily, then do […]