Relevance of Tapasya in Kaliyuga, How to understand Penance & Austerities in Kaliyuga?

Tapas in Kaliyuga

What is the relevance of tapasya (penance or austerities) in Kali Yuga and how should we understand it? Tapa helps to purify all the organs of the body and rid them of impurities. The entire body gets cleansed and all the sense organs become stronger with tapa. Tapasya is not done to please God, or to attain self realization, but it […]

Hoping against Hope, Srimad Bhagavatham Quotes on Greed & Greediness

Durashaya means which cannot be fulfilled. You can hope something but it will never be fulfilled. Persons who are trying to become happy by adjustment of this material energy, they do not know that happiness cannot be achieved without approaching God. Everyone is thinking, “I must first of all see my own interest.” But first […]

Lord Dakshinamurthy is Samaveda-Priya?

Lord Dakshinamurthy

It is said that Dakshinamurthy is Samaveda-Priya, does he like Samaveda that much? Why the Lord is referred to as so..? To this question posed by a devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living, giving explanation in his own words…. It must have been written by people who are associated with […]

Truth is multi-dimensional, what it means?

what is the meaning of truth is multi-dimensional? Many people say, truth is multi-dimensional, but I didn’t know what it means and the people who said me this were also not able to explain it.. Guruji can you explain it? For this multi-dimensional question, Guruji (Sri Sri Ravishankar, Art of Living) is giving clarification in […]

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. […]

Shiva is complete, then why does he get married to Parvati?

This is like asking if God is complete, then why did he create this world. A spider is complete, yet it creates a web by its own saliva, and moves within its own web. Waves rise in the ocean, then where do they go? Are they going somewhere? Why do they rise? Got it? The […]

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva?

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva? What is definition of Shiva Tattva and how to learn or understand Shiva Tattva? You ask what is the Shiva Tattva. I tell you, what is it that is not (encompassed or contained by) the Shiva Tattva? We are all immersed in the Shiva Tattva. […]

How could Bhishma Pitamaha live so long and die at his own will?

You say the body is present only for a limited time. Then how could Bhishma Pitamaha (the great Grandsire of the Kauravas and Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic) in the Mahabharata live so long and die at his own will? To this question raised by a devotee in his satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art […]

Any Special Mantras & Prayers to erase Terrorism & horrible violence

Sri Sri Ravishankar on Terrorism

Are there any Special Mantras & Prayers to erase Terrorism & horrible violence? We need to bring unity in diversity. Terrorism is just lack a of education in spirituality. the root cause is that and it has to be nipped at the bud. Schools and colleges should have a broad spectrum of knowledge. Every child […]

Role of Manu in Hindu Scriptures

What is the role of Manu in Hindu Scriptures? Manu was one of the initial kings, like Adam and Eve. I don’t know at what time period he was, but he has written the rules and regulations for society at that time. Manu has written many good things, but one of the reasons why he […]

Link between Quantum Physics & Yoga


What is the Link between Quantum Physics & Yoga? Quantum physics has discovered that matter does not exist. What exists is just wave function. The table, floor, ceiling, all appear to be there, but they are all just wave functions. If you take one piece of matter and go deep into it, you will see […]

Beyond Darwinism, Value of Human Life as per Science of Self Realization

What is there beyond Darwinism in human life? Here is an interesting note from a book called “Science of Self Realization” authored by Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of  ISKCON. We living entities are innumerable; there is no limit to our number. God, however, is one. He is also living, as we are but we are […]

Vasant Panchami Wishes | Saraswati Puja SMS Greetings, Quotes, WhatsApp Status

Vasant Panchami also called Basant Panchami (Saraswati Jayanti / Saraswati Puja) is a Hindu festival which is popularly known as spring festival. This festival is solemnized on the fifth day of the Magha Month of the tradition calendar of the Hindus while In Gregorian calendar, it falls in January or February month. As this is […]

The beginning of Spiritual Knowledge

Everyone is hankering for happiness because by nature we are happy: anandamayo ‘bhyasat (Vedanta-sutra 1.1.12). As spirit souls we are naturally happy, blissful. But we are suffering because we have been covered by five gross material elements — earth, water, fire, air, and ether — and three subtle material elements — mind, intelligence, and false […]

Why should we preserve our Culture?

The fact that the Vedic revelations have survived the tides of time so long testifies to some divine phenomenon catering to the material and spiritual aspirations of the people. Institutions engaged in the analytical study of these divine statements have been fascinated by the wealth of information, touching all aspects of society as well as […]

What is Puja?

What is Puja? The word ‘Pu’ means fullness, and ‘Ja’ means that which is born out of fullness. So puja means that which is born out of fullness. And what you get out of doing puja is also fullness, and contentment. Doing puja creates a subtle vibration in the atmosphere which brings positivity. Diwali is […]

‘Evil Eye’ – What is Evil Eye?

Is there anything really called as ‘evil-eye’? Many times mothers protect their children from the evil-eye by tying a black thread on their hand or around their neck. Does the evil-eye cast by people really exist? You know, if you believe something then it will manifest and be like that. That is the first thing […]

Student should have 3 qualities – Aashishta, Balishta & Driddhishta

Student should have 3 qualities – Aashishta, Balishta & Driddhishta…Gurudev, when you were addressing the students at Sri Sri University, you mentioned that a student should have three qualities: aashishta, balishta and driddhishta. Can we nurture these three qualities while in school? Yes. Aashishta means having complete faith. Driddhishta means to have stability, and to […]

Whom to worship first God or Guru?


Who should one honour or worship first – God, or the Guru? We just now sang a bhajan about this which says – “Do not see any difference between God and the Guru”. You should not see any difference between God, Guru and your soul. Despite knowing this, in our country, whenever we start any […]