From the Dark Age to the dark hour

The scientific community is given credit for bringing the civilization to the modern technological advanced age, conveniently labeling the history as dark ages. There was a rapid development in scientific community in terms of discoveries and inventions which led to Industrial Revolution. This revolution changed the face of the earth as we see it. This […]

If peace is our nature then what makes violence arise?

If peace is our nature then what makes violence arise? Weakness or fear is the root of violence. The fear of extinction or rejection causes violence. Stress causes violence. Stress is also a kind of weakness. Stress or tiredness and no strength is weakness and causes violence. Lack of awareness of one’s strength causes violence. […]

Are all relationships based on previous Karma?

Yes. Do you know, sometimes a soul who wants to come into the world, it picks up one man and one woman and then creates such an attraction between them. So these two people come closer, and the moment they have the first child, suddenly all the love disappears between them. How many of you […]

Move Mountains With Faith

Move Mountains With Faith…. What a single glance can convey, a thousand conversations cannot. And what a moment of deep silence can convey, even a thousand glances cannot. Meditation is deep rest, and only your faith (in the Divine) can bring that deep rest. And what is the faith you should have? Faith that the […]

Scriptural Texts cleanse mind of impurities

“Do we have any chemical to wipe out impurities in our mind”, Yes, says our holy literature. Texts packed with spiritual exercises take the role of detergents in this task. The mind can be flushed of dirt by strictly adhering to the doctrines embedded in sacred books and by upholding the guidelines laid down in […]

Meaning: ‘Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam sharanam vraja… Sloka in Bhagavad Gita

In the Bhagavad Gita it is written that, ‘Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam sharanam vraja . Aham tvam sarva-papebhyo mokshayishyami ma shucah’. Does the definition of Dharma (here meaning one’s religion) become different before a Guru? Yes, having said all that He had to, at the end of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna, ‘Sarva-dharman […]

Divine Thoughts

Thinking about the great almighty and realizing him gives pleasantness to us. There is a lot of difference between thinking about humans and god. If we keep on thinking about our relatives, friends and our well-wishers, sometime or other time, we would get tiredness. But if we keep on thinking about the almighty, we would […]

Almighty is always Almighty

Almighty is always mighty. He contains great powers, and through that, he is controlling the entire universe. The great Lord Krishna has incarnated in this earth, to establish the Dharma in this world, and to guide the people to follow the path of righteousness in their life. He gave several advises to the people, and […]

Divine Touch

Divine touch means getting the spiritual touch from the almighty. Ancient sages and saints have got the divine touch and divine embracement due to their sincere bhakti on the almighty. Several rishis and kings like Sage Bhrigu, Markandeya, Periyalvar, Malayathvaja Pandiyan and Akash Raj have got the opportunity to serve to the divine incarnations of […]

Divine Bliss

Divine bliss means attaining the glory of the god, getting the divine love and divine feeling by frequently worshipping the god. For getting divine bliss, it is not necessary to do penance for years together. Offering regular prayers to the god, and praising his greatness and chanting his names alone would help us to get […]

Do not panic unnecessarily – Spiritual Quote from Bhagvad Gita

Don not panic unnecessarily – this is a spiritual quote from Bhagvad Gita. People panic about practically everything—missed deadlines, orders not received, comments by others, fear of mistakes, negative trends. You name it and someone has panicked about it. Yet I’ve never seen even a single instance where the panic actually helped to solve the […]

Relevance of Vastu Shastra in Today’s times

What is the relevance of Vastu Shastra in Today’s times? People tend to consult Vastushastra (the ancient Indian science of space and architecture) before starting the construction of a building or a new home. What is the relevance of these practices in the times of today? See, there are many different shastras (body of science […]

Significance Of Devi Stotra

What is the Significance Of Devi Stotra? Why Devi Stotra is important to be read during Navratri Durga Puja? (While leading everyone into meditation during the Navratri Pooja, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar elaborates on the meaning behind the Devi Stotra) Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Chetanety-Abhidiyate; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha. O Mother Divine! (You are […]

Did Om originate from silence, or did silence originate from Om?

Om is the origin of everything. If it is called the origin of everything, how can Om originate from silence? Silence is absence of sound, but Om is beyond silence. All sounds come from silence, but Om is not a sound like all other sounds. Om is the very vibration of all existence, that is […]

Siddha Yoga, Pathway to inner peace

Man is in eternal quest for perfection and he tries to achieve this in the content of material life, presuming that a good family, a secure job and such other things will provide it. However, later he feels he has still not obtained what he expected. This is due to lack of awareness that such […]

What is meaning of Gothra?

What is meaning of Gothra? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Gothra is simply like a blood group. You know the word group has come from Gothra. Gothra means a particular group, a particular knowledge, a particular type of body, mind, consciousness. Once there was a very good Nadi doctor (doctor that performs an Ancient technique of […]

Think Positive, but what to do when Mind turns Negative ?

Everyone says ‘Think Positive’, but what to do when our mind turns negative? This is a doubt raised by a devotee in Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living. Here is the reply from Guruji. Make your body pure. Take some ‘Triphala churna’ around two to three times a week. If your […]

How is Lord Krishna the greatest scientist?

How is Krishna the greatest scientist? Because He knows everything. Science means to know the thing correctly. A scientist is one who knows a subject matter thoroughly. Krishna knows everything. If I say that heat is the energy of Krishna, you cannot deny it, because it is not your energy. In your body there is […]

Quotes of Swami Vivekananda on Mistakes & errors in Life

Here are some quotes of Swami Vivekananda on our mistakes. He says mistakes and errors are the most common things in our life. We need to move on by learning from them. Here are the quotes of Swami Vivekananda.. “Our mistakes have a place here. Go on! Do not look back if you think you […]