What is the Purpose of Marriage?

Hindu Marriage

What is the purpose of marriage? Please explain in detail.. To this doubt raised by his disciple in Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving explanation in his words… You are asking the wrong person. Ask those who are married, ask them this question. I would say, it is an important institution. […]

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 […]

Important Teachings of Guru Raghavendra Swamy

Guru Raghavendra is a holy saint of Mantralayam, and he showers his abundant grace on his devotees. Similar to other saints, Guru Raghavendra had also given nice teachings to us, which would help us to cross the ocean of life. He had given lot of advices through his teachings, and it acts as a spiritual […]

Few Minutes of Silence, A short moral story

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching high and low in the hay for a long time, he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the […]

Lord Ganesha, his two wives – Riddhi & Siddhi

ganesh with buddhi siddhi

Lord Ganesha, his two wives – Riddhi & Siddhi, story and significance of Lord Ganesha and his two wives Riddhi and Siddhi.. Gurudev, yesterday you spoke at length about Lord Ganesha. It is said that Lord Ganesha has two wives or consorts: Riddhi and Siddhi. What is the significance behind this? In our country, we […]

Divine Teachings of King Mahabali

Bali vamana story

Teachings of King Mahabali… King Mahabali is also known as Bali is the son of Virochana and he was a noble Daitya King. He is the grandson of Bhakta Prahlada. The festival of Onam is celebrated in Kerala towards honouring him and welcoming him to the homes of the kerala people. Mahabali was the son […]

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 […]

Significance of Japa Mala (Prayer Beads)

What is the significance of Japa Mala (Prayer beads) in Hinduism? Let us read the explanation about Japa Mala in the words of Sri Sri Ravishankar. He explained it during a Satsang of Art of Living… You know when someone is in love with somebody; they go on taking their name so many times. They […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 Tips To Face Your Mistakes & Move Ahead

Spontaneity is the sign of a vibrant life, and you can’t be spontaneous if you are brooding over your mistakes. When you are spontaneous, you don’t chew on the past. You don’t chew on your mistakes or the mistakes of others. You must remember – it is not only fools who make mistakes, the wise also make […]

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 […]

How do I recognize my soul mate?

How do I recognize my soul mate?… First you should recognize your soul and then your soul mate. You don’t know anything about yourself, you don’t know who you are. You don’t know your mind. Your own mind drives you crazy. One minute it wants something and the next minute it wants something else. That […]