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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

What is the Purpose of Marriage?

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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. […]

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 […]

Why we celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami?

Why we celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami? In 2019, we are celebrating lord Krishna’s 5149th birthday. He lived for 125 years. Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living explaining about reason behind Janmashtami celebrations.. Krishna is not a vyakti (person) but shakti(energy). Krishna says: ‘People think I am in the human form, but I am ananta shakti (that energy which […]

Significance of Janmashtami

What is the significance of Janmashtami? Janamashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Ashtami is significant as it indicates a perfect balance between the seen and the unseen aspects of reality; the visible material world and the invisible spiritual realm. Krishna’s birth on Ashtami signifies his mastery of both the spiritual and material worlds. He […]

Different Types of Speech, Different Types of Silence..

Are there different types of emptiness. Silence is silence, emptiness is emptiness. If a bowl is empty, you can’t ask what type of emptiness is it. But if it is filled you can ask what is it filled with. In speech, there are four different type of speech, Para, Pashyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari. Vaikhari.is the gross level of […]

What is the Supreme Power of this Universe?

What is the Supreme Power of this Universe? Gurji (Sri Sri Ravishankar: Art of Living founder) explains about the supreme power of the universe. Supreme Power is the simplest power. See, atom is everywhere, right? The whole universe is covered by atoms. Everything is made up of atoms. But an atomic power station is different. […]

Pratyahara in Ashtanga Yoga (by Maharishi Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras)

Pratyahara in Ashtanga Yoga (by Maharishi Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras)… Pratyahara means alternative food. It means to refrain or refuse from eating food that you usually have, and choosing something else to eat (referring to food more conducive to the body for spiritual practices). Our senses have a tendency to go outwards. To bring them […]

Relation between Knowledge & Devotion: Can Devotion be fruitful without Knowledge?

What is the relation between knowledge and devotion? Can devotion be fruitful without knowledge? To this perplexing question, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving a description in his own words… Now suppose you are fond of Rasgullas (a sweet) only then you will have a desire to eat it, right? How can you desire […]

How different parts of the body are connected to the particular Devas (Gods)?

Each part of the body is connected to a particular Deva. They say, ‘Prajanane Brahma tishtatu’, meaning Lord Brahma resides in the genitals (the seat of procreation in the body). Then, it is said, ‘Padayo Vishnu tishtatu’, meaning Lord Vishnu is present in the feet. Like that, we say, ‘Hastayo Hara tishtatu’, Hara (a form of […]

Tips to improve relationship with your Mother-in-law (for Daughter-in-law)

Please give me some tips to improve my relationship with my mother-in-law? This is a general question from any daughter-in-law to spiritual leaders, Guru and Yoga gurus. Listen, you have a different scale for your mother and a different scale for your mother-in-law. Now why do you do that? When your mother used to scold you, […]

Is there any Mantra to earn a lot of money without putting much effort

How can I earn a lot of money without putting too much effort? Is there any mantra? This is how the scams begin (laughter). You have heard about all the scams, isn’t it? There are plenty of them, one after another, every month. No, don’t go for quick money; you will lose it also that […]

Can ladies chant Gayatri mantra?

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Can ladies chant Gayatri mantra? I heard that woman cannot chant Gayatri Mantra as they pass through the menstrual periods? Is it true? Yes. Nowhere it is said that ladies cannot chant. It is unfortunate that somewhere in the middle ages, these rights of women were taken away. We have reinstated this in the Ashram. Many […]