The Concept of Karma in Hinduism

The Concept of Karma in Hinduism, Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living explaining about the concept of Karma in his own words. Now Karma means what? You have heard so much about Karma. The real meaning of is Karma is Action. Action can be classified into three: The past, present and future. The past […]

What Upanishads say about getting closer to Guru?

In the Upanishads you speak about getting close to the master. Does this also mean in a physical way? For this query raised by one of his devotees, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living, explaining in a descriptive manner in his own words.. We are already here. We are physically sitting close here […]

Importance of Sandhya Vandanam

Sandhya Vandanam

I had my Upanayanam many years ago but I never quite understood the significance of the ceremony, the thread and Sandhyavandanam. Can you please explain? Isn’t Kriya enough, why Sandhyavandanam? To this doubt raised by a devotee in Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living, explaining the importance of Sandhya Vandanam… Yes, you […]

Significance of Gayatri Mantram

What is significance of Gayatri Mantram? What we get by chanting Gayatri Mantra and the importance of Gayatri Mantra is mentioned in any Puranas? To clear all these doubts, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living explained the significance of Gayatri Mantra during his Satsang… Adi Shankaracharyaji, after having given all the knowledge he […]

How to deal with arrogant people in professional life?

How to deal with arrogant people in professional life? For this perplexing question, here is a simple remedy from Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living…. Boost their arrogance. If they are arrogant, there are two ways to deal with them. One is to just neglect them and ignore them. They will react very […]

Is it necessary to visit temples if one has direct connection with the Guru?

Is it necessary to visit temples if one has direct connection with the Guru? Art of Living’s Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji, explaining the deeper meaning in visiting temples in his own words…. Visiting temples is more of a cultural and sociological phenomenon. Of course there is a spiritual flavour to it also. But that is […]

What is the purpose of this creation?

What is the purpose of this creation? For this doubt raised by a devotee in Art of Living Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji clarifying in his own words…. What is the purpose of any sports? (Answer: To win or entertain) Yes, just entertainment, or fun, isn’t it! Same way! It is just that the Brahman […]

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 […]

How do I decide which political party to Vote for?

In my opinion, first we should not let anybody remain in power for too long. We should keep changing parties. Power corrupts people. Even good people become bad. Therefore, we should give holidays to everybody, and let them churn themselves. Without giving a holiday to somebody, and extracting too much work out of them is […]

Significance of Panchamrita Abhisheka: Why were only these materials chosen?

What is the significance of Panchamrita Abhisheka: Why were only these materials chosen? To this doubt raised by a devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar (Founder of Art of Living), explaining in his own words… These five are like nectar: Milk, Curd, Honey, Jaggery and Ghee. Though jaggery needs to be used, sugar is […]

Symbolism of Five-Headed Cobra

5-headed snake in Kukke Temple

What is the symbolism of Five-headed cobra in Hinduism? In Hindu scriptures and in religious pictures, we see the reference of Five-headed cobra, what it signifies? Do Five-headed cobra really exists? For this doubt in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living, explaining it his own words…. If you look at the […]

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam in Today’s World

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam in Today’s World.. will the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam stand out in Today’s India? You own the world’s biggest army. You have the best commandos and the most dedicated soldiers across the world. Your personnel never retire. In fact, new are continuously joining, just because you pay the best salary – happiness. Yet your vision […]

Orthodox Superstitions in Hinduism… Are they Correct or Wrong?

How relevant are orthodox superstitions like the evil eye etc? Are they correct or wrong? For this doubt raised by one of his devotees during Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living giving explanation in his own words….. The world of thoughts is a subtle world. There is some effect of all these and […]

Significance of Achamanam, What is Achamanam?

What is the significance of Achamanam and actually what is Achamanam. Since water is known as ‘Apa’ why it is called Achamanyam? The explanation for this doubt (raised by a devotee in Art of Living Satsang) is provided by Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji… Yes, water is also known as Achamanyam. This is a practice that has […]

Individual Karma & Karma of a Nation

Is there only individual Karma or is there karma of a nation? Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving his views on it… There are so many layers of karma. There is individual karma, family karma, community karma, nation karma, and also time karma. There are so many layers of karma. But all […]

In context of creation, Pralaya – What is Mahatattva & Tanmaatra

In context of creation, Pralaya – What is Mahatattva & Tanmaatra? Tanmaatra means a measure of any sensation or phenomenon that happens within our body (the minimum quantity of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch that can be perceptibly experienced by our five senses). It is a measure of anything that manifests at the level […]

Relation of Quantum Physics and Spirituality

Please tell me about the fifth to thirteenth dimension, and the relation of quantum physics and spirituality? To this query from a devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living explaining in his own words… Vedanta is pure Quantum Physics. What Vedanta says, or the knowledge from the Vedas say is, the entire […]