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. […]

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). […]

The Concept of Avidya & Maya

How can we explain the concept of Avidya and Maya? Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji (Founder of Art of Living) explaining the concept of Avidya and Maya in his own words… Maya means all that can be measured. The English word measure comes from the Sanskrit wordMaya. ‘Miyate anaya iti maya’ Miyate means to be measured. Everything that […]

If marriages are made in heaven, then why so many divorces happen on Earth?

Hindu Marriage

If marriages are made in heaven, then why so many divorces happen on Earth? There is a general saying that the marriages are made in heaven… ‘If marriages are made in heaven, then why so many divorces happen on Earth?’ was a question asked by a devotee in the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji […]

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?

gayatri mata

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 […]

How do we balance our material & spiritual lives?

How do we balance our material & spiritual lives? To this doubt raised by a devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving his clarification….. Do you know how to ride a bicycle? How do you balance it? Balance your life in the same way. Take both of them together […]

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. […]

Jeeva & Atma: Before Birth, Difference..

Both are same. Life comes into the body at the time of conception, and sometimes at the time of birth also. The soul enters the body at the time of conception or the time of birth. Sometimes one soul stays up to birth and another soul comes at birth. Usually, it is the same soul that […]

What is Brahma Gyaan?

This is Brahma Gyaan (Supreme Knowledge). All this that we are talking about is Brahma Gyaan. Whatever you say has no existence, meaning it does not exist forever. Truth is that which transcends time – past, present, future. What is not truth? That which was yesterday, but is not there today, is not truth. What […]

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 – […]

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 to increase efficiency without fear of failure?

How to increase efficiency without the fear of failure? I worry too much about failure, especially when I am doing something important. It decreases my efficiency. How to overcome this? For this question raised by a devotee, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living explaining in his own words…. A new beginning. That was the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]