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 […]

Pancha Kosha (Five Koshas): Spiritual Significance of Pancha Kosha

Kosha means sheath, covering. The first sheath is the environment. If the atmosphere is filled with poisonous gas, can your body exist? No! Because there is air, your body can exist. So, the environment is your first body. Annarasamaya kosha, anna means food, and rasa means juicy. The outer environment is juicy; it attracts your eyes, captures your nose by fragrance, […]

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 […]

What is Raj Yoga? Is it only for kings?

Raj Yoga means getting things without much effort. What you are doing is Raj Yoga. You are getting everything on a platter here. You didn’t have to do all that Lord Buddha did. How many years he walked miles and miles! What not he did! He fasted for so many months and did everything that everybody […]

Significance of Dasha Mahavidyas in Daily Life

Dasamahavidya

Dasha Mahavidyas (ten cosmic personalities of Divine Mother) are worshipped in Navratri. What are these and what significance do they have in our daily lives? Yes, ten Mahavidyas are there. I also don’t know the complete thing about them. Whatever Vidya (knowledge) we study and understand with our intellect is limited. What we get through silence […]

‘Sattvashuddhaira karyasidhhi’ (One achieves desires by increasing purity & positivity). Is purifying one’s sattva sufficient to achieve what one desires

‘Sattvashuddhaira karyasidhhi’ (One achieves desires by increasing purity & positivity). Is purifying one’s sattva sufficient to achieve what one desires, or is it one of the many factors for success? There is a verse in Sanskrit, ‘Raviryartevantyam pratidinam-uparasya narabhasyah. Kriyasiddhir bhavati Sattve-mahatam nopakarane‘. (From the Raghuvamsa by Sri Kalidasa) It means that one cannot achieve desires by upakarana alone (Upakarana […]

How to deal with Terrorism & Religious Extremism

How to deal with Terrorism & Religious Extremism? This is a big problem. As I said, the reason is the lack of understanding, the lack of a sense of belongingness, the lack of trust between people and between communities, and also probably the misinterpretation of scriptures. I feel that every child should know a little […]

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. […]

Planets & Health: How do the Planets have an influence on our health?

The macrocosm and microcosm have a big connection. Each planet is aligned with a particular grain, color, shape, bird and animal. All these are connected; it is also connected to a particular part of the body. Even your fingers! Do you know, every finger is connected to a particular planet? It is an amazing science of […]

What is Prayaschita? How can one become free of sins?

What is prayaschita? How can one become free of sins? ‘Prayas’ means getting back to the original state; ‘chitta’ means consciousness. We were all born innocent. How is the mind when you are a baby? Fresh, alive, innocent. Prayaschitta means, that act which takes you back to your innocence; makes your mind as pure as […]

Vaidya Narayana, Apath Narayana & Daridra Narayana

Who is Vaidya Narayana, Apath Narayana & Daridra Narayana? Narayana is not a person. Narayana is the consciousness which is present in the human nervous system. Narayana is made up of light; a body that is made up of light. When you become totally hollow and empty, you incorporate that light body within you, and that […]

How & When did the 12 Jyotirlingas (Dwadasha Jyothirlingams) come into existence?

How, When did the 12 Jyotirlingas (Dwadasha Jyothirlingams) come into existence? And what is the importance of Pilgrimage? To this doubt raised by one of the devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar, the Founder of Art of Living, giving explanation in his own words… See, every Jyotirlingam has a different story behind how it came to […]

Cow Slaughter in India: Can any laws be passed in Parliament to ban it?

Gaumata - Cow Slaughter in India

It is unfortunate that the percentage of cows present in India today is just 20% of their number before independence. The animal wealth of our country has reduced to a great extent, and is much lesser today than what it used to be. We are facing a big shortage of milk in many places in […]