Are all relationships based on previous Karma?

Yes. Do you know, sometimes a soul who wants to come into the world, it picks up one man and one woman and then creates such an attraction between them. So these two people come closer, and the moment they have the first child, suddenly all the love disappears between them. How many of you […]

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 […]

Significance of Janmashtami

Krishna as Damodara

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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. […]

Was Gautam Buddha an Atheist?


Was Gautam Buddha an atheist? As Buddha attained enlightenment he must have experienced what other masters experienced, yet he never spoke about God. Because of this some people even say that he was an atheist. On this question, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of living giving his views… Well, in Buddha’s time there were […]

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 […]

What is Donation?

What is Donation? To give people what they need is donation, not what you feel like giving. If you donate clothes to somebody who already have many clothes, it is of no use. Instead give clothes to people who need clothes. Similarly giving food to somebody who owns a restaurant is foolishness. But give food […]

Why must we Donate?

Why must we Donate? People are ready to buy expensive clothes for themselves, people are ready to spend a huge amount on their holidays, but they are not ready to give one cent to others for a service project. At least 3 percent of what we earn, we should keep aside for charity work. This […]

What is Gupt Daan?

What is Gupt Daan? In India, there is something called as Gupt Daan, which means a secret gift. It is when you donate or give someone something without telling anyone that you are giving. You don’t want your name to be put on the name plate which says that so and so donated this. When […]

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 […]

Best forms of Donation

Best forms of Donation, what are the best forms of donation? Generosity or sharing what we have with those around us is a divine quality. There are different types of donations: Food is the foundation of life. Hence donating food is no doubt good. If you are not able to do it daily, then do […]

Is Buddhism a Part of Hinduism?


It is up to people how they think. Here in India, Buddhism is considered a part of Hindu tradition because Buddha never said I am starting a new religion – he only reformed what was already existed. Buddha became a monk in the Hindu tradition and then he gave monkhood for everybody. He never discarded […]