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 […]

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 – […]

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. […]

Relation between Sandhya Vandanam & Gayatri Mantram

You know life is three states of consciousness – waking, dreaming and sleeping. When waking state ends and dreaming state begins; when dreaming state ends and sleeping state begins, and when sleeping state ends and waking state begins, at these junction points something fantastic happens. What is that? You get a glimpse of that which […]

Paada Puja: Significance, Importance of Paada Pooja

Why do we do Paad Pooja (an ancient Indian ritual of welcoming a guest by washing his feet with water and flowers)? What is the significance of Paad Pooja? This question asked by a devotee at a Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living.. Let’s hear/read what Sri Sri has said… In the olden days […]

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 […]

Principle behind Shiva Linga

shiva lingam

What is the principle behind the Shiva Linga? On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, an interesting discussion between Sri Sri Ravishankar and one of his disciples at Satsang of Art of Living is given here… To the above question raised by one of his disciples, Guruji replied… Love is Shiva. The substance which is everywhere […]

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 […]

Did human life exist billions of years ago on this planet?

Did human life exist billions of years ago on this planet? To this question from a devotee in his Satsang of Art of Living, let us read the response from Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji… Who knows? I don’t know! One thing I can tell you is, the Panchang (Hindu calendar and almanac, which follows traditional […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chanting Narayana Mantra at the death (last moments of life)

Yes, it is true. It is at the time of death that the mind separates from the body. So at this time, whatever impression one bears in the mind become the reason for the next birth. This is a scientific truth. You can see this for yourself. If you observe, the first thought on your […]