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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Why Religious Conversion after all core values of all religions are same

Why Religious Conversion after all core values of all religions are same?  though customs and symbols are different among religions, the core values are the same. Then why is there feverishness to convert people to another religion? And also if they do convert, why should we be feverish about it, if the core values are same? […]

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 […]

Three stages in Spiritual practice

What are the three stages in spiritual practice? Please explain us about the three stages in spiritual practice.. Yes, there are three stages in practice: The first level, Anva Upaya, which includes pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting, exercises, and yoga. The second level, Shakta Upaya. This is much more subtle; it is the stillness that you experience at […]

Is having a Guru mandatory to experience the state of enlightenment?

Is it necessary for you to ask this question and for me to answer? You have asked the question, now if I answer, then we are caught! Got it? If you ask a question and you think I know the answer, then I am already a Guru and you are already a student. Some people […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Significance of Damru, Trishul and Crescent Moon on Lord Shiva’s head

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What is the significance of Damru (drum), Trishul (trident) and the crescent moon on Lord Shiva’s head? What is the importance of Lord Shiva’s attributes? To this question, let’s hear the explanation from Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living in his own words… Shiva tatva is where there is no mind, and the Moon […]

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). […]

Is Life easy or difficult?

Is life easy or difficult? In Buddhism, they say, ‘The first truth is that life is difficult’, and you say that life is joy. Which one is true? Don’t tell me that both are right. For this doubt raised by a devotee, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving explanation…    Why? I […]

What is Love in Hinduism and its approaches…?

What is love? This is a question raised by a devotee in the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living.. Let us know what is the answer or reply from Guruji in his own words… Love is the basis of all existence. All the cells in your body love each other, that […]

If everything created by God, then who has created God?

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If everything has been created by God, then who has created him (God)? To this dobt, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving explanation in his own words.. Who told you that everything was created by God? Why are stuck with the concepts of creation and destruction? What is there is there. There […]