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 […]

Significance of Achamanam, What is Achamanam?

What is the significance of Achamanam and actually what is Achamanam. Since water is known as ‘Apa’ why it is called Achamanyam? The explanation for this doubt (raised by a devotee in Art of Living Satsang) is provided by Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji… Yes, water is also known as Achamanyam. This is a practice that has […]

Individual Karma & Karma of a Nation

Is there only individual Karma or is there karma of a nation? Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving his views on it… There are so many layers of karma. There is individual karma, family karma, community karma, nation karma, and also time karma. There are so many layers of karma. But all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

How can Rishis lose control and curse if they are enlightened

Why has Indian mythology given forms to all energies. Are all the mythological stories true? How can Rishis lose control and curse if they are enlightened? The universe is full of names and forms. The moment you give a name, form also comes with it. And many of these forms were cognized in the subtle. […]

Spirituality Of Nature

Spirituality Of Nature.. We must always remember that there is one Supreme power, and we are all floating in the sea of that Divine power. It is present both, within us and outside us. When this faith dawns from within, then nothing in the world can shake us. Life acquires such great inner strength when […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

lord shiva

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 Purpose of Marriage?

Hindu Marriage

What is the purpose of marriage? Please explain in detail.. To this doubt raised by his disciple in Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living giving explanation in his words… You are asking the wrong person. Ask those who are married, ask them this question. I would say, it is an important institution. […]

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 […]