Does God really exist? If yes, then how can we experience the God?

Does God really exist? If yes, then how can we experience Him? Let’s read the reply of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji to the question raised by a disciple during a Satsang. I have come to tell you that God exists and He is in you. I have come to tell you this. Don’t try to […]

Arishadvarga (Six Enemies of the Mind), How to overcome Arishadvarga?

Arishadvarga, the six enemies of the mind are: desire, anger, greed, attachment, pride and jealousy. How do we overcome the six enemies of the mind? To this perplexing question from a disciple, Sri Sri Ravishankar (Founder of Art of Living) replied in his satsang. Let’s read what he said… If you have nothing to do […]

Significance of taking birth, dying and then again taking birth

Why do we take birth and what is the point in taking birth and dying, and then again taking birth? To this perplexing question from a devotee in Satsang of Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravishankar replies…. Do you know games? I don’t understand why you play games. Why do you play cricket? Somebody runs […]

What is Shivaloka, Brahmaloka, Vishnuloka

What is Shivaloka, Brahmaloka and Vishnuloka? What makes them different from each other? This query is asked by a disciple in Satsang of Art of Living. Sri Sri Ravishankar replied to it as… There are many worlds and many dimensions of time. And so it is said, one human year is one day in Pitraloka. […]

The Best Work comes out when you work without any Motive

“I don’t understand the knowledge point which says, ‘the best work comes out when you work without any motive”. To this question of a disciple, Sri Sri Ravishankar (Founder of Art of Living) replied in his Satsang….. Yes, this is intuitive work or a sudden sprout of thought. In intuition, you do not sit and […]

Which Approach is preferable, Vairagya (dispassion) or Josh (Zeal, Passion)?

On the path of spirituality which approach is preferable between Vairagya (dispassion) and Josh (zeal/passion)? To this question raised at the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living, he explained as said below.. Both are necessary. That is why Lord Krishna first aroused zeal in Arjun by saying, ‘Look, what will people […]

Is Devi, Devatas manifesting in people true ?

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“In Uttarakhand there is a tradition of Devi and Devatas manifesting in people. Is that true?” It is called ‘poonakam’ / ‘shigam’ in Telugu. As per the medical terms it is ‘psychic vibrations’. Let’s read the reply to this question from Sri Sri Ravishankar (Founder of Art of Living)… Yes, it is true, but many […]

Why Hindus follow many Gods, there are 330 Million Gods in Hinduism

There are 33 crores (330 Million) Gods in Hinduism, Why Hindus follow many Gods? People say that follow only one God. If we follow many Gods what happens? This is a question raised by a devotee in Art of Living’s Maha Satsang in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Let’s read the reply from Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji. […]

Why do we ring bell in Temple, Importance of Ghantanaad in Mandir

Why do we ring the bell in temple? What is the importance of Ghantanaad & Shankhanaad in Mandir? Here is a detailed reply for this question raised at Satsang of Art of Living. Let’s read in the words of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji…. Because there are so many thoughts wandering in your mind, with the sound […]

When will Corruption and Terrorism end? Will Sanatana Dharma end?

When will corruption and terrorism end? Will Sanātana Dharma (the eternal law) end? To this question raised by a disciple in Satsang of Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji replies… No, Sanatana Dharma will never end. It has been practiced since time immemorial and will continue to exist. It has been thirty years since […]

Are you Conscious, Quotes on Consciousness within us

“Is there consciousness within me?” To this question raised by his disciple in Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar (Founder of Art of Living) replied… You are asking and you are hearing also whatever I said. If there was no consciousness within you how would you have asked the question? How would you have seen, heard or […]

Lord Krishna and his teachings in the Bhagavad Gita Illusions?

Lord Krishna and his teachings in the Bhagavad Gita Illusions? It has been said that this world is not real but an illusion of the mind. With this perspective, how do we view Lord Krishna and his teachings in the Bhagavad Gita? Were they also an illusion? It was a question raised at Satsang of Sri […]

Maha Shivratri Quotes by Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living

Here is the importance of Maha Shivaratri & quotes on Shivratri as told by Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living… Mahashivratri is the day when the Shiva tattva touches the ground, touches the earth. The consciousness which is always ten inches above the material ground; the aura, the ethereal world which is ten […]

Thoughts of Sri Sri Ravishankar on Kumbh Mela Significance

Currently the Kumbh Mela (a mass Hindu pilgrimage fair) is going on. Is it necessary to attend the Kumbh Mela once every 12 years? What is the significance of the Kumbh Mela? Well, many people do attend the Kumbh Mela. Recently, you may have seen, there are many of these cultural fairs or expos; in […]