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You never know, a poem by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

You never know,

How and when,

The Existence will start

Using you for its purpose.

You never know,

How and when,

You will be filled

With abundance.

And you will start raining,

Quenching the thirst of many.

You never know,

How and when,

You will be full of

Fruits and shade.

And Travelers will take

Shelter and food from you.

You never know,

How and when,

You will be full with

Love and light.

And you will start spreading,

The fragrance of beauty to everyone.

You never know,

How and when,

Death will come

And make you deathless.

And life will start,

Flowing out of you.

You never know,

How and when…

Really!

Promise, a poem by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If I had to promise you something, what would it be?

I can’t promise that you would always be comfortable…
Because comfort brings boredom and discomfort.

I can’t promise that all your desires will be fulfilled…
Because desires whether fulfilled or unfulfilled bring frustration.

I can’t promise that there will always be good times…
Because it is the tough times that make us appreciate joy.

I can’t promise that we will be rich or famous or powerful…
Because they can all be pathways to misery.

I can’t promise that we will always be together…
Because it is separation that makes togetherness so wonderful.

Yet if you are willing to walk with me,
If you are willing to value love over everything else,

I promise that this will be the most rich and fulfilling life possible.
I promise your life will be an eternal celebration,
I promise you I will cherish you more than a king cherishes his crown,
And I shall love you more than  a mother loves her newborn.

If you are willing to walk into my arms,
If you are willing to live in my heart,
You will find the one you have waited forever….
You will meet yourself in my arms…
I promise.

Poem written by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Come to me, a poem by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Beyond the heaven is my abode
come to me. come to me.
Don't stop, come to me.
If you get stuck in the heaven,
you will return back from there to hell.
Don't stop in the heaven, come to me, come to me.

My abode is beyond heaven, far away from here.
Come to me, come to me
All the charming faces, boys and girls, eyes and noses,
hairs and dresses, cookies and sweets and chocolates,
pass them on.
Smiling and dancing, come to me, come to me.

My abode is beyond the heaven.
come to me.
Joyfully move in this direction, a thousand blessings on the way.
walk through them, don't get stuck.
Pass through them.
come to me.

Angels are ready to serve you, and crown you with the highest.
Don't stop before that.
Come to me, come to me...

--
H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन सकल अमंगल मूल निकंदन

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन

सकल अमंगल मूल निकंदन

पवन तनय, संतन हितकारी

हृदय विराजत अवध बिहारी

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन

मात पिता, गुरु, गणपति, सारद

शिवा समेत शंभु, शुक, नारद

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन

चरण कमल बंदौ सब काहू

देहु राम पद नेह निबाहू

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन

बंदौ राम, लखन, बैदेही

जो तुलसी के परम सनेही

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन

जय जय जय हनुमान गोसाई

कृपा करहु, गुरुदेव की नाई

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन

साधु संत के तुम रखवारे

असुर निकंदन, राम दुलारे

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन

मंगल मूरति, मारुति नंदन

सकल अमंगल मूल निकंदन

ये जगत मिथ्या है, ये जानने के बाद भी छूटता क्यों नहीं। इसे छोड़ने का तरीका क्या है ?

sri sri ravi shankar answers

प्रश्न: कोई चीज़ मिथ्या हो तो उसे छोड़ना कठिन नहीं होता। ये जगत मिथ्या है ये जानने के बाद भी छूटता क्यों नहीं। इसे छोड़ने का तरीका क्या है ?
श्री श्री: अरे ! भगवान ने नहीं छोड़ा तो तुम क्यों छोड़ रहे हो। भगवान का अनुकरण करते हो तो छोड़ने की चेष्टा क्यों करते हो। न पकड़ने की चेष्टा करो, न छोड़ने की। सेवा करो। दुनिया है तो ये काम करने के लिए है। जबकि हम दुनिया की निंदा करते हैं। निंदा करने से तुम आगे नही बढ़ पाओगे। भगवान कृष्ण गीता में कहते हैं कि ये सृष्टि मेरी है, मेरी अपनी माया है ये, और मेरी कृपा से ही तरोगे। और तरने के लिए ही तो ये सब योगाभ्यास, ध्यान, साधना आदि हैं। ये सब अंतर्मुखी होने के लिए हैं। सेवा करने से आनंद मिलता है, और अगर समाज को पकड़ के कुछ चाहते हो तो दुःख मिलता है।

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