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Anyone can get enlightened, anyone can meditate

Q: Why swamis have beard and long hair?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: We do 100%, either we take everything off or keep everything. But it is no sign to get beard or long hair to get enlightened. Anyone can get enlightened, anyone can meditate. Outer appearance is immaterial. This is just a uniform.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, YogShiromani

Q: How do I handle criticism?

 

Q: How do I handle criticism?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: When someone criticises you, they are taking a risk. Who wants to take the risk of making enemies! When they are doing that, you appreciate them. Stand up to criticism. Also have the courage to criticise for their improvement. But if someone is criticising you out of jealousy, you smile, it is their problem.

How to get a thought or a desire manifested is very simple

Q: How to make someone dear to you understand that something is useful for them and they must go for it?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Keep pursuing gently and have patience, they will all understand. First you should have the conviction that this is good for them, and they will get it. How to get a thought or a desire manifested is very simple. First intention and keep attention on it and then manifestation will follow.

How to overcome self pity?

Sri Sri Ravi ShankarQ: How to overcome self pity?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The moment you recognize, you stop it. That is it. If you are asking for someone else, then they only can come out of it. Only meditation can help. Do advance course.

Death

Sri Sri Ravi ShankarDeath will shut your eyes; even if you leave your eyes open, you will see nothing. So while you are here, close your eyes and experience your eternal existence

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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