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You want to experience the Divine

If you want to experience Divinity, you have to turn your mind away from the external world and turn your mind inwards for a short while. You have to come out of the chaos and conflicts that are clogging your mind. This process is called mediation.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If it is others’ jealousy, don't recognize it, they will bear their cross.

Q: Guruji, I can understand being centered and doing sadhana and seva but when criticism and jealousy turns to harmful proportions, what should I do?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Be aware, be alert. Is it jealousy in you or in others? If it is in you wake up and see what are you jealous about, everything is going to finish one day. Know that everything is going to be gone, everything is going to finish, your jealousy will right away go down.
If it is others’ jealousy, don't recognize it, they will bear their cross.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar quotes

'Who am I?' I am God's son or daughter

'Who am I?'I am God's son or daughter. So why should I experience lack of anything? The whole world is there for me. What can time do to me? This sort of genuine bravery should arise in you.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar quotes

What is tapas

If you are unhappy, one way to get out of your sorrow is Tapas. Tapas is agreeing with the moment, total acceptance of pleasant or unpleasant situations.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar quotes

True freedom

True freedom is not an "I don't care" attitude. It is lightness from within, a genuine smile and lack of stiffness. Such freedom will not bring arrogance.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Inflation is related to corruption

Q: Guruji, when will inflation cease?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: When corruption ends. Inflation is related to corruption. You would be surprised to know that we sell our sugar to the world for Rs.12 per kilo and in the domestic market for Rs.35 per kilo. Some employees of Air India came up to me in Frankfurt and shared that Air India used to operate a highly successful sector between Birmingham and New Delhi which was usually fully booked. This sector was responsible for bringing in considerable profits for Air India. But one day a minister came and terminated the flight services, why? So that he can allot this sector to another airline. The airline that was allotted this sector was unsuccessful in making this route profitable and went into a loss and now our national airline is also going into a loss. It is very unfortunate. Other countries are operating their flights within our country and turning in profits. This country has been ruined not because of bad people but because good people like us keep quiet.

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