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Distortions of love bring misery

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"Life springs from love. The origin is love and life seeks love. The goal of life is also love. And, in between, life is sustained by love. There is not a single creature or living entity on this planet that has not known love or is devoid of love. Yet, love in its many distortions has brought so much misery in life."

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar (a commentary on Narada Bhakti Sutra)

How to handle criticism

Sri Sri Ravishankar Q: How do I handle criticism?
A: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.

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

Do you get stressed

Q: Do you get stressed?
A: The product really works well! (laughs) Just last week I went to Kerala. They had organized 19 appointments in a day. I cancelled some of them before I went there. Yet, I ended up attending 22 appointments. I thought I would get irritated, but I surprised myself and didn’t. Each one of us has tremendous energy within us. One single cell can light up the entire city of Bangalore for 24 hours.

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

How to handle intolerance?

Q: When there is intolerance around you, how to retain equilibrium?
A: See life from a broad picture. See intolerance as a lack of education. That is one thing. Second is patience and perseverance.

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

Say no to Genetically Modified Food

“Poison on the Platter”, is an eye-opening film, made by Mahesh Bhatt and Ajay Kanchan, illustrating how all of our lives are going to be (adversely) affected by genetically modified foods. It is no more a farmer’s issue alone, it’s a matter of the consumers’ right to food safety. You and I wouldn’t even be able to recognise a normal Brinjal from/over a GM one, if Bt Brinjal - a GM crop produced by the mighty agri-MNC Monsanto - is let through by our corrupt regulatory body. Let’s put up strong resistance, demanding a ban on GM food/crops for 5 years, until they are proven safe for human consumption by independent, long-term studies.

GM Food is a big issue today in the whole world… The world is shifting towards natural food…but here (in India) nobody cares about it as an issue.

~ Milind Soman

Say no to GM Food

India should only farm the organic way. They should not go to genetically modified food…

…Until and unless it is proved fool-proof that it has no harm for the public, don’t propagate it. Propagation of something which you are not sure of…which could create enormous damage to life on the planet is not acceptable by any means. It is not science, it is terrorism!

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

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