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Surya Namaskar

Q: Guruji, it takes effort to start sun salutation but then I start finding intoxication in it. Will you please describe the phenomenon behind?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, you should do sun salutation. A little effort is needed for a beginner and a little effort is essential to begin with. What is happening with effort? The 'rajogun' or the restlessness in body is getting channelized. The tendencies to act get fulfilled and then what you are left with is simple harmony and that is sattva. So rajogun (restlessness) gets exhausted by your exercise and sattva brings you into meditation. So it's good to put some effort in the beginning and in the end you let go and relax, there lies the reality.

What is Yogashema

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Q: Guruji what is Yogakshema?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yog means to get. And kshema means to preserve what you got. Kshema means to save. We say, He had a yog to get fame. That is not enough. You need to get the Kshema to save it, to keep it up. That is Kshema. Do you see what I am saying? For example you have the yog to get a house, to buy a car. When you got it, to keep it up is your Kshema. To save or to maintain well what you have got by Yog is Kshema. Krishna says, 'The one who is always thinking about me, I'll take care of both his yog, and kshema'. He says, 'The one who has nothing but me in their mind are sure to have both the Yog and Kshem from me. Such a man whose focus is only on me and me alone, I take care.' But one who is neither here nor there; who does little bit of spiritual shopping here and there, Krishna says, then you take care of your self!

How to dawn love?

Q) Guruji, How to dawn love?
Sri Sri When you lose stiffness in you love dawns. And how this can be
possible!! Then it is said that it is very essential to clean your
“Nadis”. Doing pranayama, sitting in Satsang, sitting with enlighten
beings will surely purify your “Nadis” and with that love will dawn.
1) Take better sleep
2) Do physical exercise and make you body flexible
3) Do Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation and all spiritual gymnastics.
4) And above all these “Grace” works.
A Lazy one cannot be “Bhakta”. He cannot achieve anything in his life.
Love is contagious in company of enlighten ones. When “Nadi’s” inside
opens up you see; unseen. It’s interesting.

Doubts

Q: Guruji, I still have doubts when I don’t want to doubt who and what you are. What should I do?

Sr Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Never mind, doubt as much as you can. I don’t mind you doubting, go on. Know that what we doubt is always positive. We doubt the love of someone, not the anger of someone. We doubt our capabilities, we never doubt our weaknesses. We doubt our happiness. So understand the nature of our doubt.

Will meditation help?

Q: When mind becomes imbalanced will meditation help?

Sri Sri:
It is just a matter of time. Some moments you feel shraddha, bhakti etc. have just gone. Once that time is gone, it will come back. Even when mind feels restless, just sit in Satsang. Do more pranayama and see the difference.

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