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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.

Conquering all fears

Q: Dear Guruji, how could one conquer all fears and if successful, what to expect out of this experience?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is nothing called “all” fears. There is only one fear and the fear is of extinction and this is kept by nature. And how this can be extinguished is through the understanding, ‘I’m not the body, I’m the spirit’, number one; second, ‘only the best will happen to me’. That’s it. No third.



Supreme grace is all-pervading, indwelling and ever-present. It manifests within as right enquiry and right discrimination. When you are in great extremity, suddenly an idea flashes in your heart: “This is what I must do at this moment.” This is grace. Help is nearest at hand. When you think that you are about to fail, Grace is ever at hand!

- Swami Chidananda

Question Answer with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Hindi

प्रश्न : गुरुजी क्या अध्यात्म को विज्ञान के द्वारा समझाया जा सकता है ? कभी कभी मुझे इस सृष्टि पर आश्चर्य होता है जिसे अभी भी विज्ञान के द्वारा समझना शेष है | क्या वेद में इसका समाधान है ?

श्री श्री रवि शंकर: योग की शुरुआत आनंद से होती है, जब आप आनंदमय होते हैं  तो आप सत्य की खोज शुरू कर देते हैं और आपकी यात्रा की शुरुआत हो जाती है |

यह भी ठीक है ‘विस्मयो योग भूमिका |

आध्यात्म की शुरुआत आनंद से होती है और फिर वह हर समय मनोरंजन उद्यान मे रहने के सामान है | आप आश्चर्य चकित हो जाते हैं, ओह, यह ऐसा है ? यह संसार क्या है ? इसमें विभिन्न किस्म के वृक्ष पौधे, फूल, पत्तियां, सब्जियां, फूल  और लोग है फिर यह सब क्या है ? जब इस प्रकार का विचार आप मे आता है, तो ज्ञान का उदय होता है |

Solution to the ‘No solution’

When we see that God alone is, surrender, leave everything in His hands. Then the "no solution" situation vanishes, for you have found a solution.

Surrendering everything to God becomes the ultimate best solution. For then you are free from the problem. The problem is His concern.

- Swami Chidananda

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