Why do we ring the bell in a temple?

Q: Guruji, Why do we ring the bell in a temple?Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Because there are so many thoughts wandering in your mind, with the sound of the bells you come into the present. Your thoughts come to a halt.The drummers beat large drums, play

17 February, 2014

What is the use of Seva? How does Seva help meditation?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Q: Guruji what is the use of Seva? How does it help meditation? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Listen, suppose you are stranded in some place and you need someone to give you a lift in their car or taxi and nobody stops their car to give you a lift,

21 January, 2012

What is a spiritual practice

The source of your mind is love and whatever you do to go to that source is a spiritual practice. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

20 November, 2011

Why is spirituality needed

Q: Why is spirituality needed? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Okay now, you are both matter and spirit right? Are you only matter? No! You are matter and you are also spirit. Our body is matter, our mind, intellect, emotions, they are part of the spirit. So

20 November, 2011

How can I achieve the ultimate bliss

Q: Dear Guruji, when and how can I achieve the ultimate bliss? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: No chance (laughter). No way. Forget about it. Are you ready to forget it? Then you got it NOW. Your mind is anxious for “ultimate happiness, ultimate bliss, one

20 November, 2011

Wake up

After so many different lives and different bodies we get human body, human birth. It’s so precious! Your hankering for pleasure is causing depression in you. Wake up and see all pleasures are momentary. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

20 November, 2011


Forgiveness is from the heart, it is an emotional one. Acceptance is from the mind, from the head. So both are essential, you accept and you forgive. If you don’t forgive you will suffer with all the emotional heavy load of garbage inside you. If

20 November, 2011

How to overcome bad luck

Q: Guruji, does anything called luck or bad luck exists? How to overcome bad luck? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: of course! When things happen the way you want everything to happen you say yes its good luck and when everything goes wrong you say it bad

20 November, 2011

Meera Bai Bhajan lyrics, Payo ji maine Raam ratan dhan paayo