Tuesday, May 22, 2012





Guruji, Sri Sri Ravishankar is always on the Move; on the move to change lives wherever he goes. But, thanks to Technology, he is available to us in his web pages, face Book and so on.

Here are some of his recent, beautiful quotes :

Ø  All regrets happen only when you are looking towards the past. If you are walking and your head is turned backwards, then that is called regret. Turn your head and look forward, then future is always bright. Just drop it and move on...
Ø  Your mind is disturbed thinking about others' imperfections. Leave others' imperfections to them only, let them handle. You handle your mind. You handle your own imperfections and that is good enough.
Ø  When a bud breaks, it becomes a flower. When a heart breaks, it becomes divine
Ø  Don't look at the lack in your life. See what you have. Then, abundance increases.
Ø  We experience ourselves in the things we love more. That is why, when we lose the things we love, we feel hurt. Suppose you love your piano very much and you hear that it’s broken then something gets cut off in you. You are not just living in your body but you have also made that your home. But if we can expand this existence even more to cover the entirety, we know that there is no loss and we are total.
Ø  Honor the creation. Look at a tree with honor. Feel grateful for its being here. It purifies the poison that we breathe out. It makes the air fresh. Have you ever thought, "These trees are mine. The sun, the moon, the air, the water--everything belongs to me. All these stars are mine. The people are mine."? When you honor the creation, you will feel this.
Ø  Point out the mistake but also offer a solution. If you pose a problem, and do not give a solution, then it is only half done. If you cannot find an immediate solution, then work on finding a remedy together.
Ø  A person without emotions is like wood without any juice. You need to make your life interesting to draw people to you. This will happen when you nurture yourself with music, prayer and service. The way to expand from individual to universal consciousness is to share others’ sorrow and joy. As you grow, your consciousness should also grow.
Ø  Live your life well. If you are useful to people all your life, there will be hundreds and millions of people to take care of you.
Ø  "Meditation is effortless. The key for meditation is effortlessnes. Its not doing something but doing nothing. Create the condition where you can really do nothing."
Ø  Someone's company cannot fill your loneliness. Even if it does, it is very short-lived. You can still feel lonely in spite of being in company. In a real sense, loneliness can only be filled by being alone. If you could be comfortable being alone for some time, then you will not feel lonely. When you don't feel lonely, you can spread joy to people around you.
Ø  To be happy, we seek something. But despite getting it, we are not happy. All of one’s life is spent in preparing to be happy someday in the future. It’s like making a bed all night, but having no time to sleep. How many minutes, hours and days have we spent our life being happy from within? Those are the only moments we have really lived life.
Ø  In the occident, anything that is shameful act is kept secret. In the orient anything that is sacred is kept secret.
Ø  When you're on the massage table, you just lay there and let the masseur take care of you. It is the same with meditation. Just relax and let nature take care of you.
Ø  Q:What is your view point of God?    Sri Sri: In every point of view there is God.
Ø  If you recognize that you have ego, don't try to get rid of it, just keep it in your pocket. If you try to get rid of it, that itself will become the cause for a bigger ego trip. The only antidote for ego is being natural. You want to get rid of your ego because it is bothering you more than it is bothering others. So if you find that there is ego in you, let it be. We will not meddle with it. If it comes, let it come.
Ø  Q: Why does a desire arise? Where does it come from? What is the purpose?......
Sri Sri: All desires have one goal, and that is happiness. If a desire brings unhappiness, it has not reached its goal. It arises when you are not aware of your Being; your Self. Desire is to experience joy. Joy is only in the moment. And when you are joyful, satisfied, when you are in the moment, then there is no burning desire.
Ø  When you rest in your own nature, there is no conflict. But usually we feel a conflict. We feel bad about a negative quality we have. Negativity pulls you down. Your positive qualities bring pride and arrogance in you. Your whole life becomes a big weight. When you offer it all to the Master, you become free. You become like a flower. You can again smile and rejoice in the moment. What remains in you is pure love.
Ø  An individual alone cannot fight the menace of corruption. Without strong community support , individuals are likely to succumb to corruption. Strong community which would help the weak and vulnerable is most essential.
Ø  One of the rarest character combinations is the coexistence of confidence and humility. Often people who are confident are not humble and people with humility are not confident. Confidence blended with humility is most appreciated by everybody.
Ø  Life is not such a serious matter. Start your day by looking into the mirror and giving a big smile to yourself. Sing, dance and celebrate. The very intention to celebrate will lift you and bring you to the present moment.
Ø  Love is responsible for all our negative emotions! If there were no love on this planet, nobody would ever be jealous, greedy or angry. All the negative emotions are fruits of love. But no one wants these "fruits". They want love in its purity, in its perfection... and it is the knowledge of one's self alone that can do this.
Ø  Forgiveness can never be complete. When you say, "I forgive", you think the other person is a culprit. However you do it, a little bit still remains. It's not complete. But when you see the big picture that the culprit is also a victim, a victim of his/her own mind, ignorance or unawareness, compassion arises from within you.
Ø  Abundance is a state of consciousness - when you feel you have plenty. Remember the saying from the Bible: "Those who have, more will be given to them. Those who do not have, whatever little they have will be taken away from them." Feel the abundance within you... and you can only feel this when you feel connected to the Divine.
Ø  Mischief is the outcome of joy. Children are very mischievous. Parents say, ‘Don’t do this!’, ‘Stop that!’ It’s very normal for children to be mischievous; we should let them do it. Sometimes it entails trouble for the parents, but there is also fun. What is life without fun?
Ø  Q: How does the Divine look so lovable and beautiful?.....Sri Sri: Look within yourself, you are no less! As is the vision, so is the world. Only a jeweller can recognise a jewel. Only the one who is beautiful can recognize beauty. Only those who are lovable will recognize love. But everyone has the capacity.
Ø  Love can neither be fully hidden nor expressed. The more you try to hide it, the more apparent it becomes. Love expresses itself in so many ways. You don’t have to tell anybody you love him or her: your walk, your talk, your look will all convey that love. Love oozes out of your very presence.
Ø  When a society is free from crime and violence and has respect for diversity, it is healthy. Similarly a body which is flexible and can adapt to different conditions is healthy. The signs of good health are an intellect which is free from inhibition and arrogance, a heart which is full of compassion is healthy, a confusion-free mind, a trauma-free memory and a sorrow-free soul. -- Today is World Health Day.
Ø  Q: Guruji, if someone criticizes me and it is right, it is ok. But if it is not true, I am not able to handle that criticism and I lose my balance. Please guide. ….Sri Sri: The criticism which you cannot accept is called blame. How do you deal with blame? You deal with patience. It needs enormous patience and faith that truth will triumph always and that things will get better.

With Great respects & love 

To all of Guruji’s disciples

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