SriSriSpeaks: Mind is what? Impressions, clinging on to the past, regretting and getting annoyed, angry at yourself, angry at others. Drop that mind and die every moment. When you are born every moment and die every moment, your memory sharpens so much that you realize that you are never dead and you are never born. Your soul knows that life is eternal and all the recollections from five to ten thousand years ago, every time you have been on this planet, all those memories can come.
Q: Thanks Guruji, finally my turn came.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Oh! You have been waiting, holding the question. But did you hear my other answers or not?
Partially! That is what happens when you are stuck with a question. What if I don’t know the answer to your question? Are you ready to drop it? Drop the question!
SriSriSpeaks: Be in the present. If you live life now, tomorrow will take care of itself. This is the Art of Living.
Q: Guruji, we know that we should do sadhana regularly, but sometimes it becomes very boring to do it. What to do at such times?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Exercises are always boring but we know for our good health we have to do it. Like eating is boring, but still we eat. Sadhana is boring but still we should do it. Make it a routine, sit for a few minutes, do some rounds of bhastrika.
Sometimes you have to get on to the treadmill and you feel, I don’t want to do this exercise but still you do it because you know it is good for your health, in the same way you must do sadhana. Doesn’t matter if you miss it for one or two days, that is okay. Don’t feel guilty about it.
But if missing becomes regular, then you need to reconsider it. That is why doing sadhana in organized groups is always good. There is a proverb in Sanskrit: ‘Ekas tapasvi, dwir adhyayi’; whenever you want to do a practice, doing it in groups of two or three or more is always beneficial.
Many times you do things for company’s sake. I have heard many people saying, ‘I don’t drink unless I have company.’ When you can do wrong things for company’s sake, can’t you do something good for company’s sake also?
SriSriSpeaks: Come and drop your problems at the Master’s feet; your doubts, your fears, your inadequacies, your botherations. You will find relief and new hope. You are invited to come out of the storm and under the shelter of this roof. Just see for yourself. There is a seat reserved for you here!
Q: Guruji, initially Gopis love for Krishna was possessive and conditional and later on it got transformed into unconditional love. How did this happen?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Through knowledge and wisdom. When you know you cannot catch and hold on to yourself then you have to let go.