Daily Inspiration

Grace Of Guruji

SriSriSpeaks: You can get the best out of yourself when you are aware of your lethargy, your laziness, and you get over it. The only enemy to talent is laziness, nothing else.

Q: If someone has wronged me, should I try to take matters in hand and attempt to punish that person or leave it up to the nature to set the record straight?
Sri Sri: 
Of course it takes more effort, courage, intelligence to set somebody right. If you have the patience, do it. And if you feel it’s costing you too much, it is getting on your own nerves, then leave it to nature.

SriSriSpeaks: If trust, this one thing, happens in us, our life will completely be transformed. It’ll be very, very different. You won’t sit and worry what will happen to you, what about tomorrow this will not happen. You’ll smile through life.

Q: How do you know when you have found your Guru?
Sri Sri: 
I have no idea how you will find that out. It’s the heart that tells you. You can’t think about it. It doesn’t happen by judgment. Just be relaxed.

SriSriSpeaks: The sattvic intellect is one that just does the job joyfully and is unmindful of the results. Let things happen or not happen—either way they don’t lose their enthusiasm. 

Q: Dear Guruji, how does one develop a ‘Yes’ attitude?  
Sri Sri: Just your wanting to have a yes attitude, you are already there.
SriSriSpeaks: Just like you learn to speak a language. Just like you learn to punch on the computer. Just like you learn to drive a car or a plane, you have to learn to drive back to the Self. This is the sadhana, this is the practice is something that comes to you not just by nature, but by your effort.
Q: Dear Guruji, when faced with the choice of two equally attractive options, what is the determining factor in making the choice? 

Sri Sri: This can happen only happen with two things – either your job or your relationships! In these circumstances my single advice is ‘choice is yours, blessing is mine’.
SriSriSpeaks: Freedom from the pleasure is the real pleasure. Pain does not bind you; it is the pleasure that binds you. And the bondage is painful. If you are bound, you are not bound by misery, you are bound by your craving, your pleasure.
Q: When my wrong deeds hurt somebody, how do I handle this situation?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
 Okay, if your wrong deed has hurt someone, resolve you will not repeat it. Say,’ okay, I did something that has hurt someone; from now on I will not do it’. This resolution may help, you may fail once, twice, thrice but continue with the resolution.
SriSriSpeaks: We keep on challenging: Do you really love me? If you really love me then you won’t do like this. You should be doing this way. When we keep some such measuring rods, then we are draining love.
Q: These practices bring so much inner comfort. If I do a lot of practice, will it make me more happy?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
 Don’t do too much of practice. Move ahead gradually. Do only as much as needed. Do that much to which your body gets accustomed to.
SriSriSpeaks: Even if somebody doesn’t love you, just go and tell them, Oh, I know you love me so much. Tell them five or six times; see the change in them. Even if they don’t love you, they’ll start. 
Q: What role does Karma play in our life?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
 
Everything is karma my dear! You’re asking a question it is karma; karma means action. And to listen to your question – that is my karma. But then, to answer it or not is my choice and your karma, got it? Everything is karma.
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