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.
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.
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.
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.