Wisdom Dawns by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Q: Do you answer all prayers?
Sri Sri: Be careful what you wish for. You should always add a clause at the end to say “and whatever is best”....
Q: Why do we get attached and how do we get over the feeling of attachment? It is very painful when the person whom we are attached to chooses to leave us.

Sri Sri: Remember, whatever is yours will always be yours. Whatever is not yours will come for a little while and then go.

Wake up! Go deep in knowledge.
Q: Guruji, how do I know that I am doing what you expect me to do? Am I on the right path? At times I feel very weak and cry a lot. How can I stop my tears?

Sri Sri: When you feel weak I am with you as your strength, you are not alone. Whenever you feel weak, know that you are not alone.
Be clear with what you want in your life and what you want to do. Then plan and move on those plans. Sitting and crying being emotional is not going to help. Wake up and see this is the world and the world has its own metrics. See how you can move forward.
Q: What about people who have betrayed me?

Sri Sri: Leave them and don’t be concerned. Uproot them from your heart. If they have betrayed you that is their karma, and your karma was to get betrayed and now it is over. The score has been settled.
: In Ashtavakra you say to drop sense objects if you wish for freedom. Sometimes human values like compassion, love, etc., depend on sense objects. Should I drop this also?
Sri Sri: Yes, don’t hold on to anything, let go!

Compassion and love is your nature, those will remain in you. There is a saying in Hindi, ‘neki kar kue mein daal’. If you think, ‘I am so good and everybody is bad’, that will make you sad. This attitude is what you should drop.
Q: Respected Guruji, if somebody is being hypnotized and manipulated in various ways then how can one get out of it?
Sri Sri: Meditation is the antidote for hypnosis. People who meditate and who do pranayama cannot be hypnotized easily. It is very difficult to hypnotize them.
Q: Gurudev, can a person have two Gurus?
Sri Sri: Honor all the masters and walk one path. Because you served them they have sent you to this knowledge.
Q: Beloved Guruji, in the world if we are in love with someone we have to cry. But if we are in love with you, then too we have to cry. What to do?

Sri Sri: ‘Kabira hasana door Kar, rone se kar preeti, bin roye kyon paiye, prem piyara meet.’ If some tears of love and of longing are shed then that is good, makes life worthwhile.
Your internal vision should recognize others internal vision. Your external vision should not get swayed by others external vision!- Sri Sri
INDIA TODAY: Would you enter the Big Boss house if invited?
Sri Sri - I know of only One Big Boss and I am in his house all the time..

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I liked it.

Especially the answer to the last question. :-)

sonti | Wed, 12/21/2011 - 17:22