Qts and Ans with Gurudev

April 25, 2008 at 7:59 am 2 comments

Q: Guruji, I enjoyed my silence, I really found peace. So if I become dumb, will I get moksha?

Sri Sri: (Laughter!!! ) Oh ! God, if you find something good you will go on doing it!??!?! There are so many dumb people in the world, is everybody enlightened. Extremity is a problem in our country. There are some people who keep silence for 12 years. And after that their voice box don’t function, looks like almost rusted. They cannot speak God has given an instrument, use it. Otherwise it would get rusted. But don’t speak too much, and don’t speak less as well. It your words are able to bring happiness, solace, definitely you should speak. Silence is also important. At least two to three times a year. Silence helps us to become more competent, become more courageous and efficient. So do both, keep silence and also speak. If you speak for 24 hours, then you loose your creativity.
Q : What is more important- knowledge or devotion?
Sri Sri: They go in hand. Its like this, if you pull one leg the other will also come! Knowledge brings devotion and devotion brings knowledge

Q: How can you incorporate spirituality in daily life?

Sri Sri: The first step is not to think that spirituality is not for daily life.  It is not different from daily life.  So you don’t have to make an effort and try to incorporate it in your life.  Your life can never be away from spirituality, it is only a matter of awareness.

Q: If there is Shiva inside us, then why do we do bad things?

Sri Sri: When you do bad things, your Shiva is sleeping.  When your Shiva wakes up, He says, “It doesn’t matter. Go ahead and everything will be alright.” He brings back the power, the enthusiasm and the energy to move on and on.”

Q: In business or commerce, we only think about taking or getting, but on spiritual path, it is all about giving. How can we shift from one to the other? How can we remove the feeling of guilt?

Sri Sri: Being on the spiritual path is also about  you getting so much joy just by seeing the joy in others. So, you do not have to feel guilty. Business is done with the head  you take more and give less.  Spirituality comes from the heart  you give more and take only little. So never do business with your heart and spirituality with your head.

Q: We all say that if we are more spiritual, we can be better human beings. How can I be more spiritual?

Sri Sri: Just this question is good enough! From time to time, it will give you many ideas. How can I be more useful? How can I be more spiritual? That very question, that very inquisitiveness, is enough.

Q: What is the greatest responsibility of a human being?

Sri Sri: Every responsibility, whether small or big, is important at different times. Even the smallest task can be done with perfection. You do not have to be a genius, just be simple .

Q: How can I maintain happiness?

Sri Sri: Do not make such an effort.  In order to save your happiness, you have to spread it.  Share your happiness with everyone. Why worry in this short span of life when there is such beautiful knowledge.



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michael  |  April 26, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    I totally agree with this article.

  • 2. uday desai  |  April 27, 2008 at 2:01 am

    very good, it helps in our spiritual development& come out from stress.


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