Bali 2 April
Q. How do we know what we have to do in life?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: First, see what you should not do. The purpose of life is not to be miserable or to make others miserable. With this guideline, move on. Go by your gut feeling. Anything that gives you short term happiness and long term misery is not wise.
Q. How do we get over the fear of losing?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Fear, hatred and love are three sides of the same cycle. When one is dominant, the other two are absent. Meditation is the only way to transform fear and hatred into love.
Q. I want to do so much but I feel burnt out. Please help.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: These feelings come up. Sometimes the mind says: ‘I want to run away from everything’. This is stress. Don’t take any decisions at times like this. First come back to the Self. Meditate.
Q. Is there life on other planets?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is plenty here. Let us care for them first. Not to worry about other planets now.
Q. Whatever decisions we take, are your blessings always there?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: In your profession and relationship, choice is yours and blessings are mine. The rest, I will have to think a little.
Q: What is important in a husband-wife relationship?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A secret for women: Always pump the ego of the man. Praise him. He always has to prove himself in society. Don’t burden him further to prove his love for you. With her words, a woman can enhance or decrease the self-esteem of a man.
And a secret for men, don’t step on the emotions of a woman. She may complain about her father or family, but you don’t join her. She will switch the part. Don’t complain about her family. Don’t say no to anything spiritual she wants to do.