Tuesday, February 23, 2010

‘Your spiritual practices will take you out of bad habits’

Bangalore ashram, Feb. 22: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar just returned from a week-long trip to the North-east of India. Narrating experiences from the trip, Sri Sri spoke about his visit to Bodoland in Assam. “A very remote area, and a tough place, much affected by violence. Our YLTP teachers (graduates of the Youth Leadership Training Program) have done such a good work. Over 1,50,000 people gathered under the hot noon sun for a satsang in Bodoland. In such remote areas, people have started doing good work. There you can’t complain if you don’t have electricity because anyways, there is no electricity! There is no electricity, road or water there. But people were contented. When we have all the facilities, we complain but sometimes where there are no facilities available, people live with contentment.”

(Someone from the audience asks a question)

Q: How do I drop the desire of alcohol and cigarette?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There are three things that you can do to drop such a desire for alcohol or cigarette.

  1. Do your spiritual practices daily. It will take you out of such desires.
  2. Think that intake of alcohol or cigarette smoking will diminish your good luck. If you take like that, then something unlucky or unfortunate may happen.
  3. Suppose someone offers you a crore ($10 million), if you stop alcohol or cigarettes for a month. Will you still do it? Each time you get a desire to do that, you will think that you will lose the 1 crore.

So, you will control yourself because of greed or fear. To come out of a bad habit, fear and greed are divya aushadi, best or even magical remedies!

After that, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar led the audience through a meditation. “That which you cannot express is Love.
That which you cannot reject/renounce is Beauty.
That which you cannot avoid is the Truth.”

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

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23 comments:

shiva said...

i am shivanand.p.magadum from bijapur
village at; nidoni a am enter in the first time ni youg from mallapp.j. kambar. sir best tech to me.thank you lot.so a am so happy .jay gurudava.

Durniok said...

I thank you for your time and wisdom in which you share your thoughts with us. Please, continue doing so as I enjoy what you have to talk about.

Nithin said...

Today May 13th being Guruji's birthday we would like wish guruji long life so that we recieve his blessings forever.
Nithin and Pavithra

Upen said...

why to control something bad with the help of fear or greed????
why not with strong determination and desire?
why not with the will power of oneself?
why not with his own courage?

nishtha said...

jai gurudev bless me...plz
Nishtha

Shravan said...

Jay guru dev,, The thing which I want in my life is only your blessings, I will get everything by itself,,,,,,,Dixit

Smt. Sarla said...

jay Gurudev,
help me to see your light in everyone I meet

siddartha said...

lead me through the right path

sachin said...

i love u guruji
this is the best time to bo born as human being, as the source of this entire creation is on planet in human body form

Thanks for everything that u gave me in my life

I am the luckiest person on this planet

Thanks for choosing me as your devotee and blessing me with your endless love

love you my lovely guru

chintu said...

jai gurudev guruji..

Garima said...

I want to do the long Sudarsan Kriya regular but i don have that Mantra at home So i am not able to feel the same when i did at first in Yes + course. Any one please suggest me what shall i do..Jai guru dev....Love you Guruji (Garima)

divya said...

jai guru dev,
guruji thanx for ur hepl, for ur presence n for ur love gurujiGuruji i want to see ur presence hear ur words n all pl be with me all the time as ur now thankx alot
V LOVE U ALOT
YOUR DISCIPLE
ur ever loving divya:-)

GOVIND said...

GURUJI I WANT TO DO ttc COURSE AS i HAVE DONE 4 ADVANCE COURSE, 4 DSN COURSESS AND ORGANISED COURSES.VISITED BANGALORE 3 TIMES. BUT INSPITE OF MY BEST EFFORT COULD NO ATTNED THE ttc COURSE.PLEASE BLESS ME SO THAT I MAY ATTEND THE TTC COUSE GOVIND MADHOPURIA

ARORA said...

Jai Guru Dev,
I am unable to receive - WHAT GURU JI SAID TODAY -. BUT earlier there was facility to receive mails after getting registered our self on above page. Guru Ji, please do favour.

Regards

Monu

VIJAY said...

JAI GURUDEV

VIJAY KUMAR GUPTA FROM NEW DELHI

dhanasekaran said...

GURUJI

I SHALL BE VERY HAPPY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF YOUR ORGANISATION AND TO RECEIVE YOUR BLESSINGS.

THANK YOU GURUJI
DHANASEKAR

siddharth said...

UR DOING HUMAN SERVICE U MUST LIVE VERY LONG NEVER ACCEPT URSELF LABEL OF INCARNATION BY SELFISH INNOCENT DEVOTEES UR MOST VALUABLE FOR HUMANKIND

Dip said...

Thank u very very much

tanaji said...

JAI GURUDEO, I HAVE BEEN IN ART OF LIVING SINCE MORE THAN 6 MONTHS. NOW EXPERIENCING SOME CHANGE IN MY ATTITUDE, BUT SOME NEGATIVITY OF MIND I M DOUGHTFUL ABOUT IT'S ELIMINATION R STILL PERSISTING. NOW I VE BEEN ATTENDING SATSANGS REGULARLY. HOPE I WILL BE OUT OF MY DIFFICULTIES, BAD THOUGHTS N HABBITS EARLIER POSSIBLE. tanaji a shevale navi mumbai

socro said...

I think our spiritual practices are the best way to avoid bad habits and living a better life, for example spiritual practices helped me to avoid the viagra online habit, it has been perfect, all people should try this.

Seepath said...

That which brings Joy is Innocence
That which brings hope is enthusiasm
Forgiveness is possible out of compassion
That which brings compassion is knowing of oneness
real revolution is possible out of compassion

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