‘Skepticism is perfectly alright, but not cynicism’

What Sri Sri Said Today

Germany, Aug. 30:

Q: We have individualized ourselves too much, and have created separations around us. We have forgotten our human behavior of being awakened. How can we get back to that oneness? There are so many ways. How is this way  unique and different?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: It is very simple and all you need to do is to attend to the seven levels of our existence – body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and then the Self.

I have spoken extensively about love in the Narada Bhakti Sutras, about awareness and consciousness in the Ashtavakra Geeta, and about mindfulness in the Patanjali Yogasutras.

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Q: What advice would you give to a skeptical non-believer?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:  A very good beginning point. See that you don’t become cynical and frustrated. Skepticism is perfectly alright, but not cynicism. That drains your energy. One can be skeptical to begin one’s journey and I would very much appreciate and welcome that. Because you would have gone through skepticism, the faith will be strongly built. 

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