Acceptance brings calmness in the mind

20 November 2011

Q. When should we listen to the head and when should we listen to the heart?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: While doing business listen to the head. To lead life, listen to the heart.

Q. Basavanna (a great Kannada poet who lived a few centuries ago) has said, ’Compassion is the starting point of Dharma’. What is your opinion about Dharma?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Whatever supports and uplifts life and human values is Dharma.

Q. What are your thoughts on the Caste system?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Classifying people based on their birth is incorrect. All human beings are one!

Q. What do we need to do to increase faith?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is no need to put effort. Faith comes by itself.
There are 3 types of faith:
1) Faith in ourselves
2) Faith in the society
3) Faith in a supreme power that governs us all
If we have faith in any one of these, we can progress in life.

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