Without commitment there is no stability, no happiness and no progress in life

Bangalore, 7 December 2011

Q: Guruji, In Shiv Sutras, you have said ‘Gyanam bandhanam’. I am confused; does knowledge make us free or put us in bondage?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See after meditation when you become aware of your body and surrounding, your limited mind comes into understanding of limited things.
At one time you can understand only history, or mathematics, or physics or chemistry. Only one thing at a time you can understand. The knowledge of a particular thing limits your mind from vastness to a limited sphere of knowledge.
That limited knowledge is bondage.

Q: If you are pure in your intention and action and yet you are perceived as just the opposite and blamed, what should we do?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Just smile through it. Don’t worry about what others blame.
You should not keep quiet also, you should educate and ignore.

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