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Sri Sri Ravishankar on Raksha Bandhan

Golden Moments Of A Blissful Sharing.. Raksha Bandhan

Dear friends, Wish you a very happy Rakhsa Bandhan. Here is what my guru Sri Sri

Ravishankar’s wisdom

“This full moon is dedicated to the seers — the rishis. It is also called the raksha bandhan.

Bandhan means bondage, raksha means protection. A bondage that protects you.

Your bondage to the knowledge, to the master, to the truth, To The Self, All Saves You. A Rope Can Be Tied To Either Protect Or Strangle You. The Small Mind And Mundane Things can strangle you. The big mind or knowledge saves you. Raksha bandhan is that bondage that saves you.

You are bound by your bondage to the Satsang. Your bondage to the master, to the truth, to the ancient knowledge of the Rishis is your savior.

Bonding is essential in life. And let the bonding be divine in a life free from bondage.”

Question: Who is an atheist?

Sri Sri Ravishankar: One who has a concept of God.

Question: What is peace?

Sri Sri Ravishankar: Undivided mind.

My review of Scientology

Scientology’s philosophy is nothing but a copy of Hinduism.

Mankind knows the concept that we are not our bodies but spiritual beings for many millennia. Hindu scriptures has been telling the same from time immemorial. Even most other religions like Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism tell the same thing. Hindu Seers have not only well-documented this philosophy through its numerous scriptures which give you deep knowledge about the Self (It is also called Spirit, Soul, Consciousness, Atma etc) but also provides lots of practical, well-established and time-tested tools and techniques like Yoga and meditation to realize your real nature i.e. that is your soul.

I don’t see any need for a new “religion” for achieving self-realization (or enlightenment of Moksha or liberation or Nirvana etc). Moreover it seems that Scientology is a propaganda to achieve vested interests by some people. They are making it seem that it is their new “invention” for path to liberation and I seriously doubt whether it is any useful in the path towards enlightenment. Also the very name “Scientology” is a wrong word because it misleadingly suggests that it is a ‘new “scientific” way of life “unlike” other religions or spiritual traditions’.