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The Awareness Of Death Brings More Life!
Excerpts from a discourse
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Time and life are such, it comes like a storm and swabs our mind. Let me put it this way: the negativity comes like a storm and takes over our mind and swabs us out. Hasn’t this happened to you? It does happen. Negativity just comes and takes over our mind.

Just being aware that this is happening itself is a big step. It is like an airplane having the facility to takeoff in spite of all the dark clouds. The airplane pierces through the dark clouds and starts flying above clouds. We need to put such a mechanism in our mind (of being aware). When negative clouds come and take over, we should be able to soar high above them.

What helps us to soar above them is wisdom. And what is wisdom? It is knowledge and experience, together. Wisdom is not just knowledge, it is not just experience. It is both – knowledge and experience that this is all temporary, everything and everybody is going to die.

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