Sri Sri travels the world sharing wisdom and insights on a number of timely and important topics. He has written books that teach and inspire. His talks motivate and encourage, offer comfort and reassurance, and provide insights for daily living.

Wonder

If you are not amazed by the magnificence of this creation—your eyes are not yet opened. Once your eyes are open, they close, and this is called meditation.

Tell me, what in this creation is not a mystery? Birth is a mystery; death is a mystery. If both birth and death are mysteries, then life is certainly a greater mystery, isn’t it? Being completely immersed in the mystery of life and in this creation is samadhi.

Your knowing or believing does not really matter to what Is. This creation is an unfathomable secret and its mysteries only deepen.

Getting steeped in mystery is devotion. The “scene” is a mystery; the “seer” is a mystery. Deepening the mystery of creation is science. Deepening the mystery of the Self is spirituality. They are the two sides of the same coin. If neither science nor spirituality can create wonder and devotion in you, then you are in deep slumber.

Bangalore Ashram, India

October 7, 2000