A not-to be missed part of the Mahasatsang is the Q&A with Sri Sri. A few nuggets:Q: Do you believe in rebirth?Sri Sri: I don't believe in it. I KNOW (there is).
Q: Guruji, you have visited so many places around the world. Which is your favourite place?Sri Sri: (touches his heart) Right here.
How many of you have IPOD? Everybody should have IPOD. Do you know the meaning of IPOD? It means Inner Peace and Outer Dynamism. Got it?
Q: I want to develop patience. What should I do?Sri Sri: I will tell you next year.
Q: Who are you?Sri Sri: First find out who you are. Then you will automatically know who I am.
Q: What does Rama mean?Sri Sri: You know the English word radiance. Ray comes from the sanskrit root rA... rA means ray, rashmi, light. So radiance comes from rA. You know the English word me comes from the Sanskrit root mA. mA means me. So Rama means the light in me, the light in my heart, the light within me. That is the real meaning of Rama, ok?
rAti means giver, btw. So where did this whole thing about rA being ray originating from rA theory come up? Like an egg pulled out of the magician's beard (and we at least have the beard here)! Please see for yourself. Similarly, "me" did not come from mA or any other Sanskrit word. If one were to stretch it far enough, one could at best get to mama (mum-uh and not maamaa) which means mine and its root is in aham (I). But there is no clear connection to that.