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  1. Gurudev, when the mind gets stuck in a situation, it does not get out quickly. What does one do for that?

    It is okay, the mind is like that only. This is where knowledge is important. Knowledge is like holding on to a life jacket in a storm. That is why it is called storms of emotions. The ancient people have compared emotions to an ocean; i ...
  2. How to accept a person or a spouse as they are?

    I have no experience in this! I think you can turn around and find many who can give a lot of advice. Ask them and see which one works for you! This is where Vedanta comes into the practical side of life. You will see the whole past is gone, it is like ...
  3. How can the mind and the heart think the same way?

    The heart doesn’t think my dear, it only feels! The mind only thinks, it doesn’t feel. Both are essential. Keep them in their place. Do your business with your mind, and live your life with your heart. ...
  4. How does one control the mind?

    Why do you want to control the mind? The mind always goes where it finds more happiness and more joy. Let it go! You will find that real joy is not outside, it is inside. The mind will go everywhere outside, and when it doesn’t find joy, it will ...
  5. What can I do for you, just tell me, and I will do it!

    Be happy and spread happiness. I want you to go deep in knowledge, and be one of those who are a giver to the world; one who radiates happiness, knowledge and wisdom. This is what I want you to do. Among the billions of people on the planet ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, we are told to give up desires, but on the other hand, we were advised to strive for moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death). Isn’t this also increasing our desires?

    Yes, increase your desires for the large things in life, not small things. It is the desire for small things that causes problems. If you have to have desires, ask for the highest, that is, the Supreme Being. Seek to make the whole Universe your own, desir ...
  7. Gurudev, What is the technique to be followed daily so that impressions don't remain in the mind, intellect or the memory?

    Just relax, be natural. If you say that I do not want this impression to remain in my mind, then you are making that impression even stronger. If it is there it is there, and if it is not there it is not there. So just relax. You will see that whateve ...
  8. Gurudev, you have said that if one thinks too much about the people they hate, then they start to become like them. I am constantly thinking of people I dislike and taking on their qualities. How do I keep from doing this?

    Well, let me tell you that without dispassion there is no progress in life. If you want to progress in life, you must have dispassion. Dispassion brings freedom to your mind. Dispassion keeps you in the present moment. Dispassion brings that smil ...
  9. Dear Gurudev, I have heard a little about reflections. How many reflections do we have, and what does that mean?

    When you have said a word, you have also attached a meaning to it. Reflection is simply reflection. Whatever you see on the outside. Action is a reflection of what you are. Your thoughts, your mind, your emotions are a reflection of what you are. In s ...
  10. Dear Master, I recently heard you mention that, 'You own mind is responsible for your bondage and your liberation.' I am confused, how is the mind responsible for liberation? Don't I have to go beyond the mind?

    Yes, the cause of bondage is the mind, isn't it? It is the disturbances in the mind which takes away the peace from you. Whenever you are happy and peaceful, your mind is in touch with your being. When you are disturbed because of thoughts and emotions, th ...
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