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  1. 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 ...
  2. Dear Gurudev, what is the power of the subconscious mind and how do I utilize it?

    The conscious mind is in fact only one-tenth of your subconscious mind. So the subconscious mind has a lot of power. Suppose you are having a pyjama party and eight of you are sleeping and someone calls out your name, only you will respond. Others wil ...
  3. Gurudev, how to ensure that a person does not take you for granted in a relationship?

    Don't worry about it, it is quite natural. People take you for granted because they think you belong to them already, and so they only attend to people who are guests. You are a part of the family, why should anybody tell you, 'Have you had coffe ...
  4. Gurudev, it is said that chanting the name of Narayana (Lord Vishnu) in the last moments of our life brings one liberation. Is it true that the last act of life is the strongest in determining our way forward?

    Yes, it is true. It is at the time of death that the mind separates from the body. So at this time, whatever impression one bears in the mind become the reason for the next birth. This is a scientific truth. You can see this for yourself. If you obser ...
  5. Can you please explain why we should avoid rebirth?

    If you wake up and see, in life there is so much misery, and misery is what you don’t like. You don’t want misery. What we don’t want to have is called misery, and it is there in life. Between husband and wife, father and mother, mother and daugh ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, you spoke so beautifully about dispassion and being devoid of feverishness, but when you are around, all this knowledge goes out of the window and there is only feverishness.

    It is the nature of the mind to cling onto something. So until it becomes free from all other things, it is okay to cling onto one thing. But in time you will be free from that too, as the mind becomes quiet.
  7. Dear Gurudev, scientific convention says that time is changing and space is constant. Ancient texts say that time is constant and space is changing. Can you explain this phenomenon?

    Even in time there are two types of time. One is the time that changes, i.e., the past, present and future; another is the grand time that does not change; the reference point of all other times. It is called the Mahakaala, which means the gran ...
  8. Where do the thoughts come from?

    This thought came to you just now? Where did this thought come from? It came in you, so why don’t you sit and see, where it is coming from? The moment you sit and think what is the origin of thought the mind goes blank. That indicates from where thou ...
  9. Gurudev, you have said that we shouldn't give explanations to people. But if we have something on our heart that is heavy and feel the need to talk about it, then what to do?

    There is no one rule for it, sometime you want to speak and become calm and sometimes speaking doesn't help in any way. Wake up and see, the whole world is like a dream. All those thoughts have gone, the behavior of people will disappear. Some people ...
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