Blossoming in life

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  1. Gurudev, how do I get a good sense of humor like you?

    You already have one. Just relax. Don’t try to impress anybody. Just be yourself.
    I feel so sorry for those people who try to be funny. The so-called comedians, they struggle every day to find new jokes to make people laugh. And it is such artificial ...
  2. Gurudev, in order to progress on the spiritual path, do we have to make efforts to cultivate positive qualities, such as simplicity and naturalness, or do they develop by themselves?

    No, one does not have to make any effort to develop good qualities at all. Good qualities blossom in you by themselves.
    Just like how a bud blossoms into a flower on its own, in the same way good qualities blossom in you naturally. All that you have t ...
  3. Gurudev, What do I do to enhance more positive qualities in myself?

    To improve and blossom the positive qualities, do Sadhana and Seva. And if people abuse you when doing Seva, then just listen to it. Tell them, ‘Go ahead and abuse me!’
    See, when we are ready to even accept abuse that is when our consciousness starts ...
  4. Gurudev, My dear Gurudev, whenever I look into my heart I find you there. You have hooked me, booked me and cooked me. Please tell me what dish you are trying to make out of me.

    Listen! You are wonderful, you are so complete and that is how you could feel that intense emotion.
    One who does not have the bhaav (intense feeling) cannot even enjoy the bliss, and cannot enjoy peace. If someone is stuck in the intellect, the ...
  5. Gurudev, how can one have peace if one has made mistakes in life? Tell us how to deal with mistakes in life.

    You know in the beginning days of The Art of Living, one of my first trips was to Switzerland, and I stayed with a few people. Now, one of the ladies I stayed with had this trouble of relating to two realities.
    A group of people, all of them thought t ...
  6. Gurudev, How can I get purer? Even though I am doing Sadhana, Satsang and Seva, I do not feel very pure. When I see people who are arrogant, rude and proud, especially Art of Living people, I feel very sad. How do I get rid of this?

    You are saying two things. One you are saying that others are arrogant, others are not okay; and the other thing you are saying is you are not okay. This is just mirroring; you are mirroring in both sides.
    I would say if you feel that you are impure, ...
  7. Gurudev, Intuition is important for entrepreneurs as it creates unique resources for gaining competitive advantages. From a management context, we are saying that companies that are investing in resources with unique capabilities are at an advantage. If we spread spirituality everywhere, what will be the uniqueness then, and how will we still gain the competitive advantage?

    We all sleep; we all have a good meal and a good nap. If everyone takes very good and deep sleep, will they all become the same? No! If everyone has a good meal, will they all express themselves in the same way? No! But everyone is entitled to have a good ...
  8. Gurudev, I am sincerely doing all these practices, but I am not sure that I have changed. I still see myself getting upset and that makes me unhappy.

    Listen, how are you now? Are you happy now? Forget about the past. Are you happy to be here? Are you enjoying? That is it.
    Inside each of us there are two things. There is one thing that does not change. There is a cons ...
  9. Gurudev, how to manage being energetic even with so many responsibilities?

    Meditation! Also, devotion, skill, strength and liberation, you must take these four along. ...
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