Gurudev, I have three questions. If God is present as consciousness in everyone, then why do we search for Him within ourselves? Why has He created Maya (delusion)? Why does He let wrong things happen in the world?Yes, you have asked a good question. The answer for this is that He does not like to remain quiet. Only if there is some chaos can He come down as an avatar to solve it. It is a game.
I will ask you a similar question. Why do people play football or cr ...
Gurudev, yesterday you said that anyone who has surrendered to God cannot do anything wrong. Even Ravana (the King of Lanka in the Ramayana) was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Then how did he commit such a misdeed (referring to his abducting Lord Rama’s wife Sita)?There seems to be a different Ramayana that is followed in Sri Lanka. According to that, it was Lord Rama who made a big mistake (of leaving his wife unattended in the forest during their exile).
See, this is a matter of perception. In Sri Lanka they ...
Gurudev, can you tell us about God’s mother and father? And how many brothers and sisters does God have?My goodness! I will tell you who God’s mother and father are, if you tell me where a tennis ball begins.
My dear, you don’t call God something that is born or that dies. God is the Light, the Consciousness, which has no birth.
Gurudev, Jai Gurudev! When I stand before God, one part of my heart says that God exists, while another says that he does not. What is the truth?First you have to understand that everything is made up of one thing.
Is there air around us? Do you have to constantly remind yourself that there is air? No, isn’t it? But you believe it? Yes!
Where is air? It is present in the space all around yo ...
See, different people in different languages use different names for the same one God. In different religions they understand Him differently. Did you understand this?
There is only one God that is what we always say.
There is a saying that goes, ...
Gurudev, What is the relationship between meditation and God? I have read about the Advaita philosophies.If you think God is truth, beauty and love; yes, they are connected.
If God is the summum-bonum (highest good) of the whole creation, if the entire creation is made up of one thing, that one energy can be called God. It is what everything is ma ...
Gurudev, I am always afraid of displeasing God. I am unsure if my actions please God. How do I resolve this?No, don’t worry. I will advocate on your behalf. You relax. But don’t do anything that pricks your own conscience.
Many times, your own conscience pricks you. It tells you, ‘No, you should not do this’, or, ‘Why do you have to do that?’
Do only w ...
Gurudev, How is ignorance of God still God? If violence, stress, ignorance, hatred, etc., are also forms of God, then why do we need to move away from them towards peace? Why do we move towards some part of God, and away from some other part of God?As a human being, it is natural to do so. Suppose there is a piece of bread and a bundle of hay kept before you. If you are a cow you will move towards the hay. If you are human, you will move towards the bread. It is as natural as that. But the cow is als ...
Gurudev, how to live life with absolute confidence that Guru or God is there to take care of me when I have surrendered?There is no way you can do it! You simply have to bear the cross. ‘Whatever happens, happens’, just say that and then see what happens.
If you're trying to bring in confidence, it doesn't work at all.
‘I want to keep my faith’, what faith d ...
Gurudev, Would every soul attain Moksha some day? How long will this earth continue and will we all have grace in next birth also?You ask about yourself. Why do you ask about all the souls in the world? Do all the souls want moksha first of all? They may not even want; correct!
You know, sometimes we make generalized statements and we ask these generalized questions also.I have n ...