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  1. Gurudev, in the Bible Christ says, ‘I am the only way’. The Koran says that it is the only way, and the Gita also says ‘Mam ekam sharanam vraja’? Is this the reason for all religious conflicts? How can we change this?

    This knowledge was given to people present at that time, to help focus their mind in the present. Now if you are listening to me, I will tell you, ‘This is the truth, just be here, now!’ This is because the mind has a tendency to glorify the past, or ...
  2. An unprecedented calamity hit Kedarnath and thousands of people lost their lives and have been misplaced. All of them went to the pilgrim to pray and have faced this calamity. The faith of many people may be shaken at this stage. How do we deal with this?

    First of all, let us understand that God is impartial. Nature is impartial. It does not see what is mine and what is yours. God is not living only in Kedarnath. He is all over. He is in your heart. He is everywhere. The pilgrim spots where many tourist ...
  3. Please give me a scientific definition of God.

    God is the substratum of creation, from which everything has come, into which everything goes. GOD is ‘Generator’, ‘Operator’ and ‘Destroyer’, that principle is called GOD. Brahma (generator), Vishnu (operator) and Mahesh (destroy ...
  4. Why does God sometimes help those who are not worthy of it? God is never biased, then why is it that some people are poor and some are rich? Why can’t there be equality?

    It is very difficult to understand God’s brain or God’s mind. It is better you give up! Sometimes you get all these questions, ‘Why does God make old people, who studied all their life, die? Why did Einstein die? He should have given him another 200 y ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Dear 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. Three ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Gurudev, why do Muslims refer to God as Allah and the Hindus call Him as ‘Bhagwaan’?

    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, ...
  10. 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 ...
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