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  1. Gurudev, there are so many different prayers in Hinduism. Some for Devi, some for Vishnu. In each prayer it is said that with regular recitation of the prayer one will be benefited. Now all prayers say the same thing, how do we know which one to follow?

    See, the first thing to understand is that God is One. No matter by what name you may call him, he is One. That is one thing.
    Secondly, it is not true that God is pleased by listening to His Stuti (devotional songs or hy ...
  2. Gurudev, What is the purpose of this creation?

    What is the purpose of any sports?
    (Answer: To win or entertain)
    Yes, just entertainment, or fun, isn’t it! Same way!

    It is just that the Brahman was One in the beginning and he felt a little bored, so he said, ‘Let me become many.’ As ...

  3. Gurudev, can you please speak about bondage? Why does the soul feel trapped, and what are the causes of bondage?

    Ignorance is the cause of bondage. And why there is ignorance? There is no answer to that.
    Why has the Divine first created this ignorance and then the means to get out of it? That is why it is called Leela (a game or play of the Divine) ...
  4. Gurudev, what has God got to do with spirituality? Can I not believe and still be spiritual?

    Yes!
    Do you know, in the six Darshanas (schools of India Philosophy), the first three Darshanas do not even talk about God – Nyaaya, Vaisheshika, Sankhya.

    Nyaaya Darshana b ...

  5. Gurudev, there is some confusion regarding Lord Vishnu’s Avatar (incarnation) in the form of Parshurama. How was it possible for Lord Rama to be born at the same time when Parshurama was present as well, as both are considered to be incarnations of Lord Narayana?

    We first need to understand what an Avatar is.
    It is not that an Avatar can only be present at one place and not at another place at the same time. An Avatar simply represents a part of the Divinity. And where would you not find the Div ...
  6. Gurudev, Many great saints, for example Jesus, have died violent deaths. Why is it so?

    Lord Krishna has said this in the Bhagavad Gita, ‘Kleśo 'dhikataras teshām avyaktāsakta-cetasām avyaktā hi gatir dukham dehavadbhir avāpyate’ (Chapter 12 Verse 5)
    If one worships only the un-manifest aspe ...
  7. Gurudev, Was Prophet Muhammad a Nirguna Upasaka (follower of the formless)? If yes, then why was Vigraha Aradhana (idol worship) introduced?

    Everybody should progress from Saguna Upasana to Nirguna Upasana, i.e., the worship of the Divine as a form to the worship of the Divine as formless.
    The Kaaba stone is also worshipped, isn’t it? That is just like Saguna ...
  8. Gurudev, I understand that every happening in the Universe is with the knowledge of the Divine. Why then does he increase the crime rate and then counteract it with measures of good virtues. Kindly explain.

    There are many questions like this. Why did God place both eyes in front? He should have kept one in the front and one at the back. Then you would not have to turn back and see. You could go sideways, isn’t it?
    God lacks some ideas I think.
    If yo ...
  9. Gurudev, Lord Krishna has many forms, gentle, beautiful, infinite, compassionate, but why do we always worship him as Man Mohana (the most attractive one).

    No, if you go to Gujarat he is worshiped as Ranchodrai. Some worship him as Bala Krishna Ranchodrai (as a child). So, in whichever form you like you can worship him.
    Lord Krishna says that in whichev ...
  10. Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita it is said that Lord Krishna is the Supreme Soul and He alone is everything. And in Shiva Tattva, Shiva is said to be everything. So which of these is the truth?

    Both, because there is no difference between the two. That which is Shiva is Krishna, and the same thing is God and everything else. They are no two, there is only one.
    There was a Rishi (sage) who believed that Lord Krishna (Hari) and L ...
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