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  1. Gurudev, I have been continually unwell since a very long time and have suffered numerous accidents in the past. I am not able to bear so much pain. What do I do?

    Listen, if you had really been so unwell, then you would have never been able to come here (to the Ashram).
    We never notice how healthy we are. Rather we keep focussing on the small diseases and problems in life and become miserable. It is not ...

  2. Dearest Gurudev, if our consciousness is so powerful, then why doesn't it heal our body ailments and why do we need doctors and medicines. What is the role of the soul in the body.

    Body heals, not just with medicine. You give someone medicine and do not let them sleep, then see if the body heals. Impossible! Deep rest is required, and meditation is one such rest.
    Our body is not used to meditation from the very beginning, or du ...

  3. Do you think that the majority of our problems come from our relationship with our parents as the psychologists think?

    No, major problems come because of your own mind. Don’t cling that onto the parents, poor things.

    Few years back, a young girl came to me with her parents. The girl was past her teenage, around 21-22 years old, and she had such a good relationship with ...

  4. Dear Gurudev, I wonder why so many couples cannot get children. What is happening in the Western World?

    Well, that you have to ask the doctors. They will give you the right diagnosis.
    We cannot generalize about this. Of course one of the reasons is alcohol and the use of intoxicants. That is no good.
    People start drinking alcohol right from their c ...
  5. Gurudev, I forget very easily, how to improve my memory?

    It is good to take some Ayurvedic supplements like Shankhpushpi, Brahmi Rasayan, Medhya Rasayan. These are very good, and they do help the memory.

    Do not spend too many hours on YouTube or watching television. You can spend some tim ...

  6. Gurudev, this week Art of Living is celebrating Peace and Health Week in honor of Gandhi Jayanti, could you please talk about the connection between peace and health.

    It is so obvious, if you are healthy, you are more peaceful.
    Health includes Peace. If you are not peaceful you cannot call yourself healthy. If mind is disturbed, body is disturbed.
    Sickness is not just in the body, it could be in the mind, it c ...
  7. Gurudev, please speak about being a vegetarian.

    You know, if you go to Google and search, there are number of reasons.
    ‘Why should I be vegetarian?’, or just type, ‘Vegetarian’, or type, ‘Benefits of Vegetarianism’.
    It should run into pages and pages. You will also have many videos by doctors, ...
  8. Is refusing medication considered as suicide?

    No! If someone wants to refuse medication and wants the body to take its natural course then it is not suicide. It is okay.
    But if someone out of anguish tries to strangle themselves and end their life then that is suicide; as far as I am concerned. I ...
  9. I go towards Allopathy or Ayurveda for health?

    I have already spoken about this. If it is an emergency, Allopathy might be needed. Holistic medicine is needed. ...
  10. Gurudev, the present world is so much in turmoil. What should a pregnant lady do to ensure that a healthy child is born in the society?

    Keep your mind pleasant. Listen to music daily.
    According to the scriptures, you have to watch green color. Green color gives serenity and red creates disturbance. You don’t have to close your eyes if you see red.
    Take nourishing food. Don’t watc ...
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