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  1. Gurudev, could you talk about healing?

    Healing happens naturally. When your prana (energy) level is high that can be transmitted and healing does happen. ...
  2. Gurudev, you have said to overcome habits one should take a vow. What is a vow?

    If you have any bad habits, you can take a vow.
    If you are habituated towards talking negative, then you say, ‘today I am not going to talk negative. I am not going to complain about anybody.’
    So taking such steps makes a big difference.
    If ...
  3. Gurudev, how do we ensure that people around the world get basic opportunities like education, food and shelter? There are so many people without basic needs.

    You must know that it is not just the basic needs that a person wants.
    Basic needs anyway get fulfilled. But one needs something more than the basic needs.
    It is up to you, what you think is ‘basic need’.
    Inner peace is so essential.
    If ...
  4. Gurudev, sometimes out of social obligations I need to sit in the company of people who drink alcohol. Is that okay?

    As long as you don’t start giving them company in the drinking also.
    You can sit socially but you can say, ‘I prefer soft drinks and I will have only soft drinks.’ ...
  5. Gurudev, I have a psychological problem called Schizophrenia since 4 years. I have been taking medicines but there seems to be no improvement. Doctors have asked me to continue the medication, but I don't have faith that I'll be cured by them. I'm experiencing a lot of difficulty due to this.

    Continue the medication. Once you start the medication, you must not stop it. Medicines take effect slowly. Once you start taking these allopathic medicines, it should not be stopped in the middle. ...
  6. Gurudev, Jai Gurudev. I have just done the part 1 course for the first time and since the past few days I have been getting back pain. What should I do?

    You talk to the teachers and doctors here they will tell you what to do. Are you sleeping on a hard surface? (Answer – yes I do sleep on a hard surface but since I have come here I am sleeping on a bed) Yes, that is it. You use a soft bed you will get bac ...
  7. Gurudev, can you give some advice for pregnant women.

    Keep yourself happy and don’t see horror movies. Watch pleasant things and keep your mind pleasant, don’t stress out. Relax more. ...
  8. Doing Versus Happening

    Only one who is 100 percent in doing can recognize the happening. The healthiest way to apply this knowledge is to see the whole past as happening and the present as doing. If you see the past as doing, then ego and regret come along. And when you see the ...
  9. Gurudev, Which is the best and intelligent way to worship?

    When you do any action with a sense of sacredness, that becomes worship.

  10. Gurudev, why is singing an important part of the courses? What’s the spiritual significance of singing?

    You know, knowledge and logic, and music are formed in two different parts of our brain and they’re both essential. That brings a balance in the system. Music is essential.

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