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  1. Gurudev, you said that whatever role we are given in life, we should play that role 100% to the best of our abilities. But how can we know what our role really is?

    Whatever role you are in now, that’s the right one! (Laughter) Every person plays many roles in life. Whatever role you are given in life, just play that role well. Someone is a mother, or a father, or a husband, or a wife, etc. Be a good citi ...
  2. Gurudev, Why are we born? We eat, drink, sleep, and watch television; we are in and out of relationships. What is the life?

    This is a very important question. One who knows the answer will not give it to you. Anyone who gives you the answer does not know it. Do you know why? That is because this very question is like a vehicle, which will take you home. It is the fuel for your ...
  3. Gurudev, At what point is life created? Is it at the time of birth or egg fertilization or at some stage in-between?

    All three are possible. A soul can come at the time of conception, or in the fifth month, and in some rare cases, at the time of birth also. This is all called the secret of birth, and we are not supposed to speak on them. One of the five great secret ...
  4. Gurudev, in this world, there are both Mahatmas (great souls) and there are Rakshashas(demons). Those who follow the Mahatmas become Sattvic. Then the Rakshashas try to suppress the Sattvic ones. At such times, what must be done?

    It is necessary for the good people to be united. Society has deteriorated not because of a few bad people, but because of the silence of the good ones. Those with good intentions keep quiet and don’t even go to vote. They think, ‘Why should ...
  5. Gurudev, in this world, there are both Mahatmas (great souls) and there are Rakshashas(demons). Those who follow the Mahatmas become Sattvic. Then the Rakshashas try to suppress the Sattvic ones. At such times, what must be done?

    It is necessary for the good people to be united. Society has deteriorated not because of a few bad people, but because of the silence of the good ones. Those with good intentions keep quiet and don’t even go to vote. They think, ‘Why should we be c ...
  6. Gurudev, yesterday you told us that we can change many things, including our fate as well. I am trying my level best to change whatever I can in my life, but I feel that whatever is in my fate, I am going through that only. Why?

    See, life is a mixture of pleasant and unpleasant. Put more attention on the nice things that have happened in your life. Then that will grow. When you are in knowledge, then also fate changes. ...
  7. Gurudev, in your book titled Living the Mystery of Life, you have said, 'Work in this world but do not allow it to enter your head.' Can you please explain this once again. Is it the same thing as dispassion?

    This is exactly what we did now in meditation. When the eyes are open, we see the scenery, and when we close our eyes and our mind then there is another world. Did you notice this? So meditation is the way. See, suppose you are sitting and th ...
  8. Gurudev, yesterday you told us that we can change many things, including our fate as well. I am trying my level best to change whatever I can in my life, but I feel that whatever is in my fate, I am going through that only. Why?

    See, life is a mixture of pleasant and unpleasant. Put more attention on the nice things that have happened in your life. Then that will grow. When you are in knowledge, then also fate changes. ...
  9. Gurudev, in the fifteenth chapter of the Gita, there is a description of a tree which is upside down. The branches are in the ground and the roots are in the sky. Can you please explain the significance of this?

    This is a symbol to signify that your origin is the Divinity; the consciousness. That is your roots. The mind and all its paraphernalia are like the branches. And all the different types of rhythms in life, all the different emotions, etc., are like t ...
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