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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Suicide Is The Most Foolish Thing

    Q: Dear Gurudev, I have had thoughts of suicide many times in my life. What happens if one commits suicide? Suicide Is the most foolish thing a person can ever do. It is like, someone is shivering in the cold and he goes out and removes all his clothes. W ...
  8. Gurudev, is life easy or difficult? In Buddhism, they say, ‘The first truth is that life is difficult’, and you say that life is joy. Which one is true? Don’t tell me that both are right.

    Why? I will say that only! Both statements are true. When a sad person feels that life is sorrow, if you tell him that life is joy, he will not be able to understand. He will only be able to understand that there is sorrow i ...
  9. Gurudev, When life ends the world does not end. But when the world ends life ends. Is there an end to this world?

    If you see a tennis ball and ask me where does the ball begin and where does it end, what can I say?
    Three things in the world that neither begins nor end.
    1. The Divine light or the consciousness has no beginning and no end.
    2. Life has no ...
  10. Gurudev, How to utilize this life properly? I feel like I have wasted twenty seven years of my life. I want to be useful now.

    Well, it is a very good realization. You want to be useful, that is a very good intention.
    So first the realization comes, ‘I have wasted’, and then the resolution comes, ‘I want to be useful’, and then nothing stops you. Go ahead, it is very good.
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