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  1. Gurudev, Can you please talk about prayers?

    Prayers happens when you feel utterly helpless or when you feel totally grateful. The third condition when prayer happens is when you are in wisdom. Then, you see that the quality of the consciousness has expanded beyond its limitations and has risen to an ...
  2. Gurudev, I do not know how to express my feelings and emotions. As I was trying to hide them, all the stress goes into myself. I do not know what to do with this. Is it very difficult to empty my mind even while meditating with your guidance?

    Hmm! If you get too many thoughts, there are certain reasons. One of the reasons, for getting too many thoughts, is when your bowel is not clear, when your stomach is upset, constipated. If your bowel movements are not ok then you get too many thoughts. If ...
  3. Gurudev, How to deal with and work with the people who have negative qualities like aggression, jealousy, instability and so on?

    Skillfully. See that you don’t react to them but with compassion, see how you can work with them. Yeah? One thing is it can improve your skills. Second is it can improve your patience. You can gain patience. Third is it will make you realize that the perso ...
  4. Gurudev, Why is it so that we don’t feel same for a person all the time? Sometimes we are angry with the same person whom we love.

    You know we go through all different types of emotions. We like somebody and the same person we dislike. We trust somebody and same person we start doubting and so all these mixed emotions keep rising and falling in our mind. Don’t be scared. All these emo ...
  5. Gurudev, it is easy for me to shut my mouth but it is difficult for me to shut my thoughts. How can I do it? Please help me.

    You don’t need to do anything. Everything is done here for you. Hiren is giving all the courses, he will lead you at different times to different types of meditations and processes and it’ll happen! That’s why you need to be here, if it’s a first Hollow an ...
  6. Gurudev, I want to understand about desires and how we are meant to deal with them. I feel that I shouldn’t be in the desires, yet I still want to achieve things or find myself attracted to another person. If we don’t have desires, where do motivations in life come from? Thank you.

    Fine, have desires. Who said no? You should have desires, but the desires should not have you. It is like the horse is in control of you, and you are not in control of the horse. If you are, then it’s a difficulty. There is a story of Mulla Nasruddin. He ...
  7. Gurudev, What is the trademark of the ‘Art of Living’?

    Smile! If somebody says he/she has done the course but is not smiling, don’t believe them! They have not done the course truly. ...
  8. Gurudev, I strongly feel as though I have visited the Ashram before. Will you please tell me what the concept is behind?

    On the level of consciousness, there are certain experiences which you feel you have already experienced. Scientists say that life is only replay, shooting has already been done and we are only being projected on the screen. Also they say, according to str ...
  9. Gurudev, How do one maintain calm and cool in unpleasant situations?

    Every event is an opportunity to deepen your wisdom. An unpleasant event somewhere kindles the deep wisdom we are born with. Whether positive or negative, every event kindles this in us. If an event overpowers us, we lose our emotions and intellect. Then w ...
  10. Gurudev, I heard and understood the truth, but it is not my experience, please help me realize the truth. Yours truly.

    Good! Good to be in space of, “I don’t know”, then you have a chance of knowing. If you think, you know then you are stuck with the concept. In the Upanishad, it is beautifully said, “one who says, ‘I don’t know’, he knows, and the one who says he knows, d ...
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