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  1. Dear Guruji, 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Dear Guruji, 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 ...
  7. Dear Guruji, I have never been a spiritual or a true religious person. How can I learn to let go and believe?

    You don’t have to label yourself- I am spiritual, religious person etc. No need for it. Just be natural, beautiful, good human being. That’s it! If someone is not a beautiful human being and says, ‘I am a spiritual person or a religious person’, what i ...
  8. What do you say about doubts? Should we have no doubts?

    No, I never said you shouldn’t have doubts, you should have doubts, have as many doubts as you can, for truth can never be concealed by doubts . Yes, doubt can’t defeat the truth, so you doubt as much as you want, but finish it quickly other ...

  9. How to attain the power of vision that Sanjay had in The Mahabharata?

    By being centered. When you experience the depth of meditation then naturally you get knowledge. There is no effort involved; no rotting of scriptures is required. ...
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