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  1. Gurudev, Is there an advantage that Art of Living techniques have versus Transcendental Meditation (TM) or other techniques?

    I am not a good salesman! I don’t know how to tell you how to compare techniques. There are a number of meditation techniques; you should choose whatever suits you best.

    Some techniques, like Buddhist mediation techniques – Vipassana, long silen ...

  2. Gurudev, How can one make meditation a regular practice?

    I have made a number of meditation CDs. You could use these CDs for a couple of days or weeks to begin with, and get into the habit of meditation. Once you get into practicing it regularly, you won’t need a CD, you will be able to do it by yourself. All yo ...
  3. Gurudev, Should we always meditate in sitting posture or can it be done in any other posture?

    The sitting posture is better to meditate. You could lie down and do it too, but the risk is that you may fall asleep. You may think you are in meditation, but actually you could be in deep slumber. ...
  4. Gurudev, Is meditation the most effective way of harmonizing that relationship?

    Any technique will have to lead you to meditation.

    There is only one way to quench your thirst, i.e., by liquids. Only liquids can quench your thirst, right? It can be any liquid, but it has to be liquid, right? So, meditation is a state which is not ...

  5. Gurudev, what are the methodologies that I need to use to overcome inefficiency at my workplace? I have many people who are unable to cope up with the client's expectation. This sometimes makes me really angry.

    Do you know why people don’t perform their jobs well, or learn slowly? This is because their mind is clouded. They have not rested well. They have no security inside them, and they are not happy.
    Teach them meditation. When they meditate, when they do ...
  6. Gurudev, Where and when will self-realization happen?

    Self-realization is experienced right here!
    When I say, ‘Close your eyes’, and we meditate, at that time, do you remember your identity? Are you a man, a woman, or a professor? Do you know your age? Do you see that you are ageless? You are beyond your ...
  7. Gurudev, I lost three people in my family because we went to three wrong doctors. What are we doing wrong with the medical services, and how can we improve it?

    This doctors should sit and discuss.
    First of all I would say, doctors should meditate.When they meditate, their minds will become clear and they can tap into the intuitive ability deep inside them.
    This is what Ayurveda doctors do, they just hol ...
  8. Gurudev, today alcoholism is the biggest challenge to move towards spirituality, and a safer society. However, in these two days of the Corporate Culture & Spirituality conference, nobody spoke about it. Please guide us.

    We tell people that we have a greater type of intoxicant here – meditation, singing, and serving. This is a better intoxicant; it takes you to a greater height. People simply don’t know of this brand of whisky, that’s all.
    There i ...

  9. Gurudev, Sometimes years of effort results in failure. What to do in such circumstances?

    Just keep moving ahead. Every failure is a lesson to be learned.

    Meditate. A few minutes of deep meditation will connect you with the ocean of intuition deep within you.
    For every decision, it is essential that you are in touch with that in ...

  10. Gurudev, From many stories I understand you are omnipresent and all knowing. This sometimes makes me feel a little fearful that you know all about the mistakes I make. What is your attitude towards the mistakes? Are you angry when you see me making these mistakes over and over again?

    Not at all.
    Do you know that devotees are more powerful than the Guru himself? Do you know this? It is so. You must have heard of my Guru stories, but I have many devotee stories. I will share one with you. In the last week of November, I was touring i ...
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