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  1. If I don’t wish to keep contact with a person, how do I cut contact or let them know that I don’t wish to have contact with them anymore, without hurting them, but still being clear, loving and caring?

    You can always do that when you want to. It is not a big issue. You can very gently say this. You don’t have to say everything verbally. Life moves so fast, why do you have to yap, yap, yap? I feel like this today; I felt like that yesterda ...
  2. My sister is mentally ill. She is really good at pulling our energy down and making us upset. I stay away from her, as much as I can. But she is very lonely. How to find the balance between responsibility for others and for yourself?

    When you know someone is a patient, don’t listen to them. Be with them with ear-plugs. You get upset because you take their words and behavior inside your head. You should make your head foolproof so that you don’t absorb things from others, and help ...
  3. The love of my life with whom I've been with for four years has told me that she is in love with someone else. She met him about five months ago. What should I do? I love her dearly and I don't want to lose her. She has asked me to wait for her while she makes up her mind. Should I wait or should I let go?

    I can understand your problem in one way. But in another way, I have no experience on this. So I can’t advise you. All that I can say is take some time out and be silent. Think about your life, about how it was in the past. When that person was n ...
  4. Gurudev, why do relationships take away our freedom?

    If there is wisdom in relationships, it does not take away freedom. If there is no wisdom, then there is no freedom. It is not the relationship that gives you or takes away freedom. It is lack of wisdom. ...
  5. How does a child forgive her parents for certain behavior against her at a young age? What moral authority do the parents still possess?

    Listen, if they have done some mistake, they did it because they never had a better education, or a better opportunity. They did not know how to manage their own mind, their emotions, their body. So, it is unfortunate that they went through life like that. ...
  6. My husband is unfaithful, what to do?

    I have no experience in this. But still I will tell you something, husband may get attracted to other people but his love for you will be more if you understand him in a broader perspective. If you have a broad mind and forgive him two to three times and t ...
  7. Gurudev, if we fail to bring a wrong person on the right track after making considerable efforts, then what should we do?

    Make an effort to bring a wrong person on the right track. If effort doesn’t yield results, then pray for him, he definitely will come on the right path. Prayer doesn’t mean a superficial prayer. You should feel the pain of seeing him walking on the w ...
  8. Gurudev, in life what should be given more importance, the happiness of the people close to us, or our own happiness?

    Consider it as your two eyes. If you are happy, only then can you keep others happy. And if you find your happiness in making others happy, then you will progress a lot in life. ...
  9. What is the importance of a life partner? How to choose who to marry and what should one see in them?

    Look, I have no experience in this so I cannot advise you. Go for someone who has experience, they can advises you. Probably they will advise you to stay where you are. (Laughing) Anyway by changing the boat you are not going to learn how to row the b ...
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