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  1. Gurudev, do relationships make us stronger or weaken us?

    It depends on the mind. The relationship can take form either as strength or as a weakness depending on the mind. If the mind is strong then relationships can be like a gift to us, but if the mind is weak and not in control, then relationships can fee ...
  2. Gurudev, how to deal with stubborn people, especially a stubborn wife?

    Once you know she is stubborn then your problem is solved. Whatever you want you say just the opposite of it, finished! You know the trick now. If she is unpredictable, then it is difficult. If she is predictable and you know that she is alw ...
  3. Gurudev, as far as married women are concerned, how should we strike a balance between our parents and our husbands? Please guide.

    First of all don’t think they are in conflict. Even if it appears to be, don’t accept that there is a conflict. When you think there is a conflict that is when you struggle. If there appears to be a conflict then with skill bring them together. S ...
  4. Nowadays, divorce rate has increased. What is your advice to maintain a harmonious relationship?

    Let everyone do the Art of Living course. Couples must participate in this together. Not just once but at least once in 3 months or 6 months. You will observe that all the bitterness goes away and an attitude of service arises. If they are busy in sev ...
  5. Gurudev, in Hindu religion it is said that a husband and wife relationship lasts for 7 lifetimes. How will I know which lifetime am I currently in?

    If you are in love right now, then know it is the first lifetime and you are going to live together for six lifetimes more. If you are tired of the relationship then know that seven lifetimes are completed and this is the last one. It depends on you! ...
  6. Gurudev, I feel very unhappy when I see my girlfriend happier with someone else. I love her but this aspect of me is bringing distance between us. How to handle this?

    I think this is very common even after marriage. See, when you love somebody you always take it for granted that anyways they are yours. So when a new person comes you will engage yourself to welcome them and talk to them. Someone looking at you ...
  7. Gurudev, I somehow cannot allow people to be very close to me. What to do?

    Don’t analyze this so much. Who is anyways close to whom? If one is not close to them self then nobody is close to anybody. If you are close to yourself then you are close to everybody. ...
  8. Dear Guruji, I always feel lonely and left out even thought I have everybody around me. How to come out of this?

    It is good, take it as a gift. Don’t think it is bad. You feel lonely then know, ‘when I am lonely I am with God and when I am with people then also I am with God.’ When you are lonely you feel free. ‘I came to this world like this and I will go back ...
  9. Gurudev, at work I have to face certain political situations where people are against me. How do I stay centered and calm at that point of time? Later when I come home and do my kriya and think of you, I get that calmness.

    Suppose you had not done the course, how would you have reacted to the same situation? Just take a look. There are two issues in life, one is life before Art of Living and the other is life after Art of Living. So gradually you will grow into that cen ...
  10. Gurudev, my husband and I have a lot of difference of opinions because he is not spiritual and I am very spiritual. Most of the time he is not able to understand me, what should I do?

    Have patience and slowly inject spirituality into him. Do not suddenly demand from someone to become spiritual. You must give them time. ...
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