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  1. Gurudev, though customs and symbols are different among religions, the core values are the same. Then why is there feverishness to convert people to another religion? And also if they do convert, why should we be feverish about it, if the core values are same?

    Yes; the core values are the same, but customs and traditions are different. A change of demography and beliefs happens from place to place, country to country. If the conversion is only religious, it is a different issue. Unfortunately, it is political al ...
  2. Gurudev, though customs and symbols are different among religions, the core values are the same. Then why is there feverishness to convert people to another religion? And also if they do convert, why should we be feverish about it, if the core values are same?

    Yes; the core values are the same, but customs and traditions are different. A change of demography and beliefs happens from place to place, country to country. If the conversion is only religious, it is a different issue. Unfortunately, it is political al ...
  3. Gurudev, in the Bible Christ says, ‘I am the only way’. The Koran says that it is the only way, and the Gita also says ‘Mam ekam sharanam vraja’? Is this the reason for all religious conflicts? How can we change this?

    This knowledge was given to people present at that time, to help focus their mind in the present. Now if you are listening to me, I will tell you, ‘This is the truth, just be here, now!’ This is because the mind has a tendency to glorify the past, or ...
  4. Gurudev, Religion has become an obstacle in my life. I cannot move forward. What should I do?

    Never mind. Move from religion to spirituality. You are a spiritual being, and that is good enough. Every religion has some nice things to offer. Take a little bit from all the religions in the world and move on. You don’t have to be stuck with it. Don’t w ...
  5. Gurudev, There are many religions in the world. Is religion the cause of division or does religion unite?

    Without knowledge, without wisdom religion appears to divide people. It becomes the core or the only way of one's identity. First conflict arises between different religions, then inside the religion you will see inter religious conflicts arise and the ...
  6. Gurudev, If somebody feels that if yoga, meditation and pranayama are non-secular, do you have any advice for them?

    People who think that yoga, meditation and pranayama are non-secular have not tried it and have a prejudice. An exercise or a technique is for everybody, it works on everyone. It helps to calm one’s mind and be more creative. So people should first try it ...
  7. Gurudev, How can we make the political class of Argentina understand that the best way to build society is through peace?

    We have to spiritualize politics, socialize business and secularize religion. This is the answer. Being secular means that religious people should think about the whole globe, not just their own religion or their own community. Usually a reli ...
  8. Gurudev, How relevant are orthodox superstitions like the evil eye, etc.? Are they correct or wrong?

    The world of thoughts is a subtle world. There is some effect of all this and there are simple ways to remove these effects. All this is based on vibrations. There are vibrations everywhere. The whole word is just vibrations. Every object is a vibratio ...
  9. Gurudev, Can you please explain the meaning of this verse, ‘Indriyarthesu vairagyam anahankara eva ca, janma-mrityu-jara-vyadhi-duhkha-dosanudarshanam. ’

    Indriyartheshu vairagyam, we see so many things, such beautiful sceneries, but till when can we keep seeing? At some point, our eyes get tired and we close them. Similarly, with smell; people who work in incense factories, they cannot stand smelling ...
  10. Gurudev, Your program and organization seems like a religious organization for people who don’t know you. How can I introduce this to my company people, without any feeling of religion?

    I understand, that is why me or Swamijis, don’t teach these courses. Our very appearance and whatever we say appears religious. The ones who teach this course are in suits. The course is all about breathing. Breathing and yoga have its origin in ...
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