Spirituality

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  1. Gurudev, My mind conflicts between spiritual world and material world. How to overcome this?

    As such there is no conflict. You have to balance your life. You know some spiritual practice every day, some breathing exercise and yoga would help you long way, and then some social service activity what we call seva in India. All that we earn, we spend ...
  2. Gurudev, Sometimes I find many vikaras (flaws) in myself and think that I don't deserve to be on the path. What can I do?

    Get rid of guilt. Till now you were suffering from guilt and weren’t even aware of it. Now that you are aware, you can’t bear it. This makes you a seeker. So many have dropped their vikaras. Keep doing satsang, seva and get into the depth of meditation - i ...
  3. Gurudev, How to have celebration when I feel tired with service?

    That means you have not completed your service. And when service is done with the spirit of celebration, then it does not tire you or wear you off. See you have been so enthusiastic for two –three days, but I don’t see any of you tired. You gain so much si ...
  4. Gurudev, I want to understand the relation between spirituality and the material world? Do material prosperity and the spiritual world coexist?

    Spirituality and Prosperity coexist but greed and spirituality can’t coexist. Unethical means of earning money and spirituality simply cannot coexist. If you have a factory or a business, you can continue do that and still be very ethical. You don’t have t ...
  5. Gurudev, What is the relation between silence and prayer?

    Silence is the best form of prayer. Often prayer is in some language – German, Hindi, English, Spanish. In fact, they all mean the same. But silence is one step further, one step beyond the barriers of language which the whole universe can understand. Natu ...
  6. Gurudev, How to increase our competence to receive knowledge?

    Just have thirst, it comes naturally. There is no special competence required, a mere thirst is enough. ...
  7. Gurudev, How much difference is there between science and spirituality? Why do not some scientists believe in spirituality?

    Evolved scientists surely believe in spirituality. Those who are not yet fully evolved may not believe in spirituality. Einstein was startled after reading Bhagwad Gita. If you hear a quantum physicist talking, you will feel as if the text is being quot ...

  8. Gurudev, I heard you say this and I also strongly believe God is everywhere. How important is it to do Puja, or go to a pilgrimage place like Rishikesh, or take a bath in sacred places?

    It's like you have food at home and sometimes, once in a while, you go to a restaurant also. You don’t go to a restaurant because you don’t have food at home. Everything is everywhere and you enjoy the flavors equally. ...
  9. Gurudev, is there any particularly good direction to sit in to practice our spiritual practices, and also when you are sleeping?

    Any direction is OK. Usually, you face the sun if the sun is there, east and west during sunrise and sunset respectively. When sun has already set and it’s dark, usually we face the north. But that is not so important. Why do we face the sun in the mornin ...
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