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  1. If we remove greed and competition from man, does he become godlike?

    Of course. Godliness is where there is no greed, no selfishness; where there is large heartedness, love for all. That is godliness, isn't it? ...
  2. Gurudev, if a woman has lost her husband, is it okay for her to dress up again? Can she dedicate herself to serving and helping others? Can she lead a normal life as she did before?

    Yes, definitely. But first you have to come out of the sorrow of your loss. You should grieve only for 13 days, at the most for a year. After that you must come out of your sorrow.
    How much time your husband came to the planet for, he stayed for that ...
  3. Gurudev, in the Gita you have said that God is everywhere, but how can one experience this practically in everyday life?

    See, these are two aspects to knowledge. One is Bodha – the knowledge itself, and the other is Vyavahara – meaning following the knowledge and experiencing it practically.
    You know that in your house, the doors, tables and ch ...
  4. Sati was also a form of the Devi just like Parvati. Why is it that Sati attained Self-realization while Parvati became the consort of Lord Shiva?

    Devi (Mother Divine) does not have just one form, She has many. That is why She is known as Leela. She comes in different forms to teach different things, that is her Leela. Just understand this much. ...
  5. Gurudev, yesterday you said that anyone who has surrendered to God cannot do anything wrong. Even Ravana (the King of Lanka in the Ramayana) was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Then how did he commit such a misdeed (referring to his abducting Lord Rama’s wife Sita)?

    There seems to be a different Ramayana that is followed in Sri Lanka. According to that, it was Lord Rama who made a big mistake (of leaving his wife unattended in the forest during their exile).
    See, this is a matter of perception. In Sri Lanka they ...
  6. Gurudev, I wonder what we have done in our past life that you are giving us so much in this life. Even before wishing, it is given. Thank you so much for everything.

    Very good. The more grateful we are, the more gifts come our way. How many of you have experienced this? Whatever you desire, it all comes true. You want something, and it all manifests. That’s it! What you want comes to you; that is the beauty on our path ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, if God and the Divine are not objects of perception, then what are you?

    You find that out. To know who I am, first you have to find out who you are. Start from where you are. If you know yourself, then you will know me. You can’t know me if you don’t know yourself. ...
  8. Jai Gurudev, can you talk about Chaitra Navratri and its significance?

    Navratri means the nine nights. In the nine nights you turn inwards. It is a time for meditation, for you turn inwards, and then come out with creativity. That is the significance.
    Chaitra means the beginning of a New Year. So the New Year beings with ...
  9. Since God, who resides in us is capable of doing anything, then are we also capable of doing anything? If so, then how does destiny and Divine will fit in?

    It fits in very well. When your thoughts are in alignment with the Divinity, then you call it free will. When your thoughts are aligned in a direction opposite to that of the Divinity, you call it destiny. Got it?
    If you have not read the Patanjali Yo ...
  10. Dear Gurudev, if one thinks that one’s Ishta(most revered deity) is the most superior, then does that not bring about fundamentalism?

    See, if you ask any mother in the world, she will say her child is the best. There may be so many other children in the world, but for her, her child is the best of all. 
    Fundamentalism is considering or showing that others are wrong or lesser than yo ...
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