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  1. Gurudev, Why is devotion a necessary part of enlightenment? Is there conflict between detachment and devotion?

    Devotion is the juice of life. Why do you want to love anybody in the world? Imagine life without love. It is like being a robot. Devotion adds flavor and makes life richer. ...
  2. Gurudev, if love is our existence why do we feel loving only towards some people?

    The expression of love is different with different age groups. With children your love is different, with adults your love is different, and with elders your affection is different. There are many colors to love. Love for God, love for country, love for pl ...
  3. Gurudev, What are the signs of true love?

    It does not need any proof. Love can only be felt in heart not explained in head. Love is something that cannot be hidden or expressed. This is the pain of lovers around the world, they cannot express it hundred percent and so they feel incom ...
  4. Gurudev, How do I know if I am really in love?

    : The doubt itself says you are in love. ...
  5. Gurudev, my parents have been married for 25 years but they do not get along with each other. When I go to my father he seems correct, and when I go to my mother she seems correct. What do I do?

    My first advice for you is to keep going to both of them. Tell them both that they are right and continue making efforts to maintain the friendship between them. Don’t give up. If you try 10 times at least one time something good will come out. See, ...
  6. Gurudev, if love means to spread joy and happiness, then why does it hurt so much?

    You know, the first experience we have when we come to this planet is pain. When we came out of the mother’s womb it was painful. It was painful for both the mother and the child. For nine months, the child happily floats within the mother’s womb and ...
  7. Gurudev, Is unconditional love towards a married person a crime?

    Suppose you are the husband or wife of a person who is being loved unconditionally by somebody else, would you like it? Come on, this is not love, it is an emotional entanglement, get out of it. Be firm and solid where you are, in yourse ...
  8. Gurudev, How does one control the mind?

    Why do you want to control the mind? The mind always goes where it finds more happiness and more joy. Let it go! You will find that real joy is not outside, it is inside. The mind will go everywhere outside, and when it doesn’t find joy, it will ...
  9. Gurudev, neither Mirabai (a great female saint of India and a devotee of Lord Krishna) nor Sant Tukaram (a great saint from Maharashtra in India) had learnt classical music. Yet they are remembered even today for their bhajans (devotional songs). I also do not know how to sing. Please tell me if I will ever get a chance to express my devotion.

    Yes, of course! It is already done. A flower never asks or waits for a chance for its fragrance to spread. Where the flower is, its fragrance will spread, that is inevitable. So wherever there is love and devotion, it cannot be hidden from anyone.
  10. Gurudev, What do you do when the one you love is in love with someone else?

    Know that it is a test for your love to be unconditional. They are giving you an opportunity to be unconditionally in love. You can use it for your benefit to become stronger and grow in love, or you can get upset, angry, frustrated and jeal ...
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