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  1. Gurudev, it might sound silly but it is a genuine question from the heart. How does one begin to love oneself more?

    There is an anecdote. Someone was trying to catch a black cat in a dark room which was not there.
    First of all, you think there is a cat and then you try to catch it. The first assumption that you don’t love yourself is itself wrong. Yo ...

  2. Gurudev, you say that two questions will be asked in the end, how much love we gave, and how much knowledge we took? I have always taken love and given knowledge. What will be my fate now?

    At least you have understood this much!
    All this time you have enjoyed giving knowledge, now start taking knowledge and giving love. How much ever love you have received, give more than that to other, and you are done. The car has taken a 'U' turn th ...
  3. Gurudev, I am not able to behave intelligently or cleverly before the one whom I love and respect a lot. I do too many silly things because of this. What should I do?

    Never mind, it is alright. There is some beauty even in behaving foolishly. That silly behavior also amuses people.
    Sometimes an intelligent person cannot give the joy and amusement that a foolish person gives because of his ways. ...
  4. Gurudev, few days back you were discussing about Maya (Illusion) and I thought about my mother-in-law. God has given her everything. She has a nice house, servants, car and a daughter-in- law like me. But despite of all this her face is always serious grim. And surprisingly her name is also Maya. Now I know what is Maya. Please let me know how to get liberated from Maya. (Laughter)

    I will first ask ‘Maya’ (referring here to the mother-in-law) and then let you know! (Laughter) Maybe she also wants freedom from someone. Liberation is not one sided. See, even your mother has scolded you at many times, is it not so? There isn’t a ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, if someone bothers us constantly and we have to bear with that, what should we do in such a situation? How can we increase our patience?

    Is this your personal problem or are you asking me an indirect question? And you want me to give a direct answer for an indirect question? (Laughter). How is it possible?

    You have to see the situation and respond accordingly. If someone is cons ...

  6. Gurudev, an egoistic person drowns himself as well as his family due to his ego. You have said that love is the remedy to keep the ego away. But Gurudev, I do not feel any love arising within me for an egoistic person. Please give a solution for this.

    See, if someone is egoistic, then he is so because of his ignorance and lack of understanding. If you get angry at his ignorance and foolish behavior, then you too will become ignorant and foolish like him. That is why we should have compassion towards the ...
  7. Gurudev, when there is love between two people, they decide to get married. Then why does the love cease to exist after marriage?

    See, I cannot say this in this matter. I have no experience in this! (Laughter). Neither do I have any experience of marriage, nor have I ever felt that love has ceased to exist!

    See, when we love a person with an intention to gain something from him ...

  8. Gurudev, people sin in one life, why does God punish them in the next lives. Wouldn’t it be better to know the reason while you’re being punished.

    There are many different types of karma. Some things if you do today, it gives you result immediately.

    Suppose there is fire, and you keep your hand in it, will it burn today or tomorrow? It will burn now. But if you sow a mango seed, for it to grow an ...

  9. 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. ...
  10. 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 ...
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