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  1. Big Mind

    You know there is a Big Mind and a small mind. Sometimes the Big Mind wins over the small mind and sometimes it is the other way around. When the small mind wins over, it is misery and when the Big Mind wins, it is joy. Small mind promises joy and leaves ...
  2. Worry and feelings

    The head worries and the heart feels. They cannot function at the same time. When your feelings dominate, worry dissolves. If you worry a lot, your feelings are dead; you are stuck in the head. Worrying makes your mind and heart inert and dull. Worries ar ...
  3. The different kinds of understanding

    There are three kinds of understanding: intellectual understanding, experiential understanding and existential realization. Intellectual understanding says yes, agrees. Experiential understanding feels, is obvious. Existential realization is irrefutable. ...
  4. Time And Mind

    When the mind contracts, when it is unhappy, time appears to be too long. When the mind expands, when it is happy, time appears to be too short. When the mind is in equanimity, it transcends time. When the mind is dull or unconscious, it is unable to expe ...
  5. Gurudev,

    People who are willing to serve will have good times even in the bad times. When there are problems, such as famine or war, Red Cross people are fine as they are serving. The more relief they bring, the happier they feel. And people who are selfish and ...

  6. Gurudev, I have been introduced to two concepts which I find confusing. A: I am not the doer. Or B: I should take responsibility for little things even when I have little control. What's up?

    Life is a balance between these two things. Taking responsibility and letting go. It's both. That's a fine balance. For the present and future take responsibility, for the past know that it has to happen that way and move on. So often we do the reverse. ...

  7. Gurudev, I feel very uncomfortable in the presence of some people even if they are total strangers. Why does this happen?

    Take it as an exercise. Meditate. Go deep into yourself. You will find this discomfort goes away. You give it too much importance. If you realize you are greater, the vibrations will change. When you change, they will also change.

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  8. Gurudev, Can you tell us how the time of the day and night affect our body and mind?

    You have a mind and the mind passes through time. Why don’t you observe it! You have different moods in the morning, different moods in the afternoon, and different moods in the evening and night. Isn’t so?

    There is alertness and wakefulness at s ...

  9. Gurudev, How do I come out of the victim consciousness, esp. when past memories refuse to leave?

    The fact that you have realized this itself means you have come out of that. This is where Karma philsophy comes into picture. Something happened in the past, it was to happen and so it happened. Accept past and don’t brood over it, move on. Suppo ...

  10. Gurudev, what is the meaning of being natural? Is it doing whatever comes to the mind and doing whatever one feels like?

    No it is not doing whatever that comes to your mind. Doing whatever comes to your mind without any attention, awareness or thought would be foolish. Whatever comes to your mind should pass through the test of intellect or wisdom. Being natural is feelin ...

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