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  1. Gurudev, I am young and sometimes I like to go out and drink with my friends. I don’t feel guilty. Should I?

    Sometimes you do so only socially. When you become unhappy, this socialising drink will catch on and you will drink more and more. You could become an alcoholic. Just say no, keep away. Be firm that you won’t have it, then you are in a safe place. From h ...
  2. Gurudev, Why is the body cremated in the Hindu religion?

    The world has a big population. Less space is taken up; land is so expensive. The body goes to Nature. Bones remain and are given to the river. Once the body is cremated, 700g to a maximum of 1kg of bones and ashes remain. The soul becomes free. ...
  3. Gurudev, Could you talk about the role of women? Today, women are portrayed as a commodity. How can we change this?

    Pity those who see women as a commodity. Praise those who see women as people who can make a difference in society. ...
  4. Gurudev, what do you think of Anna Hazare’s Lokpal bill or constitution?

    He is coming here to the Ashram in a few days. He will speak to you and you can ask what you want to ask.

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  5. Gurudev, How do I change failure into success?

    Just move on, move forward. Don’t look back. Failure can only be in the past, never in the future. Again, it’s about understanding the event. If you see it from a broader perspective, you will see it better. ...
  6. Gurudev, How is it that having experienced dispassion and bliss, the mind still goes towards the mundane?

    That is the nature of the mind, never mind! The mind is made up of three qualities ie, sattva (purity/clarity), rajas (activity/action) and tamas (inertia). According to the combination of these three qualities, different states of mind prevail at differen ...
  7. Gurudev, after Sudarshan Kriya you chant some shlokas and it feels so good. What is the meaning of these shlokas?

    More than the meaning, feeling good is important. If you are feeling good then that is good enough.

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  8. Gurudev, how do I deal with people’s jealousy and greed that I may encounter on my spiritual path?

    See, don’t recognize it, if they are jealous, it is their problem. You, thinking about their jealousy, you get angry. So, they got jealous but you got angry. You feel disgusted because they got jealous. Don’t recognize it, that’s their problem, from your s ...
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