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  1. What is politics and what is the significance of politics for a true saadhak?

    Politics is awareness of the needs of the public, working for the welfare of society, doing seva (service) to society – this is politics. Politics is necessary and it is very important for good, honest individuals to enter politics. If you wish to go you s ...
  2. Gurudev, you had said last time that one’s focus should be on oneself or on the master. But the mind tends to be drawn to others frequently making comparisons.

    At least you are aware that the mind is comparing with others. That means you are already becoming free from it, somewhat. Gradually it will move away completely. ...
  3. (A member of the audience asked this question. It was inaudible.)

    You are trying to please them in your own way. If they are not happy, it is their fate, their luck. That is why there is a saying in Sanskrit, ‘No one can cause suffering or bring comfort to anyone. Everyone experiences pleasure or pain according to his/he ...
  4. Gurudev, how to increase patience?

    I will answer this question two years from now. You will wait for two years, won’t you? That is patience. ...
  5. (A member of the audience asked this question. It was inaudible.)

    We can never be separate from Eeshvar (God). Eeshvar is one who is always there with everyone, for everyone. ...
  6. Gurudev, corruption has escalated so much in the country. We protested, Anna Hazare protested. Yet the government is doing its own thing. What should we do next?

    Yes. I am also thinking about it. One thing you can do is expand awareness of our stance – ask ten people to speak to ten thousand. This way we can make people conscious, create awareness about it: a new battle for independence. ...
  7. (A member of the audience asked this question. It was inaudible.)

    Here everything is a circle; everything is Gol Gol (round round), including time. There is nothing linear. ...
  8. I am scared to talk to people.

    You are talking now to everybody. Yes, for today it has gone, okay. ...
  9. Gurudev, the Dalai Lama says that dreams are the deepest form of meditation. Guruji what are dreams? Are they thoughts or are they actually events?

    Yes, there are different types of dreams and there are different levels of meditation. Sleep is not meditation. Right now you meditated, was it sleep? Or was it waking? Was it dreaming? No! it was different right, that is meditation. Was it good? Ha! ...
  10. (A member of the audience asked this question. It was inaudible.)

    Why not? Definitely, you get into some seva project and you will have some time to spend with me. ...
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