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  1. Gurudev, how could one conquer all fears and if successful, what to expect out of this experience?

    There is nothing called “all” fears. There is only one fear and the fear is of extinction and this is kept by nature. And how this can be extinguished is through the understanding, ‘I’m not the body, I’m the spirit’, number one; second, ‘only the best will ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Corruption starts where belongingness ends

    Sat, 28/05/2011
      Gurudev, the war against corruption has already started in the country. In this war you are Rama, Shri Ramdevji is Lakshman, and Anna Hazareji is Hanuman. But Rama is still not to be seen in the field yet? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You left Arvind (Arvind ...
  4. Gurudev, the war against corruption has already started in the country. In this war you are Rama, Shri Ramdevji is Lakshman, and Anna Hazareji is Hanuman. But Rama is still not to be seen in the field yet?

    You left Arvind (Arvind Kejriwal) out! 
I am inside everybody and I am with everybody. Arvind is the common link between those who are walking the path against this corruption. See, corruption is present in many levels of society; the first level of corrup ...
  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, while doing pooja when we see the decoration of the idol of the Divine it feels very beautiful. But when we close our eyes and meditate, even that is very beautiful. So, what should we do, should we see or should we meditate?

    Go deep in meditation and that is the best pooja. What is pooja? ‘Yena kena prakarena yasya kasyapi dehinad, santosham janayetpragyah tadeveshvarapujanam.’ What is the best form of worship? In whichever way, bringing happiness and peace to the hearts of p ...
  7. Gurudev, it is said in Puranas that a wife wishes for the same husband for the next seven life times. Is it true?

    See, I am not qualified to answer this question. You can ask people around you and find out. Some will say yes and some will say no, take a census and go by your experience. 
Once, this lady in America was telling that she has been married for 40 years an ...
  8. Gurudev, you often say, ‘Give all your problems to me’. But sometimes I worry that I get freedom from all my worries but did all my worries cause disturbance to you?

    No, don’t worry. At least that much of your worries have reduced, because when you are worried even I get worried. That is why you be happy. ...
  9. 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 differ ...
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