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  1. There are many stories of women like Sati Savitri, Anasuya, Arundhati, etc. They are all Pativratas, this I heard from my childhood but I never heard of the names of any males.

    Why, Laksham, Ram, they were all Patnivrathas. Ram said, 'besides my wife Sita I am not going to look at anyone else', and that’s when the entire problem started. Surpanakha came to marry Lakshman but he refused. Had he married her the war at Lanka w ...
  2. Gurudev, can Demi-gods or Pitra Devtas or you get angry with us?

    Well, I cannot comment about Devis and Devatas but I do not get angry with you. Am I so stupid that if you do something wrong I will get angry for that and get upset? No, not at all. But yes, I do feel compassion when you keep on making mistakes again and ...
  3. Gurudev, please tell me can we do full moon meditation on a night where there is no moon?

    The name is full moon meditation where you look at the moon and then close your eyes and meditate. On new moon night you cannot even see the moon. But if you want to imagine and do then fine, you can do, no problem, but somewhere the mind will say today is ...
  4. Jai Gurudev, Guruji, why is it that all people who are spiritual leaders have beards?

    This is a uniform; and either they keep all of it otherwise they take all of it out. Don’t go by appearance; listen to your inner voice. That is when you will know. Just because someone has kept a beard or has changed their clothing that does not me ...
  5. Gurudev, if we are following one path can we read books written by other spiritual masters?

    Yes it is okay as long as it does not confuse you. Reading too much only gets you more confused. ‘Pothi pad -pad jug mua Pandit bhaya na koi, Dhai akshar prem ke pade so Pandit hoye’. This does not mean you don’t read, read a little, but ...
  6. Know there is a power that is taking care of everything & the power loves you

    Sat, 07/09/2011
    What is more important happiness or performing one’s duty? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Both. You have to perform your duty and you have to be happy. Why do you want to have a choice between these two? Hmm... If there is a choice, go for duty first because if you ...
  7. Dear Guruji, apart from being friendly to everyone, what kind of friends I need to have in my life? And what to do when my friends don’t stand up to me or don’t trust me in times of need?

    Listen, don’t analyze anybody. This is another conclusion. Stop analyzing anyone. Where is the time to analyze somebody, and don’t analyze yourself also. Just relax, know there is a power that is taking care of everything and the power loves you. Know this ...
  8. Gurudev, I still have doubts when I don’t want to doubt who and what you are. What should I do?

    Never mind, doubt as much as you can. I don’t mind you doubting, go on. Know that what we doubt is always positive. We doubt the love of someone, not the anger of someone. We doubt our capabilities, we never doubt our weaknesses. We doubt our happiness. So ...
  9. How can you bring someone you love onto the spiritual path if they keep resisting? I try and it doesn’t seem to be working.

    Don’t give up. Try with all your tricks. The question is how canyou bring someone into spiritual path if they are resisting it. I say keep trying. Try, try again, and keep doing it. If they seem to be adamant you be more adamant. ...
  10. My heart wants to move ahead but my mind won’t let me, what to do Guruji? Thank you.

    They keep getting into a conflict again and again. Like an old couple they get into conflict every day. (laughter) ...
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