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  1. Who is the greatest in this world?

    You! (Reply by the same person): I consider my mother to be great. You consider your mother to be great and therefore I called you great. Am I correct? Only the great can recognize the great. See, all of you know the answers beforehand, then why do you m ...
  2. Whom should we serve first; our parents or our Guru?

    One should serve his/her parents, that is clear. After that, one can serve others, the society, the Guru, and the nation. We don’t invite those who have not received permission from their parents. Get your parents ready for this. There are certain mothers ...
  3. Gurudev, how much does it matter to match the kundalis (Horoscopes) during marriage?

    : If you feel like, then get it done. Otherwise, you will always have a doubt in mind whether it will match or not. It is okay to match it. Now, suppose you like the other person in all ways but just one thing doesn’t match in the kundali, then there is a ...
  4. Gurudev, there is a saying, ‘chor chor mausere bhai’. The bad are always together, but the good people are not. What to do?

    I am also thinking on these lines. What should be done to bring together all good people? They do come together. When we celebrated our Silver Jubilee in Bengaluru, one thousand saints were together on the same stage. Have you ever seen this happening? The ...
  5. Gurudev, you say that good people should enter politics. Then, from The Art of Living, can I join politics?

    Yes, sure, why not? You join politics and all of us will support you. We need to make a vote bank of genuine people. There is a vote bank of various castes. If we make a vote bank of genuine people, then all the politicians will compete on the basis of the ...
  6. Gurudev, what is Advaita? How can we practically understand it?

    : This chair, the stage and the background are all made up of wood. Knowing that all this is made up of wood is called Advaita. But knowing that the stage, the chair, the tent and the door are all different, is called Dvaita. Both are true. If you go to a ...
  7. Gurudev, what are the parameters to judge whether I am walking on the right path or not?

    If you have a dream of long-term happiness for everyone, then it is fine. Happiness for a short period and misery for a long period is not right. ...
  8. Gurudev, I want to live with you. Please guide as to how I will be able to do this.

    Yes, sure, come along. Ask Swamiji. First be with him, and then you will be able to come along with me. All those people who want to do something for the country, for three months or more are most welcome to come along. It is absolutely fine, if you want t ...
  9. Gurudev, even Sri Krishna and Sri Rama had their respective Gurus. Please tell us something about your Guru.

    Yes. It was so with me since childhood. I met a number of people. Read the book ‘Guru of Joy’. It contains all the stories. ...
  10. Gurudev, you are my favorite (audio cut off).

    Read the twelfth adhyaya (chapter). In that chapter, Lord Krishna mentions who is His favourite. He lists all the qualities there. One whose mind does not rest anywhere else other than in me, (audio cut off) ...
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