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  1. Gurudev, I get very angry. If anything goes even slightly against my wishes, I get extremely angry. For this reason, no one wants to stay near me. I get so lonely at times, that sometimes I feel like committing suicide. How do I get past this?

    No, never take such a step. In case you feel like committing suicide, take my permission first. I’ll tell you where to jump from and when to jump! Otherwise, you’ll be left nowhere. You will be hanging in between, neither in this world, nor the other. If y ...
  2. Gurudev, the point 'Accept people, objects and situations as they are' appears to be a compromise.

    No, don't compromise. First accept, and once the mind is at peace, then fight. If you feel like fighting, then fight. And if you want to slap someone, slap with a smile; not with anger - that makes you weak. When you hit with a smile, you will hit with a l ...
  3. Gurudev, why does it appear that it is always truth that is in trouble? Untruth and falsehood are never in trouble, only truth is bothered.

    Neither truth nor falsehood will be troubled. Truth is there, and those who walk the path of truth are troubled, or those who speak lies are happy. It is not so! It might seem that one who walks the path of untruth lives like a king. This is only for a cou ...
  4. Gurudev, there is something wrong happening in front of us, but we are unable to do anything. What to do?

    A lot of times when something wrong happens, one cannot do anything alone, but together something can be done - as a group (sangha) it will be possible. If as a group also it is not possible, you can at least pray, 'This person is doing wrong, bless him wi ...
  5. Give me your troubles, live with a smile and engage yourself in seva, sadhana and satsang

    Sun, 01/22/2012
    Mahasatsang at Patna, Bihar The only purpose of my coming here is to tell you that the Divine exists and loves you very dearly. There is a couplet in Hindi: “Jo ichcha kariho manu maahi, prabhu prataap kachhu durlabh naahin”, which means that “With God’s g ...
  6. India is ahead in spirituality yet so backward. Why?

    Who said India is backward? Do you know, today, America is the worst debt-struck country in the world? Their financial condition is very bad and they are heavily indebted. ...
  7. I don’t feel like studying.

    Do some pranayama and meditation and you will be able to concentrate. ...
  8. Should we believe in astrology?

    Astrology is a science, but astrologers aren’t scientists. Often, they say something or the other. If there is something wrong with your Horoscope, it can be corrected by doing meditation, seva and satsang. You can change everything by doing all this. We m ...
  9. What should be the goal of our life?

    The one who knows will not tell and one who tells, does not know! ...
  10. What is that one primary mantra to success?

    The one primary mantra to success is to digest failure. ...
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