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  1. Gurudev, Beloved Guruji, could you say something about the meaning of Punarnava?

    "Nava" means new, "Puna" means again. Making something new again, that is "Punarnava", bringing new life, infusing newness. ...
  2. Prayer is an expression of the deepest anguish and or the deepest gratitude

    Gurudev, does the soul choose to take birth at a certain time in history, planet, and consciousness or is it all random? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Well planned, no random.Gurudev, Our thoughts tend to be about the future or past. If our mind is in the present ...
  3. Gurudev, How can I experience life with the joy of an innocent child if a basic necessity like food, shelter, safety, relationship is missing from my life? The constant hunger keeps me from being joyful and I have no control over feeling the hunger.

    Oh! You are talking too many things, saying so many things. Everything is lacking, food, shelter, job, husband, my God! Just look at your own mind. When you were a baby you were fed, somebody took care of you. Or you provided everything for yourself? When ...
  4. Gurudev, I’m having a hard time going deep into meditation and lots of thoughts are coming to my mind. I’m not a coffee or tea drinker and I do my meditation in the morning, but still lots of thoughts come.

    Reasons for too many thoughts could be several. One is lack of enough circulation in the system. Do some vigorous exercise, run, go to gym, do some exercise. Then there is that little exhaustion, not too much. Less than half of your energy is spent on exer ...
  5. Gurudev, I’m learning about Astrology. What is it that we should first understand so it helps us progress faster in our spiritual growth?

    oh, yes, spiritual energy, spiritual power is stronger than astrology, just know that. If you believe that spiritual power is there and it’s much stronger than astrology, and it can change the course of astrology also. ...
  6. Gurudev, How to live with an abusive husband not physically, but emotionally and verbally?

    Have earplugs. (laughter) If it is just verbal have ear plugs and move on with a smile if you can put up with that. See everyone changes. Peoples’ habits change so wait, if he changes its good, if he doesn’t then find your path. But give 10 percent befo ...
  7. Gurudev, I go between an intense need to connect and merge with people to intense loneliness and a painful feeling of disconnect. Can you please help?

    Good, good as long as you keep moving from one thing to another and have not gotten stuck in something, I’m happy. Keep moving. ...
  8. Gurudev, What is the best prayer to say?

    There is nothing called best, better prayer or best prayer. Prayer itself is best. You can’t choose, ‘I will choose a better prayer’, no. Prayer is like a cry. It’s like asking how can I cry better, How can I laugh better? There ...
  9. Gurudev, What is the best way to drop my doer-ship? Sometimes I’m very aware of it, but unable to drop the feelings?

    Drop the question now. (laughing) You have no option. If I don’t answer, you have no option you have to drop the question. ...
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