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  1. Gurudev, Many countries are engaged in wars. How to stop this?

    How to stop the wars between countries? As we develop the feeling to stop the wars it will stop. This feeling should come not only to us but also to the neighbors in the countries who are fighting. This has come to a little extent. Formerly this feeling ne ...
  2. Gurudev, (A member of the audience asked and question and it was audible)

    The horse was not being scarified. Do you know what Ashwa means? Shwa means for yesterday and tomorrow. Ashwa means atma which means self purification. So what were they doing for self purification? They used to let loose a chosen horse free to roam about ...
  3. Gurudev, Should animals be sacrificed in the name of God?

    Definitely not! Animals should never be sacrificed in the name of God. This must be stopped immediately. None of the scriptures say that animals should be sacrificed. This is superstition. The human being wants to eat chicken so he thinks of killing an ani ...
  4. Gurudev, That means wonder will increase faith?

    Yes, it must be happening to you. So it is happening to you already. In devotion to God there are three things: Stuti (praise), upasana (being connected) and prathana (prayer).Praising the qualities of God, meaning viewing the wonderful creation of God an ...
  5. Gurudev, Can you have wonder without faith?

    Yes you can have wonder without faith. But faith will come into your mind by itself. ...
  6. Gurudev, Jai Gurudev, is wonder only when one has faith or does wonder increase faith? How is it correlated?

    See whenever you see anything surprising it causes you to wonder. When so many surprising things are happening every day the wonder disappears. You think okay this is just ordinary. Is it not? When something which rarely happens takes place, then it create ...
  7. Gurudev, The saying “The way to heaven is only 3 palm lengths long” what is the meaning of this?

    Only three palm lengths to heaven means heaven is not far. Let us try a little bit, heaven is not far away, it is near here itself. From the head to the nose and to the heart it is only 3 palm length. Head connected to the heart is heaven but if the heart ...
  8. Gurudev, Guruji in Ramayana the monkeys in battalion did they have tails?

    Whether the monkeys had tails or not we will leave it to the researchers to find out. Now there are many monkeys without tails. The monkeys without tails are plentiful ...
  9. Gurudev, if I am complete (sampoorna), then why do I need my better half (ardhaangini)?

    (Guruji laughs) then how can you say you are complete? You will be complete with your wife. If you look at the needs of life, no one is complete by himself or herself. You do not make the cloth of your cloths yourself, somebody makes the cloth for you, a ...
  10. Gurudev, People raise children with the hope that in their old age, their children will support them. Is this not a selfish motive to bring children into this self-serving world?

    No, that is not necessarily true. Having children brings a certain joy to the parents. Also some people have children without any intention to have children! You cannot see this situation from such a narrow viewpoint. There is joy in having children. It is ...
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