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  1. We must not hold anyone guilty

    One day, one Swamiji who has a very big dental college came to our Ashram. He said he urgently needed fifteen lakh rupees and he would return it within two weeks. I felt that since he needed it urgently for some work, maybe for some temple or something, w ...
  2. Gurudev, Why do you have so much compassion? Why do you not get angry at me knowing that I have repeatedly committed the same mistake and let you down. I feel disgusted with myself.

    Don't worry. Don't sit and brood over the past.
    You know when a child starts walking it falls many times. But it doesn't stop standing up just because it fell ten times. It keeps making the effort till it can stand up.
    So I want to tell you that ...
  3. Gurudev, often in spite of knowing, I commit mistakes. Is there a way to become aware of knowledge in a timely fashion so that I do not knowingly commit the mistake?

    Just this thought is sufficient, that I should not repeat this mistake that I have done in the past. This feeling itself will begin to take root.
    Okay, go ahead and make how many mistakes you want. Eventually you will get tired. I will wait for you. Yo ...
  4. Gurudev, I find it difficult to be natural with everyone. You have said we are closer to the Divine when we are natural. How can I be natural?

    What makes you unnatural is the fear that somebody may criticize you.
    Someone may think you are a fool. Why don’t you act like a fool for half a day? Then you will see that all the fear will disappear. Fear of committing mistakes makes you unnatural. ...
  5. Do Not Correct Your Mistakes!

    Wanting to correct a mistake brings doership and doership is the foundation for mistakes. Often, those who are trying to correct mistakes get caught up in more mistakes. Those who recognize their are mistakes are freed from them. Often, when one acknowled ...
  6. To Say Sorry Is A Good Mistake?

    Often, in establishing your righteousness, you are insensitive to othersÔ feelings. When someone is hurt, arguing with them and establishing your righteousness will be in vain. By saying a simple "Sorry", you can uplift the other and take away t ...
  7. Mistakes

    Mistakes keep happening all the time. Often you get irritated by them and want to correct them. How much can you correct? There are two situations when you correct other’s mistakes: You correct someone’s mistake because it bothers you. But even if you cor ...
  8. Feel The Pinch

    A devotee asked Guruji: Please forgive me if I have committed a mistake. Sri Sri: Why should you be forgiven? You are asking for forgiveness because you feel a pinch and you want to be free from it, isn't it? Let the pinch be there. The pinch will no ...
  9. Two Anecdotes

    Once somebody made a mistake and Guruji asked him, "What punishment can I give you?" The person replied, "Don't punish me, Guruji, I won't make the mistake again." After some time Guruji asked another person, "And what p ...
  10. Gurudev, The only mistake I make is that I keep on making mistakes. What should I do?

    It is alright to make a mistake. Making a mistake is a part of life. Sometimes a mistake happens; it happens. Fine! Accept it and move ahead. The pain of making the same mistake again and again itself is good enough to take you out of the same mistake. ...

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