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  1. Gurudev, I feel I am stuck. I am unable to spread The Art of Living knowledge. What should I do?

    You don’t need to do that what you cannot do. Nobody expects you to do anything which you cannot do. But whatever you can do, you must do. This is because when we do service, it does good to other people, and that brings us immense satisfaction too.

    Oka ...

  2. Gurudev, you say that we are here to serve other people, then what are other people here for?

    Certainly not to create trouble for you.
    Other people are here to teach you some lesson. Everyone teaches you some lesson or other; learn from everybody. The world is filled with teachers, you only have to be a good student.

    There is an ancient p ...

  3. Gurudev, today in every field, whether it is Corporate or Social Service, it is very difficult to make out the good from the bad. Now that CSR is a compulsory aspect of corporate entities; how to choose the right NGO to work with?

    See whether the NGOs are transparent and they have no religious bias; this is very important.

    Sometimes people do CSR activity, but their motivation is different. They want to convert people from one religion to another religion, or from one ideolo ...

  4. Can you tell us about this new era? Will women have a bigger role?

    Women will have a bigger role in the world. Already women have a big role, but it will be an even bigger role.

    Do you know, there was so much anxiety about the 21st of December. My goodness, people created a rumour all over the world that on 21st of ...

  5. Gurudev, often at the work place when there are a lot of pending things to do, the mind becomes restless and we feel lost and do not know what is happening. At such times what to do?

    Make a list of all that you have to do and then prioritize. And in between those priorities, keep meditation as one item.
    You must have the faith that all your wishes will be fulfilled, and with that feeling sit for meditation for a little while.

  6. Gurudev, I understand the importance of seva, but at the moment, nothing but knowing myself is important. And seva feels like a distraction to me. What to do?

    Does a baby want to know the mother? Does a baby want to make the mother an object of knowing? Does any baby ever ask the mother, ‘Mommy, where did you study? First tell me. Give me your introduction; show me your bio-data. Then I will love you.’
    A ba ...
  7. Dear Guruji, how do I know what is my purpose in life, what is my Dharma?

    Seva, seva, seva. Our Dharma is to do whatever we can for all those around us. If you sit and think, ‘What about me, what about me’, all the time then this is the technique to get depressed.
    If you come from the space of, ‘What can I do? How ca ...
  8. Dearest Guruji, I am a yoga teacher and I work hard. I keep myself busy but I know I could do a lot more. I would like some advice.

    I need more volunteers. We have four centers here. We need a lot of volunteers to work in these centers. So, sign up as volunteers. Even if you give two days in a month, that would be very good.
    You come for two days in a month, for three to four hour ...
  9. Whenever I hear of a bomb blast, or some sudden airplane crash in which small kids die, I feel so sad the entire day and hope they will be fine after death. Do you take care of them too?

    Yes, don’t worry; it is natural to feel so. When you feel pain for someone else’s pain it means you are human. What good is a heart that cannot feel the pain of others? But you must not get stuck such that you are not able to do anything else. Put that fee ...
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