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  1. Gurudev, being on the spiritual path, sometimes makes me inefficient at my work place. How do I balance the two?

    Then drop the spiritual path; be efficient in your working place. Why do you want to do something that would make you inefficient? The spiritual path is meant to make you more efficient. If it is making you inefficient, just wash your hands off. Say ‘Bye ...
  2. Gurudev, in the Upanishads, we usually find references of Samit Pani (ritual of offering dry sticks to the Master). Gurudev, could you please tell us, what is the significance of this?

    Samit is the stick which is ready to catch fire.
    Here, it is a symbol of being ready, so that when the knowledge is given, you just grab it.

    Samit Pani has many meanings. One is, ‘Be Attentive’; se ...

  3. Gurudev, My dear Gurudev, is failure in worldly life important to get back the focus on the spiritual path?

    No. You do not need to fail in order to get the focus.
    Do not put such a sankalpa (impression or resolve) in your mind. It is not a necessary thing. ...
  4. Gurudev, Many great saints, for example Jesus, have died violent deaths. Why is it so?

    Lord Krishna has said this in the Bhagavad Gita, ‘Kleśo 'dhikataras teshām avyaktāsakta-cetasām avyaktā hi gatir dukham dehavadbhir avāpyate’ (Chapter 12 Verse 5)
    If one worships only the un-manifest aspe ...
  5. Gurudev, what is Guru Mandala, please explain!

    When you try to go near a Guru, many things come around on the way – that is called Guru Mandala.
    At first you get many distractions. And when you pass those, then many charming things will come. Siddhis will come, cravings and av ...
  6. Gurudev, when we are on this path, to what extent can we hear knowledge from other Gurus?

    I would say, respect everybody. There is only one knowledge and that is available to you. But if you go on shopping here and there, you will get in to more confusion. We say, ‘Do So Hum.’
    Someone else will say, ‘No! So Hum is not correct ...
  7. Gurudev, Can a person have more than one Guru?

    One itself is very difficult to handle.
    If you have been on some other path with some Guru, know that it is their blessings only that has brought you here today. So thank them. It is because of them only that you took one step and you came here.
    ...
  8. Gurudev, I know that you love me, but I don't love myself. I wish I was more comfortable within myself and with others around me. What to do?

    You are doing the right thing; Advanced Meditation Course. That is the first thing we do in the course, praise yourself and praise your partner. Didn’t you do that? Do that sincerely. Don't think that this is just another exercise and they are just asking ...
  9. Gurudev, Why is the road of spirituality so difficult?

    Difficult?! My goodness! This is the smoothest, effortless and easiest. Other jobs are very difficult. I go for the easiest things in the world. It is so comfortable and so easy, you can smile your way through, dance your way through. It is the other thing ...
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