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  1. Gurudev, What did your parents think when you took up spirituality at such a young age?

    Oh! You want to hear about it? When I first came home, I had a beard. You should ask me why I grew a beard? I was in Delhi, at Beach Arbhatta, opposite to Kamal Theatre, teaching meditation there.
    People would come, because they had heard that Gurudev ...
  2. Gurudev, Gurudev it is said that on the spiritual path celibacy is an important component for progress. How to bring about celibacy in the mind? Is celibacy something physical or more in the mind?

    It is both.Celibacy happens, you cannot force it on yourself. See, if you have an exam and you are studying for the exam, on those days, all students inevitably say, ‘We have no thoughts of sex, we are so busy with our exams.’
    Similarly, you have a v ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
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