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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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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  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Gurudev, Is the spiritual path unique for each individual? If so, how do we get personal guidance from you?

    Yes, we are teaching individually, at the same time altogether. There are seven billion people and we are very few teachers, so we will teach everybody.
    In the 7 billion, there are only 0.00000000000001 percent people, maybe, and you are one amongst th ...
  8. Gurudev, my other spiritual friends say that I have not received diksha (initiation) and until I receive that, my journey will not be complete.

    Once you did Sudarshan Kriya for the first time know that you already received diksha. And if you have done Sahaj Samadhi, then you have received mantra diksha also. ...
  9. Gurudev, What really are spiritual guides? Do they really exist? Sometimes I feel the presence of something uncanny around me. What should I do? Is it normal?

    No, just do not worry. Do not go into that arena.
    What you have here now is a higher field than that. Otherwise if you go into the field of spirits, it is a lower field. What we are doing here, the Vedanta, the meditation and knowledge is much higher. ...
  10. Gurudev, Could you please explain ‘Yog Maya’ and its effect on spirituality. Also, how can you recognize it and not get drawn into its play?

    Yog Maya is some spiritual experiences which you get sometimes and they are intuitive in nature and most of the time they become correct. But when you start relying on them too much; I am adding, ‘too much’; then it will start distorting the whole thing. A ...
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