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  1. 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 ...
  2. Gurudev, How important is knowledge on the spiritual path? One who does not know how to read/write, can they grow on the spiritual path?

    Yes, one can. There are many examples in this country. Kabirdas (a famous saint in India) never went to a university. Guru Nanakdevji (the Sikh prophet)…. there are lots of instances of famous people in this country.

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  3. Gurudev, Do you get moksha by effort or without any effort?

    Both! It is like catching a train. Once you get into the train you have to rest. You cannot keep thinking that I have to get down at this station all the time. You need to rest. You don't have to do anything then. Just sit and relax!

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  4. Gurudev, what is Nirvana? Or better, give it to us right now!

    Nirvana is bringing the balance and having no feverishness for any desire. Desire means a lack. When you say, I want nothing, I am content, that is nirvana. But that doesn't mean you shun your duties. You perform your duties well but you are with your c ...

  5. Gurudev, Jai Gurudev! Once I am on this path, is my spiritual progress your responsibility or my responsibility?

    Now that you are asking this question, it is both of our responsibility. Yes, do your 100% and relax and when you feel that you can do a little better or a little more that indicates that you have been responsible. When you feel you are doing everything ...

  6. Gurudev, What is the goal of spirituality? I enjoy the path but do not know the goal.

    The goal is to bring a smile on your face that doesn’t wither away. A smile that no one can take away. A peace that simply expands and spreads to others. A love that never diminishes or distorts. That’s the power that you grow into. It’s better t ...
  7. Gurudev, what is the purpose of life and what is the definition of a successful life?

    One who knows won’t tell you and anybody who tells you, they don’t know. It’s very important question; keep it with yourself, ‘what is the purpose of life’? You should ask yourself again at times. The question will clear all the cobwebs around you and wil ...
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