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  1. Dear Guruji, I just did the basic course which was wonderful. But as I am growing older my happiness is eroding and some unknown fear is coming. What do I do?

    That is the purpose of sadhana and satsang. It will take away the fear from you and give you inner peace, confidence, joy and happiness back again. See the joy and happiness in everybody here. ...
  2. Dear Guruji, I am not able to surrender. I am not happy and I am not peaceful. Due to some bad events that occurred in my life, I have become restless and I am not able to find a solution for this.

    So you think I can give you a solution? Answer: Yes! That’s good enough then relax. That is what surrender is. Surrender means a confidence. You go to a doctor and you are confident the doctor is going to give me the right medicine. You h ...
  3. Dear Guruji, where do thoughts originate from? What is the source of thought?

    You first look within you and see from where they are coming, and sit and ponder. The moment you look, I don’t want to say what is going to happen. There are some things which you need to experience yourself. I can give you an answer but that will bec ...
  4. Gurudev, it is said that behind every suffering there is something good. How far is this true?

    Don’t sit and keep analyzing. Whatever happened in the past is all dead and gone, move on to the future. See the whole past like a dream. Till now whatever has happened is more or less like a dream. Look into the future, in the next 30 to 40 years what do ...
  5. Gurudev, people say chanting ‘Om’ is not good for women. Is that true?

    No. Men are afraid if women chant ‘Om’ they will become very powerful. Again only ‘Om’ is not advisable. You should chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ or ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’; something along with Om. There is a school of thought which says if yo ...
  6. Dear Guruji, I did the advanced course for the first time. During the advanced course I would compare myself with others. Is it necessary to compare myself with others?

    No, you don’t need to compare. One thing I want to tell you. You have to repeat the advanced course several times to have a deeper experience. Don’t think you have done it once and that is it. When you do it the second time you go a little deeper ...
  7. Gurudev, many times people appear to be something inside and outside they appear to be something else. How do you make out what is authentic?

    There is something called your internal feeling. Someone says you are most welcome but inside you feel that this person is simply saying you are most welcome but he is not really welcoming me. That is your internal feeling that can identify others’ intern ...
  8. Gurudev, what is the meaning of Om Namah Shivaya?

    Om Namah Shivaya is one who lives in all the five elements. ...
  9. What is a living being and what is a soul?

    The living being is a wave, the soul is the ocean. ‘Eeshvar ansh jeev avinaashi’, the living being is a part of God. ...
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