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  1. Gurudev, as we are on this path, most of us yearn to become enlightened. And thanks to your guidance, we could eventually do so. Then why do we need to go through this entire ordeal. Why don’t you just make us enlightened?

    Come on, let’s have some fun now! I always like something spicy, I don’t like bland food. So, a little spice here and there makes it all more interesting. ...
  2. Gurudev, I feel good all the time and I am happy in all situations, even if someone does something wrong to me. But are people taking me for granted?

    One aspect is how you feel and the other is how you perceive and behave.
    If you find some people are taking things for granted then please stand up and make them understand in the manner which they understand. Teach them in the language they know.
  3. Gurudev, how to become a Swami or Rishi? Is it possible for westerners and how long does it take and what are the qualifications?

    If you want to become one then just come. We will make you qualified. And yes women also can come. Those who want to apply; there is a lot of space available. Swamis or Rishis are the ones who want to dedicate their lives for the cause of knowledge and for ...
  4. Gurudev, In Ashtavakra Gita, you mention that life is formed from three things: seeds, eggs and space. How is life formed from space?

    Everything comes in space, stays in space and dissolves in space. You must study space. Then you will see that nothing other than space exists. Everything is formed in space. ...
  5. Gurudev, (A member of the audience asked a question and it was inaudible)

    Yes, they are similar.
    Buddha said, ‘everything is emptiness’, and Adi Shankara said, ‘everything is full’.
    Buddha said, ‘life is sorrow’, and Adi Shankara said, ‘life is bliss’.
    What Buddha said is right for the first instance. Unless you s ...
  6. Gurudev, If we have to become 'hollow and empty', why do we have to fill our minds with knowledge?

    A thorn has to remove another thorn.
    See, this is like asking, what is the need to put soap on your body when you have to wash it off anyways.
    To wash clothes, what do you do? You put the soap and then you wash it away.
    Similarly, it is like ...
  7. Gurudev, if what we see and hear is not the truth and yet our mind experiences life and the world only through our senses. So if 99.9% of all our actions are based on wrong view, what is the use of partaking in any actions?

    Even that action is also not real.
    Whatever action you do is also not real. If everything is not real then not just your thought but your action is also unreal. ...
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