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  1. : Dear Gurudev, as a seeker, to keep our mind centered, should we make an effort to keep ourselves away from people’s problems, or should we help resolve their problems? How do we know where to draw the line?

    You should do it lightly. When you try to resolve the problems of others, see that you do not get muddled up. Do it with this little sense of detachment, then it works. ...
  2. Dear Gurudev, as a seeker, to keep our mind centered, should we make an effort to keep ourselves away from people’s problems, or should we help resolve their problems? How do we know where to draw the line?

    You should do it lightly. When you try to resolve the problems of others, see that you do not get muddled up. Do it with this little sense of detachment, then it works. ...
  3. Why do bad things happen to good people?

    Bad things happen because of two reasons. One is past deeds, and second is current foolishness.
    If you are being good and foolish, then bad things can happen to you. You can’t say, ‘I am so good but why did my finger get burnt?’ If you put your finger ...
  4. Do we have the right to help somebody who has refused help. Keeping in mind that their free will is sacred, should we help them?

    I want to ask you a question. Suppose there is a child who is running around on a small parapet wall, and there is a danger of falling, what will you do? Let the child have its freedom? No, you will guide the child and bring it back, right?
    Similarly ...
  5. Gurudev, I am going through a tough phase in my life and I am facing problems one after another. I try to solve it spiritually, practically, astrologically but nothing seems to work. I do regular sadhana, what should I do?

    But still life is going on. Just turn back and see, if you would have not solved any of the problems then how are you existing? My dear, you should just look back and see factually, ask someone else to evaluate. In the last 10 years, you had only problems? ...
  6. When there is a difficult situation, should I simply accept it or fight it out?

    Fight it out, if you feel.
    If you feel you have done your 100% and you can’t fight it in any way, then pray. Pray for help!
    First you accept the situation as it is and then fight it out. And after fighting, again accept. A fight should be sandwic ...
  7. Jai Gurudev, are the bad things in our life also grace?

    If you look from a broader perspective, you will see, those incidences which were painful has given you some depth and made you more mature. So the painful incidences give you depth and maturity. Whenever you are unhappy yo ...
  8. Today since I dropped my botheration in the basket, tomorrow when I wake up, will it disappear?

    You have dropped the botheration in the basket, now don't carry it in your mind. I can't tell you how long it will take, may be today or tomorrow or in 10 days or 12 months, but definitely the botheration will be over. ...
  9. Gurudev, we are unable to resolve the problems of daily life. How do you manage to resolve such huge problems with such ease? Tell us the secret.

    This secret itself is the Art of Living. You do the camp, do meditation, and get involved in seva and satsang. Get engaged in seva work, you will see, you will also be able to accomplish big tas ...
  10. How can we keep a smile in front of all despite all the difficult challenges in life?

    When you feel like that, give it to me. I am with you.
    Whenever you feel a challenge, remember me. Give me your challenges and know that you are not alone. You will sail through those difficulties that I guarantee you. Alone you may feel it is difficu ...
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