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  1. Gurudev, in Maharashtra we have a saying which means that how can one say who is greater – God or the Guru. Please explain this, else I would believe as I always have that the Sadguru is always greater.

    Well, yes that saying is true. There is a couplet by Saint Kabir in Hindi that says, "Guru Govind dou khade, kaake lagoon paao;Balihari Guru aapne Govind diyo bataye".(Saint Kabir writes: Both God and the Guru are before me, wh ...
  2. Gurudev, according to you what is easier, becoming a Guru or or becoming a disciple?

    Easy or difficult is just a concept. Anything is difficult when you don’t have energy, anything is easy when you are full of enthusiasm and energy. You ask someone who is sick and tired, ‘Do you want to walk a mile?’ They ...
  3. In Hinduism, it is believed that one cannot obtain liberation without the Grace of the Guru. Why is this so?

    This belief is not limited to Hinduism alone. In fact, even in Buddhism, Jainism and other religions of the world, it is a widely held belief that one cannot progress and find liberation without the Guru. You will find this in Christianity also. Jesus Chri ...
  4. Gurudev, what is the right basis or yardstick to decide for who can be a Guru to us? How can we maintain the honour and dignity of this relationship?

    This depends on that deep feeling of love and belongingness from within. You cannot ‘make’ or 'choose' someone as your Guru. You simply believe that someone is your Guru. We often say that "I have 'chosen' or ‘made ...
  5. Gurudev, you have said that a disciple overcomes the little mind to follow the Guru. But in my case, I feel that I am not able to overcome the mind. What do I do?

    Is it so? Then nature will kill your mind and help you overcome it (laughter). What is the mind? The mind means the many desires that you carry within you. Nature knows very well the number of desires you drag and carry as a burden within ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, how is your relationship with other gurus?

    What a question! My relationship with every human being is very good! (Huge laughter and applause) From my side, I have no problem with anybody; if someone has some problem with me, that is their problem. See, people who are genuine teache ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, how does a Guru find his disciples, and when does a Guru appear in someone’s life? Please share the secret with me.

    It is no more a secret. I am here and you are here, so it does not matter who meets who first.Every event has a bigger cause, and you cannot limit a particular logic to a cause, or a particular logic to an event, because life is much more than wha ...
  8. Gurudev, a Guru should not stay away from a King or a King should not stay away from the Guru, which option is the right one?

    If you see form the eyes of a Guru everybody is part of him; it is all just roles that one plays. First, everyone should know that we are all part of one divine light, one human race. We cannot afford to be stuck in a role.Each role is like a coat, ...
  9. Gurudev, what can one do about the attachment to the Guru? That too brings a lot of hurt and pain.

    See, if you try to possess the Guru then that is not possible and will only bring you pain. A Guru belongs to everyone and not just to a handful few people. And where there is intense love, there is bound to be intense longing also, and it ...
  10. Gurudev, a few months ago my personal Guru left his physical body. I am not able to bear the grief of his absence and the void because of his departure. How can I console myself and understand that the Guru is not a physical presence, but a Tattva (fundamental all-pervading element or principle in Nature). How do I live without him now and keep my mind at peace?

    Just relax and meditate. When you meditate more, you will realize that the Guru is a Tattva, the Guru is a light that is ever glowing and eternal. The Guru is not the (physical) body. The Guru is the Divine light that resides within the body; the ...
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