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  1. Gurudev, yesterday we were told that Shiva’s seat is Nirvana (liberation), and His presence is bliss and he spreads joy all around him. Can you please elaborate on this?

    Why are you troubling me? I don’t trouble you to understand so why do you trouble me to make you understand it? All these are aphorisms given to you and you are given the intellect to ponder upon and understand the meaning of these. Gurus n ...
  2. Gurudev, does a person receive the Guru’s love as per his paatrata (capacity to receive Grace or blessings)? Or is it that the more deserving or capable ones reach you faster?

    There is nothing like it. You have already come to me. Those who have not reached are waiting for you to bring them here. ...
  3. Gurudev, Lord Krishna played the role of a Guru to Arjuna. In Lord Krishna’s life, what role did Arjuna play? What role can a disciple play in Guru’s life?

    There can be only two types of disciples: the easy disciple, and the tough disciple. The tough ones are hard nuts to crack. It will take a long time for the tough ones to get the point.The easy ones are those who know, who become sensitive, and who ...
  4. Gurudev, Gurdev, why is Ekadashi very dear to Lord Krishna? Today is Vaikunth Ekadashi. Today after celebrating it with you, are the doors of Vaikunth (Paradise) open for us?

    You should first understand what 'Vaikunth' (in Indian mythology, referring to the abode of Lord Vishnu) means. It is a place where there is no lack, or shortage; there is only abundance.It is written in the Srimad Bhagawatam, that ev ...
  5. Gurudev, Lord Krishna played the role of a Guru to Arjuna. In Lord Krishna’s life, what role did Arjuna play? What role can a disciple play in Guru’s life?

    There can be only two types of disciples: the easy disciple, and the tough disciple. The tough ones are hard nuts to crack. It will take a long time for the tough ones to get the point.The easy ones are those who know, who become sensitive, and who ...
  6. Gurudev, there are two aspects to the present moment. One is that it is vast and infinite, as well as deep. There are so many things happening at the same instant. What is its other dimension or dimensions? Can you please explain?

    That is correct. The present moment is not linear, it is spherical. It is both vast and deep. There are infinite dimensions to the present moment. When you go deep in meditation, you experience this and realize that everything is in this moment only.
  7. Gurudev, do Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva switch their roles from time to time? Do they not get bored doing the same role again and again over time?

    Well, this is why at one point in time they all came together as one and became Lord Dattatreya (a form or incarnation of the Divine shown as having all three aspects of Divinity together). All three of them are Gurus. ...
  8. Gurudev, Does the Guru choose the devotee or does the devotee choose the Guru?

    It doesn’t matter! As long as they choose each other! (Laughter) In Sanskrit, it is said that there are 2 ways for this: Whether the Divine chooses you or you choose the Divine. They say it is like the monkey and the kittens. The mother monkey just ...
  9. Gurudev, Where is the Jeeva and the Atma before birth? What is the difference between Jeeva and Atma? How is a Jeeva born, and where does it come from?

    Both are same. Life comes into the body at the time of conception, and sometimes at the time of birth also. The soul enters the body at the time of conception or the time of birth. Sometimes one soul stays up to birth and another soul comes at birth< ...
  10. Gurudev, Who were the people in your childhood that you looked up to or got inspired by?

    First it was my mother. She always said that I can improve. To me she was the embodiment of perfection. She was perfect in anything she did. Second was my teacher, who was also the teacher of Mahatma Gandhi,Pandit Sudhakar Chaturved. He ...
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