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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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< ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. In this age of technology, why is a Guru important?

    What is the need to ask this question? If the question has arisen, then there is a need for an answer, and there is a need for a person to answer it. Whoever answers that question, he becomes the Guru!

    What is the need for medicines? If we have illness ...

  5. What should I do to keep my attention on the Guru Tattva?

    You should feel that everyone belongs to you, and you should have patience. You know in a day I have to listen to around 2000 to 3000 questions. Do I listen to them or not? How many every questions are asked, I reply to all of them. And I listen to them wi ...
  6. Gurudev, please explain how the relationship between Guru and disciple begins and how should it develop?

    What is your relationship with yourself? Do you hide anything from your own self? No, so the same is the relationship between the Guru and the disciple.
    Who are you to yourself? Are you a son, father, brother? What are you to yourself?
    (Ans: I ...
  7. When one is with the Guru, and following the path, is it necessary even then to participate or conduct rituals?

    If you have unshakeable faith on the Guru Tattva, then there is no need for anything else. But if you feel that you should perform certain rites and rituals, then that is fine too.
    Also, doing anything without faith in the Guru Tattva, does not bring ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, in one of the knowledge sheets you have mentioned, the Guru is not a person but a presence. How do I see my Guru as a presence and not as a person?

    Every human being, what are they, the body or the mind? If they are the body, then when the spirit is gone, why it is that no one cares for the body. It is the spirit that we value. Try to see the spirit as separate from the body. ...
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