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  1. Gurudev, if God and the Divine are not objects of perception, then what are you?

    You find that out. To know who I am, first you have to find out who you are. Start from where you are. If you know yourself, then you will know me. You can’t know me if you don’t know yourself. ...
  2. Gurudev, please explain the relevance of covering the head in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib.

    This is a tradition that has been prevailing from a long time.
    There are five things that go with the Sikh tradition, uncut hair (covered in a turban), a comb, a dagger, a bracelet, and a specific style of clothes. These are all the five symbols of Si ...
  3. Gurudev, how to manage a woman who is irritated at me for everything! Please help, I love her very much.

    I am so inexperienced in this matter! You are asking a wrong person! What do you do with a person who is irritated at you, and you love them so much? I guess you have to just accept it, and simply move on.

    There is a story of a gentleman who was so bo ...

  4. Gurudev, what is the meaning of Dakshinamurthy?

    Amurtha means that which has no form and cannot be expressed; that which cannot be seen. Lord Shiva, the formless manifestation of infinite space, cannot take a form. It is nearly impossible.
    Murthy(literally meaning an ...
  5. Gurudev, how to live life with absolute confidence that Guru or God is there to take care of me when I have surrendered?

    There is no way you can do it! You simply have to bear the cross. ‘Whatever happens, happens’, just say that and then see what happens.

    If you're trying to bring in confidence, it doesn't work at all.
    ‘I want to keep my faith’, what faith d ...

  6. The Guru-Disciple Relationship

    Have you noticed when you find something beautiful, or when you love something? You want to hold on to it and possess it. Trying to possess love robs the beauty in love and makes love ugly. Then, that same love gives you pain. Whenever you love somebody, ...
  7. Gurudev, If God is omnipresent and one feels strong connection to the Guru, is it still needed to go to temples. What is the significance of rituals?

    See, you do not need to go to any temple, mosques, or churches or anything. Wherever you are, sit and meditate, there you find the presence of the Divine.But rituals are good to have in life; a little bit of them. Not too much.
    Without rituals, life b ...
  8. Gurudev, is having a Guru mandatory to experience the state of enlightenment?

    Is it necessary for you to ask this question and for me to answer? You have asked the question, now if I answer, then we are caught! Got it?
    If you ask a question and you think I know the answer, then I am already a Guru and you are already a student. ...
  9. Gurudev, How should a disciple be with the Guru so that he can understand the Guru completely and receive the knowledge from the Guru?

    By being natural (sahajta). You should be with a guru the same way as you are with your close ones; i.e. with naturalness. ...
  10. Gurudev, yesterday you said that Lord Krishna is Kartikeya among the Devas. Please tell us a little about Kartikeya.

    When the five elements governed by Lord Shiva (Panch Mahabhoota - Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether) united with Shakti (Pure Consciousness), Lord Kartikeya was born.
    Shiva is called PanchaananaLord with five he ...
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