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  1. The elephant is your best friend. You play with them, you feed them. Can I become an elephant in your life?

    But it can't come to satsang! It has to be somewhere far away. Better don't wish such things! ...
  2. How do you perceive climate change? Is life on this planet in danger?

    Climate change is a very big issue. I am glad the G20 countries in Paris have brought many resolutions, and I hope that they adopt them sincerely.As individuals, we all should contribute in whatever way we can. There are many things we can do. The ...
  3. Gurudev, this year there was a drought in Chhattisgarh.

    The drought could be because we have not taken proper care of the rivers there. We need to attend to the needs of the farmers there and also take care of the environment at all times.When we neglect the environment then there are natural disasters
  4. I went to Chennai to volunteer for flood relief and I knew that you would be there to help even before I reached. They had predicted heavy rains and floods but there were just light showers, and I could easily help out.

    They had predicted that there would be thunderstorms. In fact, normally in Chennai, people do pujas asking for rain, but this time we had to do puja for no more rain. In Coimbatore also, they predicted heavy rains but they had good sunshine. You know, < ...
  5. Gurudev, who made the rainbow?

    Well, the rainbow is made by the sun, the rain and of course – you! Only because of where you were standing were you able to observe the rainbow. If you move somewhere else, you cannot see the rainbow. So for the rainbow to exist, you have to be t ...
  6. When natural calamities happen, is there God's hand in natural calamities, or does man play a role?

    It is both. Sometimes it is a mystery; you cannot explain how it is happening. And many other times, we have not been kind to nature. We have been exploiting it beyond the limit. And that is why nature responds in a furious manner. ...
  7. How can I fully accept and commit to my profession when I feel spending my life doing seva (service).

    You can balance between seva (service) and your personal and professional life. You can do both. At one point in time, when you feel you don’t want to do anything but just want to dedicate (your life) for the sake of the world, then do it. ...
  8. Gurudev, if a person feels hurt by the divine where does one go?

    There is nowhere to go! It is impossible that the Divine hurts you! There is a beautiful couplet in Kannada that we used to learn in school. It says, the more you squeeze sugarcane, sweeter is the juice that comes. The more you cut a diamond, the more i ...
  9. Gurudev, a related question. Should we do something to keep those rivers that alive from drying up?

    For rivers that are still flowing and have not dried up, we need to protect their water from getting polluted. There is so much work that needs to be done to fight water pollution. We all will have to join in and contribute towards this cause. Rivers ...
  10. Gurudev, why was the Kumudvathi river chosen to be revived? How many villages benefitted from this?

    See, we have to begin somewhere. So we chose one river and started work. There are so many rivers that have dried up, and we are taking up the relief work gradually. For example in Maharashtra, we took up relief work for the river Dharani and five other ri ...
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