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  1. Gurudev, people sin in one life, why does God punish them in the next lives. Wouldn’t it be better to know the reason while you’re being punished.

    There are many different types of karma. Some things if you do today, it gives you result immediately.

    Suppose there is fire, and you keep your hand in it, will it burn today or tomorrow? It will burn now. But if you sow a mango seed, for it to grow an ...

  2. Gurudev, what is it about seva that makes people dynamic versus doing office work?

    See, we have to do something and we keep doing something. When we do something, we want something out of it for ourselves. Now if you do something for which you don’t want anything in return, but you just want to be useful in life, that is called seva.
  3. Gurudev, The suicide rate in Korea is very high. The children of Korea are growing up in an environment where there is too much competition and very less culture and spirituality. Please send us your words of wisdom.

    When energy goes down you get depressed and when it goes further down suicidal tendencies arise. Through proper breathing exercises, some meditation and through good and loving company energy can go up.

    Usually when we have some negative things in our ...

  4. Gurudev, My dearest Gurudev, how can I be more like you? What tips can you give me to grow more into my true nature?

    Just turn back and see how much you have grown. Look back and see, what the state of your mind was before you took the Basic Course. Can you relate to that person who never did meditation and who you are now? Notice that big difference! This is good enough ...
  5. Gurudev, What is real seva? How can my every action become seva?

    Seva mean, doing like him. ‘Him’ means the creator. He does everything for you and he doesn't expect anything from you. So to do whatever you can, not expecting anything in return; is called seva.
    There is definitely a payoff. There is certainly a re ...
  6. Gurudev, In the Upanishads you speak about getting close to the master. Does this also mean in a physical way.

    We are already here. We are physically sitting close here to one another, is it not so?
    Closeness comes from your mind and felt in your heart. If your mind is elsewhere, and is filled with doubts and negativity, then even though you may be sitting rig ...
  7. Gurudev, What do I do to enhance more positive qualities in myself?

    To improve and blossom the positive qualities, do Sadhana and Seva. And if people abuse you when doing Seva, then just listen to it. Tell them, ‘Go ahead and abuse me!’
    See, when we are ready to even accept abuse that is when our consciousness starts ...
  8. Gurudev, the Bible states that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. Does this mean a wealthy person is doomed to hell just for being wealthy?

    No!
    These words of different Saints and Prophets were given to different people at different times. Jesus says that I have not come to make peace; I have come to put mother against daughter and the son against father. That doesn’t mean he did not like ...
  9. Gurudev, what can I do for you?

    I would like you to keep this question and from time to time do whatever is necessary. There can’t be just one answer for this. This is like a path on which we tread many times.
    Right now, I want you to be happy. Be immersed in this knowledge and shar ...
  10. Gurudev, in what way does seva help meditation?

    Yes, when you do seva, to whomsoever you do seva, that brings some positive energy, some merit to you. And it is the merit which allows you to go deep into meditation. If you are not able to go deep into meditation, it is because you are selfish, all the t ...
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