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  1. Gurudev, you said that 2012 was going to be the year of 'Nanda' (bliss). How come it was such a hard year?

    The year of Nanda is not yet over, it will be over end of March.There are still three months more.
    You know, it is good when things churn inside you, then you wake up.
    It is not that it happens only in the outside world, but even in the sp ...
  2. Gurudev, You said truth is contradictory. Can you give us an easy way to understand this?

    Milk is good and milk is bad.
    Milk is good if you drink one glass, bad if you drink two litres. Got it?!

    If you come to Bad Antogast from Freudenstadt, you have to go straight down and turn to your right. But from Oppenau, you have to go straight ...

  3. Gurudev, in your book titled Living the Mystery of Life, you have said, 'Work in this world but do not allow it to enter your head.' Can you please explain this once again. Is it the same thing as dispassion?

    This is exactly what we did now in meditation.
    When the eyes are open, we see the scenery, and when we close our eyes and our mind then there is another world. Did you notice this?
    So meditation is the way.

    See, suppose you are sitting and t ...

  4. Gurudev, in your book titled Living the Mystery of Life, you have said, 'Work in this world but do not allow it to enter your head.' Can you please explain this once again. Is it the same thing as dispassion?

    This is exactly what we did now in meditation.
    When the eyes are open, we see the scenery, and when we close our eyes and our mind then there is another world. Did you notice this?
    So meditation is the way.

    See, suppose you are sitting and t ...

  5. Gurudev, even though there is no difference between Lord Vishu and Lord Shiva, who originated from whom? The Vishnu Purana glorifies Lord Vishnu and the Shiva Purana glorifies Lord Shiva.

    When you think, who originated from whom, you are thinking on linear terms. But truth is not linear, it is spherical.
    That is why this is also true and that is also true. From which side you see, that is where it comes from.
    If you ...
  6. Gurudev, what is the meaning of truth is multi-dimensional?

    Yes, it says it.
    See, to come to this place, someone will say, ‘The direction is to go straight and turn left’.
    I would say it is correct.
    Another person would give the direction, ‘Go straight and turn right.’
    I would say that is also c ...
  7. Gurudev, Devotion and Surrender are said to be signs of intelligence. But both Devotion and Surrender are beyond the intellect. Then how can they be its identifying features?

    See, truth is not of one type alone. Truth has many facets. So you can both prove and disprove any principle. Take any principle; you can prove it as both, correct and incorrect also. Both are possible, okay!
    Think about it! If you feel it is right t ...
  8. Gurudev, Sage Ashtavakra says in his Ashtavakra Gita that we are not the doer. Yoga Vasistha says that self-control is necessary for self-realization. This seems contradictory. Can you please shed some more light on this?

    Truth is contradictory. Truth is multi-dimensional. It appears to be conflicting and contradicting, but is really not.
    To come to this place, there could be one direction, which says, ‘Go straight and then turn left’. But if you come from another dire ...
  9. What is the truth about life?

    The truth is that the five senses are going outwards. The attraction towards the outside world is more and the attraction towards the inside world is less. This is the first and foremost truth of life. Why do we want to be relieved of this outward attract ...
  10. Gurudev, On one hand you mentioned that we are insignificant akin to dust. On the other hand, you said look back through out your life and see how you overcame challenges. See that there has been a guiding hand. The question is, if we are insignificant, why is there a guiding hand in the first place and if there is a guiding hand, is it fair to say that we are insignificant?

    Till you know that there is a guiding hand you are really insignificant. But once, you know that there is a guiding hand and you are part of it, you become very significant.
    Charcoal and diamond are made up of same material. Coal in itself is insignif ...
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