Faith

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  1. Gurudev, When faith is running low and I am not able to keep up with sadhana (spiritual practice), what do I do?

    Nothing, just wake up and see there is nothing, that’s it!
    However life is, you have to bear the cross. This itself is very good wisdom. It gives you strength.
    Whenever you want to escape from a situation, and you are finding a way to get out of ...
  2. Gurudev, How to increase faith in myself and in the Divine?

    Forget about it!
    Don’t try to increase faith. Wanting to increase faith is the problem. Know that you have as much as you need.
    However big is your cup, that much is already there. Relax, and you’ll find your cup is full. You can’t hold more than ...
  3. Gurudev, An unprecedented calamity hit Kedarnath and thousands of people lost their lives and have been misplaced. All of them went to the pilgrim to pray and have faced this calamity. The faith of many people may be shaken at this stage. How do we deal with this?

    First of all, let us understand that God is impartial. Nature is impartial. It does not see what is mine and what is yours. God is not living only in Kedarnath. He is all over. He is in your heart. He is everywhere.

    The pilgrim spots where many tourist ...

  4. Gurudev, many times my devotion fluctuates and sometimes I doubt you also. Then I feel horrible and devastated. What should I do at such times?

    Listen, faith is like a mountain and doubts are like clouds. Can any cloud anytime shake a mountain? It is impossible. It sometimes covers the mountain, and you can’t see the mountain. That’s all. But a mountain can never be knocked out by passing clouds. ...
  5. Gurudev, 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 ...
  6. Gurudev, What is the significance of the shraadh ceremonies?

    Shraadh is doing some good deeds with faith, in the memory of those who have crossed over to the other side.
    The tradition started as an activity related to feeding the poor, taking care of them, and giving them some gifts. However, any good d ...
  7. 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 ...

  8. Gurudev, it is very easy to be grateful when things are going well. How to feel grateful and be aware of your grace when things are not going well?

    Remember how in the past tough times have become easier. You sailed through the tough times. That will give you the confidence and instill stronger faith in you. ...
  9. Gurudev, Jai Gurudev! When work gets done very well with trust and faith then we feel very good, but sometimes something bad happens or we have a bad experience then at such time how should one handle such situations with trust and faith?

    See this is how things happen in life. There are some good things and some bad things, and some unfortunate events also happen. We should not stop, just continue to move ahead.
    If you sit and analyze, do a post mortem, then more time gets wasted.
    ...
  10. Gurudev, Jai Gurudev! When work gets done very well with trust and faith then we feel very good, but sometimes something bad happens or we have a bad experience then at such time how should one handle such situations with trust and faith?

    See this is how things happen in life. There are some good things and some bad things, and some unfortunate events also happen. We should not stop, just continue to move ahead.
    If you sit and analyze, do a post mortem, then more time gets wasted.
    ...
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