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  1. Gurudev, How to get a faith that never shakes?

    If it is true faith, let it shake.
    Truth will never go, and if the faith is with the truth, let it shake. It will never get lost.
    In fact, you should doubt as much as possible.
    You can say, 'Don’t doubt', only when a thing is not a genuine t ...
  2. Gurudev, Can you tell us about this new era? Will women have a bigger role?

    Women will have a bigger role in the world. Already women have a big role, but it will be an even bigger role.

    Do you know, there was so much anxiety about the 21st of December. My goodness, people created a rumour all over the world that on 21st of ...

  3. Gurudev, how can we make utterly materialistic people realize the importance and urgency of meditation in today's gloomy economic situation?

    Here, memory of the past will help you.
    See in the past, after World War II or before that, the world was in such a big crisis. There was very little food and people had limited resources because everything was destroyed, but then people did survive. ...
  4. Gurudev, After coming to The Art of living, I have developed the faith that whatever be my work it will get done. However, sometimes it does not happen. Why is it so?

    Yes, at times it does happen. In those times know that something even better is in store for you.

    See, in life, happiness and sorrow, ups and downs, respect and disrespect, all of these things happen. But in the midst of all these, maintaining you equa ...

  5. Gurudev, How important is faith?

    You cannot exist without faith!
    Listen, suppose you have come here in a car and you have parked the car in the parking area. Now when you are sitting here you have faith that the car will be there when you go back, isn’t it?! So, without this faith can ...
  6. Gurudev, You encourage people to think freely but how is free thinking compatible with faith?

    Yes, this is the beauty. Usually you think faith means blind faith, or reason has no place in it. But that is not the case here.
    The Vedanta always talks about Vichara (deliberation) and Viveka (discrimination).
    Even in ...
  7. Gurudev, how to get rid of doubting oneself, like our abilities, our capabilities and also faith in the master?

    Just increase the Prana that is it. When Prana goes down, self doubt arises. When self doubt arises naturally that doubt will be projected on the teacher and the master as well, and then on everybody, your friends and family. It gets projected on the whole ...
  8. Gurudev, sometimes I wish that when I answer the doorbell I see you standing outside my door. I wish that when my phone rings it is you calling and I hear your voice. For someone who does sadhana regularly, everything is possible. So shall I wait for my wish to come true?

    Yes, absolutely. I will tell you something. One day, I left the Ashram and only one person accompanied me. We just left quietly and nobody knew where we went.
    So, we drove to a faraway village. On the way I asked the driver to stop the car outside a s ...
  9. Gurudev, These bodies don’t decay. They stay as they were.

    Yes, it is the devotion. The more devotion and love there is, it transforms every cell of our body and it creates such radiance. Wherever there is faith, miracles do happen. Don’t think the spirit is attached only to the body. The spirit is all permeating. ...
  10. Gurudev, in Kiev, there are bodies of more than a hundred holy men. Can you say something about it?

    Saint is not the body. Saint is the spirit. Body got formed out of all the vegetables, grains and all the food. It has been there from ages. Every atom of the body belongs to the planet Earth. It comes from it and goes back into it. But the spirit is very ...
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