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  1. 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 ...
  2. Dear 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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. ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. When I think about other peoples’ faults, I get arrogant; and when I see my faults, my ego gets bruised. What should I do?

    Look at your shortcomings and understand that at least someone is there to remove them. Have faith that there is someone who will remove your shortcomings. Just by having this faith things can move forward. Look at your shortcomings and surrender them ...
  7. Gurudev, I invested a lot of money in an online business and I lost all of it. Ever since, I have lost interest in satsang. What should I do?

    Well, see, everything will have to go one day, you also have to go, I also have to go. Usually we go first, and our business goes afterwards. This time business went first, eventually we will also go! What is gone, forget it; move on. When you were born, y ...
  8. What is the purpose of marriage?

    You are asking the wrong person. Ask those who are married, ask them this question. I would say, it is an important institution. And if you want to have children, then definitely you should get married and have children and give them a good education ...
  9. What do we need to do to increase faith?

    There is no need to put effort. Faith comes by itself. There are 3 types of faith: 1) Faith in ourselves 2) Faith in the society 3) Faith in a supreme power that governs us all If we have faith in any one of these, we can progress in ...
  10. Faith and love

    God does not wish you to have more faith because the more faith you have, the more work for God. God will have to run behind you; then you start controlling Him. He is the servant of faithful servants and He does not want too many servants telling Him wha ...
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