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  1. Gurudev, you have said in the Upanishads that only when the soul chooses to reveal itself does one get enlightened. So where does longing come in the whole picture. Something in me longs to know itself but will not reveal itself. Why?

    Yes, you know when the fruit ripens its color also changes. An apple when it becomes ripe its color changes. Like papaya, it becomes yellow color when it is ripe. Like that longing is the sign of the ripening of consciousness. ...
  2. What to do when I am missing you a lot?

    Listen to the knowledge and engage in service.
    Be creative, write something. There are so many things you can do.
    Longing and love go together. One cannot exist without the other. ...
  3. What is the difference between longing and craving? How do I know if I am in longing or craving for something?

    Craving is for temporary, petty and small things but longing is for bigger and permanent things. Like you have cravings for sugar, success or sex, but longing is associated with love. You feel something in your heart. ...
  4. Longing Itself Is Divine

    Longing itself is Divine. Longing for worldly things makes you inert. Longing for Infinity fills you with life. When longing dies, inertia sets in. But longing also brings along a sense of pain. To avoid the pain, you try to push away the longing. The ski ...
  5. Where Dispassion is Detrimental!

    Karthik: Is there something we should not be dispassionate about? Guruji: Myself! (laughter) Do not put off the fire of longing for the Divine or Satsang with Dispassion. There is a little fire in you that propels you towards Knowledge, Sadhana, Devotion ...
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