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  1. Gurudev, you have given us everything: knowledge, love, blessings, joy; everything we could possibly need. There is one thing you have not given us – which is your mobile number. When can I have it?

    (Laughter) Look, I do not always carry my mobile with me. But I anyway catch whatever you are thinking. You and me both have this powerful mind which invented the mobile. So we can connect directly with that. Where is the need for mobile? Are y ...
  2. Gurudev, What is the significance of Yoga Vashishtha in day-to-day life? I tried reading the book but I found it very difficult to understand.

    You may not be able to understand Yoga Vashishtha in one go(a sacred scripture that elaborates on the Creation and the path of liberation through the enlightening dialogue between Sage Vashishtha and Lord Rama). So you must keep reading it again and ...
  3. Gurudev, can you please speak about the Manusmriti (Meaning “Laws of Manu”, referring to a text that expounds the code of laws & Dharma that should govern an individual and the society)? Is it relevant today?

    See, Manusmriti was written by a king called Manu. He was a very wise king. A few lines in the Manusmriti which talk about how women should always be protected or a little bit about caste system (referring to the prescribed nature and profess ...
  4. Gurudev, what is the purpose of my life? Why am I here on this planet and in the same era as you are? There has to be a purpose for this life. How will I know that?

    There is a very good purpose. There is so much work to do; so much Seva needs to be done. Join the Volunteer for Better India initiative (VBI). There is so much Seva being done and the nation needs you. Do your Seva, Sadhana, and Satsang. Spread the joy an ...
  5. Gurudev, I have a lot of knowledge but very little devotion. How do I go from knowledge towards devotion?

    First stop thinking that you have little devotion. Who says that you do not have devotion? It is there and in abundance. It can never be less. If you want it grow more, read the Narada Bhakti Sutra (A scripture on aphorisms of Divine Love by Sage Na ...
  6. Gurudev, can too much knowledge make a person sad? I think that is what is happening to my father.

    No, that is not possible. First of all, there is no such thing as too much knowledge. For example, if it is raining, then that is knowledge. What is more knowledge or less knowledge about that? If it stops raining, does any person know more or any less abo ...
  7. Gurudev, what is important in life, money, love, self-respect, or relationships?

    Me! Whatever you find after leaving all of this, is the only thing worth attaining. ...
  8. Gurudev, you say, in order to attain Krishna one has to become Radha, and to attain Rama one has to become Hanuman. I just want you, what do I need to become?

    Nothing. Don’t make the effort to become anything, just become empty. Whatever you have become, give it up and become empty. You already have me. ...
  9. Gurudev, I got divorced four years ago and got remarried less than a year ago. I see that the same situations are repeating in my life. Is this karma or am I not able to apply the knowledge?

    You will know this better. See what mistakes you are making. Do you have acceptance? Do you serve a person? Why would someone not like to be with you if you are a fountain of joy and enthusiasm? Why would someone not like to be with you if you ...
  10. Gurudev, in the Bible Christ says, ‘I am the only way’. The Koran says that it is the only way, and the Gita also says ‘Mam ekam sharanam vraja’? Is this the reason for all religious conflicts? How can we change this?

    This knowledge was given to people present at that time, to help focus their mind in the present. Now if you are listening to me, I will tell you, ‘This is the truth, just be here, now!’ This is because the mind has a tendency to glorify the past, or ...
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