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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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. ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Gurudev, what is Brahma Gyaan?

    This is Brahma Gyaan (Supreme Knowledge). All this that we are talking about is Brahma Gyaan. Whatever you say has no existence, meaning it does not exist forever. Truth is that which transcends time - past, present, future. ...
  8. Gurudev, I feel a danger for our species as we advance in technology. Are we becoming disconnected from this ancient knowledge? If so, what can we do about it?

    In fact, the more closer you go to Science, Particle Physics or Mathematics, you go very close to the knowledge of the ancient people; Vedanta. You come so close to Vedanta that you simply cannot discard it, because it says virtually the same ...
  9. Gurudev, Did human life exist billions of years ago on this planet?

    Who knows? I don’t know! One thing I can tell you is, the Panchang (Hindu calendar and almanac, which follows traditional units of Indian timekeeping, and presents important dates and their calculations in a tabulated form) that the anci ...
  10. Gurudev, a current theory of the Big Bang says that the Universe started when an infinitely small point began to expand. What is it that lies beyond the boundaries of this Universe that science yet cannot explain? Can you shed some light on this?

    When things started, when it began - this is linear thinking. If you read Yoga Vasishta, you will ask, ‘When did the mirage start?’ The answer is, ‘There was no beginning, it was never created, because it does not exist!’ There i ...
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