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  1. Gurudev, many times the mind suppresses the voice of intuition. What do we do to enhance our intuition?

    There are three types of knowledge that we acquire.
    The first type of knowledge is called Indriya Janya Gyan. This is the knowledge that comes from the five senses, which is seeing from the eyes, hearing from the ears, smelling by the no ...
  2. Gurudev, I have a question from the Yoga Vasishta. Shukracharya, the son of Bhrigu Maharishi, brings a dead person back to life by sprinkling holy water and chanting mantras. Is this possible?

    The stories in the Yoga Vasishta have a lot of deep hidden meanings. It is not enough to read it once. As you read it again and again, you will start understanding the secrets hidden in the book. ...
  3. Gurudev, when listening to knowledge, sometimes your mind thinks, 'Oh I have already listened to this before.' How do you get into a state where you are always in that wonder and openness to receive knowledge again?

    If you feel you have heard this, then it is already there in the spirit, in the self. That is good.
    Recognizing, absorbing and then becoming a part of it - these three stages will happen spontaneously. ...
  4. Gurudev, please tell us the significance of the 12 Jyotirlingas (literally meaning ‘pillar of light’, sacred shrines of Lord Shiva).

    See Jyoti (light) is within you, and where there is Jyoti, there is Shiva.
    Jyotirlinga is inside you. The twelve Jyotirlingas are in our body itself. Our body has twelve places (where the twelve Jyotirlinga ...
  5. Gurudev, in the Upanishads, we usually find references of Samit Pani (ritual of offering dry sticks to the Master). Gurudev, could you please tell us, what is the significance of this?

    Samit is the stick which is ready to catch fire.
    Here, it is a symbol of being ready, so that when the knowledge is given, you just grab it.

    Samit Pani has many meanings. One is, ‘Be Attentive’; se ...

  6. Gurudev, In the Ashtavakra Gita, it says, ‘You can go on reading scriptures, but you will get liberation only when you forget the scriptures.’ So then what is the purpose of reading the scriptures?

    See, you get into a bus, but then you also need to get out of the bus.
    Now if you argue with me that, ‘If I have to get out of the bus then why should I get into the bus?’
    You get into the bus from somewhere else and you get out from somewhere el ...
  7. Gurudev, Even though we have received so much wisdom from you, I am not able to live it fully?

    At least if you are able to live it partially, I am happy. Even that will do. You will keep moving up, inch by inch. ...
  8. How Shiva Did Not Recognize His Own Son

    The stories in the Puranas contain many incredible and hard-to-believe occurences. But they should not be interpreted as a nursery rhyme. Their language is Shakespearean and laden with great depth and meaning. We need to interpret these stories with a ver ...
  9. Gurudev, It is said that getting a human birth is fortune. However, some people live very comfortable lives while others live miserably. Why this discrimination?

    Those who are happy must share with those who are unhappy. Those who are unhappy must have an attitude of sacrifice and work on developing inner strength.
    Knowledge gives you inner strength. Inner strength brings forbearance in life and gives one the ...
  10. Gurudev, when we are on this path, to what extent can we hear knowledge from other Gurus?

    I would say, respect everybody. There is only one knowledge and that is available to you. But if you go on shopping here and there, you will get in to more confusion. We say, ‘Do So Hum.’
    Someone else will say, ‘No! So Hum is not correct ...
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