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  1. Gurudev, In my culture (in Paraguay), it is common that when a child misbehaves, parents punish them. Is it not some form of abuse or violence? What do you feel about this?

    Parents should, I won’t use the word punish, but discipline the children, within some limitations. It should not be in excess.There is a difference between discipline and punishment. You can’t be violent and justify it as disciplining. A ...
  2. Gurudev, do you get dreams?

    I have a dream for the country. I want to see a corruption-free, violence-free, stress-free and happy society. ...
  3. Gurudev, The suicide rate in Korea is very high. The children of Korea are growing up in an environment where there is too much competition and very less culture and spirituality. Please send us your words of wisdom.

    When energy goes down you get depressed and when it goes further down suicidal tendencies arise. Through proper breathing exercises, some meditation and through good and loving company energy can go up. Usually when we have some negative things in our ...
  4. Gurudev, Muslims in Pakistan are peace loving people, so how can we eliminate terrorism from Pakistan?

    To prevent terrorism, we need to see how we can establish communication and bring some sense into the minds of terrorists. Second is, we need to accept diversity and enjoy diversity. Diversity is not a matter of conflict or contention, it is a ma ...
  5. Gurudev, we see daily images of violence, bloodshed, and people suffering. What can we do to help those people?

    It can be done only through wisdom. It is through knowledge that we can tackle this problem in the world. That is why we started The Art of living and IAHV. You know, I would be very happy just sitting and meditating all day. Happily I could have been ...
  6. Gurudev, How is ignorance of God still God? If violence, stress, ignorance, hatred, etc., are also forms of God, then why do we need to move away from them towards peace? Why do we move towards some part of God, and away from some other part of God?

    As a human being, it is natural to do so. Suppose there is a piece of bread and a bundle of hay kept before you. If you are a cow you will move towards the hay. If you are human, you will move towards the bread. It is as natural as that. But the cow is als ...
  7. Gurudev, I am shattered by the rape victim’s death in India. Why do such brutal rape crimes happen in India?

    Listen, it is not just in one place, and it is not only in India. This incident just caught so much publicity. There are so many such crimes happening all over the world. Not just on women, but on children, and even on old people! One of our volunteers ...
  8. Gurudev, can you change naxalites and terrorists into good people?

    Definitely, many have transformed! Many of the naxalites have joined the main stream and have become good persons. Every time during elections, there used to be a lot of problems in Jharkhand. Many would lose their lives. But this time you saw, there wasn’ ...
  9. Terrorism: The cause and the remedy

    The act which is only destructive and inflicts suffering both on oneself and others is terrorism. In such an act, human values are lost in the process of achieving a goal. Some of the factors that lead to terrorism are: Frustration and desperation to achi ...
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