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  1. Gurudev, you ask us to be dispassionate. How can I be dispassionate about you? I love you and the attachment keeps growing every day.

    If this attachment helps you to move away from other unwanted things, then it is okay. If it gives you a focus, it is fine. But if it is causing jealousy, anger, greed and all those negative emotions, you better work on yourself. Go deep into yourself ...
  2. Gurudev, My son has been diagnosed with bipolar for five years. He is my only son and I have been suffering every moment of his pain. I was a very happy woman before this but now I am on 150mg of anti-depressants. Now, I want you to assure me there will be no sicknesses like manic depression or any other sicknesses that are incurable.

    Yes, I understand your pain. Sometimes a little depression comes and a person is given heavy doses of medicines and then it becomes worse. I have seen this happening. Small simple depression turns into manic depression and then they put them on L ...
  3. Gurudev, What should I do if the stress factor is coming from outside. If it is something I do not control or it is beyond me. How do I transmit peace?

    That is why we need to educate people on how to handle their stress. If one person is not well in the family, does it not affect the whole family? Yes, it does affect. Similarly, if a few are mentally unwell in the society, crime increases in society. ...
  4. Gurudev, If others are feeling negative, how not to get affected by that?

    You be more centered and leave a little room for imperfection. Sometimes we don’t leave room for imperfection and so we get affected. If someone is negative, they have right to be negative for some time. Let them be. Give them some space. And I tell y ...
  5. Gurudev, A person who is very close to me continuously lies and cheats. It is like second nature to him. And the lies are expressed with a straight face. Why do people do this and what will become of them? Please help, I want to put my mind at rest.

    You should remember that God loves fun. If everybody would have been like you, you all would be like the Ford Company. The world is not a Ford company, producing only one type of car. Even they change the model every year. God loves fun ...
  6. Gurudev, How do we get salvation in this life time, and how do we get rid of negative people that live with us?

    I said to leave all your problems here, but do not leave your family members who are troubling you! (Laughter) Once it so happened, I said the same thing in the Ashram, ‘Leave all your problems here.' One lady said, ‘My mother-in-law is my ...
  7. Gurudev, How do we tackle people who constantly spread negativity around us?

    First of all, know that nobody can constantly spread negativity. Second, deal with it with skill. Third is to ignore. ...
  8. Gurudev, What to do if people around me are always very negative? I have a friend who is extremely negative about everything and with time he seems to be getting worse.

    See, if someone goes to that extent of being totally negative, it is not easy for a human being. It is almost inhuman to be that negative. And when he has gone so far, there is no way for him to go any further, he will have to come back because everything ...
  9. Gurudev, How to get rid of negative habits of the mind?

    Good company. The real friend is one with whom you sit for some time, you talk negative and then you turn positive. A bad friend is one with whom you talk a little negative and the negativity becomes much bigger. So, first is good company, second is pran ...
  10. Gurudev, what do I do when I am with close friends who keep on blaming others. They say it is sharing and caring, but I don’t want to listen to them anymore. What to do?

    Listen to them with ear plugs on. They want to say it because they feel lighter, so let them do it. You don’t take it all in. That is important. ...
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