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  1. Gurudev, Lord Krishna played the role of a Guru to Arjuna. In Lord Krishna’s life, what role did Arjuna play? What role can a disciple play in Guru’s life?

    There can be only two types of disciples: the easy disciple, and the tough disciple. The tough ones are hard nuts to crack. It will take a long time for the tough ones to get the point.
    The easy ones are those who know, who become sensitive, and who ...

  2. Gurudev, please explain how the relationship between Guru and disciple begins and how should it develop?

    What is your relationship with yourself? Do you hide anything from your own self? No, so the same is the relationship between the Guru and the disciple.
    Who are you to yourself? Are you a son, father, brother? What are you to yourself?
    (Ans: I ...
  3. Gurudev, please talk on the art of asking questions since, at times, I am not satisfied with an answer I get, or I get more confused with the answer.

    Meditation!
    When the mind is restless, no matter what the answer is, it does not get in. When your mind is quiet, just a sign is good enough and you will pick up the answer, for you are the source of all answers. When you are quiet, then, from with ...

  4. Gurudev, why is that a lot of enlightened masters, who healed so many people, had to undergo a lot of suffering?

    See, there is no suffering for the soul, or for the mind. It is the body which has its limitations. If you stretch the body too much, then definitely the body will have to undergo its routine. So the body will have cold and cough, and all these illnesses d ...
  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, Sometimes I wonder, I have so many unending desires and you keep on fulfilling them. This makes me smile. How to get rid of hankering over desires Gurudev?

    You know your desires are getting fulfilled, that is enough. Be busy in fulfilling the desires of others, not your own desires.

    See, what is the significance of the Guru Disciple Tradition? It is for the Disciple to realize that desires are endl ...

  7. Gurudev, we represent Art of Living. So, what should be our behavior when we face the world?

    You should be a good person, with authenticity. Not somebody who is fake. You should be the same inside and the same outside. This does not mean you get angry when speaking about truth. Often, people who want perfection and who are perfectionist get very a ...
  8. Gurudev, Please explain the relationship between Guru and student.

    Just relax! Be at home.
    With a teacher, you should be like you are with a doctor, or in front of a mirror. When you stand in front of a mirror, you reflect yourself, right! With the teacher, the most desired thing is being open, natural, and ready for ...
  9. Gurudev, how can I be the same as you are?

    You grow up and still be a child and you should always consider everyone as a part of you, everyone as your friend. Make one new friend every day. Make as many friends as you can, and have no enmity with anybody. You should not hate anybody or cause any ha ...
  10. Gurudev, you always say that you have a lot to give us, but we should have the ability to receive it. So what are the qualities of your dream disciple?

    A disciple should be hollow and empty.
    At the same time whatever you have heard or listened, don’t take it for granted. Study the knowledge and read it again and again. Know but be as though you don’t know. Don’t let that arrogance of knowing come in ...
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