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  1. You tell us that once we have reached here, just relax. I agree and I will do my dharma to the best of my ability. Do you promise to take care of me and keep me away from all this pain, desires and suffocation? Is it is deal?

    (Laughter) Let me consider it! A deal is always two sided. People say give me blessings, but they bring a small cup with them. If you bring a small cup that can hold only 100ml of milk and then ask me to you 1 liter of milk, how can I give it to ...
  2. Gurudev, can you please explain to me what Grace means.

    That is something which cannot be explained.When you feel that you have received something which is beyond your ability, beyond your capacity, then you say that it is a gift. Grace simply means gift. That is closest you can get. ...
  3. Gurudev, when the mind gets stuck in a situation, it does not get out quickly. What does one do for that?

    It is okay, the mind is like that only. This is where knowledge is important. Knowledge is like holding on to a life jacket in a storm. That is why it is called storms of emotions. The ancient people have compared emotions to an ocean; i ...
  4. Gurudev, what is Anugraha? How and when can we receive it?

    Anugraha means grace. Nothing is possible in life without anugraha. When you receive a lot without making efforts for it, then it is said that you are blessed with anugraha. Do you understand what I am saying? Usual ...
  5. Would every soul attain Moksha some day? How long will this earth continue and will we all have grace in next birth also?

    You ask about yourself. Why do you ask about all the souls in the world? Do all the souls want moksha first of all? They may not even want; correct! You know, sometimes we make generalized statements and we ask these generalized questions also.I have n ...
  6. Gurudev, it is very easy to be grateful when things are going well. How to feel grateful and be aware of your grace when things are not going well?

    Remember how in the past tough times have become easier. You sailed through the tough times. That will give you the confidence and instill stronger faith in you. ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, on what basis do you reward your devotees? Because I think I do not deserve even ten percent of what I have got. Is there a calculation mistake on your side?

    I do not calculate. Why bother to calculate? I am relaxed. You also better relax. It is good when we feel that we have gotten more than what we are worthy of. This makes us more humble. It takes away demand from our head because demand destroys lov ...
  8. Many great saints, though they attained enlightenment, did not give it directly to anybody. They just preached about the steps to attain it. Why does God not give enlightenment directly to everyone? Are samskaras (impressions) necessary for this?

    Samskaras are necessary. If you are here, it means that somewhere you had the interest and curiosity to come. Without that interest, how could you come here? So, a little bit of samskaras are necessary. However, only samskaras are ...
  9. A few days ago, you said that we should not give bribe to God to get anything from him. In Hinduism, we do Mannat, wherein we pray to God for something and in return we give him something. Is this justified?

    Doing Mannats are for your own sake. God’s grace is unconditional (Ahetu Ki Kripa). God gives things to you unconditionally. These are just practices. They don’t have any basis in the scriptures. If you do good s ...
  10. A few days ago, you said that we should not give bribe to God to get anything from him. In Hinduism, we do Mannat, wherein we pray to God for something and in return we give him something. Is this justified?

    Doing Mannats are for your own sake. God’s grace is unconditional (Ahetu Ki Kripa). God gives things to you unconditionally. These are just practices. They don’t have any basis in the scriptures. If you do good seva ...
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