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  1. Dear Gurudev, can you give us proof of heaven and God?

    First give me proof that you have a mind! Give me proof that you exist. You may be dreaming! Are you sure you are not dreaming?
    What is the proof you want. You want the proof of the planet existing; that there is consciousness, there is energy, there ...

  2. How do I see God in the face of a stranger?

    It is actually the other way around, you can’t see God in people you are familiar with. In a stranger, you might think that maybe God is like this because you don’t know their bad qualities or good qualities. If you don’t know th ...

  3. Gurudev, who are you? Are you God? Do you know everything? What is a Guru and why are you a Guru?

    Why am I Guru? It just happened by accident. I kept sharing what I knew and people started calling me Guru. That’s how I became a Guru.
    What is a Guru? The word coach or guide has come from the word Guru. If you want to play soccer, or go to th ...

  4. In The Ashtavakra Gita, we heard that we are not the doer. Is this not in conflict with self-effort? Please advise as to how self-effort should be utilized, especially in meditation.

    You will realize that I am not the doer only when you put your 100% in self-effort, not before. If you have not done anything, you are only sitting there with your hands folded, you can never realize that I am not the doer.
    Medit ...

  5. Gurudev, I am a Muslim and I sat for the morning Rudra Puja today. I felt so much at home, for it sounded so similar to the intonations of our prayers in Arabic. At one point it seemed to me that I heard the word Allah during the chanting. Is it a word in Sanskrit?

    Yes, it is. There is a name for God as Allah in Sanskrit also. All names are the same; all names are of the same God, the one Divinity. This ancient practice of the Rudrabhishekam, with the chanting of mantras, has been happening since tho ...

  6. Gurudev, what is the meaning of Upvaas (fasting)? What food should we eat during these days? In different parts, people eat different things. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: When we eat too

    When we eat too much then we feel sleepy. We get this feeling of inertia. Upvaas means to live near (up – near, vaas – live). Live near whom? Near the Divinity. It means sitting near the Divinity. And when will you be able to sit near ...
  7. Gurudev, is there something that God cannot do? What is it?

    He cannot be surprised! God cannot take revenge on you; it is impossible!

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  8. Gurudev, Why do we have to love a form to reach the formless? Hasn’t this whole idea distorted the truth and created more misconceptions rather than helping people find their path?

    Emotions can only flow towards the form. You cannot have emotions towards the formless. See, you can only communicate with me, you can’t communicate with the empty space next to me. If you say you are communicating with an empty space, then someth ...

  9. Gurudev, I fear the death of my near and dear ones. Please tell me how I can overcome my fear.

    Is there anyone who in this world who does not belong to you? Who is a stranger to you? Just observe. This is where your faith in God becomes important. Just believe in God, know that He is there and He will take care of everything for you. He will protect ...
  10. Gurudev, you are God. Then which God do you believe in?

    ‘Which’ God you ask? Are there many Gods? There is only one and that is in you, in me. There are no two ...
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