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  1. What are the differences between various religions?

    Religion has three components: symbols, customs and traditions, and values. There is no difference as far as values are concerned, because all talk about oneness. Customs and symbols are all very different; they have to be. This is what makes the wo ...
  2. Why are there so many different philosophies?

    Why not? God loves diversity. What if there was only okra to eat? But you have potatoes, tomatoes, beans, all kinds of fruits, vegetables and flowers. God seems to love diversity. He has created so many of us in different shapes, features and colors. He ...
  3. What is the secret behind the notion of ‘Judgment Day’ in Christianity?

    Christianity says a judgment day will come. At that time all those below the earth, the dead bodies will rise and be asked about their right and wrong deeds. According to which they will be sent to either heaven or hell. The understanding changed from the ...
  4. Gurudev, my mother says we should not eat rice on Ekadashi, otherwise our next birth won't be good. Is this true?

    No, nothing like that. Some people take a vow to fast on Ekadashi day. It is purely individual choice. ...
  5. Gurudev, when will you come to Sonegarh? A lot of conversions are happening there. What should we do?

    See, there should be no religious conscription (matantar). It is not good for the country. No one should leave one's religion. Ours is an ancient religion. It is so tolerant. It embraces everyone. Accept all knowledge. Why do you renounce your religion ...
  6. In temples, there are Nagadevatas (Demigods) with folded hands. How do they give blessings?

    There are various levels in Gods and Demigods too. All of them pray to Shiva. You would have seen Hanuman with folded hands in some temples and in some temples the hand is raised for blessing. ...
  7. It is said that there are similarities between Islam and Christianity and also Christianity and Hinduism. Is there any similarity between Hinduism and Buddhism?

    Yes, definitely. Gautama Buddha was born as a Hindu, and then he became a Sanyasi. There is no difference between what Gautama Buddha said and what is there in the Upanishads. It is almost the same. In Hinduism, we went into a lot of rituals and custo ...
  8. Gurudev, why are there different customs in different religions?

    Listen! Why should there not be? Why should everything be the same? God loves variety. He doesn’t want you to eat only potatoes. Otherwise he would have made only one vegetable in the world – potatoes. Variety is nature. ...
  9. Gurudev, today there are religious gatherings being organized everywhere but religion is lost somewhere. What could be the reason?

    I don’t think so. If you are seeing it this way, then rub your eyes. The world has more of good people. Those who do wrong are only few in number. However, the good people keep quiet, this is wrong. If the society has witnessed a fall, it is because of ...
  10. My husband fears that if I do not accept Christ as my savior I will not be in heaven with him. His Catholicism is strong. I wonder if we will ever be in the same heaven.

    For your sake don’t argue with him and create hell here now. Tell him, ‘Yes absolutely, I’m making a short-cut to go to the same heaven. That is all. And Jesus asked me to do all this and I’m doing exactly what he has said.’ Tell him this. ...
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