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  1. How can I gain the determination to face a situation? Or should I change my path? How can I know what is my dharma (duty)?

    See, we ask such questions many times. There is no dearth of knowledge about anything we want to know about. Nowadays, knowledge is available at a click of a button. Type your query on Google and you will get everything. But that is not the actual thing. T ...
  2. Gurudev, in the Agama tradition, it is said that the Asana (here meaning holy or revered seat of a deity) for the Devi (Mother Divine) is both Dharma (righteous conduct) and Adharma (immoral conduct or deeds). Can you please explain this?

    Yes, Shakti (here referring to the Mother Divine as the source of all energy) is present in both Dharma and Adharma. Otherwise, Ravana (the demon king of Lanka) would not have had the power to stand up against Lord Rama. He was stro ...

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    Dharma is that which upholds you. Truth, honesty, compassion, service – these are all in one word called dharma. Duty, one's nature, virtues, values – if you want to put one word in which all of them come together, we say < ...

  4. Gurudev, in Gita, Lord Krishna speaks about swadharma and paradharma, whereas in Mahabharata period, there was no religion other than Sanatana Dharma. Could you please explain this?

    Mat and Sampradaaya (sects) are different and Dharma is different. You are confusing the two. Sampradaaya means traditions. Dharma cannot not be translated into any other language. It is the nature of the individual. If ...
  5. Gurudev, you say that ‘Sukhasya dukhasya nakopi daata’ (No one gives us pain or pleasure except our own mind). So is there no effect of our actions on others at all then?

    What we do affects others only to the extent that they take it (i.e. choose to accept or be affected by it). If they do not take it, then no matter what you do, it won’t affect them at all, be it good or bad. There lived a saint named Diogenes, who was ens ...
  6. Over the years, the Santana Dharma has been defined by so many Rishis. How can one maintain the purity of Dharma?

    By keeping away the superstitions and by being progressive. Dharma is always scientific in nature. Dharma never contradicts Science. Science is a growing subject though. And purity of dharma is maintained by pure intentions. ...
  7. Gurudev, is possible for me to be spiritual in spite of not being religious? Is Dharma necessary?

    See, spirituality is a part of religion. Spirituality unites everyone. It is an experience from within. It is the essence of all religions.
    If you say that I will be both spiritual and irreligious also, then that is not possible. Religion has its own ...
  8. Krishna says, ‘The desire that is not opposed to Dharma, is me.’ Can you please tell us how to identify which desires are in alignment and which are opposed to Dharma?

    The desires which are common, natural, and do not produce any guilt, fear or discomfort in you, or take you away from your naturalness is called Dharmic (in line with Dharma). Anything that shakes you, burns you, or makes you uncomfortable; t ...
  9. Gurudev, you have spoken much about food and the breath. Would you like to say something about clothes as well? Should we only wear traditional clothes?

    Wear comfortable clothes, but I do not prefer wearing those torn clothes and jeans for which you pay so much money. It looks so shabby.
    I have heard that if there are holes in the jeans, you have to pay more money for that! This you should not do.
  10. Gurudev, why did Arjuna ask a doubt only on the battlefield and not when he had ample time with Lord Krishna before coming to the war?

    Listen, Arjuna did not even ask a doubt, he simply said, 'I do not want to fight', that is it.

    It was Krishna who first asked the question. He said, 'Arjuna, you are miserable, you are crying for things which you should not cry for, and you are talkin ...

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