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  1. I feel like I live in two worlds, the Art of Living world and the rest. It is sometimes so difficult to combine the two. Could you comment on this?

    Good, be a bridge. You are the bridge, help people walk from here to there. It is a very short bridge. ...
  2. Why am I feeling like not doing anything? Is it okay to not want to meditate or do seva?

    It indicates that you’re very tired, mentally and physically. So rest well, but eat less. If you eat a lot and rest then restlessness increases. Eat little less so that the food gets digested well and then rest. That will take out all the tirednes ...
  3. Jai Guru Dev, why don’t animals have natural deaths? Why should people kill them?

    Yes, that’s wrong. I don’t approve of people killing any animal. Many migratory birds have arrived in the ashram this year. Storks and Pelicans have come to the lake for the first time. They like a good environment, or perhaps there was no water elsewhe ...
  4. Gurudev, after death can we donate our organs?

    Yes, after death we can donate the organs of our body. There is nothing wrong in it. People say, 'Oh, if you give your eye, you soul won't go to heaven', all this is not true. Didn’t Bedara Kannappa (a hunter who proves his extreme ...
  5. Are there many such Earths? Are you present in each one simultaneously?

    Yes, I have many dimensions. We are all in many places, but let us make use of this place properly, that is good enough. ...
  6. How is it that in Vedic times, men and women both were priests and teachers. What caused that transition that women were cut out from the knowledge?

    In Vedic times men and women were equal. There were women priests, women saints and all that. But later on, in the middle ages, when the Arab influence fell on India, at that time, slowly women’s powers were taken away, because India was ruled by ...
  7. Why do women wear makeup?

    They are made-up like that! Well, by women using makeup, so many people are getting employment, and the whole industry is thriving even in the dark economic days. When the economy goes down, one industry keeps itself up, that is makeup! That makes it ...
  8. Gurudev, Shiva is called Bhoothnath (lord of the ghosts) and he is surrounded by ghosts and spirits. Do ghosts really exist?

    If you ask me whether Shiva exists, I can answer, yes! But I don’t know about the ghosts around him (laughter). Yes ghosts do exist but they are not different from him. They are in him. The 5 elements are known as the Panchabhutas. So Air, ...
  9. Gurudev, if our virtues and skills are not ours, they are the play of Yakshas (angels), are Yakshas a separate identity or part of us?

    Is there something called my own air? Do you say this is my air? The subtler you go, 'mine' does not exist. The subtler we go, there is only a field, and you share the field and the quality of the field. It is best you keep all this knowledge, these c ...
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