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  1. Why is India the favorite destination for enlightened masters? Why is India the only country that is bestowed with a rich spiritual heritage? Is there something special about this land?

    There have been saints in almost every part of the world. If you go to California, every city is named after a saint. Go to Quebec in Montreal, it is all named after different saints. Of course, India tops the list. It is like asking, why are the ...
  2. We would like to hear in your words the link between science and spirituality.

    This is my favorite topic. In the East, science and spirituality go together. If you read the Gita or any of the Upanishadas, they say gyaan vigyaan – science and spirituality must go together.In fact, in the six systems of phi ...
  3. Gurudev, you have compared religion and spirituality to a banana and its peel. Isn’t the banana peel important to protect the banana inside?

    Correct! Religion has its place. I am not a communist or an atheist who would say religion should be done away with. But what is the point of having a skin if there is no banana inside? If there is no substance, no human values, no compassio ...
  4. Gurudev, I understand spiritual practices are to meet God, but that is not my motive. I want to excel in life and in my career. How can spirituality help me do that? Why does spirituality suggest one generic solution to all of life’s problems.

    See, when you are hungry, the only way to satisfy hunger is to eat. If you say, “I am thirsty”, there is just one solution to quench the thirst, you need to drink liquids. But what type of liquid you should drink? I say you have many choices ...
  5. Gurudev, does practicing spirituality in the workplace diminish dynamism and aspirations, and bring about complacency instead?

    Absolutely not. Complacency is not spirituality in the real sense. Neither does peace mean a sense of complacency, nor can stress be a sign of creativity. If stress meant creativity, then Afghanistan should have been the most creative part of the world. ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, you do so much for us, what can we do for you?

    Keep smiling and spread the smile and happiness. There is so much work to be done in the world. There are conflicts in Syria, in Egypt, in Ukraine, in Pakistan, in Columbia, and in many other parts of the world. We should see what we can do. If t ...
  7. Gurudev, on what basis can I call myself as spiritual? Is the meaning of spirituality to go beyond the senses?

    I tell you, you just declare that you are spiritual. There is no problem, and nobody will challenge you. Nobody can, for everyone is made up of spirit. It is the spirit in you which is speaking, which understands, which is perceiving and communicating, ...
  8. Gurudev, how does knowledge of substances lead to enlightenment? Are all physicists enlightened?

    You know, a scientist once told me, 'Gurudev, for 40 years I have studied matter just to realize that it doesn’t exist'.The one thing that exists in the world is waves, which appears to be matter. If you are a quantum physicist, you ...
  9. Gurudev, you have said that in spirituality, faith comes first and then the experience, whereas for people with a scientific temper, it is the exact opposite. This feels a bit contradictory and I did not get it. Can you please explain?

    No, I feel you got it wrong somewhere. It is the difference between the oriental and the occidental way of looking at things. In the orient, we always say that first the experience must happen, only then do you fully understand and grasp the concept. Bu ...
  10. Why do you think attaining spirituality is necessary?

    It is because you want to be happy unconditionally; you want peace which does not get disturbed by small things. And this is quite natural.Wanting spirituality is as natural as wanting deep rest, as wanting to be loved, as wanting comfort and ...
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