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  1. What do you do when you love your work and you know that you are good at it but still not successful?

    You are appreciating your work, but others also have to appreciate it. Keep at it and see what more you can do to improve. If your attention is on that, things will change.

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  2. Dear Gurudev, is it okay to love and be with a married man?

    Suppose you were married and your husband was with someone, would you like it? Put yourself in the place of the other woman who is already married. Then you decide for yourself. I won’t say anything about it.

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  3. Dear Gurudev, I love you more than I have ever loved or imagined I could love. I divorced several years ago and recently realized that the love and affection that I feel for you, I would like to have that with my next partner. I fear that I will never find this.

    Well, we learn from past mistakes and we move on. Don’t ever put a label on yourself that I would never be able to do this, I would never be able to love. Don’t put such concepts in your mind. Take all that you get in your life as a gi ...

  4. I am very interested in yoga. I have started training on the Kundalini Yoga. Can you talk about the importance of yoga and about Kundalini yoga?

    I would recommend you not to go into Kundalini yoga and all these things. It is anyway coming up naturally. You have done the Sudarshan Kriya, Shakti Kriya, and Advance Meditation Course, and it is moving very smoothly, and very nicely.
    I have seen m ...

  5. Since we surrender our botheration, pain and problems to you, are we running away from our responsibilities?

    No! You should have a balance there. You give your 100% and then leave the rest. Surrender does not mean running away from responsibilities, it is a sense of assurance in you that yes things are going to be well.

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  6. When you experience that all is dissolving including this body, how to be enthusiastic about pursuing that which is temporary?

    You know what, that is when you get the enthusiasm. Because everything is changing you get into the space of 'hey, there is something that is not changing and that something which is not changing, loves all that is changing and it plays around

  7. Have The Courage To Walk Alone

    19 Jul 2014
    Can you please talk about peer pressure and how to deal with it? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Sometimes, young people should learn to walk alone. Then you will be more centered and you will know how to be by yourself and not be bogged down by peer pressure. Take ...
  8. Can you please talk about peer pressure and how to deal with it?

    Sometimes, young people should learn to walk alone. Then you will be more centered and you will know how to be by yourself and not be bogged down by peer pressure. Take a long five kilometer walk all by yourself, or run by yourself. That will soli ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Dear Gurudev, I am really worried about my family. They are caught up in a dark world of lies, manipulation and money. I have had to completely break contact with them and it breaks my heart. They do not listen to me and I see bad consequences in store for them. It is hard to watch all this. Do you have any advice?

    First of all, don’t cut-off from them. At least don’t give them the feeling that you don’t care about them and are cut-off from them. That is not going to help them. It is your innate nature to help and you want to help them. For some ...

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