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  1. Gurudev, sometimes I don’t have time to do seva. Is donation also considered as seva?

    Yes! That is also seva. See, whatever is possible for you, that is what is seva. Suppose, you cannot lift a stone, you don’t need to do it. You shouldn’t do what you cannot do. If someone else can do it, you can make them lift the stone that is a ...
  2. I want to do seva, but how to begin?

    Just register your name at the counter, and we will get you involved. One of the Yuvacharyas will get you involved in seva. Keep yourself involved with a teacher. ...
  3. What can I do for you from now on?

    Keep smiling. Live the knowledge and spread happiness. I want more and more of you to spread happiness in the world. If you can start in small groups at your home, and invite one of the Art of Living teachers to conduct meditations, that will be very g ...
  4. uruji, I lost my father four years back, and since then I am unable to concentrate on academics. What should I do to improve academically, so that I can make him proud of me?

    Do YES course. Don't worry. Your father's blessing is with you. Move on. All the youth here, I want you to move forward. Let us create a bright future for India. In foreign countries what they do is, they take a sabbatical - take one year off from ...
  5. Gurudev, I am not a very sad person nor do I find life depressing. But many times when I wake up in the morning I have a heavy heart and feel lonely and feel like crying. What is that and how do I stop feeling this way?

    Engage yourself in some seva activity, however big or small. If you are engaging yourself in seva activities then these sorts of things will get lifted. Of course listen to some knowledge and do sadhana along with that. ...
  6. Behind seva lies the desire for closer association with you. Is this right or wrong?

    It doesn’t matter. Do not consider it wrong and feel guilty because of it. The desire is there, so it is there. ...
  7. Dear Guruji, two years back I asked for blessings. You blessed me and things changed. I got so busy with my job that my wish to work for the Art of Living is not being fulfilled.

    When the tree is full of fruits and you start enjoying the fruits, you forget to water the roots. It is good you remembered, so now water the roots every day. Be engaged in some seva project. ...
  8. What is the best seva I can do?

    Any seva is the best seva if it is done with 100% attention. Seva is doing what is needed to be done at that moment. Right now somebody is in dire need of a glass of water. You may say giving a glass of water is not a big seva, instead let me build a ...
  9. Volunteer

    Who is a volunteer? One who comes to help, without being asked to help; one who is self-motivated, inspired, becomes a volunteer. There is the possibility of the inspirational motivation going down in a volunteer, which could bring frustration. Usually vo ...
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