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  1. Gurudev, sometimes it becomes a burden to even remember knowledge. How can we take the knowledge we receive from manana (to ponder over again and again) to nidhidhyaasa (complete assimilation of knowledge)?

    Why are you increasing your burden by asking this question too? (Laughter) Just relax and be silent for a while.
    The goal of knowledge is to transport the mind from its limited understanding and concepts to a more expanded state of aware ...

  2. Gurudev, when I listen to knowledge, I feel the change in my mind. But the change is not firmly established. What should I do?

    You will have to listen to knowledge again and again. Then it will be firmly established in you. But it will take some time.
    When you dye a piece of cloth, what do you do? You dip the cloth in the dye and dry it. And you repeat the process again and ...

  3. I find it tough to apply knowledge in such situations, when there is no food and no power.

    You do not have to apply knowledge, just be spontaneous.
    Knowledge is already inbuilt in you. You have to accept situations, live in the present moment and serve people. This is the knowledge. Do not try to apply any more knowledge; it is not needed. ...

  4. Gurudev, in the 9th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, you have said that there is a difference between Gyaan (knowledge) and information. Please explain.

    Information is something that even a computer can give and take. Filling our mind with information is not Gyaan.
    If a person reads a lot of books and knows all the information in those books, then we don’t say he is a Gyaani.
    I ...

  5. Yesterday you told us to be like a lotus flower. How can we do this? I am doing my practices everyday and I meditate twice, but I don’t feel like a lotus flower at all.

    Okay, if you do not feel like a flower, at least feel like a leaf! (Laughter) That is why I said lotus leaf also!

    Sometimes you should just wake up and shake up!
    You should say, ‘Come on! The whole past is gone! Finished! What am I holdi ...

  6. Gurudev, what is action in inaction and inaction in action?

    It is very clear. This is the whole secret.
    When you are acting with hundred percent attention, something in you tells, ‘I am not doing it, I am not acting. It is just happening'. How many of you have had this experience? (Many in the audience rais ...
  7. Gurudev, I happened to meet an American diplomat who has been on the spiritual path for 40-45 years. He said that some saints have visions of a kingdom of God, which is blue. Millions of souls are hovering around to get inside the kingdom of God, but that is possible only through a master. I just wanted to know whether all this is true.

    In the Gita also it is said that, among the millions, only few will walk the path, and amongst the few who walk the path, only a few will come to know me well.

    Among these 8.4 million types of species on the planet, human species is only one. Af ...

  8. Gurudev, yesterday we were told that Shiva’s seat is Nirvana (liberation), and His presence is bliss and he spreads joy all around him. Can you please elaborate on this?

    Why are you troubling me? I don’t trouble you to understand so why do you trouble me to make you understand it?
    All these are aphorisms given to you and you are given the intellect to ponder upon and understand the meaning of these.
    Gurus n ...
  9. Gurudev, it is said that creativity is born out of silence. But many creative works also arises out of deep despair and anguish. Please explain this.

    Yes, that is also right. Temporarily for a moment or so, there can be anguish or despair, and creativity comes out of that. But if the despair and anguish continues, then nothing comes out of it.
    If despair and anguish alone were the reason for creati ...
  10. Gurudev, in the Gita, Arjun asks Krishna about sthitapragnya. Does it mean being established in knowledge?

    Correct, it means being stable. He described what sthitapragnya is;, the signs of sthitapragnya. It means being unwavered; whether you are poured with flooded with compliments or you are given umpteen numbers of insults; in both situ ...

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