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  1. I can understand the truth of your knowledge. I can enjoy pooja, bhajans and all the Indian customs as well around you. But, when I am together with my friends, it is very difficult to speak about all this; especially, listening to a Master. In our country, we learn to follow our mind and not any Masters. What can you suggest to make Art of Living more acceptable?

    I can understand the truth of your knowledge. I can enjoy pooja, bhajans and all the Indian ... all this; especially, listening to a Master. In our country, we learn to follow our mind and not any ... thing. You don’t have to talk about pooja, chanting and all that to one who does not know. Just talk ...
  2. Why do masters sometimes ignore disciples? Can a Guru ever forsake or get fed up with a disciple?

    like that, it is all in the mind. It is very strange but true, even if there is nothing to worry and ...
  3. As Buddha attained enlightenment he must have experienced what other masters experienced, yet he never spoke about God. Because of this some people even say that he was an atheist. Can you talk about this?

    this? Well, in Buddha’s time there were many concepts of God. Many people had read all the Upanishad. ... You should remember all of Buddha’s followers were high intellectuals in contrast to the followers of ... Jesus; they were all fishermen; simpletons. But Buddha’s followers were well read high intellectuals, so ...
  4. In the Upanishads you speak about getting close to the master. Does this also mean in a physical way.

    But I want nothing. I just want everyone to be happy, and walk on the spiritual path. That is all ... all should aspire for. We should all do something good for the society, isn't it?! Someone says ... to say that I have power over everyone.' This is all just in the minds of people, 'Oh that ...
  5. Gurudev, how can one establish an unbreakable connection with you?

    that the connection is there, that is all. ...
  6. Gurudev, please talk on the art of asking questions since, at times, I am not satisfied with an answer I get, or I get more confused with the answer.

    will pick up the answer, for you are the source of all answers. When you are quiet, then, from within ... student asked, ‘Master, why are you doing this? The cup is full. You can see the tea spilling all over the ... wisdom. Knowledge turns, and becomes wisdom – Shravana, Manana, Nidhidhyasa. After speaking all the 700 ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, you have spoken about the three kinds of devotees. Are there different flavors of masters as well?

    masters as well? Yes, definitely! History has seen many different types of masters. In fact they are all ... toll on you. All this lasts for a very short span of time, it is not something that stays with you. ...
  8. Was Prophet Muhammad a Nirguna Upasaka (follower of the formless)? If yes, then why was Vigraha Aradhana (idol worship) introduced?

    times. And all of them do it. They go and kiss it. All this is nothing but worship of the Divine as ... was trouble but not as much. Buddhists, Jains, Tao, Shinto, all these paths were smooth sailing and ... life, their paths were filled with sorrow, filled with hardship, filled with struggle and fight all the ...
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