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  1. Where Dispassion is Detrimental!

    Karthik: Is there something we should not be dispassionate about? Guruji: Myself! (laughter) Do not put off the fire of longing for the Divine or Satsang with Dispassion. There is a little fire in you that propels you towards Knowledge, Sadhana, Devotion ...
  2. Longing Itself Is Divine

    Longing itself is Divine. Longing for worldly things makes you inert. Longing for Infinity fills you with life. When longing dies, inertia sets in. But longing also brings along a sense of pain. To avoid the pain, you try to push away the longing. The ski ...
  3. What is the difference between longing and craving? How do I know if I am in longing or craving for something?

    Craving is for temporary, petty and small things but longing is for bigger and permanent things. Like you have cravings for sugar, success or sex, but longing is associated with love. You feel something in your heart. ...
  4. What to do when I am missing you a lot?

    Listen to the knowledge and engage in service.
    Be creative, write something. There are so many things you can do.
    Longing and love go together. One cannot exist without the other. ...
  5. Gurudev, you have said in the Upanishads that only when the soul chooses to reveal itself does one get enlightened. So where does longing come in the whole picture. Something in me longs to know itself but will not reveal itself. Why?

    Yes, you know when the fruit ripens its color also changes. An apple when it becomes ripe its color changes. Like papaya, it becomes yellow color when it is ripe. Like that longing is the sign of the ripening of consciousness. ...
  6. Dear Guruji, why do I cry in satsangs and in some of The Art of Living Courses?

    Why do you cry? I think you should laugh, isn’t it? Smile!
    There is a shloka (verse) in the Upanishad which says, ’Bidhyanti hridaya granthi, Chidyanthe sarva samshayaha. Ksheenatechaasya karmani, Yasmin driste paraavare.’
  7. Why does the Infinity keep its anonymity?

    So that you can seek that.
    When you long for it then you seek. And the seeking itself is so beautiful.
    Longing for the Divine, longing for the highest is in itself so beautiful. That is why longing is called Radha. Radha mean ...
  8. Gurudev, what is the solution for the unbearable pain because of the love towards you? What to do?

    Start writing; some poems may come. Start working on some projects. Do service (seva); teach and dwell in knowledge. All this will help bring the creativity out of longing. ...
  9. Dear Gurudev, why does longing hurt so much? I am referring to the longing for the Divine and for the Infinity. Where have we come from?

    See, love and hurt are very close and go hand in hand.
    When you love someone, then you do get hurt sometimes. It happens this way, and we have to live through it. So do not run away from it.
    Getting hurt is a part of love.

    Today somebody cam ...

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