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  1. How To Handle Feverishness?

    When you're in the grip of feverishness about the result of your actions, what do you do? Faith: Have faith and confidence that the result will be much better than you can ever imagine. With faith you can get rid of feverishness of action/achievement ...
  2. Several Types of Dispassion

    There are several types of dispassion: You are dispassionate because you realize the misery in the world. (You have a fear of misery.) The events in life-- the pain, the suffering one experiences or sees-- brings dispassion. The second type of dispassion ...
  3. Enthusiasm and Dispassion

    What is enthusiasm? Enthusiasm means to be connected to God within. When you are with your source, you can only be enthusiastic. Apathy is when you are away from the source of life. You cannot be but enthusiastic when your mind is totally in the present m ...
  4. It takes courage to say "I Am"

    Only in deep rest can the Divine come, not by doing. All the doings are to help you become silent. Not enjoying the bliss or the peace takes you further- otherwise the bliss or the peace can create cravings. If the existence wants to give it, then fine. I ...
  5. Rest and Activity

    Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. When to have what and how much to have is wisdom. Finding them in each other-activity in rest and rest in activity-is the ultimate freedom. More tiring than t ...
  6. I Am Neither Honest Nor Humble

    A lady- I want an honest and humble man in my life. Sri Sri- I am neither honest nor humble. (Everyone shocked) Sri Sri- I cannot tell everyone I am God, as not everyone will understand. So I am not honest. I am not humble- how can God be humble! If I am ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Glory (Vaibhav) and Dispassion (Vairag)

    It is often believed that glory and dispassion are contradictory and cannot co-exist. Glory and luxury without dispassion is a nauseating pomp and show. Such glory does not bring fulfillment for anyone. it is shallow. Alternately, the dispassion that is a ...
  9. Gurudev, on the path of spirituality which approach is preferable between Vairagya (dispassion) and Josh (zeal/passion)?

    Both are necessary. That is why Lord Krishna first aroused zeal in Arjun by saying, ‘Look, what will people say? They will say, 'He is such a coward.’ What is the point in living a life of humiliation; it would be better to die.’
    Then he said, 'Is it ...
  10. Gurudev, you have said that success in yoga is achieved by dispassion and practice. I am doing my practices, but I am married and I don’t have dispassion. How can I progress in yoga?

    No! Fulfilling your responsibilities is also dispassion. Attend to your responsibilities. Do what you need to do, complete it and rest. That which you need to drop, drop it and rest, this is dispassion.
    There is no need for you to leave your home and ...
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