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  1. Gurudev, why is Bhakti Yoga (path of devotion) considered to be above all, vis-à-vis Karma Yoga (path of action), Gyaan Yoga (path of knowledge)?

    Bhakti Yoga is more juicy, easy and much quicker to attain. This is the tendency of intelligent people, they want to do less and accomplish more. ...
  2. Gurudev, can you please tell me the exact purpose of shraddha (faith or devotion)?

    Shraddha means loving the unknown. You know, you either love or do not love that which you already know about. Right? But if there is something you do not know, then you do not hate it, and you also have a choice to love it or not. Loving s ...
  3. Gurudev, I am from the US and I am amazed by the devotion that Indians have. It is very inspiring. Can you please comment on how people from the west can cultivate this level of devotion?

    Outer expression of devotion is very different from what one feels inside. Don’t think that the people in the west don’t have it. The west does have it.See, people are people. We are all the same, whether east, west, north, or south, w ...
  4. Please tell me how to keep my connection with the divine in my everyday life, and in times of distress.

    This intention to keep the connection itself indicates that you keep feeling the connection again and again.Just make it a habit. As soon as you wake up, feel the connection. Before going to bed, thank the divine for all that you have received. Even ...
  5. Gurudev, there is no logic in devotion. But sometimes when we listen to knowledge, then the mind becomes upset or restless. Then I feel like just swaying in your devotion. Can one not attain Moksha (liberation) without using the intellect?

    By asking this question, you have used your intellect and logic, isn’t it. The fact that you have asked this question means you have thought it with your logic and intellect (laughter). Do you get what I am saying? Suppose someone is sleepi ...
  6. Gurudev, when we see someone’s picture, we remember and miss them. Is it appropriate to do the same for God also? Is this not straying away from the essence of spirituality?

    See, if someone feels that way, then it is alright. In reality you do not need it because this entire Creation is God’s portrait. Whatever we see as manifest in this Creation is nothing but a painting crafted by God. It is His manife ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, I love singing bhajans, but sometimes I feel I am being very superficial and just treating them like nice music. How can I discover the real devotion when I sing?

    Just be natural and don’t worry about your feelings. Feelings keep changing.If you have had devotion and if it is not coming up the next day, you can’t force it to come. Even that devotion is a gift. You can’t demand a gift
  8. Gurudev, I am not a devoted person, I have never been one. Although I feel that I am missing a huge part of the experiences because of this. How should I handle it? Will it happen sometime?

    What do you think is devotion? Just crying and singing, is that what you think devotion is? Or running after me? No! It is a simplest state of your awareness. Whenever you are in the simplest state of awareness, that is what devotion is.Just reme ...
  9. I love my soul mate so much, that I fear that it does not leave much room for me to love the Divine.

    I have no experience of a soul mate.Why not? I don’t think there is any hindrance. If you have a soul mate, and you found some new love, you can as well see that as a gift to you.Your friends are a gift, your partner is a gift to you ...
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