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  1. Gurudev, spirituality has become a buzzword amongst many people. Everybody wants to say 'I meditate, I am spiritual'. What is spirituality?

    We are all made up of both matter and spirit, right? Our body is made up of carbohydrates, proteins, minerals. The spirit is made up of creativity, peace, love, joy, anger and all these emotions. Spirituality is attending to the spirit; who am I? Am ...

  2. I am from Bahrain and I have been in The Art of Living for 8 years. Usually when I talk about The Art of Living to non Art of living members, they tell me that this is against our religion. The minute they hear the word Yoga or Meditation, immediately they relate it to religion. How do you advise me to answer these people?

    Unfortunately, in the world, there is no distinction between religion and spirituality. I would say, spirituality is the value system which unites people of all religions. Only education will help.
    Yoga is simple exercises, it doesn’t conflict anyone’ ...
  3. Gurudev, It is considered old fashioned now to practice spirituality and human values. How can we inculcate these values in the coming generation?

    No, it is not so at all In fact it is the latest fashion. You talk to all our YES+. Fashion keeps changing with the time. What you are talking about is what used to happen in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Now since the year 2000 onwards, spirituality is the bigges ...
  4. Gurudev, can spirituality make me wealthy? I am very wealthy financially.

    Do not think that spirituality will make you wealthy. Spirituality will make you stronger. Then use this strength in a good way with hard work. There is a saying in Sanskrit that only those who do hard work can be wealthy and full of strength and energy. F ...
  5. Gurudev, the corporate world is all about making profits. And spiritual world is about distributing wealth. How to strike a balance?

    It is just like how you ride a motorbike. You have to make your institution profitable. If you go into loss, how can you be any charitable? You can’t do charity then, right? So you need to take care of both. ...
  6. Gurudev, so many blessed souls came from India like Lord Mahavira, Lord Buddha and Lord Krishna. And still India suffers so much. There is so much crime and corruption. Why?

    Do you mean that these people were ineffective? No, it is not so at all. Just imagine what would have happened if India was devoid of spirituality. What would have been the fate of this country? You just can’t imagine. Have you noticed that wherever there ...
  7. Gurudev, those who are happy, positive and without problems in life normally do not seek God fervently and join courses like Art of Living. On the other hand, those who are bad tempered and negative in thinking cannot deal with problems in life and get addicted. Such people seek God and turn to yoga and meditation. Why is this so?

    Listen, there are all types of people in this world. Do not think that only sick, the weak and the meek will seek the Truth. There are people who are happy, very healthy and very comfortable too have great passion (to become spiritual). Maybe it is a littl ...
  8. Gurudev, is possible for me to be spiritual in spite of not being religious? Is Dharma necessary?

    See, spirituality is a part of religion. Spirituality unites everyone. It is an experience from within. It is the essence of all religions.
    If you say that I will be both spiritual and irreligious also, then that is not possible. Religion has its own ...
  9. Gurudev, can you please talk a little more about the sound/alphabet meditation?

    That is the meditation that we did today, where you can’t go to Ka without Aa. So, you went to the very source where the sound arose, right? What happened at that time? Stillness! The mind became totally still at that moment. Thus, we went to ...
  10. Religion has become an obstacle in my life. I cannot move forward. What should I do?

    Never mind. Move from religion to spirituality. You are a spiritual being, and that is good enough. Every religion has some nice things to offer. Take a little bit from all the religions in the world and move on. You don’t have to be stuck with it. Don’t w ...
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