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  1. Gurudev, I feel that I have found the perfect Guru. But do you feel that you have found the perfect disciples or not?

    Where does a Guru have time to think like this? A Guru is always in a state of bliss with himself! (Laughter) A Guru always says, 'Take whatever you want from me'.
    See, there is a deep river flowing before you. Someone may just want to ...

  2. Dear Gurudev, is being greedy for the Guru good?

    Well, you can be greedy to do seva, and to get higher knowledge. No need to be jealous of others near the Guru.
    Guru keeps all kinds of people around him or her. He keeps some people closest so that they don’t cause problems to others. Some are ...

  3. who comes first according to you: the Guru or one’s parents?

    It depends on the situation. If it a question of your marriage, then your parents come first and you should take their consent and blessings before proceeding further. But when it comes to spirituality and meditation, then listen to the Guru first. Medi ...

  4. Gurudev, yesterday we were told that Shiva’s seat is Nirvana (liberation), and His presence is bliss and he spreads joy all around him. Can you please elaborate on this?

    Why are you troubling me? I don’t trouble you to understand so why do you trouble me to make you understand it?
    All these are aphorisms given to you and you are given the intellect to ponder upon and understand the meaning of these.
    Gurus n ...
  5. Gurudev, does a person receive the Guru’s love as per his paatrata (capacity to receive Grace or blessings)? Or is it that the more deserving or capable ones reach you faster?

    There is nothing like it. You have already come to me. Those who have not reached are waiting for you to bring them here. ...
  6. Gurudev, Lord Krishna played the role of a Guru to Arjuna. In Lord Krishna’s life, what role did Arjuna play? What role can a disciple play in Guru’s life?

    There can be only two types of disciples: the easy disciple, and the tough disciple. The tough ones are hard nuts to crack. It will take a long time for the tough ones to get the point.
    The easy ones are those who know, who become sensitive, and who ...

  7. Gurdev, why is Ekadashi very dear to Lord Krishna? Today is Vaikunth Ekadashi. Today after celebrating it with you, are the doors of Vaikunth (Paradise) open for us?

    You should first understand what 'Vaikunth' (in Indian mythology, referring to the abode of Lord Vishnu) means. It is a place where there is no lack, or shortage; there is only abundance.
    It is written in the Srimad Bhagawatam, that ev ...

  8. Gurudev, Lord Krishna played the role of a Guru to Arjuna. In Lord Krishna’s life, what role did Arjuna play? What role can a disciple play in Guru’s life?

    There can be only two types of disciples: the easy disciple, and the tough disciple. The tough ones are hard nuts to crack. It will take a long time for the tough ones to get the point.
    The easy ones are those who know, who become sensitive, and who ...

  9. Gurudev, there are two aspects to the present moment. One is that it is vast and infinite, as well as deep. There are so many things happening at the same instant. What is its other dimension or dimensions? Can you please explain?

    That is correct. The present moment is not linear, it is spherical. It is both vast and deep. There are infinite dimensions to the present moment. When you go deep in meditation, you experience this and realize that everything is in this moment only.

  10. Gurudev, do Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva switch their roles from time to time? Do they not get bored doing the same role again and again over time?

    Well, this is why at one point in time they all came together as one and became Lord Dattatreya (a form or incarnation of the Divine shown as having all three aspects of Divinity together). All three of them are Gurus. ...
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