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  1. Gurudev, the UN recognizes happiness as the basic birthright of every human being. How do we move forward to be a happier country on the occasion of 26th January (Republic day of India)?

    This question first has to come in every citizen of this country: How can we find happiness in our self, and how we can see that happiness increases in our society. So, first that thought should germinate in every mind, and then action will follow s ...
  2. Gurudev, what do we have to do to make the stubborn mind shift from a mechanistic reductionist fragmented thought that is leading to so much violence against the Earth, between people, and against women. The violence against women is so intimately connected to this division and separation. (Vandana Shiva: Author and Environmentalist from India)

    I would say, if people become scientists, if they all become physicists, they can see life from a bigger context. Then there is no way they will indulge in violence. It is lack of education, lack of scientific and spiritual education that makes people s ...

  3. How can we end crime against Women, particularly in metropolitan cities of India? (Mary Kom: World Boxing Champion from India (Recipient of the Padmabhushan))

    How did you catch my thought? I was also thinking the same thing, how can we help women in the metropolitan cities of India.
    As I said, first of all we need to create more support groups and women watch.
    We have taken up one thing now, i.e., c ...

  4. Gurudev, I read somewhere that if a person commits the biggest of the biggest crimes, but does not feel guilty about it or regret it, his karma is not marked (meaning that the negative karma does not bind him). But if someone makes a small mistake, and instantly regrets it, his karma gets marked. Is that true?

    It is not just about regretting. There is something more to this. It is being aware of the non-doer spirit within you. There are 2 things within everyone. One is the doer, one is the non-doer. When your identity is completely with the non-doing aspect with ...
  5. Gurudev, what is the difference between tendency (Prakriti), and crime (desire to harm). If love and service is our natural tendency, then why is crime increasing?

    Lack of spiritual education, lack of human values in society.
    People are stressed and they have never been taught how to release the stress, and so crime is happening.
    As I said, if you talk to these convicts in the prison, you’ll find that they’ ...
  6. There are some people who say, 'A little bit of wine is okay, even Lord Shiva had wine'. How do we tackle such statements?

    People do whatever they want to do and they put it in the name of religion, or God to justify themselves.
    Simply look at your life, forget about others. If Shiva had alcohol, he must have had problems as well.
    See those five people who did that t ...
  7. If government is corrupt, how can the nation create good governance.

    The government has no personality, it is the people in the government who become corrupt. It is the people who can become incorrupt as well.

    See, corruption begins where the sense of belongingness ends. Nobody can be corrupt with people whom they think ...

  8. You just said that alcohol is the main reason behind the Delhi gang rape case. But today, there have been cases of young girls being raped by their own fathers. In those cases, it is not just alcohol. What is the bigger problem?

    Correct, it is not alcohol which is the main reason behind this case.

    Sex offenders have primarily three issue. One is hormone issues, where there could be some serious hormonal imbalances in them.
    Second is emotional disturbances. The person must ...

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