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  1. Dear Gurudev, as a working mother, I cannot spend quality time with my child. In this modern age what is your advice to working mothers?

    Where there is a will there is a way. Children are not the problem. Here is Elonka, she has three little kids and with three little kids she would conduct courses. She would feed the baby then give it to someone to take care and then she would conduct the ...
  2. Gurudev, why do I have to take on so many responsibilities. I have the responsibility of my happiness, my husband’s happiness, family’s happiness, etc. Why all this when ultimately I have to die?

    Well, that is because you are born! When you are born you have to take care of all this.There are two ways of looking at life:1. Either you take it as a burden and a drag and make your whole life a long drawn misery, or 2. You take it with e ...
  3. Gurudev, even after wearing the sacred thread (yagnopaveetham), people don’t bear the responsibilities properly. Do you really think that wearing this sacred thread reminds us of our responsibilities?

    It is just a symbol. It is not that just because you have worn a badge of Vande Matram, you become totally patriotic. Similarly you may wear a thread and you may still not be responsible. It doesn’t make any sense. Many people wear sacred thread ...
  4. Gurudev, if the heart wants something but my responsibilities prevent me from striving to get that, then what should I do?

    You should fulfil the responsibilities in life first. You can always listen to the heart a little later and act on it. If you only listen to what your heart says, and do just that, then you will get into trouble. ...
  5. Gurudev, there is a constant struggle between responsibilities and my personal desires. How do I create a balance?

    Well, when you say that is a constant struggle, then just let it be. When anything becomes constant, you get used to it. Then it is no longer a struggle. But anything is a struggle if you are not used to it. If you are used to something, then you cann ...
  6. I’m always bothered by the feeling of ‘What about me?’ How do I handle this?

    If you find it difficult to drop ‘What about me’, start with ‘What about us’. Turn that ‘me’ into ‘us’. ...
  7. When will the world be free from nuclear weapons?

    When people become spiritual! When we spiritualize politics, socialize business and secularize religion, then the world will be free from weapons. Religions should be secular. Religious leaders should be secular in their outlook. Th ...
  8. How do I know which political party to vote for?

    In my opinion, first we should not let anybody remain in power for too long. We should keep changing parties. Power corrupts people. Even good people become bad. Therefore, we should give holidays to everybody, and let them churn themselves. Without giving ...
  9. Can we ask you some rapid fire questions?

    Yes, go ahead. Who are you? Good Question to ask yourself. Who were you in your past life? That is a secret, I will tell you some other time. What is and who is God? What and who is not God. How should we feel god? ...
  10. Whenever I am in the ashram I don't feel like going back to the materialistic world. Sometimes the responsibility of the family becomes an obstacle. How to overcome that?

    You need to charge your mobile phone with the charger, but you don't leave the phone on the charger, otherwise how will you use it?! Similarly, when your charge is down, you have to come here again and charge yourself. For me the whole world is my ash ...
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