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  1. Gurudev, how can one strengthen one’s power of intention or desire?

    See, desire is always in search of happiness or knowledge. When one’s desire is directed towards a person, or an object, or some desired situation, then the moment you get something better, your desire will start running in that direction (mean ...
  2. Gurudev, the senses are limited yet our desire to enjoy is unlimited. Please speak on this.

    This is the problem! The capacity of the senses to enjoy is limited but the desire in the mind is unlimited. This discrepancy between wanting to enjoy and the ability to enjoy causes all sorts of ailments.Bulimia is one such ailment. Bulimia is on ...
  3. Gurudev, how should we realize that joy is not in the object? I understand this intellectually, but how can I bring this into my experience?

    Well, first you heard the knowledge and understood it intellectually. With time and maturity, you will realize, 'Oh, there is nothing much in this (object) or that'. What you thought was giving you lot of pleasure or joy, later on you feel, ' ...
  4. Is it possible not to have any expectations or desires?

    Life runs on desires. I'm not telling you that you shouldn`t have any desire. It is desire that has brought you here; you wanted to come to satsang and that is what has brought you here. It is desire which makes you eat food, it`s desire which makes you tr ...
  5. How to remove this thorn?

    Self effort. First we should notice the cause of sadness. Why are you upset? You are upset because things are not perfect, or people are not perfect, or you are not perfect. Only these three things can make you upset. You should keep some space for impe ...
  6. How to overcome desire?

    This is another desire! What we need to know is that a desire fulfilled takes you back to the same place you were before the desire arose. Just imagine your state of mind before a desire arose in you, after all the circus of having a d ...
  7. Gurudev, I have been your devotee for the past 15 years, and life has become so wonderful. But many times this question comes to my mind, that what will I get by doing Sadhana, Seva, Satsang, Siddhi (extraordinary abilities) and Moksha (liberation)? What will come next?

    See, just remember this simple formula. Those who do not run feverishly behind joy and comforts attain Moksha. And those who do not hanker even for Moksha too, attain Divine Love and devotion. Once you have love, then you have truly acquir ...
  8. Gurudev, it is said, 'Sattvashuddhaira karyasidhhi' (Meaning: One achieves his desires by increasing purity and positivity, i.e., sattva). Is purifying one’s sattva sufficient to achieve what one desires, or is it one of the many factors for success?

    There is a verse in Sanskrit, 'Raviryartevantyam pratidinam-uparasya narabhasyah. Kriyasiddhir bhavati Sattve-mahatam nopakarane'.(From the Raghuvamsa by Sri Kalidasa) It means that one cannot achieve desires by < ...
  9. Who is the observer? Is our goal to merge with the observer?

    There is no goal, there is nothing to merge. It is there, that is it. Got it? What is there is there. In the present moment it is always there; the witness is there. Who is asking the question, that is the witness. All that you need ...
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