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  1. 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?

    they hear the word Yoga or Meditation, immediately they relate it to religion. How do you advise me to ... will help. Yoga is simple exercises, it doesn’t conflict anyone’s religious beliefs. But unfortunately, ... many parts of the world still don’t think so. They think Yoga means it may be related to Hinduism. No ...
  2. Dear Gurudev, why is the path of spirituality so difficult and trying at times? Sometimes I feel life was much simpler when I was ignorant.

    all. It is said, ‘ Heyam dukham anagatam ’. It is the principle of Yoga, the goal of Yoga; the aim of ... Yoga is to stop the misery that is yet to come. ...
  3. Gurudev, if your perception is your reality, then what is truth?

    read intellectually, you may read very ancient book on yoga, such as, Yoga Vasistha. Yoga Vasistha is ... Vedanta, the ancient knowledge. I handed over them a book of Yoga Vasistha. They said it was startling. ...
  4. I can understand the truth of your knowledge. I can enjoy pooja, bhajans and all the Indian customs as well around you. But, when I am together with my friends, it is very difficult to speak about all this; especially, listening to a Master. In our country, we learn to follow our mind and not any Masters. What can you suggest to make Art of Living more acceptable?

    first started The Art of Living then also it was very difficult. Teaching yoga means only someone who is ... out there, someone who is crazy, would do yoga. But today people like yoga. I want to tell you one ... for yoga, for exercise, even soccer you need a good coach, isn’t it? So similarly, for spirituality, ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, what has God got to do with spirituality? Can I not believe and still be spiritual?

    Darshanas do not talk about God, but they talk about Consciousness. Only in the Yoga Sutras, which is the ...
  6. My mind conflicts between spiritual world and material world. How to overcome this?

    breathing exercise and yoga would help you long way, and then some social service activity what we call seva ...
  7. Religion has become an obstacle in my life. I cannot move forward. What should I do?

    for doing Yoga and meditation. There are some people who spread these words that eastern things are ...
  8. When will corruption and terrorism end? Will Sanātana Dharma (the eternal law) end?

    been thirty years since The Art of Living was founded. Today, we can say that yoga, pranayama and ...
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