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  1. The Way To Please God

    Tue, 06/02/2015
    Photo credit: Lawrence OP/ Foter/CC BY-NC. (Below is a continuation of post The Source Of True Happiness) Gurudev, in the Pune Ashram there is Ayush Homa performed during birthdays and anniversaries. What is its significance? Sri Sri Ravi Shank ...
  2. Gurudev, I am a Sikh girl and I wish to marry a Jain boy. But my father says that Sikhism is the best religion and that I should not marry outside my religion. He also says that I have betrayed my religion by joining the Art of Living. What do I do?

    No, there is nothing like that. Just ask him patiently, why he is in so much ignorance? Ask him why does he misunderstand so many things despite having come to the light of the Guru? It means he has not correctly understood the teachings of Guru Nanak D ...
  3. How should I handle the fears in my kid’s mind?

    See, there isn’t much fear in the mind of a child. And even if there is, you should calmly explain to them and ask them to do some chanting, such as 'Om Namaha Shivaya', or just say 'Jai Gurudev', and all the fear drops off. ...
  4. Gurudev, it is said that for people and objects that come and go in our life – they were never ours to begin with. My question is that, why do these people or events come in our life when they were never ours, or never will be ours?

    Well, everything comes and goes in this world. Nothing stays. We have come to this planet now and we will also leave one day, and those who have already left this world will return to it someday. This is how the cycle of worldly life is. So do not sit a ...
  5. Gurudev, in the Pune Ashram there is Ayush Homa performed during birthdays and anniversaries. What is its significance?

    The chanting of mantras creates an environment of positivity and sacredness. Mantras have an impact at the subtle level also. Our physical body is the gross body, while our subtle body is 1.5 times larger than the gross body. And the Karana Sharira
  6. Gurudev, why do we offer incense and a lamp to the Divine who has created such a fragrant creation and the mighty Sun?

    See, doing all this is just a play. Do not think too much about this. It is all done to create an atmosphere of sacredness and purity, that’s it. You do not need to burn incense or light a lamp to please God. When you are happy and content from wi ...
  7. Gurudev, what should I do so that everyone likes me?

    See, first just drop this want to be liked by everyone. As long as you are the favourite and beloved of the Divine, that is good enough. That’s it! How long can you go on pleasing everyone? Just have a deep sense of contentment from within; from y ...
  8. The Source Of True Happiness

    Tue, 06/02/2015
    (Photo credits: Archi) It is Purnima (Full moon day) today, but it is very cloudy. This is how it is in life also. You are beautiful and pure just like a full moon, but that is not visible because of the clouds (here meaning inertia and negativ ...
  9. A Sign Of True Friendship

    Tue, 03/31/2015
    (Below is a continuation of post Expect Less And Understand More) When you engage other world leaders and talk about your agenda of peace, what do you talk about? I am just curious about what goes on in your negotiations and what do you ask of ...
  10. Why do we have so many Gods in Hinduism. Is there any scientific reason behind that?

    Do you know how many chromosomes there are in your body in total? Have you ever wondered how one cell develops into this very complex body? It is because it is programmed to do so, but it is just one cell.If you go to a pastry shop, how many types ...
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