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  1. Gurudev, what is mind? I have still not understood the difference between mind and the consciousness.

    Are you looking at me? Are you listening to me? See, if your mind is elsewhere, even if your eyes are open, you cannot see me. Even though the words are falling on your ear, you cannot hear me. Mind is that faculty of consciousness through which we hear ...
  2. Gurudev, I want to know the significance of Déjà vu, as I seem to be experiencing a lot of it.

    See, our consciousness is ancient and new – both at the same time. So it can tap into the happenings of the past as well as that of the future.When you walk on the road, you can only see so much. But if you are flying above the road, you can ...
  3. Gurudev, how can one control the mind?

    You can control the mind by being in silence, and speaking little. And you should also meditate regularly. ...
  4. Gurudev, you have said that a disciple overcomes the little mind to follow the Guru. But in my case, I feel that I am not able to overcome the mind. What do I do?

    Is it so? Then nature will kill your mind and help you overcome it (laughter). What is the mind? The mind means the many desires that you carry within you. Nature knows very well the number of desires you drag and carry as a burden within ...
  5. Gurudev what is the relevance of eating satvic and Ayurvedic food? Usually I like rajasic food more than satvic food.

    With rajasic food, you will have a similar rajasic mind-set as well. Do you know what a rajasic mind-set is? It is like a yo-yo. You jump up or you go down. Either you are too happy or you are too down, this is the impact of rajasic food. You can have i ...
  6. How can we control the mind?

    Through the breath. If you can control your breath then know that you can control your mind. Do pranayama and once you keep doing pranayama you will start gaining control on your mind. You cannot control the mind directly, it is not possible. When you l ...
  7. What really is the mind without thoughts?

    It is nothing. A bundle of thoughts is what the mind is. When the thinking stops, that is the no mind state. That is what happens. It happens for a few moments in meditation and then you feel very good. ...
  8. Gurudev, how can one experience the mind, intellect, memory and the Self as separate from each other?

    When you are listening to whatever I am saying, your mind is the one that is listening through your ears. When you listen to music, you hear it through your mind.But when you ask questions about something, you do so through the inte ...
  9. Gurudev, what is the best way to control the mind?

    Why do you want to control the mind? You want the mind to stay in one place, right. That is what you mean by control.Why is it going here and there? If there is a nice program on television, do you need to control your mind to watch it? You love a c ...
  10. When we are in a state of inner happiness and contentment, then why do we lose this state again?

    You are in this world, you are not on an island. You are in a pool of energy of so many people. Don’t sit and worry about 'Why I am feeling this way' or 'Why am I feeling that way'. Time and place have an influence on your mind. Th ...
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