Gurudev, I love spiritual practices and the atmosphere. It makes me feel balanced and fulfilled to be around spiritually evolved people and their activities. Is it possible to make a career out of spiritual practices? If yes, what would you advise me?
You know, spiritual practices cannot be made into a career but The Art of Living does provide many opportunities. We have many schools, institutions, universities and we have an employment exchange bureau. So you are most welcome to come and register wi ...
If spirituality is about finding ourselves and in the process we keep changing ourselves then are we actually ever able to know ourselves, or is it okay to just keep on trying to find oneself?
It is like peeling an onion, layer by layer. This is what Adi Shankaracharya said, 'Neti, Neti', I am not this, I am not this.
You keep contemplating about yourself and at some point you will find that inner tranquillity. That is impor ...
I want to become a teacher and spread this wonderful knowledge, but I’m disturbed sometimes by the politics that I see on this path. Kindly guide me.
Wherever there are people there will be politics.
Politics means everybody has their own tendencies, and human beings have many tendencies. In this world, in any field, on any path, anywhere you go you won’t find everybody to be a ...
Gurudev, when death is the ultimate truth of life, then why does one take the guidance of astrology?
Are you asking this for yourself or for somebody else? If you are asking for yourself then just become aware that all of us are going to die, for sure. The important thing is that while we live, we shall be happy and have fun in all that we do.
You can control small things, that is why you have this illusion (that you are in control). Just try to control the big things: stop the war in Iraq, or stop the war in Syria.
A couple came to meet me and they were talki ...
You don't have to devote more time, whatever little time you devote is good enough. Once or twice a year, a few days for an Advance Meditation Course is good enough. You don't have to go for one course after another for the whole year. If you do ...
Gurudev, you have always taken care of me. I have only one wish: For as long as I am in this body and in my other births to come, please make me your disciple and liberate me. Show me the truth so that I can liberate others too.
Recently, a saint came to see me in Rishikesh, and in our congregation he said a beautiful thing. He said, 'One who has learnt in this school will stay. One who has not learnt only will leave'.
Usually, in a school, if you have learnt and you ...
Yes, but you should not make it a profession. You shouldn’t say, 'Okay, I am going to heal you, but you have to give me some money'.
You know, with that type of healers, the healing does not work. It may appear to work for a little while but really it ...
Gurudev, how can I intensify and speed up my spiritual quest? Is it possible to bring it on the fast track?Just wanting to be on fast track is itself is good enough. It means you are already there. The fact that there is passion and desire to grow spiritually is what makes a big difference. ...
No, don’t mix them, it becomes a hotch-potch. You have on your platter, such a wonderful program. All based on a single line of thought, a philosophy which is ancient yet profound, and still modern. So just follow one way. That’s the best.
I’m saying t ...