Please tell me how to keep my connection with the divine in my everyday life, and in times of distress.
This intention to keep the connection itself indicates that you keep feeling the connection again and again.
Just make it a habit. As soon as you wake up, feel the connection. Before going to bed, thank the divine for all that you have received. Even ...
Gurudev, there is no logic in devotion. But sometimes when we listen to knowledge, then the mind becomes upset or restless. Then I feel like just swaying in your devotion. Can one not attain Moksha (liberation) without using the intellect?
By asking this question, you have used your intellect and logic, isn’t it. The fact that you have asked this question means you have thought it with your logic and intellect (laughter). Do you get what I am saying? Suppose someone is sleepi ...
Gurudev, when we see someone’s picture, we remember and miss them. Is it appropriate to do the same for God also? Is this not straying away from the essence of spirituality?
See, if someone feels that way, then it is alright. In reality you do not need it because this entire Creation is God’s portrait. Whatever we see as manifest in this Creation is nothing but a painting crafted by God. It is His manife ...
Gurudev, I love my soul mate so much, that I fear that it does not leave much room for me to love the Divine.
I have no experience of a soul mate.
Why not? I don’t think there is any hindrance. If you have a soul mate, and you found some new love, you can as well see that as a gift to you.
Your friends are a gift, your partner is a gift to you ...
Gurudev, I have a lot of knowledge but very little devotion. How do I go from knowledge towards devotion?First stop thinking that you have little devotion. Who says that you do not have devotion? It is there and in abundance. It can never be less. If you want it grow more, read the Narada Bhakti Sutra (A scripture on aphorisms of Divine Love by Sage Na ...
Gurudev, Why is devotion a necessary part of enlightenment? Is there conflict between detachment and devotion?Devotion is the juice of life.
Why do you want to love anybody in the world? Imagine life without love. It is like being a robot. Devotion adds flavor and makes life richer. ...
Gurudev, I want to know how far I have progressed in my spiritual development. These days I have even stopped running behind your car. Does this mean that I have grown spiritually, or does this mean that my devotion towards you has decreased?This only you can know.
Once you have come on this path, you will progress. You will only move forward.
See, do not measure your growth by whether or not you run behind my car. Never do that. How centered have you become? This is what you need t ...
One who is not amazed by the magnificence of this Creation, his eyes are not yet opened. Once your eyes are open, they close and this is called meditation. (Laughter) Tell me, what in this Creation? Is not a mystery? Birth is a mystery; death is a mystery ...