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  1. Gurudev, I am young and smoke to relax my mind. People taunting me makes me sad. How can I change my mind-set. I find meditation very boring, so please don’t suggest that?

    You want to change, isn't it? The process has already started. If you find meditation boring then do Yoga. If you find that boring then stand up and dance. Dance so much that you feel tired, after that when you lie down and relax, meditation happ ...
  2. Why do masters sometimes ignore disciples? Can a Guru ever forsake or get fed up with a disciple?

    If you think you are very important, then you will be ignored. Got it? There is no question of forsaking. Does air forsake you? Does the sun forsake you?There is nothing called forsaking. If anyone feels like that, it is all in the mind.< ...
  3. What is the part played by destiny in our coming here and meeting you, and what is the role played by pure chance?

    Life is a combination of both (destiny and chance). There is a little role played by our destiny, and a greater part played by our free will also. So it is never either this or that alone. Like for any moment, there is both a past and a future also. The ...
  4. When I see beauty and talent in others, my mind either starts putting them down or feels jealous. I am complete in myself then why does mind reel in lack?

    Perhaps you don’t realize that someday everybody is going to die. All those beautiful people, they are also going to die. All those living in the past were beautiful, and wars were fought and they all died. Those who you are jealous about, they are also go ...
  5. Gurudev, my mind is very disturbed and I am not able to find a way out. What should I do? Where should I put my focus so that I can walk the path with conviction?

    Stop worrying. Just sit and relax. All your sorrow and sins will get washed away with Gaan (Satsang or singing devotional songs), Jnana (knowledge) and Dhyana (meditation). How many people here feel fresh after the Satsang? (Ma ...
  6. What is the source of the mind?

    Okay, first you tell me the source of waves, then I’ll tell you this. Mind is like the waves on the surface of consciousness. Consciousness is like the ocean, mind is like the wave and they continue to be there. When the Sun comes, wher ...
  7. Gurudev, what is the significance of applying tilak on the forehead (referring to the portion of the forehead between the eyebrows)? What does it represent? Married women in our country also apply the tilak. What is the reason behind it?

    The third eye is present there (referring to the center associated with alertness or awareness). So there is a custom of applying sandal paste or other things at the location of pineal and pituitary glands which have a great effect on our body and mind. On ...
  8. Gurudev, on the spiritual path I hear this term ‘presence’ very often. What is presence? Is it just a state of mind?

    See, presence is presence. If you ask me, what is the ear and how does it compare with the eyes, what can I say? Suppose someone is talking and your mind is elsewhere then you are not present. I can explain your absence. When you are present that means you ...
  9. Gurudev, life has come to a standstill before a major decision. I often wonder whether my decision will be right or wrong. How can I take the decision?

    Just look back at your life in the past. This is not the first time that your mind is confused in a dilemma. You have faced these types of questions and situations many times earlier as well; and every time you have received help to overcome it. And whenev ...
  10. What is more important, following you or following your word?

    I am my word. You decide what is important for you. I am not going to tell you. Just running behind me doesn’t mean you have followed my words. Be spontaneous. Sometimes when you feel like coming along, just come along. What’s the bi ...
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