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  1. Gurudev, I would like to appeal to the audience to donate organs after their death.

    Yes. This is very good. There are some wrong notions that if we donate organs after our death, we will not have those organs in our next birth. This is not true. One can freely donate your organs after death. ...
  2. Gurudev, my friend lost her mother a few weeks back in a sudden accident, and she is shattered. Can you please say some words on how to deal with the loss of a loved one, especially someone like a parent?

    Just talking won’t help. Your presence, your being quiet, your silence and giving them peaceful vibrations will help. Don’t say, ‘Oh, you poor thing, it shouldn’t have happened to you’. It is not going to help. What helps is your silent presence and pr ...
  3. Gurudev, I am thinking that life is an illusion. Is there anything we have control over in our life? Do we have control over birth and death? Please explain.

    Yes, we do have control. If we have no control over anything, why even ask a question? Life is a beautiful combination of both, free will and destiny. There are many things that you can do, and some things you must accept, which are beyo ...
  4. Where is the Jeeva and the Atma before birth? What is the difference between Jeeva and Atma? How is a Jeeva born, and where does it come from?

    Both are same. Life comes into the body at the time of conception, and sometimes at the time of birth also. The soul enters the body at the time of conception or the time of birth. Sometimes one soul stays up to birth and another soul comes at birth< ...
  5. Beloved Gurudev, what do you think about the donation of organs after death?

    It’s good. We can donate our organs. If our organs can come to someone else’s help, we should be happy. Donate your eyes, or whichever organs are useful to others. Even if you are not here, your eyes continue to help someone to see. Like wh ...
  6. How do we get rid of our mind after death?

    There is no way you can get rid of it. If you want to know how to get rid of the mind, it can happen only when you have a body. You can’t get rid of the mind afterwards. ...
  7. Gurudev, like there are different types of speech, are there different types of silence?

    Are there different types of emptiness. Silence is silence, emptiness is emptiness. If a bowl is empty, you can't ask what type of emptiness is it. But if it is filled you can ask what is it filled with. In speech, there are four different type of spee ...
  8. How does one come out of the cycle of birth and death?

    Why do you want to come out of it? Because you find it miserable, right? But when life is blissful, then you coming back to the planet will help a lot of people on this planet in the future. So why shouldn’t you come back? Suppose I come back next ti ...
  9. Gurudev, if a woman has lost her husband, is it okay for her to dress up again? Can she dedicate herself to serving and helping others? Can she lead a normal life as she did before?

    Yes, definitely. But first you have to come out of the sorrow of your loss. You should grieve only for 13 days, at the most for a year. After that you must come out of your sorrow. How much time your husband came to the planet for, he stayed for that ...
  10. When a person dies, it is said after 12 days the soul takes rebirth in some other place. If the soul takes rebirth, then why do we hang the picture as ancestor and worship them?

    If a person is reborn then why should one do shraadh? What you are saying is correct. In the ancient days, people were self-realized, so they used to know that so-and-so person has taken rebirth, and then they would stop doing shraadh. N ...
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