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  1. Gurudev, masters have declared that enlightenment is here and now, this very moment. Then what is the role of techniques, yoga and meditation?

    So that it becomes here and now really. Just reading a menu card your stomach does not get full. If fire is written on a paper it does not burn your hands. The difference between fire written on paper and fire in reality, this is the difference here, ok ...

  2. My dear Guruji, I am devoted to you and after you I think I am devoted to chocolate. I love eating chocolate, everyone says it is not right, please tell me how do I stop loving it.

    Well, if one day you are asked to eat a whole box full of chocolates, as much as you, and I tell you the same the next day, you will start nauseating, you will have trouble at least for a day or two. If you are ready to undergo that pain, one day sit and e ...
  3. I am very impulsive in nature. How to handle impulsiveness and emotional outbursts?

    First don’t put a label in your head that I am emotional in nature. Every person has emotions. Who is not emotional? Everybody has some emotions. But if you label yourself as emotional by nature then you are giving a license to yourself not to be intellige ...
  4. What is Dharma? Is Hinduism or Islam dharma? If not then what is dharma. Between dharma and karma which is more important?

    Dharma is that which keeps you on track, keeps you on the path. Dhriti (that which sustains), kshama (forgiveness), dama (piety or self- control), asteya (non-stealing), shaucha (cleanliness), indraiya-nigraha (control over the senses), dhi (intellect), vi ...
  5. Gurudev, I see people dying in my dreams and sometimes it has come true. I fear the death of my loved ones, please help.

    No, don’t worry, this is all illusory. Sometimes it can come true but it is not necessary that it always come true. Everyone has come at a certain time and will go at a certain time.

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  6. When my sister gets angry it disturbs the whole environment of the house. My parents get hurt and cannot correct her as it leads to fights and they want peace, what should we do?

    You know it is very necessary to bring the knowledge to everybody, make everybody do the course. If you have done blessing course, give them blessings or have someone give them blessings and things will improve. Know that in your life things will always go ...
  7. Gurudev, I can understand being centered and doing sadhana and seva but when criticism and jealousy turns to harmful proportions, what should I do?

    Be aware, be alert. Is it jealousy in you or in others? If it is in you wake up and see what are you jealous about, everything is going to finish one day. Know that everything is going to be gone, everything is going to finish, your jealousy will right ...

  8. If we are to let go of our efforts, why should we make any effort at all?

    During meditation, let go of all your efforts. Before that, you have to make effort otherwise what will there be to let go? (Laughter) ...
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