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  1. Where do the thoughts come from?

    This thought came to you just now? Where did this thought come from? It came in you, so why don’t you sit and see, where it is coming from? The moment you sit and think what is the origin of thought the mind goes blank. That indicates from where thou ...
  2. I try so hard not to think negative, but nevertheless negative thoughts keep coming to my mind. What do I do?

    If you keep resisting negative thoughts, and try to push them away, then they will follow you like a ghost. Shake hands with your negative thoughts. Tell them, ‘Come here and sit with me. I will not leave you’, and you will see how they quickly disapp ...
  3. Dear Guruji, when I feel intense love or devotion I lose my awareness. When I am aware I lose the intensity of devotion. How do I retain both, intensity and awareness?

    I think you have too much free time to think and see what is happening. Just get busy, do Karma Yoga (the path of action). When you are engaged in seva, you don’t sit and think ‘Oh, how am I feeling? How am I not feeling?’ Feelings are all part of ...
  4. I have many erotic thoughts. Are they harmful?

    Never mind, don’t worry; don’t identify yourself with the thoughts. Thoughts are thoughts, they come and go, don’t worry. As long as you don’t give them power, you don’t act on them, you are very safe. It takes time for your consciousness to be so di ...
  5. Gurudev, what is the difference between a thought and intention?

    Intention is also a thought, a stronger thought or a resolved thought. So many thoughts come and float around but some thoughts are resolved. Those resolute thoughts we call intentions. ...
  6. Gurudev, you just mentioned about the stream of thoughts. Is there anything we can do to stop or reduce the bombarding of thoughts?

    Thoughts are part of your consciousness; they come and go. Now, how to get rid of thoughts? There are four ways. One is when you are shocked. If you get a shock, even an electrical shock, your mind goes blank. I don’t want you to do that (get an ...
  7. Gurudev, what is the source or origin of our desires and thoughts. How does one manage or drop them?

    Well, are you ready to drop this thought? What if I don’t answer this question, what will you do? Hang on to the question? You get too many thoughts; just find out from where do they come? Sit down for some time and see; these thoughts are arisin ...
  8. How does the thought process work? How can our needs be fulfilled?

    Thoughts do come, and you encourage some, and you discourage some. When you encourage some and act on it, the result is there. If you just sit idle and keep thinking and don’t do any action, even the best of the thoughts are not going to fructify. ...
  9. Where do thoughts arise from in the first place?

    This is for you to discover. It is an individual discovery. It is like asking me how the food tastes. If you ask someone, ‘how sweet is this dish?’, you have to taste it. So, if you want to know where the thoughts arise, you better discover it. ...
  10. Gurudev, how do I control my thoughts?

    You don’t control your thought, you drop them and relax! When we try to control the thoughts that is when it becomes a problem. ...
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