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  1. If spirituality is about finding ourselves and in the process we keep changing ourselves then are we actually ever able to know ourselves, or is it okay to just keep on trying to find oneself?

    It is like peeling an onion, layer by layer. This is what Adi Shankaracharya said, 'Neti, Neti', I am not this, I am not this.
    You keep contemplating about yourself and at some point you will find that inner tranquillity. That is impor ...

  2. I want to become a teacher and spread this wonderful knowledge, but I’m disturbed sometimes by the politics that I see on this path. Kindly guide me.

    Wherever there are people there will be politics.
    Politics means everybody has their own tendencies, and human beings have many tendencies. In this world, in any field, on any path, anywhere you go you won’t find everybody to be a ...

  3. Gurudev, when death is the ultimate truth of life, then why does one take the guidance of astrology?

    Are you asking this for yourself or for somebody else? If you are asking for yourself then just become aware that all of us are going to die, for sure. The important thing is that while we live, we shall be happy and have fun in all that we do.
    While ...

  4. How to get rid of my tendency to control everything everywhere and every time?

    You can control small things, that is why you have this illusion (that you are in control). Just try to control the big things: stop the war in Iraq, or stop the war in Syria.

    A couple came to meet me and they were talki ...

  5. Dear Gurudev, how can I devote more time to my spiritual growth when I am financially struggling?

    You don't have to devote more time, whatever little time you devote is good enough. Once or twice a year, a few days for an Advance Meditation Course is good enough. You don't have to go for one course after another for the whole year. If you do ...

  6. Gurudev, you have always taken care of me. I have only one wish: For as long as I am in this body and in my other births to come, please make me your disciple and liberate me. Show me the truth so that I can liberate others too.

    Recently, a saint came to see me in Rishikesh, and in our congregation he said a beautiful thing. He said, 'One who has learnt in this school will stay. One who has not learnt only will leave'.
    Usually, in a school, if you have learnt and you ...

  7. Gurudev, will you help me become a healer? I want to help people.

    Yes, but you should not make it a profession. You shouldn’t say, 'Okay, I am going to heal you, but you have to give me some money'.
    You know, with that type of healers, the healing does not work. It may appear to work for a little while but really it ...
  8. How do we know what our capabilities are and how can we enhance them?

    See, sometimes we become aware of our own capabilities, and sometimes we come to know about them when someone else speaks about them, or when we hear about it from some third person.
    For quite some time, Lord Hanuman was not aware of his strengths to ...

  9. Gurudev, are love and devotion the same? What should I do if the person whom I love betrays my trust?

    Even then be grateful to God.
    What good is the faith that shakes? Faith is that which remains firm even during tough times. Suppose you place your trust in someone and got betrayed. Then just remind yourself that it is all a play of the Divine< ...

  10. Gurudev, how can I intensify and speed up my spiritual quest? Is it possible to bring it on the fast track?

    Just wanting to be on fast track is itself is good enough. It means you are already there. The fact that there is passion and desire to grow spiritually is what makes a big difference. ...
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