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  1. Does renunciation bring arrogance? If so, how to overcome it?

    Definitely. There are two types of arrogance:1. The arrogance of possessing, of having.2. The arrogance of letting go, of sacrifice.Both are equally bad. In fact, the arrogance of possessing sometimes is easy to overcome, but the arrog ...
  2. Gurudev, why was Arjuna petrified seeing Krishna’s viraat roop? Is it because he wasn’t ready? Why would God’s form invoke fear?

    Anything new or unfamiliar causes fear. When children see a new person, or face a new situation, they are afraid. After the age of three, a child does not want to go to a new person, it takes a couple of days to adjust to a new person. Our ner ...
  3. Gurudev, how do we increase our eligibility on the spiritual path?

    The thought that you would like to enhance your worthiness itself makes you move in that direction. When a person starts thinking, ‘I am very worthy’, that is when you should realise that he has some problem. When complaints sta ...
  4. What is the difference between Riddhi and Siddhi?

    Oh, this is a deep topic, so I shall speak about it sometime later. Siddhi means perfection. It means to have the ability to acquire or obtain something even before we think or desire it. ...
  5. Gurudev, what does one have to do to become a Rishi or a Swami?

    One does not need to do anything to become a Rishi or a Swami. Just having this sincere intention to become one is good enough. And along with that, one has to follow the rules and discipline of that lifestyle, that’s it.When one does not wa ...
  6. At one level I feel there is nothing more to know, at another level I feel I don’t know anything. How to understand this?

    It’s fantastic! That’s how it is. At one level, the self knows everything and at another level, there is this realization, ‘I don’t know anything, I know very little’. This keeps your consciousness light and innocent. And < ...
  7. Is life about finding yourself or creating yourself?

    It depends on what level you are thinking from. On one level you are creating, and on another level you are finding; both apply here.If it is about your true nature, then you are finding because you don’t have to create your true nature, it ...
  8. Many people believe that there is a certain non-manifested part of our physical self. Could you please talk about it?

    You are correct. There is a physical body and a casual body. The casual body is much larger. What is your experience when you are happy? An expansion happens. There is something in you that expands, and when that expansion happens you feel happy. And wh ...
  9. Gurudev, what is Kundalini energy? How do we use it?

    Our life itself is Kundalini energy. Kundam is the body or pot, and the energy inside that is the Kundalini energy. If this energy was not there, we would not be able to do kriya or anything else. All our experiences are due to the the kundalini energy ...
  10. My yoga teacher told me that, things that happen to you always reflect your inner state. My question is, can you transmit the same philosophy to the level of a group? Things that are happening to certain countries would reflect what’s inside of them?

    Yes, we reflect the society and society reflects what we are. In a broader sense, yes. But when the tension is building up, the group fear begins there. Mob psychology is very much comparable to an individual reflection of what people are feeling. I am ...
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