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  1. Sometimes I wonder, I have so many unending desires and you keep on fulfilling them. This makes me smile. How to get rid of hankering over desires Gurudev?

    You know your desires are getting fulfilled, that is enough. Be busy in fulfilling the desires of others, not your own desires.

    See, what is the significance of the Guru Disciple Tradition? It is for the Disciple to realize that desires are endl ...

  2. I felt very bad to see you cry on Guru Purnima Day.

    No, tears do not come only because one is troubled; tears also come out of love.
    I was just reflecting everybody there. Everybody there was crying, so tears came out of this body also.
    On Guru Purnima, everybody was filled with so much gratitude, ...
  3. Gurudev, can the Guru change the karma of a person, and when does that happen?

    If a Guru alone could change the karma of a person then he would have changed the karma of everybody in one stroke.
    No, you have to do some effort as well.
    Guru can definitely relieve you of your sins. When you commit a sin and you realize that y ...
  4. Dearest Gurudev, what is Guru Mandala, please explain!

    When you try to go near a Guru, many things come around on the way – that is called Guru Mandala.
    At first you get many distractions. And when you pass those, then many charming things will come. Siddhis will come, cravings and av ...
  5. Dear Guruji, why do I cry in satsangs and in some of The Art of Living Courses?

    Why do you cry? I think you should laugh, isn’t it? Smile!
    There is a shloka (verse) in the Upanishad which says, ’Bidhyanti hridaya granthi, Chidyanthe sarva samshayaha. Ksheenatechaasya karmani, Yasmin driste paraavare.’
  6. Gurudev, what can I do for you?

    I would like you to keep this question and from time to time do whatever is necessary. There can’t be just one answer for this. This is like a path on which we tread many times.
    Right now, I want you to be happy. Be immersed in this knowledge and shar ...
  7. Did you choose us to be here or is it just a coincidence? Why are there not more people like us here benefiting from this?

    Do you see the hall is full; we can’t take any more here. Never mind whether I chose you or you chose me, we are all here. We are all enjoying and having a good time. The way to keep this joy, this high energy, happiness is to spread it out to everybody. Y ...
  8. Can a person have more than one Guru?

    One itself is very difficult to handle.
    If you have been on some other path with some Guru, know that it is their blessings only that has brought you here today. So thank them. It is because of them only that you took one step and you came here.
  9. Please comment on this. I see so many people who are very close to you. I feel that I am not special. How do I feel the personal connection with you? I feel it is necessary to have personal connection in order to be 100% on the path.

    Certain things you should assume, and this is one of the things that you should assume – we have a personal connection; that is it, full stop. Now, don’t question it another time.
    No point in questioning your connection. We are all connected. There i ...
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