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  1. What is the truth about life?

    The truth is that the five senses are going outwards. The attraction towards the outside world is more and the attraction towards the inside world is less. This is the first and foremost truth of life. Why do we want to be relieved of this outward attract ...
  2. On one hand you mentioned that we are insignificant akin to dust. On the other hand, you said look back through out your life and see how you overcame challenges. See that there has been a guiding hand. The question is, if we are insignificant, why is there a guiding hand in the first place and if there is a guiding hand, is it fair to say that we are insignificant?

    Till you know that there is a guiding hand you are really insignificant. But once, you know that there is a guiding hand and you are part of it, you become very significant.
    Charcoal and diamond are made up of same material. Coal in itself is insignif ...
  3. How to fight for truth? I have become tired fighting for truth. Will truth not triumph in Kaliyuga? Please show the way.

    Definitely, truth will triumph all the time, but you need to be skilful.
    Dharmaraj Yudhishtira kept talking about truth, but he did not have skill. When Lord Krishna came, he was the one who brought skill in him. Without the help of Krishna, he would ...
  4. In terms of speech, what is Satya (truth) and Asatya (untruth) and when we take a vow that we’ll speak only satya, what do we mean by that?

    Be true to yourself, honest to yourself. That is what it is. If your conscience says I don’t want to do it, don’t do it. If it says you should do it, you should do it, got it?
    If you tell a lie, your whole body loses its strength.
    That is why it ...
  5. Gurudev, truth exists, then why is there need for its authentication?

    Demanding proof is a characteristic of the mind. Feelings do not ask for proof, the mind does. To satisfy and quiet the mind, proof is needed. But just holding on to it is also an obstacle. That is why in the tendencies of the mind pramana (proof), viparya ...
  6. Gurudev, I had spoken to you several times and you said, ‘all this is maya (an illusion), leave it’. So what is maya, and why is it bothering me needlessly? I am looking at you now, is this also maya and all that is happening now, is that also maya? If it is, then what is the truth?

    This is all maya. Your desire to know what is truth is the beginning of the quest for truth. This is where the journey begins.
    You want to know the truth not because someone said this is all maya but because you realize for yourself that everything is ...
  7. Gurudev, Shabari never did yagyas or read Vedas, then how could she meet the Lord?

    Love and devotion. She had one-pointed devotion for the Lord. A feeling of belongingness, intimacy and love with the Lord; all of this!
    That is why in India there are so many of these stories. There is not just one path but there are many ways and man ...
  8. It is said that the soul will always guide us on the path of truth. How do we hear the voice of the soul?

    The voice of the soul can be heard in deep meditation. When you are in deep rest and the inner voice that comes which gives you peace and comfort is the voice of the soul.
    Peace is the nature of the soul. Whenever you receive any happiness, it is from ...
  9. Dear Guruji, Adi Shankara propounded Advaita. Does that mean enlightened masters prior to him had different levels of truth revealed to them? Isn’t truth supposed to be one?

    Truth is one but it has many flavors and many facets. Those facets are revealed by different masters in the tradition. ...
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