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  1. How should I deal with getting things done when there are conflicting priorities?

    Tell me, where is there no conflict, except in meditation? Why have you been given intelligence? Nature has given you intelligence, and your intelligence has a job to do. If you have no intelligence, then there is no conflict.So, if you are given ...
  2. So many innocent people have died in the past, and so many keep dying even today because of these terrorist attacks. I can't bear to see all of this.

    Terrorists are a big problem in the world. That is why the Bhagavad Gita is so relevant even today.The Bhagavad Gita never says that if you get a slap, show the other cheek and just accept it, no! If someone is slapping you, you take out your ...
  3. In Bhagavad Gita it is said that your Soul itself is the friend and the enemy. Isn’t enmity an action by another? Are we ourselves the reason for the enemy?

    Yes, enmity is an emotion which arises in our mind. If another person considers us an enemy then that is their doing, not ours. It is their headache; from our side we don’t consider anybody as an enemy. If it seems that somebody is an enemy, then act ...
  4. In Bhagavad Gita it is said that your Soul itself is the friend and the enemy. Isn’t enmity an action by another? Are we ourselves the reason for the enemy?

    Yes, enmity is an emotion which arises in our mind. If another person considers us an enemy then that is their doing, not ours. It is their headache; from our side we don’t consider anybody as an enemy. If it seems that somebody is an enemy, then act ...
  5. In Bhagavad Gita it is said that your Soul itself is the friend and the enemy. Isn’t enmity an action by another? Are we ourselves the reason for the enemy?

    Yes, enmity is an emotion which arises in our mind. If another person considers us an enemy then that is their doing, not ours. It is their headache; from our side we don’t consider anybody as an enemy. If it seems that somebody is an enemy, then act ...
  6. Gurudev, at what stages can you solve a problem by violence? Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed? (The four ways of making someone do a task as stated in Chanakya Niti)

    When nothing works then the final is Mahabharat. But only when nothing else works. Lord Krishna gave a thorough example of this: he went three times, not just once, but three times for mediation (between the Kauravs and Pandavas); he went ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, there is so much conflict in the world even right now. How can there ever be world peace?

    Sometimes you feel like that. Even I felt, we have done so much work in Iraq; from 2003 we have been in Iraq. We have made efforts to bring communities together. We have brought smiles to the faces of thousands of Iraqi women. After the war we brought ...
  8. Gurudev, due to religious systems, people fight. Religion was formed by God, so does God take the blame for this quarrel?

    Listen, fools take any pretext to fight, not just religion. Fools fight over caste, over language, over nationality. They fight over anything. Be wise and rise above conflict. ...
  9. How do you bring peace to a relationship with a lot of conflict and arguments? Do you stay in it?

    There are two ways to handle it:• Move away from that place at that time - because when everybody is angry, things are heating up, everyone goes deaf. Angry people do not listen to anyone. The best thing is move away a l ...
  10. Gurudev, The Art of Living is so popular now, yet we face a lot of difficulty at times in convincing our parents. In your time, how did you win your parents’ approval?

    Yes. I had to work hard for it. Do you know why have I kept a beard? No? In Delhi, when I started teaching, many of these professors would come, because they heard of my name and that I was teaching meditation. But when they came to the venue, th ...
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