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  1. Gurudev, in the 9th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, you have said that there is a difference between Gyaan (knowledge) and information. Please explain.

    Information is something that even a computer can give and take. Filling our mind with information is not Gyaan.If a person reads a lot of books and knows all the information in those books, then we don’t say he is a Gyaani.I ...
  2. Yesterday you told us to be like a lotus flower. How can we do this? I am doing my practices everyday and I meditate twice, but I don’t feel like a lotus flower at all.

    Okay, if you do not feel like a flower, at least feel like a leaf! (Laughter) That is why I said lotus leaf also! Sometimes you should just wake up and shake up!You should say, ‘Come on! The whole past is gone! Finished! What am I holdi ...
  3. Gurudev, what is action in inaction and inaction in action?

    It is very clear. This is the whole secret. When you are acting with hundred percent attention, something in you tells, ‘I am not doing it, I am not acting. It is just happening'. How many of you have had this experience? (Many in the audience rais ...
  4. Gurudev, I happened to meet an American diplomat who has been on the spiritual path for 40-45 years. He said that some saints have visions of a kingdom of God, which is blue. Millions of souls are hovering around to get inside the kingdom of God, but that is possible only through a master. I just wanted to know whether all this is true.

    In the Gita also it is said that, among the millions, only few will walk the path, and amongst the few who walk the path, only a few will come to know me well. Among these 8.4 million types of species on the planet, human species is only one. Af ...
  5. Gurudev, yesterday we were told that Shiva’s seat is Nirvana (liberation), and His presence is bliss and he spreads joy all around him. Can you please elaborate on this?

    Why are you troubling me? I don’t trouble you to understand so why do you trouble me to make you understand it? All these are aphorisms given to you and you are given the intellect to ponder upon and understand the meaning of these. Gurus n ...
  6. Gurudev, it is said that creativity is born out of silence. But many creative works also arises out of deep despair and anguish. Please explain this.

    Yes, that is also right. Temporarily for a moment or so, there can be anguish or despair, and creativity comes out of that. But if the despair and anguish continues, then nothing comes out of it. If despair and anguish alone were the reason for creati ...
  7. Gurudev, in the Gita, Arjun asks Krishna about sthitapragnya. Does it mean being established in knowledge?

    Correct, it means being stable. He described what sthitapragnya is;, the signs of sthitapragnya. It means being unwavered; whether you are poured with flooded with compliments or you are given umpteen numbers of insults; in both situ ...
  8. Gurudev, I remember the story of a movie I saw ten years back. Yet I forget the knowledge I heard yesterday. How come?

    Never mind. Knowledge will come from time to time when it is needed, and then you forget it also. Forgetfulness is also bliss. You should not carry all the knowledge; it is too heavy on the head.You know, knowledge is also like soap. In the Bhagavad ...
  9. What is hell? Why was it created? When the creator gives so much love, why would He create, or allow the creation of something like hell?

    I have never seen hell, so I can’t say that He has created one!Let us see this from a knowledge perspective.There are two types of knowledge; one is based on Chemistry, and the other on Quantum Physics.Chemistry, ...
  10. Gurudev, how can one live one’s life without self-inflicted guilt and the guilt inflicted by others on us?

    You are in the right place. Just know this, guilt is like the dust on our clothes, or on our skin. So what do you do? You wash it with a little soap and water. Knowledge is the soap, and meditation is the water. So with both meditation and knowledge, yo ...
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