Dispassion

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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. I have lost myself and I am not able to be happy. I feel like taking sanyaas (recluse). What do I do?

    Sanyaas comes from a fulfilled mind, not from running away from life or from reality. It is staying amidst and being centered. That is what sanyaas is.If you are too feverish and too passionate then you will be unhappy. It is ...
  3. Gurudev, how can married people be more dispassionate?

    Whenever you have a fight with your spouse, at that time become dispassionate. When what you don't like happens, at that time, become dispassionate. Dispassion is a part of life, without dispassion life cannot move ahead. Without dispassion there can ...
  4. When and how can we achieve complete control on the five senses? Is total vairagya possible?

    Your experience and maturity shows. You don’t have to exercise control. You didn’t have to exercise any control to let go of cotton candies or lollipops. As you grew up, your interest in lollipops vanished.In young people there is a lot ...
  5. Gurudev, how to attain dispassion, and how to be free of the desire to attain something?

    Through dhyaan (meditation) and gyaan (knowledge). Through this you will attain bliss, and when there is bliss then dispassion follows.To be dispassionate, just realize that everything is momentary and temporary. To attai ...
  6. Gurudev, to walk on the path of Yoga, two things are essential: Practice & Dispassion. How to develop these two separately?

    Knowledge takes you towards dispassion, and action results in practice. For practice, we need to do something; we need to do pranayama, meditation, etc. Dispassion happens through knowledge and awareness.Just wake up and see this again and again &nd ...
  7. Gurudev, you talk about dispassion and equanimity, but when I let go of my defenses, I am becoming more sensitive. How to come out of it?

    Read Yoga Vasistha. You have to see that the whole world is just a dream. That will give you the endurance and the strength to withstand unpleasant situations as well. Or listen to Ashtavakra's knowledge.Keep your intellect above the world ...
  8. Sometimes, even after doing one’s Sadhana and practices, the chattering mind does not stop. How to make it stop? How to be at peace?

    Dispassion (Vairagya) is the only way to make the mind stop chattering. Just realize that everything is a dream. It will all soon come to an end.You know, the chattering (of the mind) is always with regards to a subject, a topic, or with a wa ...
  9. Gurudev, can love and dispassion coexist? They seem to be contradictory.

    They should exist together, otherwise you will not be same. Like breathing in and breathing out is totally contradictory but it has to go together. You can’t breathe out the same time you are breathing in, they should alternate. Similarly love and dis ...
  10. I am very passionate towards my goal. But while working to achieve it, I become frustrated and desperate. How to handle that?

    As I said, you need passion, dispassion and compassion. Only passion will not help. Along with passion, dispassion is also essential. ...
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