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  1. My work includes building maintenance. I have a few 100 people working for me as staff. This kind of work it is not appreciated by the society. So when the economy goes down, we can’t pay much to the employees. I try to motivate these people, other than money. However, there are some who keep complaining or are unhappy. How can I maintain peace and happiness?

    Money alone cannot bring success or happiness. You need to do something different. Teach people how they can handle their own negative emotions. Our teachers are here and we can have a program for your employees, especially for those who are always negat ...
  2. I try really hard, but I can't seem to get rid of negative thoughts?

    That is the problem. When negative thoughts come, don’t chase them. If you chase them, then they come back with a big army. Just shake hands with them, say, ‘Come on, sit with me.’ Then they will disappear. These are the reasons we need to learn to med ...
  3. Gurudev when will all the negative thoughts go away?

    They won’t go away, they will stay! What are you going to do? You have to live with them! There is no chance to get rid of them. The best thing to do is to make friends with them, shake hands with them, and make them sit next to you. If they are on yo ...
  4. Dear Gurudev, my husband loves me a lot, and still he does not miss a single opportunity to count my negative qualities. My enthusiasm goes down. What should I do?

    You should behave differently. Give him a surprise. If he counts your negative qualities, you shower a lot of love, affection, and praises on him! Tell him, ‘Wow, you said it absolutely right! This is what I wanted to hear!’ Don’t react the same ...
  5. Gurudev, you ask us to be dispassionate. How can I be dispassionate about you? I love you and the attachment keeps growing every day.

    If this attachment helps you to move away from other unwanted things, then it is okay. If it gives you a focus, it is fine. But if it is causing jealousy, anger, greed and all those negative emotions, you better work on yourself. Go deep into yourself ...
  6. My son has been diagnosed with bipolar for five years. He is my only son and I have been suffering every moment of his pain. I was a very happy woman before this but now I am on 150mg of anti-depressants. Now, I want you to assure me there will be no sicknesses like manic depression or any other sicknesses that are incurable.

    Yes, I understand your pain. Sometimes a little depression comes and a person is given heavy doses of medicines and then it becomes worse. I have seen this happening. Small simple depression turns into manic depression and then they put them on L ...
  7. What should I do if the stress factor is coming from outside. If it is something I do not control or it is beyond me. How do I transmit peace?

    That is why we need to educate people on how to handle their stress. If one person is not well in the family, does it not affect the whole family? Yes, it does affect. Similarly, if a few are mentally unwell in the society, crime increases in society. ...
  8. If others are feeling negative, how not to get affected by that?

    You be more centered and leave a little room for imperfection. Sometimes we don’t leave room for imperfection and so we get affected. If someone is negative, they have right to be negative for some time. Let them be. Give them some space. And I tell y ...
  9. A person who is very close to me continuously lies and cheats. It is like second nature to him. And the lies are expressed with a straight face. Why do people do this and what will become of them? Please help, I want to put my mind at rest.

    You should remember that God loves fun. If everybody would have been like you, you all would be like the Ford Company. The world is not a Ford company, producing only one type of car. Even they change the model every year. God loves fun ...
  10. How do we get salvation in this life time, and how do we get rid of negative people that live with us?

    I said to leave all your problems here, but do not leave your family members who are troubling you! (Laughter) Once it so happened, I said the same thing in the Ashram, ‘Leave all your problems here.' One lady said, ‘My mother-in-law is my ...
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