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  1. Gurudev, how do I find a life partner? I feel I’ve tried everything with no luck. What do I do differently?

    Well, I’m not an expert in this. You have to ask this question to somebody who has been in many relationships and finally got someone who they are happy with. They will give you their expert advice.
    One thing I would say is, if you’re looking for a p ...

  2. Dear Gurudev, please say something about in-laws. Nowadays, people hate their in-laws.

    Yes, this is a very common thing. In India, we had a program with about 20,000-25,000 people. I usually say that anyone who comes to the ashram should leave their worries and problems here, and go back home with a smile.
    One lady said, ‘My prob ...

  3. Dearest Gurudev, it is possible to restore trust in a relationship after a partner cheats? How to get past a cheating partner?

    I can tell you one thing, suppose you were in your partner’s place and you made a mistake; not willingly but unknowingly, or due to some compulsion. If your partner does not forgive you and holds it against you, how would you feel?
    Get into you ...

  4. Dear Gurudev, I have a very nice person as my partner. I feel that I am not good enough for my partner and I am not fulfilling the expectations kept from me. Is marriage really made in heaven? Am I being cursed with love?

    You are wondering why you got married! It’s a little too late for that! It is better not to spend time regretting.
    Marriage is a compromise and you have to compromise. You know you have a very nice person as a partner. Just imagine what you wou ...

  5. How do I live with a husband who is a mama’s boy? How and when does a man switch from being a devoted son to also being a husband and a father?

    See this from a long term perspective. What would you like your son to be?Do you want your son, as soon as he gets married, to be only a good husband and good father and stop being a good son? This is a question in front of you. If you answer this qu ...

  6. Please talk on the subject of divorce. When is it a good thing? Or is it always to be avoided?

    Now, I have no experience on this.
    You should ask yourself, have you put your 100% to make the marriage work? Have you done all that you could to please your spouse and make them happy, and still it has not worked?

    Marriage means ...

  7. Gurudev, please guide on how to bring spouses who oppose the path onto the path.

    That is a big test.
    Do you know why your spouse opposes your path? Let us analyze this! Let's think about this.
    1. Maybe your spouse is very attached to you and wants all your attention, and when your attention is elsewhere, they don’t l ...

  8. if our parents come first, then why do people become Sanyasis (one who has renounced the material world)?

    See, it is an individual’s choice and a matter of personal interest when choosing a particular lifestyle. It is not a compulsion for everyone to become a Sanyasi. Neither is it a compulsion for everyone to get married and have children. ...

  9. Gurudev, I have a girlfriend and we truly love each other and want to get married, but she is Manglik. My parents are against our marriage because of this. Please tell me what to do.

    Look, if your parents believe in this and they have a strong feeling for it, then as you sow, so shall you reap (meaning: what you believe in, is what will bring the outcome).
    But if you say, 'God is beyond all that, and I ha ...

  10. Gurudev, love is a divine quality. It is said that love can liberate us, but it is seen that love actually binds us. Marriage is also seen as a bondage. So how can this bond be beautiful?

    When there is no selfishness in the relationship then it is beautiful. If there is willingness to sacrifice in the relationship, then it becomes beautiful.

    Look at the relationship of Shri Ram with his brother Bharat. It was such a strong bond but both ...

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