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  1. Gurudev, farmers have been working the hardest since ages, and are becoming poorer day by day. What can be done for them?

    For one thing, the farmers have been adding these imported chemicals to the soil which has ruined the soil and also reduced production. Farmers should focus on chemical-free farming.
    In our country there are so many types of wheat, and so many differe ...
  2. Gurudev, please tell us how to make the relationship between India and Pakistan stronger. As a young individual what should I do? I think the rivalry should only be limited to cricket.

    The friendship between India and Pakistan should increase. More and more people should meet each other from both the countries and tolerance should increase in both countries. Then the relationship will improve. ...
  3. Gurudev, can you tell us the significance of places like Haridwar and Varanasi? We hear they are man made channels and gateways to heaven; not part of this world.

    No, nothing like that. See, you come to ashram and as soon as you get in, don’t you feel some change? Everybody feels a change. Varanasi was at one point of time a place where all intellectuals used to live. All mediators were in Haridwar. It ...
  4. How is the India that you visualize in your dreams, especially in the field of education, defense, economy and finance?

    I have the dream of a clean and beautiful society, where there is no crime.
    Small countries like Bhutan, Switzerland and Ireland have so much peace. At one point of time, India had all these.
    Lord Macaulay had said, ‘I have traveled across ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, how and when did the twelve Jyotirlingas (literally meaning ‘pillar of light’, a sacred divine shrine of Lord Shiva) come into existence? Please shed some light on this.

    See, every Jyotirlingam has a different story behind how it came to be. There is a Sthala Purana (local folklore or legends) attached to each. For example, Lord Rama went to Rameshwaram and established the Jyotirlingam th ...
  6. Gurudev, if we lose our footwear or if someone takes it away, is it true that they take away our bad karma?

    If it was an expensive shoe, then yes, it is better to think that way . At least you will get peaceful sleep at night. But if it was a cheap slipper… (Sri Sri nods his head).

    See the main idea was to tell the people to be in the present moment. < ...

  7. Gurudev, please tell us the significance of the 12 Jyotirlingas (literally meaning ‘pillar of light’, sacred shrines of Lord Shiva).

    See Jyoti (light) is within you, and where there is Jyoti, there is Shiva.
    Jyotirlinga is inside you. The twelve Jyotirlingas are in our body itself. Our body has twelve places (where the twelve Jyotirlinga ...
  8. Nowadays, our country is facing lots of droughts. If we join the Ganga and Kaveri rivers, it would help in irrigation. Can you please speak to the politicians to take up this matter seriously?

    Scientists say that if we construct dams for all the rivers in our country and prevent water from going to the sea, we can ensure that the whole of India is covered with two feet of water (referring to the quantity of water available for irrigation).

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  9. Is India on the verge of becoming the country it was 2,000 years ago?

    If the politicians let it happen, it will.
    The politicians have become a problem in Italy, in India, and in Greece. It is the politicians who are driving the country towards bankruptcy.
    Each country has enough resources and good people. There i ...
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