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  1. Is living a life as a celibate the middle path? How do we get to know of God’s expression in its totality without the feminine-masculine principle?

    See, you are made up of both, feminine and masculine. Both aspects are in you. Now, celibacy is not the only way. It is not a practice. Celibacy is something that happens, when you know that you are not the body. And the genders masculine and feminine are ...
  2. I am torn between spirituality and sex. I feel a sense of guilt mixing both. I am married and have a good relationship with my wife

    When you are married you have that dharma; that is your duty.
    So when you are married then you have to grow together with your spouse and help them to grow.
    Have you read Yoga Vasistha? There is a story of Lila in it. Read Yoga Vasistha. ...
  3. I have many erotic thoughts. Are they harmful?

    Never mind, don’t worry; don’t identify yourself with the thoughts. Thoughts are thoughts, they come and go, don’t worry. As long as you don’t give them power, you don’t act on them, you are very safe.
    It takes time for your consciousness to be so di ...
  4. Gurudev, could you talk about Tantra and Khajuraho temples? I have been visiting these temples with different groups and each guide says different things, and I do not find truth in it.

    Tantra means technique. Yantra, Mantra and Tantra - these are three things.
    Mantra is the sound. Yantra is the diagram. Like the Star of David, it is one such Yantra which Judaisim uses as its ma ...
  5. Gurudev, what is the easiest way to overcome thoughts of obsession, lust and desire?

    Keep yourself busy.
    Put your passion to a bigger cause. Be passionate about creating something or making something.
    Be busy in spreading knowledge, and spreading Dharma. Day and night think of how you can reach out to people, and do some g ...
  6. How do we curb our desires to watch porn, which is so freely available these days?

    Pranayama! When you do yoga, pranayama, meditation, these tendencies change, your nature changes. You know that you are not just a body, you are spirit; scintillating spirit. With the help of these practices, you find yourself elevated to another level. ...
  7. Sex, drugs, alcohol, how does one escape them? They are all over the place.

    Just this thought that we want to escape and pull people out of it, will do it.
    Today, can you all take a vow that you will not even turn and look in that direction? If someone is even tempted, send them to me, or to any of our YES!+ teachers. They wi ...
  8. Gurudev, I want to be honest with my parents about my sexuality. Yet my fear of losing their love and support has been stopping me from being honest with them. Do I need to be compassionate and not burden my parents? Please guide me to a solution.

    You don’t have to label yourself as gay or a lesbian. You don’t need to put on a label. These are tendencies which come and go.
    You should label yourself as Divine light. This label is much better than putting a label about your sexuality becaus ...
  9. (A member of the audience asked a question which was inaudible)

    Why do you think sex is negative? Through sex only everybody has come.
    'Sex is the original sin', this is what people have been made to believe in the past. Sex is not a sin. Sex is a basis. Any plant, human, animal, anything comes out o ...
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