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  1. Gurudev, I love my soul mate so much, that I fear that it does not leave much room for me to love the Divine.

    I have no experience of a soul mate.
    Why not? I don’t think there is any hindrance. If you have a soul mate, and you found some new love, you can as well see that as a gift to you.
    Your friends are a gift, your partner is a gift to you ...

  2. Love and Authority

    Love and authority are totally opposite values yet they co-exist. The grosser the consciousness, authority has to be more pronounced. The more refined and subtle the consciousness, lesser is the need to exercise authority. When you are gross, you demand a ...
  3. The Other Side Of Friendliness

    Secretaries, police, judges, accountants and people in key positions should not be friendly! The main disadvantages of being friendly are: You come under obligation You lose your freedom You can't have a free and fair perception. Your thoughts and ac ...
  4. I am unable to fulfill my commitments.

    What you can fulfil, focus on that! Be happy you fulfilled two commitments today. Next time go on with three, four..., focus on that. ...
  5. How does one balance work and life?

    How do you balance on a bicycle? There is no “how.” You just do it. ...
  6. Gurudev, for a manager what should take precedence; the well being of the subordinate or getting the job done irrespective of the subordinate’s state of mind?

    Getting the job done!
    State of mind keeps changing. It is like putting a frog on a weighing scale and trying to measure its weight. You can never know its weight because it keeps jumping. ...
  7. Gurudev, I am a head of company in the corporate sector. Unfortunately my department heads are at logger heads with each other. Please give some tips to manage so many departments effectively?

    It is an open secret. Put them all into an APEX program. You know our Art of living APEX program has a slogan that says, ‘Get into the team and let out the steam.’
    More than 1000 companies around the world have done and are doing this program. ...
  8. What are the basics of team work?

    Basics for team work is accepting people as they are and not holding on to your position too strongly. Sometimes be considerate, otherwise you can’t work in a team. Being more open and considerate. ...
  9. I feel that I can’t live these values at my workplace. Do I need to change my Job?

    No! You can create these values at your workplace.
    Don’t worry, stand up and keep talking to people. For a couple of days, they may think you are crazy and you are talking something crazy, never mind! You continue talking. They will start realizing an ...
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