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  1. In Ashtavakra you say to drop sense objects if you wish for freedom. Sometimes human values like compassion, love, etc., depend on sense objects. Should I drop this also?

    Yes, don’t hold on to anything, let go! Compassion and love is your nature, those will remain in you.
    There is a saying in Hindi, ‘neki kar kue mein daal’.
    If you think, ‘I am so good and everybody is bad’, that will make you sad. This attitude is ...
  2. Science says that the sun is a planet. Then in the Mahabharata how did the sun father a son called Karna. Please shed light on this.

    The son of the sun does not imply he was fathered by the planet sun. He was born out of the sun mantra chanted in prayer. The sun God resides in the form of a mantra within us. So Kunti chanted the Surya mantra and bore Karna as a blessing. ...
  3. Jai Gurudev. How many types of Gitas are there and what are they?

    Yes there is Uddhava Gita, Anu Gita, Guru Gita, Gopi Geet. Like these there are many Gitas. ...
  4. Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita Krishna says, ‘Ananyashchinta yanto mam ye jana pari upaasate teshaam nitya bhi yuktanaam yogakshemam vahaamyaham.’ What does it mean?

    One who thinks of me and me alone; who keeps me in his mind and heart, I will free him; protect what he has and give him what he needs. ...
  5. How can one act without getting attached to the fruit of the action?

    In the sixth chapter of the Gita it is said, ‘Anāśritah karmaphalam kāryam karma karoti yah.’

    He is the one who is centered; he is the one who is a yogi who does not base his action on the past karma.

    ‘Anāśritah’, means one who does not rea ...
  6. Gurudev, In Shiv Sutras, you have said ‘Gyanam bandhanam’. I am confused; does knowledge make us free or put us in bondage?

    See after meditation when you become aware of your body and surrounding, your limited mind comes into understanding of limited things.
    At one time you can understand only history, or mathematics, or physics or chemistry. Only one thing at a time you c ...
  7. I read in your book that Radha was much older to Krishna and she was already married. The love between Radha and Krishna is celebrated. How is this acceptable for a married woman?

    In those days it was accepted. Draupadi was also accepted.
    Laws change from place to place and time to time. So you cannot have all the Dwapara yuga laws today. Eve teasing was permitted in those days, but today it is an offence.
    Take the good thi ...
  8. It is said that after Mahabharata war India’s downfall started as we lost a lot of talented people and scholars during that war. What is your opinion?

    Of course with every war there is a destruction of talents, resources, human beings and values. But it is incorrect to say that India did not have greater talents after that.
    Many others came much after Mahabharata, Chanakya, Shankaracharya, Gaudapada ...
  9. Krishna has said in the Bhagavad Gita that neither he likes anybody nor does he dislike anybody. On the other hand he says some people are very dear to me. Can you please explain this duality?

    That is Krishna’s specialty, to speak all the opposites and create confusion.
    At different levels of existence and for different incidences he says these statements and both are true.
    On one level he says people who are calm, compassionate, happy ...
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