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  1. Why is India called as Karmabhumi?

    Karmabhumi means where you are here to do action. You come here to get rid of all your karmas. And how do you get rid of the karmas? Through knowledge. Every part of the world has some specialty. You go to a Scandinavian country and that is known for skii ...
  2. Can you elaborate on the number 7, like there are 7 days in a week, the 7 continents, the 7 chakras and so on.

    Every number is associated with something sacred and has sacredness to it.
    That’s why when the Rudrabhishekam is done, all the numbers are said.

    Number 1 and 2 are very sacred. Number 3 is also sacred. Number 3 is associated with so many thing ...
  3. Gurudev, we want to congratulate you and thank you for creating such a grand university in Orissa. How can we participate in this and how can we contribute to this?

    It is your university and you can contribute to it in any form. Have your children enroll in the university. We are offering a new subject Osteopathy; for the first time in India there will be a college of Osteopathy. In the world they exist in England, C ...
  4. What is the meaning of the rising sun and two swans in the logo of the Art of Living?

    When the VM building was constructed, what happened is that there was a satsang in Mumbai where there were swans. Someone got the swans from Mumbai and kept it here. Now, when there are swans, it needs water, so we constructed a fountain.
    Then someone ...
  5. Gurudev, when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, what do we say to console them and what can we do?

    Tell them to do the 'Om Namah Shivaya' chanting.
    If it is the second or third stage of cancer there should be no problem. Nowadays, so many things have become available here.
    A soursop fruit performs the same function as chemotherapy without side ...
  6. Dear Guruji, is it possible for a soul to work through two or more bodies at the same time, by incarnating in more than one body simultaneously?

    Usually not, but the possibility cannot be ruled out. The possibility is there in an enlightened being, or a very powerful soul can have a portion of its act in another body. But normally it is not possible. ...
  7. Gurudev, will you please introduce an Ayurveda course for allopathic doctors like me who are very much interested in holistic medicines. We need a certified course with theoretical and practical knowledge to practice Ayurveda.

    Definitely! We have the best Ayurvedic College in India and last year the first five distinctions came to our college.
    This year in 2011, we just inaugurated one of the best Ayurvedic hospitals.
    Anybody here wanting to get your dental treatment d ...
  8. I am doing reasonably okay in life in terms of work, family etc. I am also doing a little bit for society in terms of education. But I feel I am capable of doing more for society. I don’t know how to go about it. Please guide.

    You need to come along with Art of Living’s work. We have a lot to do. We will need you there, definitely.
    We are building our first University in India, where I want to give the best of East and best of West to children. We have all the best of knowl ...
  9. Gurudev, often we read in the Puranas of Indra committing some sin. We never read of Agni, or Varuna, or Vayu, or any of the other Gods committing sin. There must be some significance or some learning from this as well, just like the story of Ganesha. Could you please explain the spiritual meaning of this?

    Indra is the mob psychology. What we call mob mentality?
    A group has a mind of its own. That group mind is called Indra.

    Indra is supposed to have one thousand eyes. One thousand eyes do not mean that somebody has eyes ...

  10. Gurudev, what is Pitr? And what is Pitr lok?

    After leaving the physical body, the place where soul departs to is Pitr Loka.
    These lokas are present here only. It is like TV channels. If you change a channel on the television, that does not mean the other channel disappears. It is ...

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