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  1. Spirituality and celebration

    Celebration is the nature of the spirit. Any celebration has to be spiritual. A celebration without spirituality does not have any depth. And silence gives the depth to celebration. Some people think being silent is spirituality. E.g. Many meditators feel ...
  2. The nature of the five senses is knowledge

    Every cell of your body has the ability of all the five senses. You can see without the eyes. Vision is part of consciousness; that is why in dreams you can see without the eyes. You can feel without the skin; that is why people without limbs can still fe ...
  3. There are two basic instincts in human beings and these have been with you in all your lifetimes

    There are two basic instincts in human beings, one is food, and the other is sex. These have been with you in all your lifetimes, when you were an animal and now as a human being. You are born out of these two – food and sex. It is so beautiful that in th ...
  4. If we are insignificant, then why are we using so much money, time, resources and energy on ourselves here at this course? Why should we become spiritual and all that if each one of us doesn’t even matter? Who are we helping by being good if they don’t matter either!

    Do you need the answer for this question? It doesn’t matter either! Why are you bothered about this question? It doesn’t matter!

    Listen; there are many levels of existence, but two levels of knowledge.
    One is the applied knowledge, and the ot ...
  5. Gurudev, do the Moon, Stars, and other heavenly bodies affect the mind? If yes then how?

    Yes. Do you know the Moon affects the ocean? On Full Moon Day the waves are higher. The Moon affects water – this we all know. Our body is made up of water. Nearly 60% of our body is made up of water, and it has saline content, like the ocean. So your body ...
  6. Gurudev, it is said that meeting the Guru on Full Moon Day is very good.

    Yes. Do you know the Moon affects the ocean? On Full Moon Day the waves are higher. The Moon affects water – this we all know. Our body is made up of water. Nearly 60% of our body is made up of water, and it has saline content, like the ocean. So your body ...
  7. There are few questions in the question basket about people who are emotionally dependent on other people. What to do?

    Life is dependent on many factors. When we were born we were dependent. When we grow old we will be dependent, not independent. In between, in these few years, we think that we are very independent. That is an illusion. Even at that time we are dependent o ...
  8. (A member of the audience spontaneously asked a question and it was inaudible in the recording)

    Yes, see human life is mixture of pleasant and unpleasant days. You take the life of anyone including Sri Ram, Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Mahavir or Guru Nanak. Take anyone in the history they all had some bad days while some days were good.
    What is impo ...
  9. Dear Gurudev, In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna talks about ‘Yogakshemam Vahamyaham’. What I get is from the Divine, but I fail to understand how the Divine can take away as well.

    Well keep wondering. The whole world is given to you and one day the whole world will be taken away from you. So this is a part of the creation.
    It is not that there is some Divine sitting somewhere up there doing it. The whole world, the whole univer ...
  10. Gurudev, in the Agama tradition, it is said that the Asana (here meaning holy or revered seat of a deity) for the Devi (Mother Divine) is both Dharma (righteous conduct) and Adharma (immoral conduct or deeds). Can you please explain this?

    Yes, Shakti (here referring to the Mother Divine as the source of all energy) is present in both Dharma and Adharma. Otherwise, Ravana (the demon king of Lanka) would not have had the power to stand up against Lord Rama. He was stro ...

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