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  1. Gurudev, what is the difference between Simaran (chanting) and meditation?

    Simaran is the beginning of meditation and samadhi is its end. Simaran means to remember. Just see, if you like someone and you remember that person some emotions come up, isn't it. When the emotions overflow, then the mind beco ...

  2. How do we get rid of the fear of the unknown?

    Turn back and see, is this fear a new thing? Is it coming to you only now or has it been there in the past also? And how is it that you are still alive.
    The best way to overcome fear is to look at your own past experience. Turn back and looking at you ...
  3. Gurudev, I am a vegetarian but I found an opportunity in fish farming. However there is always a conflict in my mind regarding the spiritual consideration of fish farming and using it for food. What do I do?

    If your conscience says no, then listen to your conscience. You must follow the voice that arises within you. If this has been your occupation for many generations and you do not feel any conflict, then it is okay. But if your conscience pricks you, then y ...
  4. Respected Gurudev, what advice would you like to give to SME business promoters when it comes to the way they manage their human resources.

    Yes, make them your family. In this country we say, 'Vasudaiva Kutumbakam', the whole world is our family. So even if you can’t see all seven billion people in this country as your family, at least treat the few hundred worke ...

  5. It is very difficult to be an entrepreneur and even more difficult to be a woman entrepreneur. Could you please give me some advice on how women can achieve a balance between work and family life?

    Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Exactly the same way!
    Don’t think it is difficult for a woman to be a small scale entrepreneur, no! Take it as a challenge. You have the energy, potential and providence to take up the challenge.
    Wh ...
  6. We are plagued with corruption, unhygienic conditions and unethical behavior. They are all inter-related and the problem is because there is so much acceptance of corruption and corrupt practices. How do you think we can break this vicious cycle?

    Hope that the new setup and new Government will take more stringent action. See, for corruption you need to educate people on various levels.
    1. From the level of the people.
    2. From the bureaucrats, and
    3. From the Government
    The reas ...

  7. Gurudev, I am a Chartered Accountant and I go to the premises of many businessmen. I have noticed that when we treat them as family members they start taking advantage of that privilege. How to come out of that situation?

    Yes, you need some skill here. You must create a sense of togetherness and belongingness but don’t let anyone take advantage of it. That is a skill.
    You must not get carried away with your emotions but must use your intellect too. ...

  8. Gurudev, how do we manage stress and anxiety?

    Keep smiling as you are doing now. Don’t hold on to stress and anxiety. If you don’t hold on to it, then there is no question of managing it.
    What is a Guru and ashram for? Leave all your anxieties, pray, have faith and move on. If ...

  9. Gurudev, I am 30 years old and honestly I still don’t know what I want from my life. How do I figure out what I truly want from my life?

    You know, you should shift this 'What I want from my life' to 'What people around want', or 'What the nation wants'. If you make this change from 'What I want' to 'Wh ...

  10. Gurudev, you give comfort to so many in distress and fear. What were the biggest moments of stress and anxiety that you have been through in your life?

    I can't relate to anxiety but there have been many points of stress. We were involved during the tsunami time and we travelled 48 hours continuously. Those days were very stressful. Also, when I was travelling in Iraq there were bombs in the front a ...

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