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  1. Gurudev, if Isha is the force that protects us, what about people who are in poverty, disease, losses and danger? If it is their karma, isn’t the divinity protecting people with karma?

    Protection is relevant only when there is a challenge. A doctor is relevant only when there is a sickness. Did you get it? You have to rethink your question. How do you even know that there is protection by your side? When there is an issue, then you ...
  2. Gurudev, there are many divorces happening in India nowadays. Please give some tips to men and women to stop this.

    To the men I would say, do not attack the emotions of women. Women are emotionally inclined, respect their emotions. Don’t sit like in olden times and dictate or lord over them; respect women. To the women I would say, don’t attack a ...
  3. Gurudev, I asked my friend, 'Why do bad people get good things?' He said, 'They are enjoying stale food from previous lifetimes'. Are we supposed to have everything without knowing why?

    Suffering comes on two counts:1. Ignorance – we are miserable due to our ignorance2. Old karmas - we are experiencing something to pay off some old karmas.These are the only two reasons. It is okay if some ch ...
  4. How to come out of this cycle of birth and death?

    By continuing to do what you are doing now. You are in the right place.When you become content then you are liberated. If you want something (including contentment) then you cannot be contented. Have the faith that you will get what you want. And ...
  5. Gurudev, there are many inequalities in this world, one of them is between women and men. Women are suffering from different types of discrimination. Why is it so and what do you suggest for the countries both in the East and West? What do we do?

    Three things: women empowerment, women empowerment and women empowerment! Women should feel empowered, they should never feel like a victim.When you feel like a victim, you lose energy, you lose enthusiasm and you lose power. The spi ...
  6. Gurudev, your Prime Minister has a reputation of being a Hindu ultra nationalist in France. What does it mean?

    Newspapers say many things. One thing I know is, there is a right wing, left wing and the centre in politics. But what is important is that – once a person occupies a seat of responsibility, he has to care for everybody.As far as I know the ...
  7. Gurudev, when you see all this crowd that worships you, don’t you have the temptation to become a living God? How do you manage to keep a balance?

    The way people greet each other in India is different from the way people greet each other in the West, and in the Far East. In India and the Far East we bow down, we touch the feet. This is the normal way of greeting.When we were kids we were sup ...
  8. Gurudev, why do I have to take on so many responsibilities. I have the responsibility of my happiness, my husband’s happiness, family’s happiness, etc. Why all this when ultimately I have to die?

    Well, that is because you are born! When you are born you have to take care of all this.There are two ways of looking at life:1. Either you take it as a burden and a drag and make your whole life a long drawn misery, or 2. You take it with e ...
  9. Gurudev, I am Christian and I don’t believe in reincarnation but is it possible that we were Indians in another life?

    Now you are negating your own statement! You say you don’t believe in reincarnation and then ask if you had a birth in this country!Possible! I know for sure I have been here many times. And even you have been, but whether you were an Indian or not, ...
  10. Gurudev, I have done courses and do my sadhana (spiritual practices) almost every day but I still don’t feel love for myself. What should I do?

    Who said you don’t feel love for yourself. Don’t be hard, don’t pity yourself. You ARE love, my dear! You are made up of this stuff called love. Like our body is made up of amino acid, carbohydrate, protein, your spirit is made up of love, light and joy ...
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