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  1. Dearest Gurudev, life has become so fast paced, I find it so difficult to stay centered. Please help.

    It is good, if life is fast, you can’t hold on to anything. It doesn’t leave you any time to sit and brood over the past. Before you start brooding over something, something else has already come to attend to. Just go with the flow.

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  2. Why is worthlessness and helplessness so uncomfortable. Why is there a constant need to become worthy or important? How to shed this?

    If you are not useful on this planet, nature would have taken you away a long time ago. Nature is very intelligent, and if nature has kept you here, there is some use for you, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
    Each one of you is c ...

  3. Dearest Gurudev, what should one do when one feels lonely despite being among people?

    I would say that is very good. If you feel lonely, just remember that everything is a dream. Then the next step you take is one where you find that everything is yours (meaning: everything belongs to you). This feeling of loneliness among people, ...

  4. What is the purpose of life?

    When you feel that everything is going to stay here, but I am going to die one day, and everything appears meaningless, what you do appears to be meaningless, at this time I would like you to read Yoga Vasistha.
    You can play the ...
  5. Gurudev, you tell us to live in the moment, but you also say that we must have goals in life. Is this not contradictory? If one has to live in the moment, then why have goals in life?

    Life is so complex! It is not just simple. It is so complex and that is the beauty of it! That is why it is beautiful.
    Our body has a form, color and shape, but our mind doesn’t have any of those. We are combination of the most obvious, and the comple ...
  6. Dearest Gurudev, where do emotions and prana (life force) fit in the 7 layers of existence, and how do the 7 layers connect to the panchakoshas (the five sheaths)?

    Where do you want to fit it (emotions)? Mind is emotions and intellect is thoughts. Love is our very nature, it’s not just an emotion. Devotion is a flavor of love.
    Life is complicated. You cannot fit them in some structure. It is only a gentle unders ...
  7. Gurudev, Where is the Jeeva and the Atma before birth? What is the difference between Jeeva and Atma? How is a Jeeva born, and where does it come from?

    Both are same. Life comes into the body at the time of conception, and sometimes at the time of birth also. The soul enters the body at the time of conception or the time of birth. Sometimes one soul stays up to birth and another soul comes at birth< ...
  8. How does one come out of the cycle of birth and death?

    Why do you want to come out of it? Because you find it miserable, right? But when life is blissful, then you coming back to the planet will help a lot of people on this planet in the future. So why shouldn’t you come back?
    Suppose I come back next ti ...
  9. Is this life a dream, then what is reality?

    Is the question a dream or reality? Ponder on it and you will find the answer. ...
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