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  1. What recommendations or suggestions would you give to parents who want their children to be as happy and fulfilled in their life as possible?

    There are a number of things but I think we are short of time. Do not make them sit in the virtual world for too long. Kids usually sit in front of television or computer for hours. Please do not let that happen. They live in a virtual world. And also t ...
  2. Gurudev, tomorrow in America, we are celebrating Mother’s Day. You said that your mother was your first spiritual teacher. Could you say something about the spiritual values of motherhood, and may be a story about your own mother?

    Mother is the first connection for you to this manifest world. You came into this world through mother, and of course because of your father too. There is motherhood in each and every one of us. Motherhood is wanting the best for others and not ex ...
  3. Gurudev, how do I explain the concept of love to my young children? I found it very easy to relate to God, but the same doesn’t apply to my children.

    In the Upanishads there is a story, an 8 year old boy asks his father, ‘Daddy, what is God like?’ So the father took his child outside the house and asked him, ‘What was there before this house was built.’The child said, &l ...
  4. Gurudev, how to handle teenagers?

    There is an old Sanskrit proverb which says, ‘Praptetu shodase varshe, putram mitra vada chareth’. If your son or daughter becomes 16 years you should no longer be their parents, but you should become their friend. You should b ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, as a working mother, I cannot spend quality time with my child. In this modern age what is your advice to working mothers?

    Where there is a will there is a way. Children are not the problem. Here is Elonka, she has three little kids and with three little kids she would conduct courses. She would feed the baby then give it to someone to take care and then she would conduct the ...
  6. Dear Gurudev, when it comes to parenting, what is the difference between responsibility and attachment or bondage?

    When it comes to children, it is a sacred responsibility. Our responsibility is not just providing food, shelter and education. We should see that their mentality, emotions, intellect, thoughts and behavior is on the right track. This is necessary. ...
  7. Gurudev, how can we make our kids spiritually strong?

    Kids are naturally spiritual. Just keep them away from bad habits like smoking, drinking, and from violent activities and violent games, etc. If you do this, then they will naturally be spiritual. ...
  8. I’m a teacher of a junior high school. 15 year old girls say we might die tomorrow so we have to enjoy now. So they say alcohol and sex is important. They don’t take care of themselves. What should I do?

    This is misplaced knowledge. When anyways you are going to die, why do you have to drink and spoil your health. When anyways you are going to die, why do you have to have sex. Relax, anyways you will die. You can talk the other way around as well.Wh ...
  9. Gurudev, how to bring children who oppose the path onto the path.

    You know, a parent cannot influence their teenagers, but they can influence the friends of their children. So, before you become a good mother or a good father, you have to become a good uncle or aunt.The friends of your children will have more resp ...
  10. Gurudev, children get stuck with computers and cell phones. How to lead them onto a good path? It is very difficult to manage them actually.

    After sixteen years you must treat your children like friends.Nowadays, when children turn twelve or thirteen, you need to treat them like friends. Do not dictate terms to them, or be authoritative. Show love, be kind and friendly. Of course it is d ...
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