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  1. Gurudev, what is the secret to happiness?

    The secret to happiness is in being without desires, and in focusing on how you can serve others. The more you serve, the more happiness you will get.Having this feeling, 'I don't want anything for myself, I am contented', bring happiness. An ...
  2. Gurudev, is it practically possible to be ever smiling and happy in life you? What is your trade secret? I promise I’ll never compete with you.

    I want competition! I want everybody to compete with me! I don’t want that promise from you at all. In fact, you should tell me that you will always compete with me. There is an ancient saying, 'Shishyat icchet parajayam’, a teacher always wishes ...
  3. How to maintain happiness? When we receive our exams results, we go from being 100% happy to 0% happy.

    With the strength of knowledge happiness is sustained.Sorrow will come to you. Tell me one person to whom it has not come? How much sorrow came to Jesus Christ, to Lord Rama, and to Lord Krishna. But when you have the strength of knowl ...
  4. When am I truly happy?

    True happiness is when you find inner stability, inner comfort and when you know you are connected to something much bigger than what you can even imagine. True happiness is when you know that there is some power in you which is unshakeable. The love or Go ...
  5. Gurudev, how to be contented and happy?

    You are not happy? You are not contented now? This very moment; right now (Sri Sri snaps his finger)!Greed takes away the contentment. It is the, 'I want more, I want more', which makes you miserable, which makes you put so muc ...
  6. You have said that there are two ways of looking at life. One is, 'I’ll be happy if I achieve this certain objective'. The other is by saying, 'I am happy, come what may'. Which is the better of the two?

    Obviously the latter in which you find happiness within yourself. You see that your happiness is unconditional.One is a taker and the other is a giver. As children when we took things we were happy. But as grandparents, we feel ...
  7. In the Bhagavad Gita, it is written that rajoguni people pursue happiness by means of hard work, but the real happiness lies in meditation. Does this mean that I should stop studying, and meditate all the time?

    No, this is some misinterpretation. Which translation did you read? Not at all. It is not like that. Rajoguni happiness is that which suddenly goes high and suddenly comes down. When someone gets a prize, they jump to the ceiling, and then ...
  8. In the Bhagavad Gita, it is written that rajoguni people pursue happiness by means of hard work, but the real happiness lies in meditation. Does this mean that I should stop studying, and meditate all the time?

    No, this is some misinterpretation. Which translation did you read? Not at all. It is not like that. Rajoguni happiness is that which suddenly goes high and suddenly comes down. When someone gets a prize, they jump to the ceiling, and then ...
  9. How do I always be happy and not get entangled by the boundaries set by body mind and thought?

    If you drop this always, you will be happy. Never mind if you are unhappy for a little while, so what? If you think I should never be unhappy, then that becomes a cause of unhappiness. ...
  10. Thank you Gurudev for constantly taking care of me, advising me, showing the way and providing help. I am achieving so much. Is there anything I can do for you?

    I think we can all do the Happiness Survey. We should go door-to-door and ask people, ‘Are you happy? If not, what is the reason?’ We have a Happiness Survey; two or three of you get together, go meet people in your area, knock on their door and say, ‘ ...
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