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  1. Gurudev, in Mahabharata, many of the warriors were killed by the Pandavas through wrong means. What was the reason behind this? All the bad that happens, is that also Divine will?

    Yes, Mahabharat is a very beautiful story, and very symbolic also. Don’t think that it happened once in the past, it is happening every day, especially in this country. There are many Shakunis (the devious uncle in the story of the Mahabharat ...
  2. Gurudev, in Mahabharata, many of the warriors were killed by the Pandavas through wrong means. What was the reason behind this? All the bad that happens, is that also Divine will?

    Yes, Mahabharat is a very beautiful story, and very symbolic also. Don’t think that it happened once in the past, it is happening every day, especially in this country. There are many Shakunis (the devious uncle in the story of the M ...
  3. Gurudev, in Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says do everything as it is my work. How can I do my job and other daily activities thinking that it is Divine’s work?

    See, when you want to attach sacredness to anything you do, it is up to you. Any job you do, when you are doing selflessly, not just for your pleasure, but for the benefit of others, it is sacred. Don’t waste time sitting and creating a fee ...
  4. Gurudev, I feel, if I marry, I will be caught up in worldly matters and will sway away from spirituality. A person looking for enlightenment should marry or should not marry?

    You are putting me in a fix now. If I say in one way or the other, you will ask me this question again in a different manner. Whether you marry or remain single is your personal choice. And, you can have both. You can have a married life and you can als ...
  5. Gurudev, nowadays everyone gives me free advice. Each one is trying to be my Guru (Teacher). Without asking I am getting the advice. Whose advice I should listen to and whose I should not?

    This is not only nowadays, it is happening successively since many decades. One should listen to everyone and do what one wants to. There is no cover over the ears, they are open. Why? So that you can hear everything, but see only that which you wa ...
  6. Gurudev, it is said that sattva (purity) is needed for the attainment of karma (action). But is rajas not required for karma? In my case if I do a lot of sadhana then I don't feel like doing anything.

    There is another meaning of sattva – purity of intellect. Intellect is also called Sattva. But, to do any action rajoguna is required. The body cannot be stable without the three gunas (Rajoguna, Tamoguna and ...
  7. Gurudev, every sip of knowledge given by you is very juicy.  It is easy to digest too. Could you please talk a little on Yoga Vasishta in a simple manner?

    This is like asking to contain the ocean in a pot. Next to impossible. Yoga Vasistha is like the sky, like the ocean, you know. Time and again you should explore it yourself. It is self explanatory. It is more mystical and very symbolic too. Self is ...
  8. Gurudev, what is stronger, mind, body or soul? How can I use these three in a good way?

    The soul has its own strength, the mind has its own strength and the body has its own position. Everything has its own strength. Keep the three balanced in their own respect. <br> Just today, there was a youth who hadn't eaten since morni ...
  9. (<i>A member of the audience asked a question which was inaudible</i>)

    See, acceptance means what? What do you want to accept? Something that is beautiful, do you say, 'I accept, this is so beautiful?' <br> Acceptance has meaning when you cannot accept something. What is that you cannot accept? Imperfect ...
  10. Gurudev, in the world there are many paths to enlightenment. Please tell me the definitive way to be free.

    That's what I am doing, I think! I thought I am just telling you the definite way to be free! What is bothering you now? <br> Read this book '<i>An Intimate Note To A Sincere Seeker</i>'. When you feel bothered, when t ...
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