From what I understand, the spiritual path is about dropping one's ego. Yet what I've observed is, as a Guru you seem to do a lot of pumping up of people's ego; especially certain people. Please talk about this apparent irony.
There are two ways:
1. Tell someone, 'You are useless, you are dirty, you are good for nothing'.
This is what people think and that is how they blame, scold and abuse another. People think, 'This is the way to put down their ego', ...
You can analyze your mind, you intellect, and your whole system to see whether it is Sattvik, Rajasik or Tamasik. This knowledge is from the Bhagavad Gita.
Bhagavad Gita gives you that much needed bridge between the inner (world) ...
Many times people talk about seeking something on this path (questions like: Who am I? What is the truth?) I feel like I am not seeking anything, is that okay?
Yes, because sometimes the seeking is not on a conscious level, but deep inside it is there.
Why are you here in the first place? You are here because inside the soul wants something. It wants to connect with itself. So it is there inhe ...
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In a practical and immediate way, what can we do to combat terrorism? Can people say special mantras or prayers to help erase the horrible violence?
We need to bring unity in diversity. Terrorism is just lack a of education in spirituality. the root cause is that and it has to be nipped at the bud. Schools and colleges should have a broad spectrum of knowledge. Every child should know a little bit a ...
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Tue, 07/15/2014(Below is a continuation of the post Today's Pain Is Tomorrow's Strength) Gurudev, I have observed that all your devotees are very sweet when they are at a course, or in a satsang, but when they go out in the world, things change. It seems like nobody wan ...
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....
Actually there is none. It is very difficult to say.
The Vedas are considered as the main source (of knowledge), but it is so vast. For all practical purposes, Bhagavad Gita is what everyone reads because it has the essence of most of the main knowle ...