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  1. Gurudev, is the direction of meditation important. I have heard that one should not sleep with the head in the north direction.

    Yes, because the magnetic currents are flowing in that direction therefore it is better not to sleep with head in that direction. But during meditation, you can sit facing the sun. If the sun has set, then you face to the north. It doesn’t ...
  2. I have failed in two love relations. What do I do? How many times will my heart break? I am shattered. Why is the one whom I love married to someone else?

    Do not worry. There were only 2 failed relationships. Even to pass the IAS (Indian Administrative Services) exam you get 3 chances. Never mind. You are getting experience from this - to love and let go. ...
  3. Gurudev, I am quite fascinated with the Ardhanareshwar (a composite form of the Hindu God Shiva and his companion Parvati) concept in India. Please explain this.

    Each one of you is made up of both the mother and the father element. It is through the father’s sperm and the mother’s egg that you come into existence. So in you there is half father and half mother, or half male and half female. That is w ...
  4. Gurudev, I am an ex-Indian team cricketer. Is it possible to be ethical and successful in sports? What is success for a sportsman?

    Millions of people are watching you play. They want a genuine game to be played. You cannot cheat the people who think you are playing genuinely. If you are playing a match which is already fixed then it highly deceiving for them. Do not fool people at ...
  5. As I am getting old, I have started fearing death? Please suggest a solution for this.

    Death can come at anytime in one’s life. As long as we were busy in many activities in our lives, we are not afraid of death. When there is nothing left to do, we start to feel that we are going to die. Everyone has to die one day. But the ...
  6. Gurudev, I have the inquisitiveness to know more and go deeper in meditation. Is this contrary to relaxing?

    In meditation you do nothing. Just relax and you will go deeper. What will obstruct you to go deep is eating too much, or using any other sense too much. If you watch too many movies and then sit for meditation, do you notice that the meditation ...
  7. Meditation Is Mental Hygiene

    Jan 17 2015
    (Below is a continuation of the post How To Overcome Loneliness) Gurudev, what do you think about the massacre of the journalist of Charlie Hebdo (French satirical weekly magazine) in France, and what is the cause of all these terrorist attacks ...
  8. Gurudev, in the Ishavasya Upanishad, it is said that we can indulge in the material objects through sacrifice. How to bring this into experience?

    Ask this question to yourself before asking it to me. Every time you breathe in, you have to breathe out. Without breathing out, you cannot breathe in. You are able to indulge in anything because you leave it for short intervals in between. Is someone ...
  9. Whatever we see, does not exist. And whatever exists is not seen by us. Then what are we and why do we exist? When we are nothing, then what is this entire world? I am confused.

    Very good. You can pat your own back. Every confusion takes you one step forward. When the belief in your mind got broken, it gave rise to confusion. It means that you have taken a step forward from your current beliefs. Now tell me, does your mi ...
  10. Is Art of Living a sect? How do you define a sect.

    You have said sect. You should define what a sect is. Sect is perhaps a very closed mindset where you feel you are special and the other person is excluded. And this is true with every religion. People of every religion on this planet feel a special rig ...
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