Gurudev, how can one experience the mind, intellect, memory and the Self as separate from each other?
When you are listening to whatever I am saying, your mind is the one that is listening through your ears. When you listen to music, you hear it through your mind.
But when you ask questions about something, you do so through the inte ...
Why do you want to control the mind? You want the mind to stay in one place, right. That is what you mean by control.
Why is it going here and there? If there is a nice program on television, do you need to control your mind to watch it? You love a c ...
You are in this world, you are not on an island. You are in a pool of energy of so many people. Don’t sit and worry about 'Why I am feeling this way' or 'Why am I feeling that way'. Time and place have an influence on your mind. Th ...
Gurudev, Can the mind continue its process of evolution between lifetimes as well? Does it need a body and situations for its evolution?
Yes, it needs a body. That is why the human body is very precious.
You know, in day to day life, when you do things, sometimes you lose energy. When the energy goes down, the mind also goes down. Haven't you had this experience? (Audience ...
Gurudev, what is the purpose of the mind? I only see bondage and sadness associated with it. Do we really need that layer of existence?Just let it be! That is the secret to handle the mind.
If you try to get rid of the mind, it becomes a monster. If you just let the mind be, it will vanish! When you are not aware of the tricks and the mumbo-jumbo going on in the mind, then life is m ...
Could you advise on what is the best way of going into meditation. And is there any kind of special music which can enable you to access that space better? (Ritu Kumar: Fashion designer from India (Recipient of the Padmashree in 2013))Meditation is very simple, and it just takes a couple of days to learn. Once you learn it then you can do it on your own. Then you can do it anytime and anywhere you want. But only before meals, okay! What happens during meditation is our metabolism slows ...
Gurudev, When I look around, I see only misery, hate, anger, greed and meaningless violence. How do you know there is a higher power?
See, the nature of our mind is when we see misery we magnify it. If ten complements are given to you and one insult is given to you, what you usually do is, you catch hold of that one insult and blow it out of proportion.
My dear, I wou ...
Gurudev, I am young and smoke to relax my mind. People taunting me makes me sad. How can I change my mind-set. I find meditation very boring, so please don’t suggest that?
You want to change, isn't it? The process has already started. If you find meditation boring then do Yoga. If you find that boring then stand up and dance. Dance so much that you feel tired, after that when you lie down and relax, meditation happ ...
Gurudev, Why do masters sometimes ignore disciples? Can a Guru ever forsake or get fed up with a disciple?
If you think you are very important, then you will be ignored. Got it? There is no question of forsaking. Does air forsake you? Does the sun forsake you?
There is nothing called forsaking. If anyone feels like that, it is all in the mind.
Gurudev, What is the part played by destiny in our coming here and meeting you, and what is the role played by pure chance?
Life is a combination of both (destiny and chance). There is a little role played by our destiny, and a greater part played by our free will also. So it is never either this or that alone. Like for any moment, there is both a past and a future also. The ...