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  1. What is the difference between God and Guru?

    First tell me what are you going to do by knowing this? Let the two of them sort out whatever differences they may have among themselves! (Laughter)
    All your wishes are getting fulfilled, isn’t it? That’s it. What else do you need? ...

  2. How can an atheist be transformed into a believer?

    There is a believer sitting in the heart of every atheist. You do not need to make any efforts to change them into a believer. You just stand by and watch with a smile. An atheist over time becomes a believer automatically (Laughter ...

  3. In India we seem to be very God-centric and some people are blindly devout. Is it possible to be happy without believing in God? Sometimes when you put God in life, it creates problem.

    You know, India is the only country where spirituality was honored without having any concept of God.
    In the Jain school, there is no concept of God sitting somewhere outside. And it is the same in Buddhism as well. So, it doesn’t matter if you ...

  4. Gurudev, have you seen God? How does he look like?

    Exactly like you. You are made in the image of God. ...
  5. Gurudev, what is the best and easy way to please God and be closer to Him?

    If a baby asks, ‘What can I do to please my mother?’ The mother is already pleased with the baby. Whatever the baby does, the mother is happy.

    My dear, God is already pleased with you. Just keep your heart clean, mind focused and put y ...

  6. Gurudev, what is the relation between God and Truth? And what should be the relationship between a master and a disciple?

    God is not somebody sitting in the heaven trying to give you a little finger which you want to go and catch, but he flies away. No! God is not some man or woman or somebody sitting somewhere. God is the summum bonum of the whole creation.< ...

  7. Gurudev, Why do we have so many gods in Hinduism?

    Why don’t you ask me, ‘Why are there so many vegetables, so many flora and fauna, so many types of birds, so many types of people’.
    The Divinity that loves diversity can appear in diverse forms as well. Do you see what I am saying?< ...

  8. Gurudev, Did God create man or man created God?

    Both. God created man and man created God. Isn’t it funny? Man created different concepts of God, but again, what is God? Is He somebody sitting up there who just created something and went away? No, he is the summum bonum of creation. It is the o ...

  9. Gurudev, If Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the sustainer, and Shiva is the dissolver, who is hiding and who is blessing?

    It is a function of the same; the five actions are of one God. All of them are blessing. It does not matter what name you call it.
    God is in control of the whole world. We only wish He makes it a little more obvious, then you would feel free f ...

  10. Gurudev, In The Ashtavakra Gita, we heard that we are not the doer. Is this not in conflict with self-effort? Please advise as to how self-effort should be utilized, especially in meditation.

    You will realize that I am not the doer only when you put your 100% in self-effort, not before. If you have not done anything, you are only sitting there with your hands folded, you can never realize that I am not the doer.
    Medit ...

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