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  1. Dearest Gurudev, could you please talk about Manu and his role in all our scriptures.

    Manu was one of the initial kings, like Adam and Eve. I don't know at what time period he was, but he has written the rules and regulations for society at that time.
    Manu has written many good things, but one of the reasons why he has been bitterly cr ...
  2. Can you please speak about the significance of Bhagavad Gita in our day-to-day life.

    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) ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Gurudev, these days there is a sitcom being shown about Lord Buddha on the TV. In that, they have shown that the King of Magadha (a kingdom in ancient India) and his Vedic priests had plotted a conspiracy against Lord Buddha. Can you please tell how true this is?

    See, it is quite possible that they may have conspired against Lord Buddha. But at the same time, many Brahmins also became the disciples of Lord Buddha. And if you watch or read further, you will come to know that his own brother and some of his disciples ...
  5. What is the purpose of the Ravana Gita?

    See, if you know about the Ravana Gita then you also know what it has been composed for.
    There are different kinds of Gita (literally meaning knowledge sung in the form of verses), each with a different purpose. But the essence of all th ...
  6. Gurudev, are love and devotion the same? What should I do if the person whom I love betrays my trust?

    Even then be grateful to God.
    What good is the faith that shakes? Faith is that which remains firm even during tough times. Suppose you place your trust in someone and got betrayed. Then just remind yourself that it is all a play of the Divine< ...

  7. Gurudev, how can one make use of Bhagavad Gita in the present day?

    Time is no bar. The Bhagavad Gita is a science and it can be used at all times.
    Bhagavad Gita says that there are three types to everything. Intellect is of three types, happiness is of three types, love is of three types (satva, rajo and th ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, can you please tell us the essence of Yoga Vashishtha? Books in Tamil on this are very less.scri

    When Lord Rama asks his Guru Vashishtha to enlighten him about atma (soul), Vashishtha says that it is hollow and empty like space, and it is so full like an ocean.
    It is not possible to explain these intricate things in one or two sentences. D ...
  9. Bhagavad Gita says, just do your duty and don’t look for the fruits of your action. How do we achieve this?

    Doing your duty is like planting a seed. It may sprout, grow, give flowers and fruits. But if you keep digging up and checking whether the roots are growing and the shoots are growing, then will it grow? It can never grow.
    That is why it is said, ...

  10. Sita buried herself in the Earth, does this mean she committed suicide?

    No, it is not committing suicide. Ramayana, Mahabharata are all written as poems. Also, the only materia medica (medical substance) that is written in poetry form is Ayurveda.
    In Ayurveda all the formulas are written as poems.

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