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  1. Even though I know what is good for me, I still am still attracted to self destructive habits such as laziness and selfishness. I feel like it has something to do with my childhood. What is the best way to remember what is forgotten from the early years?

    When you label yourself saying, 'I am lazy', you justify being lazy. If you label yourself saying, 'I am bad', it gives one the license to remain bad. Do you see what I am saying? The first step is to remove these labels, peel them ...

  2. Gurudev, to gain something is it necessary to lose something? What if I want both the things?

    To achieve something big, you should leave something small. If you keep a pebble in your hand and say you want something very big, how is it possible? You first need to drop the pebble. <br>
    As soon as you realize the importance of a big thin ...

  3. Dearest Gurudev, how to overcome a long withstanding habit of drugs?

    Just make a promise before you leave from here that you will never touch it!
    And if it is someone else that you are talking about, bring them here and let them do several Sudarshan Kriyas and it will be gone.
    Hundreds and thousands of peop ...
  4. How do we come out of bad habits? These impressions keep coming to us again and again.

    To come out of bad habits, do more pranayama. It also depends on the people we spend time with. If you have too much free time, bad habits come to your mind. If you engage yourself in serving the society, these bad habits will go by themselves. ...
  5. In my school, almost all the children say bad words, how can I control myself from saying these words? And how can I help them to stop saying these words?

    You have the power. You are superman, I tell you. You be determined, ‘I will not say any bad words.’
    Do you know, I have not said one bad word all these years? So when I could do it, you can also do it. Never has it come to me, even when I was upset. ...
  6. Why does someone get addicted or attracted to non healthy habits like smoking, drinking, etc.?

    Because you feel that you are going to get some pleasure out of it, that is why you get addicted to it. Meditation is a big help in removing you from addictions. ...
  7. Gurudev, God wants for me to become a good human being. You too want the same for me and my parents also want the same. Please tell me why did God create evil in the first place?

    Who said you are bad? I never said that you have to ‘become’ good. You are already good.
    Just wake up and see, you have the ability to drop all the small little habits that you are stuck with this moment.
    Okay? So just drop them. ...
  8. Gurudev, sometimes while doing something, we know it is wrong, yet we do it. So how should one control it?

    The main thing is that one feels that one is getting some pleasure out of it. The temptation or desire for pleasure is lurking there; only then a wrong action happens. ...
  9. Gurudev, many times I promise you that I will never repeat the same mistake. I repeat it again, and I get very upset and I feel very bad after that.

    That is good. It is good to feel that pinch.
    Once, twice, thrice or four times it happens, then the tenth time at least you will be aware of it and you will move away from it. Don’t worry, it is good to have that pinch, and keep promising me. ...
  10. Habits and vows

    How to get rid of vasanas (impressions)? This is a question for all those who want to come out of habits. You want to get rid of habits because they give pain and restrict you. The nature of vasana is to bother you, or bind you, and wanting to be free is ...
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