Who are the people who have been the most influential in your life to make you who you are today, and who have helped you build your philosophy?
It is very difficult to say. If I just take a few names I won’t be doing justice. But it starts from my mother.
When you are in the moment, when your mind is here right now, then you’re able to draw inspiration from everyone around yo ...
Gurudev, I feel free in certain areas, and in certain aspects I feel bound. The more efforts I put to be free, the more bound I feel. How can I be free?
I think you have too much free time. Get busy and keep working for the betterment of the world and you will see that all your personal issues and emotional issues will get resolved by themselves.
Don’t waste time in thinking, what about ...
I don’t think even now people know where I am. Even though they see me around, they may not know where I am. I take day off every day few minutes when I go deep into myself in meditation. And of course, for five days I do take silence once in a ye ...
Gurudev, When was the last time you felt sorrow or sadness and what was your experience with letting it go?Every time I see someone miserable, I feel it. I feel for them. They could have been much happier. For no reason they are miserable.
The recent tsunami in the Himalayas was a very tragic one. Our Art of Living volunteers are there and are working day a ...
Gurudev, do you really like being a Guru? And do you read all our botherations or do you have helpers?There are helpers (smiles mischievously). Do you feel free of your botherations? How many of you feel free from your botherations? (Many raise hands in the audience).
Look at that! ...
Gurudev, Why are there such different feelings when you are near? I feel calm and restless at the same time, loving and jealous at the same time.That’s it! Human life is a roller-coaster of emotions. All these emotions come.
When emotions go up, they are positive and when they start coming down they are negative. But it is good that you realized that all of them are coming and going. You just b ...
Gurudev, when we are in your presence we do not remember any of our problems, no matter how big they are. You tell us how we should surrender our problems to you?When it comes up, then surrender it to me.
Look I have traveled to 152 countries and I keep traveling; nowhere did I feel that I had come to a foreign country. And people from those countries also never felt as tho ...