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  1. Sometimes I feel like leaving the normal life and just staying in the ashram. What should I do?

    I would like you to live the normal life. I want to make the whole world into an ashram, and you want to leave the world and come to the ashram?
    What does Ashram means? A place where you get some care, love, food for thought and some food for ...

  2. Dearest Gurudev, what is spiritual pleasure seeking? I want to make sure that I am not shifting my pleasure seeking from the material world to the spiritual.

    Pleasure seeking is when you are focused only on yourself. 'Beg, borrow or steal, whatever it does to others is okay but I should be comfortable', this is a pleasure seeking tendency. You don’t care for others or for discipline, or for wha ...

  3. Dearest Gurudev, what is spiritual pleasure seeking? I want to make sure that I am not shifting my pleasure seeking from the material world to the spiritual.

    Pleasure seeking is when you are focused only on yourself. 'Beg, borrow or steal, whatever it does to others is okay but I should be comfortable', this is a pleasure seeking tendency. You don’t care for others or for discipline, or for wha ...

  4. Dearest Gurudev, what is spiritual pleasure seeking? I want to make sure that I am not shifting my pleasure seeking from the material world to the spiritual.

    Pleasure seeking is when you are focused only on yourself. 'Beg, borrow or steal, whatever it does to others is okay but I should be comfortable', this is a pleasure seeking tendency. You don’t care for others or for discipline, or for wha ...

  5. Why bother with helping others when you can choose infinite bliss?

    If you have found bliss, you can’t but share it with everybody, and what is the point of finding it and not sharing it? What is the point of going to the bank and getting lots of money and not spending it? What is the point of earning money and no ...

  6. Dear Gurudev, we learn about yoga, breathing and other Vedic practices. What about other religions and cultures? Don’t they have anything to contribute to our spirituality?

    These practices do not subscribe to only one religion as such. Hinduism is not a religion. It is only a way of life which people have been practicing for a long time. And if you go to the root of religion, definitely there will be somethin ...

  7. Gurudev, why does someone sometimes have attractions towards people of the same sex? Why is being homosexual or bisexual such a taboo?

    I think it is no longer a taboo in many parts of the world now. In the past it was, and people were executed because of their sexual preferences. People simply don’t understand that each one of us is made of both mother and father. You have qualit ...

  8. What really is the mind without thoughts?

    It is nothing. A bundle of thoughts is what the mind is. When the thinking stops, that is the no mind state. That is what happens. It happens for a few moments in meditation and then you feel very good.

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  9. What about the meat industry? Is it violence?

    Meat industry, I would say is outdated now because people have started understanding how our whole system is made for vegetarian food. We are herbivorous because our immediate ancestors, apes are vegetarians. Monkeys, cows, zebras are vegetarian. Most o ...

  10. Gurudev, today while doing gardening seva, I sprayed natural insecticide probably killing a thousands of bugs. How does this fit in with karma and non-violence?

    Don’t worry, you can kill a mosquito, no problem! You see, violence is the act that you do with anger or some selfish goal. When animals prey for their food, it is not called violence. They are just doing their dharma. Similarly in y ...

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