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  1. The ego is not dissolving into love or humility. It exhibits its idiosyncratic character. How do I handle this situation?

    These are all words. Don’t try to dissolve your ego. If you find you have one, just keep it in your pocket. It’s okay to have an ego. Let it be there. You try to dissolve the ego and that is what the problem is. Don’t try to dissolve i ...

  2. Is spirit of enquiry most important or dispassion?

    When you watch television, what is important, seeing or hearing?
    Be natural. Don’t sit with too many concepts. Free the freedom. Don’t burden yourself with too much understanding. Too much analysis is as bad as no analysis at all

  3. Is being successful related to spirituality in any way? I have friends who are atheist yet very successful. Is being spiritual just a support for the mind?

    Being spiritual enhances your intelligence, intuition and innovative ability. It also gives you inner strength. Someone may say, ‘I am an atheist’, but he is surviving on the past luck, not earning anything new. They may appear to rise high ...

  4. Gurudev, how can I be sensitive but yet strong? When some unpleasant situation comes I tend to escape.

    You’ve noticed that you tend to escape, next time say, ‘No, I am going to face it'. Just that one dharana (thought), ‘I will face it', will take you along.
    Just like you got one dharana that you want to go to Bangalore, you reached here r ...
  5. Gurudev, why do some people get success easily and others have to strive hard?

    You cannot generalize this. Many factors are there in success. And what you mean by success is only one-sided success. Someone having a Rolls Royce or BMW is not necessarily success. Do they have confidence, peace of mind and happiness in their life? You s ...
  6. Gurudev, why did Lord Krishna cheat in the Mahabharata? Was that his dharma?

    Well, you can’t say he cheated. He had everything, why would he cheat? A student in the classroom cheats because he doesn’t know the answer. He is not capable. If he has not studied, then he cheats. A student who is thorough in his knowledge, why would he ...
  7. When am I truly happy?

    True happiness is when you find inner stability, inner comfort and when you know you are connected to something much bigger than what you can even imagine. True happiness is when you know that there is some power in you which is unshakeable. The love or Go ...
  8. How to keep a check on my arrogance when I feel successful and happy? What are the other ways to calm the mind and make it happy, other than meditation?

    Arrogant people are somewhere insecure. They don’t have enough knowledge. But when the context of your life expands, when it changes, then where is the place for arrogance? Once you see life from a holistic perspective, there is no arrogance.
    B ...

  9. How important is it to have your profession as your passion?

    Profession is a passion if you excel in it. Wherever you have a passion, it becomes a profession. Suppose you have a passion for music though you are an engineer, you will see, if you follow your passion you will become a musician. If passion and profes ...

  10. Even a single failure hampers my confidence and I have faced many failures in life. How do I keep myself from getting de-motivated?

    Don’t be too hard on yourself. Every failure is a step toward success. There are many successful people today, you know how much they have failed at some point in their life? There are ample examples in the world.
    In a competition if you lose, ...

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