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  1. Gurudev, how can one control the mind?

    You can control the mind by being in silence, and speaking little. And you should also meditate regularly. ...
  2. Who am I? Why do I need to care for my husband, my children and my family? What if my children do not take care of me when I grow old?

    Listen, if your own parents though this way about you, can you imagine where you would have been today?See, it is good that you ask this question, “Who am I?” You should keep this question with yourself. This question helps you move ah ...
  3. Gurudev, what is meant by the rise and fall of energy within us, and what effect does one experience because of this?

    When energy rises in you, then there is joy and enthusiasm. When your energy levels go down, then a person feels dejected, like a punctured flat tyre. This is what happens.When energy rises in you, then you feel good and everyone around you seems ...
  4. Does leadership have a role in promoting spirituality, or does spirituality have a role to play in bringing about Leadership?

    Both are true. Spirituality promotes leadership. It helps you take up responsibility. What does Leadership mean? It means responsibility and inspiration together. It means walking the talk. It is these three things together.A good leader wal ...
  5. Can spiritual and organizational goals be compatible?

    Yes, of course. When it comes to organizational goals, you need patience.Individual growth and organizational growth have two different paces. You have to accept that and go with it. It is because we are a part of a social structure we are a part ...
  6. Gurudev, does practicing spirituality in the workplace diminish dynamism and aspirations, and bring about complacency instead?

    Absolutely not. Complacency is not spirituality in the real sense. Neither does peace mean a sense of complacency, nor can stress be a sign of creativity. If stress meant creativity, then Afghanistan should have been the most creative part of the world. ...
  7. Gurudev, what is the right basis or yardstick to decide for who can be a Guru to us? How can we maintain the honour and dignity of this relationship?

    This depends on that deep feeling of love and belongingness from within. You cannot ‘make’ or 'choose' someone as your Guru. You simply believe that someone is your Guru. We often say that "I have 'chosen' or ‘made ...
  8. Gurudev, will discussions and dialogue yield solutions with terror groups like the ISIS, the Taliban, etc.?

    I think we must keep making our efforts to stretch out our hand out for dialogue with these people. Whether it gives results or not is too soon to say, before we can even act in that direction. ...
  9. Gurudev, you have said that a disciple overcomes the little mind to follow the Guru. But in my case, I feel that I am not able to overcome the mind. What do I do?

    Is it so? Then nature will kill your mind and help you overcome it (laughter). What is the mind? The mind means the many desires that you carry within you. Nature knows very well the number of desires you drag and carry as a burden within ...
  10. Dear Gurudev, what are your thoughts on Western therapies for trauma, depression, and anxiety? Is it contradictory or complementary to The Art of Living path?

    I would say Western therapies are constantly changing and progressing. Whatever therapy the West was using several years ago, they are no longer valid today, they have discarded it all. I would always go for a holistic solution. There are some aspects t ...
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