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  1. How can we stop thinking the same recurring thought?

    There is no way, because you recognize the thoughts only after they have already come. Isn’t it? They come and then you recognize it.
    So when you recognize it, get busy. If you simply sit, you will keep thinking a lot. If you keep ...

  2. Gurudev, in the Yogasara Upanishad, you have said that thoughts arises when the mind stirs the memory. Does that mean that all thoughts are from the memory and no new thoughts arise?

    No, as I said earlier, perception (mind) and memory, both are responsible for the intellect to function. So, new thoughts are linked to old thoughts.
    Sometimes, the intuitive thought which come need not be linked to anything, it can just come as a ne ...

  3. Gurudev, Please tell me how and where do thoughts come from.

    You have thoughts. They come in a string. Why don’t you sit and look where they are coming from. As soon as they come, catch them! And then wait for the other to come! See what happens! Tomorrow sit to catch the thoughts, and you will find where t ...

  4. Gurudev, Please tell me how and where do thoughts come from.

    You have thoughts. They come in a string. Why don’t you sit and look where they are coming from. As soon as they come, catch them! And then wait for the other to come! See what happens! Tomorrow sit to catch the thoughts, and you will find where the source ...
  5. Gurudev, when we say become a witness, what exactly do we mean? How do we balance being a witness and participation, to ensure correct action?

    If you stand near the highway and watch all the cars pass by, or if you sit in the dining hall and watch everyone eating, that is being a witness. It means not participating, but just observing what is happening.
    Similarly, you are already witnessing ...
  6. Gurudev, I wonder why fearful and bad thoughts come even in the most positive of places, and sometimes even while praying. Please help.

    Never mind. Thoughts are thoughts. As long as you are aware that these thoughts are coming, you are very safe, because these thoughts come and go.

    Negative thoughts come due to several reasons:
    1. Lack of good circulation in the body, and imprope ...

  7. Gurudev, While studying, how can I eliminate thoughts from my mind so I can concentrate better?

    Breathing! Pranayama will definitely help you. Okay! And then if they still come, don’t try to chase them, just embrace them. Negative thoughts are afraid of a hug from you. If you embrace them, they will all run away. ...
  8. Gurudev, for how long will this leela continue?

    Now that is hard to tell. No one knows for certain when it started, and so no one knows when it will end. As long as you are a part of this leela, just enjoy yourself.

    When we land up in a problem that is when we ask, ‘When will this end?’ But w ...

  9. Gurudev, Where do the thoughts come from?

    This thought came to you just now? Where did this thought come from? It came in you, so why don’t you sit and see, where it is coming from?

    The moment you sit and think what is the origin of thought the mind goes blank. That indicates from where thou ...

  10. Gurudev, I try so hard not to think negative, but nevertheless negative thoughts keep coming to my mind. What do I do?

    If you keep resisting negative thoughts, and try to push them away, then they will follow you like a ghost.
    Shake hands with your negative thoughts. Tell them, ‘Come here and sit with me. I will not leave you’, and you will see how they quickly disapp ...
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