When you are not doing the right thing, something pinches you, something irritates you; something inside tells you that you are not doing the right thing. This is how you know you are not doing the right thing.
When you are doing the right thing, som ...
Gurudev, everything in the world is natural- the good and the bad. Then why are we always trying to convert the bad into good?Because that is also part of our nature.
People are being born, and people die, then why do you need to save anybody from dying? Close down all the hospitals, shut down all the services. Anyways people die, what is the point? How does it matter if the ...
Gurudev, are love and devotion the same? What should I do if the person whom I love betrays my trust?
Even then be grateful to God.
What good is the faith that shakes? Faith is that which remains firm even during tough times. Suppose you place your trust in someone and got betrayed. Then just remind yourself that it is all a play of the Divine< ...
There is something that pricks you, 'Oh no, I should not be doing this'. That is adharma....
Gurudev, it has become difficult to be a good person and raise your voice nowadays. Where do wrong people get so much strength from?
Where is there strength, it is only noise. Wrong people can only create noise. The right people may speak only a little here and there, at some point of time, but behind that there is strength. And it their tasks that are accomplished....
Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says that whatever comes naturally keep doing that, even if it is not the perfect thing to do. Please advice.Yes, be in your nature, don't be unnatural. What is not in your nature, do not project that. But that does not mean you be foolish, okay!
Let us say you are attending a funeral and you feel like dancing. You think, ‘Gurudev said be natural’, and so yo ...
Gurudev, A person believes in God but cheats and robs. Another does not believe in God but never cheats. Who is right?You have already given the answer!
It is like asking me, ‘I have kept coal in one plate and butter in another. What would you like?’ It is so clear.
If someone believes in God, how can he cheat others? I don’t understand this.
It could also ...
Gurudev, I just want to know, are there many ways to live life correctly? Are you always supposed to do the right thing or is it okay to be wrong sometimes? Are there many right ways?Listen to your own conscience. Your conscience will say, ‘No, this is not right.’
What is not right? What you would not like others to do to you, that is not right.
If something inside pricks you, then don’t do it. ...
Gurudev, I do a lot for my family members and yet they are all always saying I am wrong. What should I do? How to deal with it?No, don’t say that they always say you are wrong. If they always say that you are wrong then it would not bother you or even touch you. You would take it as their nature. Sometimes they would have said that you did right as well. Isn’t that so?
If yo ...
Gurudev, Is there more moral ambivalence today? Has the definition of right and wrong become fuzzier? Is that part of the problem?Right and wrong is always relative. That which gives you long term benefit, maybe with a short term loss is good. And that which gives you short term benefit but long term loss is not good. That could be a criteria.
If you want a simplified criteria b ...