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  1. In the Bhagvad Gita, Krishna advises that the path which we choose is more important than the goal. So please tell me which one should we concentrate on, the path or the goal?

    Fix the goal and the path starts opening up by itself.
    Be spontaneous! Do you remember the formula? Purity in the heart, clarity in mind and sincerity in action.

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  2. In the Bhagvad Gita, Krishna advises that the path which we choose is more important than the goal. So please tell me which one should we concentrate on, the path or the goal?

    Fix the goal and the path starts opening up by itself.
    Be spontaneous! Do you remember the formula? Purity in the heart, clarity in mind and sincerity in action.

    ...
  3. Expectations lead to sadness, yet goals are also expectations. I am confused. Please clarify.

    Goals are needed.
    Set some goal and keep moving in that direction. An aimless life will lead to depression. But when you have a goal, ‘I have to do this. I have to learn this. I have to do this service', then that aim will move life in the right direc ...
  4. Gurudev, would you recommend that I prepare for my goals, or should I just go with the flow?

    Both. You cannot be just say that I will go with the flow. At the same time you cannot be stuck with a program you made one. Both together are necessary for growth. You should have a program, you should put your full effort, and then you should also be abl ...
  5. What to do if people close to me have a different idea of success than mine?

    Let them have their own idea. Anybody can have their own idea of success. You can’t change their idea about success. You hold on to your vision, your view. Suppose you want to achieve something in life, a particular target or goal, you may face sever ...
  6. Gurudev, how to find a purpose larger than yourself to live by? Is there a discovery process, or the purpose finds you?

    You have to have a goal, a vision of what you want to be and what is it that you want to do – this you must have.
    One is your personal goal: I want to achieve this, and this, and this, in life. The other should is a goal for the planet: What do I wan ...
  7. Gurudev, how to find a purpose larger than yourself to live by? Is there a discovery process, or the purpose finds you?

    You have to have a goal, a vision of what you want to be and what is it that you want to do – this you must have.
    One is your personal goal: I want to achieve this, and this, and this, in life.
    The other should is a goal for the planet: What do I ...
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