Dearest Gurudev, life has become so fast paced, I find it so difficult to stay centered. Please help.
It is good, if life is fast, you can’t hold on to anything. It doesn’t leave you any time to sit and brood over the past. Before you start brooding over something, something else has already come to attend to. Just go with the flow....
Why is worthlessness and helplessness so uncomfortable. Why is there a constant need to become worthy or important? How to shed this?
If you are not useful on this planet, nature would have taken you away a long time ago. Nature is very intelligent, and if nature has kept you here, there is some use for you, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
Each one of you is c ...
Dear Gurudev, there is so much conflict in the world even right now. How can there ever be world peace?Sometimes you feel like that.
Even I felt, we have done so much work in Iraq; from 2003 we have been in Iraq. We have made efforts to bring communities together. We have brought smiles to the faces of thousands of Iraqi women. After the war we brought ...
I would say that is very good. If you feel lonely, just remember that everything is a dream. Then the next step you take is one where you find that everything is yours (meaning: everything belongs to you). This feeling of loneliness among people, ...
Gurudev, my wife always complains that I do not tell her ‘I love you’. But it is not in my nature to express love through words. Is it necessary to express love?
See, there are different ways of saying and expressing love. Just find a way that suits you and say it. If you cannot say it in words, then express it by making some hand gestures. Or you can write it and give it to her.
If you are away, in another p ...
Gurudev, you tell us to live in the moment, but you also say that we must have goals in life. Is this not contradictory? If one has to live in the moment, then why have goals in life?Life is so complex! It is not just simple. It is so complex and that is the beauty of it! That is why it is beautiful.
Our body has a form, color and shape, but our mind doesn’t have any of those. We are combination of the most obvious, and the comple ...
Being diplomatic is seeing the point from the other person’s angle as well. Getting into the other person’s shoes and looking at the situation. Being a little more sensible. Diplomacy is being sensitive and sensible at the same time.
Gurudev, you say that the human birth is precious and one gets this birth after passing through 84 lakh yonis (births or incarnations of the physical body). But the human beings today have to wake up early in the morning, rush to work on a scooter or in a local train, and face lots of problems, only to come back home tired, and goes to sleep. Sometimes one cannot even sleep due to stress. I am thinking if it was worth going through 84 lakh yonis to face all this.It’s a good thought. There is a saying in Hindi: ‘Ajgar kare na chaakri, panchhi kare na kaam. Daas Maluka keh gayye, sabb ka daata Ram’ (One need not make efforts for anything as God provides for everyone).
When one has this faith, that ...
Gurudev, where do emotions and prana (life force) fit in the 7 layers of existence, and how do the 7 layers connect to the panchakoshas (the five sheaths)?Where do you want to fit it (emotions)? Mind is emotions and intellect is thoughts. Love is our very nature, it’s not just an emotion. Devotion is a flavor of love.
Life is complicated. You cannot fit them in some structure. It is only a gentle unders ...