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  1. Gurudev, these days there is a sitcom being shown about Lord Buddha on the TV. In that, they have shown that the King of Magadha (a kingdom in ancient India) and his Vedic priests had plotted a conspiracy against Lord Buddha. Can you please tell how true this is?

    See, it is quite possible that they may have conspired against Lord Buddha. But at the same time, many Brahmins also became the disciples of Lord Buddha. And if you watch or read further, you will come to know that his own brother and some of his disciples ...
  2. What is the purpose of the Ravana Gita?

    See, if you know about the Ravana Gita then you also know what it has been composed for.
    There are different kinds of Gita (literally meaning knowledge sung in the form of verses), each with a different purpose. But the essence of all th ...
  3. 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< ...

  4. Gurudev, how can one make use of Bhagavad Gita in the present day?

    Time is no bar. The Bhagavad Gita is a science and it can be used at all times.
    Bhagavad Gita says that there are three types to everything. Intellect is of three types, happiness is of three types, love is of three types (satva, rajo and th ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, can you please tell us the essence of Yoga Vashishtha? Books in Tamil on this are very less.scri

    When Lord Rama asks his Guru Vashishtha to enlighten him about atma (soul), Vashishtha says that it is hollow and empty like space, and it is so full like an ocean.
    It is not possible to explain these intricate things in one or two sentences. D ...
  6. Bhagavad Gita says, just do your duty and don’t look for the fruits of your action. How do we achieve this?

    Doing your duty is like planting a seed. It may sprout, grow, give flowers and fruits. But if you keep digging up and checking whether the roots are growing and the shoots are growing, then will it grow? It can never grow.
    That is why it is said, ...

  7. Sita buried herself in the Earth, does this mean she committed suicide?

    No, it is not committing suicide. Ramayana, Mahabharata are all written as poems. Also, the only materia medica (medical substance) that is written in poetry form is Ayurveda.
    In Ayurveda all the formulas are written as poems.

  8. Gurudev, in the Bible it is mentioned that, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. Was Christ a communist; was he against rich people?

    I heard another interpretation. In Jerusalem, there is a door that is called 'The Eye of the Needle Gate'. So this could be one of the interpretations.
    This door is very small, it is not big and so it is difficult for a camel to move t ...

  9. Gurudev, what is the meaning of 'dhriti'? What dhriti did Dhritarashtra (father of the Kauravas in the Mahabharata) have?

    Dhrita means To Uphold.
    Dhritarashtra means one who holds the nation. If the one who upholds the nation is blind, then war is inevitable.
    If one who upholds the nation, he and his wife, both are blind ( ...

  10. Gurudev, what if Abhimanyu, Nachiketa and Eklavya (characters from the Indian epics) come together? What lessons can today’s youth draw from them?

    Eklavya teaches us how to be a student; how to learn, and how to feel the connection with the master.
    He teaches us how to have that one-sided love, one-sided connection, and how that can bring about skill within you. That is what we can learn ...

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