How do we put the things that we learn today, into action? We can use the wonderful avenues available to us for progress and the good of human civilization, and that’s the responsibility you’re giving all of us today. Is that our charge?
Right! We need to share what we have and reduce the suffering and pain of people who are caught up in a whirlpool of distress.
Families are breaking up in many places; we can go and bridge the communication gap that is happening more and more in soci ...
In parts yes, in parts no. You can’t generalize. If you say, 'It’s bright here', yes it is bright here in D.C, but it’s dark somewhere else in the world. So things are getting better in some places, and things are becoming bad ...
Do you think world citizens are closer or further from the virtues of trust and compassion with the advent of modern technology and entertainment?You must know that there are a lot of people in the world who have not even seen a cell phone, or a television, so you can’t generalize this.
As I said, if you move around the world you will find different types of people. They are people who are livi ...
Gurudev, Q: When I came here, as I entered the door, I had a lot of questions. But when I sat down I realized that this whole session is about finding your inner peace, and that was a beautiful realization.My question, today, is about Africa. You had mentioned earlier that simply sending food is not a solution. I would like your guidance on how to further charity in Africa to a new level and make it a more sustainable solution. Africa is a forgotten continent. They are going through a lot of pain and I want your guidance to help them better. (Her Excellency Sheikha Hind Khalid Khalid Al Qasimi: A designer and editor from UAE.)
You know, I was also thinking on these lines: how we can help Africa more. There are 3 dimensions we all have to work for.
First is, we have to see that corruption doesn’t happen. Billions of dollars are being siphoned off into the pockets of j ...
Gurudev, What role can I play in the transformation of Ukraine. I want to stand up for peace and happiness, and remove corruption?
All that we can do that is in our capacity to do, we must do. In fact we should do a little bit more than what we think we can do to bring peace.
Corruption is a very serious issue all over the world. Create more awareness among people, and together ...
Gurudev, You have mentioned that present moment is infinite. It is both vast and deep. Can you please shed light on the vastness and depth of the present moment? Is it that lot of things are happening at the same time is what is meant by the vastness of the present moment?Yes, that is what it is. Just like the sky. We often say – ‘The sky is the limit’, is it not so? What does it mean? It means the sky is limitless. The ocean has a bottom but the sky does not have a top. It has no end. It is endless and beginning-less. That ...
Come on, don’t say that. In the world there are all kinds of people. Don’t blame or label the whole world as selfish. That is not fair.
You know, there are good people on the planet. In fact, in big numbers. The cheats are only a small number.
Many animal species are disappearing from the Earth. Snakes, insects, lions, etc., are disappearing from the Earth. The population of donkeys is also reducing! You don’t see as many monkeys around as there were earlier. The forests are being uprooted and c ...
Gurudev, it is said that during the time of the Mahabharata, technology was much more advanced than it is now. What happened? Where did all the progress and advancement disappear? How do we move backward?Well, this is a cycle in nature. Everything goes in cycles.
There were dinosaurs on this planet, and there were big birds which could be trained. On the back of these big birds they used to build mantaps (halls) and train the birds to go places ...
Gurudev, If the creator is real then how can this world which is part of the creator be an illusion?What does illusion mean? Illusion means appears to be.
See in a hologram, all the figures appear. In the hologram all the rays are real, but the figures are temporary. They are not the real existence. Do you understand what I’m saying?
Actually t ...