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  1. How important is it to have your profession as your passion?

    Profession is a passion if you excel in it. Wherever you have a passion, it becomes a profession. Suppose you have a passion for music though you are an engineer, you will see, if you follow your passion you will become a musician. If passion and profes ...

  2. Gurudev, I am a professional writer. Should I write stories for the commercial market or should I stay faithful to my own art, write what I deeply feel about, which possibly may not sell?

    Why do you have to choose between these two? Why don’t you do both? Write for commercial purposes, and write something that is very immortal, to go for times to come.
    (Ans: But Gurudev, I have an identity. Either I hold on to my identity, ...

  3. Gurudev, I am very passionate towards my goal. But while working to achieve it, I become frustrated and desperate. How to handle that?

    As I said, you need passion, dispassion and compassion. Only passion will not help. Along with passion, dispassion is also essential. ...
  4. Gurudev, you have mentioned 16 qualities in Lord Krishna. Do I also have all these 16 qualities somewhere in me? If yes, how do I bring them out?

    Yes, everybody has all these 16 qualities, and the more centred you are, the more passionate and compassionate you are, the more they will manifest. ...
  5. Gurudev, please talk about passion and the lack of passion.

    Passion is essential in life but it cannot be constant.
    There are always ups and downs in passion. The intensity of passion will go up sometimes and then come down, and then again go up, and that is healthy.
    Usually what happens is that when your ...
  6. Gurudev, How compatible are love and dispassion for a life companion?

    You need both, passion and dispassion in life.
    Usually we think, ‘When I have passion, how can I have dispassion? If I am dispassionate, how can I be passionate about anything?’
    This is what the normal concept is in the minds of people. I tell yo ...
  7. Gurudev, Gurudev I am able to learn and absorb new subjects, but my enthusiasm fizzles out halfway. As a result I have become a jack of all trades and a master of none. How do I become a master of all like you?

    Keep going nonstop. Keep putting your effort.
    Life is a combination of both, effort and effortlessness. Be totally effortless for sometime everyday at least - that is what is meditation, and then put hundred percent effort. It is like deep rest and d ...
  8. Passion and Self- Reliance

    Passion makes you weak. Dispassion is strength. For your passion to be fulfilled, you have to depend upon so many things. Passion and self-reliance do not appear to go together. If you are passionate, you have to forget about being self-reliant. If you wa ...
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