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  1. Dear Gurudev, we learn about yoga, breathing and other Vedic practices. What about other religions and cultures? Don’t they have anything to contribute to our spirituality?

    These practices do not subscribe to only one religion as such. Hinduism is not a religion. It is only a way of life which people have been practicing for a long time. And if you go to the root of religion, definitely there will be somethin ...

  2. Why does Shanmukha (Karthikeya) have six heads?

    So that he can recite all the Shad Darshanas (six Hindu philosophies) at once.
    Six faces - this has a significance. We say, 'The four directions', North, South, East and West. Brahma has four faces ...

  3. Gurudev, yesterday you said that everything is Shiv Tattva (fundamental element or principle). So what is your message for the devotees of Krishna? Also, I don’t pray to Shiva but only to Krishna. Is it okay?

    Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva are the same. In Chapter 10 of the Bhagavad Gita, on Vibhuti Yoga, Lord Krishna himself says, 'Rudranam shankaras-chasmi vitteho yaksa-rakshasam. Vasunam pavakas chasmi meruh shikharinam aham' (10.23)
    Lord Krishna sa ...
  4. Gurudev, Why do we have so many gods in Hinduism?

    Why don’t you ask me, ‘Why are there so many vegetables, so many flora and fauna, so many types of birds, so many types of people’.
    The Divinity that loves diversity can appear in diverse forms as well. Do you see what I am saying?< ...

  5. Gurudev, in the Iranian or Parsi tradition, Gods are called Ahura and demons Daiva, whereas in the Indian tradition, it’s exactly the opposite. Could you talk on this.

    Daitya is also in the Indian tradition. The Asuras are also called Daityas, and Devtas are also called Adityas (means those born out of Aditi).
    Devas and Asuras share the same father, their mothers were Aditi and Di ...

  6. Gurudev, If Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the sustainer, and Shiva is the dissolver, who is hiding and who is blessing?

    It is a function of the same; the five actions are of one God. All of them are blessing. It does not matter what name you call it.
    God is in control of the whole world. We only wish He makes it a little more obvious, then you would feel free f ...

  7. Gurudev, Chanakya’s pain was that Hindu kings had no concept of a united nation. Their fighting allowed Alexander and the Mughals to rule India. Even today rulers are in the garb of secular politicians. How do we revive the pride of Hinduism?

    Actually Hinduism means universalism. It is not just any sect.
    The president of India Dr. Radha Krishan was asked, 'Who is a Hindu?' <br>
    He said by negating all the religions, i.e., one who is not a Muslim, one who is not a Chri ...

  8. Gurudev, Chanakya’s pain was that Hindu kings had no concept of a united nation. Their fighting allowed Alexander and the Mughals to rule India. Even today rulers are in the garb of secular politicians. How do we revive the pride of Hinduism?

    Actually Hinduism means universalism. It is not just any sect. The president of India Dr. Radha Krishan was asked, 'Who is a Hindu?'
    He said by negating all the religions, i.e., one who is not a Muslim, one who is not a Christian and so on, whoever i ...
  9. Gurudev, Can you please tell us about Narayana. Who and what is Narayana?

    Narayana is not a person. Narayana is the consciousness which is present in the human nervous system. Narayana is made up of light; a body that is made up of light. When you become totally hollow and empty, you incorporate that light body wit ...
  10. Gurudev, like there are different types of speech, are there different types of silence?

    Are there different types of emptiness. Silence is silence, emptiness is emptiness. If a bowl is empty, you can't ask what type of emptiness is it. But if it is filled you can ask what is it filled with.

    In speech, there are four different type of spee ...

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