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  1. Gurudev, please throw some light on inter-caste marriages. One of my friends is in love with a Muslim girl. Do we really need to follow the caste system in marriages?

    See, there are good and bad people everywhere. Many times there are fears that someone should not deceive the other person after the marriage is done. That is why you should also listen to your parents and consult them in such delicate matters. W ...
  2. Gurudev, can marriage happen between two people belonging to the same Gotra (a term in Hindu culture referring to the unbroken ancestral line of descents from a common male ancestor)?

    When I was touring Haryana this time, many scientists and people met me. They discussed very interesting and unique facts about this. They spoke about how they differentiate different breeds of cows and determine the genes a particular breed carries, on ...
  3. Gurudev, till what extent should one compromise; especially when it has to be with my wife? What if my wife does not listen or understanding?

    See, I have no experience in these matters (laughter). How do I tell you this? I would say, you should listen to her and agree, for she is the boss at home! She is literally like the Prime Minister at home. What can you do? You need to find out s ...
  4. Gurudev, are inter-caste or inter-religious marriages wrong according to Dharma?

    No, not at all. It is not the caste or religion that is wrong. It is your compatibility that is important here. Do not go to someone and tell them, “I cannot live without you” when you are in a state of emotional upsurge. If you do so in an ...
  5. Gurudev, I am getting married soon but I have this one botheration. For the past 6 months I have had many fights with my fiancé and I am not sure if I should continue this relationship.

    Now, you stop demanding love from the person. If you demand love or ask proof of their love, you are destroying it. How can someone prove their love to you? You should not burden the person.Suppose, someone asks you every day, ‘Are you hones ...
  6. Gurudev, I am a Sikh girl and I wish to marry a Jain boy. But my father says that Sikhism is the best religion and that I should not marry outside my religion. He also says that I have betrayed my religion by joining the Art of Living. What do I do?

    No, there is nothing like that. Just ask him patiently, why he is in so much ignorance? Ask him why does he misunderstand so many things despite having come to the light of the Guru? It means he has not correctly understood the teachings of Guru Nanak D ...
  7. Dear Gurudev, I am a farmer and no girl wants to marry me. I have a younger sister and even for her we reject boys who are farmers. When will farmers get respect in society?

    First, you start respecting yourself. Don’t think that because I am a farmer, I am not getting respect. Stop asking for respect. Whatever profession you are doing, you respect yourself, and you will see how everybody else does that. ...
  8. Gurudev, my family wants me to get married but I am not able to find any boy of my choice. I told them until I talk to you, I wont take any decision. I am not finding any good boys.

    You have spoken to me now, so go and make the decision (laughter). If you have to marry, speak to the boys, and see who is suitable. You are not able to find any good boys? Does that mean you are very good? Goodness is in everyone, look for ...
  9. Dear Sri Sri, how to overcome the pain of a marriage break-up and the grief of possibly not being able to meet the daughter ever again?

    Meditation will give you the much needed strength. Have the faith that only the best will happen to you in the future and move on. Sudarshan kriya will help tremendously. ...
  10. My partner cheated on me. When I confronted him, he says, ‘You do not possess me'. What to do in such a situation?

    It is a very tough situation. I have no experience, how can I give you any ideas or suggestions? But I understand your predicament. You know why they cheat on you? It is because they value your love and are afraid of losing your love. Whenever so ...
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