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  1. Would you pressurize the religious leaders of the world, especially the Arab and Middle East countries to rescue the abduct, especially women and children? When we requested for the American government to send food, the answer they gave us was that they had to write to the government of Iraq and other neighboring countries to rescue the abduct.

    This is between government to government. They have many policies. As an NGO, we can do what we can do. I think it is not possible for us to interfere into the foreign policies of the government. We cannot make one government stand against the other; th ...
  2. We know that each religion has two aspects, one aspect is the beliefs and the other is rituals. Which one is the unifying and which is the dividing factor?

    I would say religion has three aspects:1. Values2. Symbols and3. Rituals and practicesThe values seem to be the same amongst all religions, like brotherhood, oneness of God, love and compassion, serving the poor and needy. This is the sp ...
  3. Peace Is Possible

    Thu, 20/11/2014
    I would request you to take some time and visit the camps to reassure the people there and bring back their smile. Yesterday, when I walked through a couple of camps, people said, ‘Today we are happy and are able to smile’. It was a very good m ...
  4. There’s No Room for Guilt

    Thu, 13/11/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post You Make Your World) Gurudev, I have been a teacher for many years. I see in myself and other teachers that we don’t always practice the basic course points and it disturbs me to a point that I feel a bit of ...
  5. Gurudev, in the last five years the ashram has become like a fortress. It was easier in the older times to get peace in the ashram than now.

    Be in the present moment and listen to the knowledge. In earlier days, there may have been a few people. Today there are more people. When more people are there, there is more possibility for you to share your knowledge and wisdom and gain patience. ...
  6. Gurudev, getting love is painful and not getting it is even more painful, and maintaining love is also painful. So which pain should I choose?

    Choice is yours blessing is mine. If you want to choose pain, you are most welcome, but I will tell you, choose the bigger pain as the small ones are of no use. Your love for the whole humanity, that’s what you should be concerned about. Love for the pl ...
  7. Gurudev, is the relationship with the Guru eternal, that of many births? Are we with the same Guru over many lifetimes?

    Why don’t you want to finish your journey in one life? Why are you postponing? You are asking a very tricky question to trap me. This lifetime you do your job properly, don’t postpone it thinking that 'Next lifetime also I will get a chance'. Who ...
  8. Gurudev, why are the Yezdis suffering so much? Were they the guards of Hitlers concentration camps at that time and is this their karma? Why should somebody be victimised for nothing?

    These questions have no answers because it is connected with something much bigger than our understanding. Instead of sitting and wondering why they are suffering, think of what we can do for them. You don’t need to come to the conclusion on why they ar ...
  9. Gurudev, what sustains love? Why do I sometimes feel love and sometimes feel no love at all?

    Yes, love is also a gift, so when it comes, feel grateful and when it is not there, feel the longing for it, that is when prayer will arise out of you; poems will arise out of it. Poems come not only when there is love, but when longing is there, poems ...
  10. Gurudev, many Gurus and saints have spoken about the need for a renaissance of India. It seems that with this new government the time may have come. What form should that renaissance take?

    Renaissance has already begun a few years back. People have woken up and it should continue with the same enthusiasm and speed that is necessary. For that the people in power have to be very careful, conscious and support this sort of renaissance and I am ...
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