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  1. if our parents come first, then why do people become Sanyasis (one who has renounced the material world)?

    See, it is an individual’s choice and a matter of personal interest when choosing a particular lifestyle. It is not a compulsion for everyone to become a Sanyasi. Neither is it a compulsion for everyone to get married and have children. ...

  2. who comes first according to you: the Guru or one’s parents?

    It depends on the situation. If it a question of your marriage, then your parents come first and you should take their consent and blessings before proceeding further. But when it comes to spirituality and meditation, then listen to the Guru first. Medi ...

  3. What is the difference between God and Guru?

    First tell me what are you going to do by knowing this? Let the two of them sort out whatever differences they may have among themselves! (Laughter)
    All your wishes are getting fulfilled, isn’t it? That’s it. What else do you need? ...

  4. How can an atheist be transformed into a believer?

    There is a believer sitting in the heart of every atheist. You do not need to make any efforts to change them into a believer. You just stand by and watch with a smile. An atheist over time becomes a believer automatically (Laughter ...

  5. Please explain the significance of Go-daan (the custom of donating a cow as charity in India) and whether one should do it while being alive, or by someone else after his death. What is the reason behind doing this?

    Let us first understand the meaning of the word 'Go'. What does it mean? There are four meanings to it: Go means jnana (knowledge), gaman (to travel to one’s final destination), prapti (the act of receivi ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Do you think the world is becoming a better place?

    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 ...

  8. 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 ...
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