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  1. Gurudev, when we see everything through the eyes of Viveka (sense of discrimination), then we feel that everything is changing. Can we also change our commitment?

    Yes, and when can that happen? That can happen when Viveka awakens within us, and we realize that whatever commitment or promise we made was wrong and was made out of ignorance. When a commitment made does not bring any benefit or any good ...

  2. Gurudev, I have been your devotee for the past 15 years, and life has become so wonderful. But many times this question comes to my mind, that what will I get by doing Sadhana, Seva, Satsang, Siddhi (extraordinary abilities) and Moksha (liberation)? What will come next?

    See, just remember this simple formula. Those who do not run feverishly behind joy and comforts attain Moksha. And those who do not hanker even for Moksha too, attain Divine Love and devotion. Once you have love, then you have truly acquir ...

  3. Gurudev, what is the difference between Moha (attachment) and Mamtaa (a mother’s love)?

    See, a mother’s love is permanent, it never goes away. What is attachment? When (a mother’s) love makes us blind, then that is attachment.
    Suppose a mother’s son is not qualified to become the Chief Minister of a state, and the son ...

  4. Desires Are Never Ending

    Fri, 05/09/2014
    (Below is a continuation of the post Guru Utsav Divas) Gurudev, I have been your devotee for the past 15 years, and life has become so wonderful. But many times this question comes to my mind, that what will I get by doing Sadhana, Seva, Satsang, Siddhi ( ...
  5. Does contentment come after indulgence or without indulging (the senses)?

    Contentment comes with an elevation of your consciousness. It is a higher experience. It comes when you do not dwell on something again and again. That is why in the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Maharishi Patanjali answers the question, 'How to get Vai ...

  6. Gurudev, what actions should a person do to increase his paatrata (the ability to receive Grace or blessings)?

    Just having the intention to increase one’s paatrata itself does half the job. When this desire arises, then one also understands one’s shortcomings and can make efforts to overcome them. That too happens by itself, just by having thi ...

  7. Guru Utsav Divas

    Fri, 05/09/2014
    The Teacher’s Day in India got a new name today – it will be called as Guru Utsav Divas from now on. It is also very appropriate. You know, if you consider the word Guru as a neutral gender, then the name of this day would translate as The Great Celebrati ...
  8. (A member of the audience asked a question which was inaudible)

    Yes, there are three kinds of people in society – the good, the bad and the cunning ones. We get inspiration by seeing and knowing the good people in society. From the bad people in society we learn and understand that we can actually do good and ...

  9. Gurudev, we are from Chhattisgarh. While we were traveling by train to reach Bangalore, we had two tickets, of which only one was confirmed. So I had to share my berth with my friend. However there was an old lady who was sleeping on the floor because her seat too was not confirmed. What should we have done in this situation?

    You have already reached the Ashram, why are you still thinking about that old lady now? Just relax. Yes, you should always honour and respect women, and be considerate towards children and the elderly. Always respect your elders and senior citize ...

  10. Gurudev, it is said that the meaning of Rudra is one who cries or howls. Is this correct?

    See, there are many meanings associated with Rudra. Yes, this is one of the many meanings of the word Rudra – meaning one who makes someone cry. See, any change makes you cry. There are many other deeper meanings to this, but we ...

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