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  1. Gurudev, I am in silence so I can’t speak but I wish to scream at some people on this course. They are so rude and think only about themselves. Shouldn’t spiritual people be more considerate?

    Yes, you are right. I keep them here so that they cause less problems in the world. Just imagine even after having come to the spiritual field if they are rude, how would they have been in their previous incarnation without the spiritual knowledge.
    Y ...

  2. Dear Gurudev, I find that very often people take advantage of me. For a while it seems okay, but then it makes me angry that they are just walking all over me. Where do I draw the line? If I resist I often feel guilty that I’m being selfish. How can I differentiate between self respect and ego?

    Now you are mixing up too many things up.
    First of all, you should know when a person is taking advantage of you and when you have to be compassionate. This is like asking me how to balance a bicycle. Just balance! I can’t say if you fall to th ...

  3. What is faith?

    That which withstands all doubts is faith. Your doubt is always about something that is POSITIVE. You doubt the honesty of somebody, you never doubt the dishonesty of someone. You doubt the love of somebody, not the hate of anyone. You doubt your happin ...

  4. What to do to stop being demanding? It comes and goes. Where does such a tendency arise from?

    Just wonder about it. When you get attention it gives you some energy and you feel elevated. When you are so centered within, then it doesn’t matter whether people’s attention is there or not, you don’t care about it.
    But normally p ...

  5. Since I am in Art of Living I try to overcome my aggression. I do all the practises but sometimes I again feel very strong aggression. Could you tell me what to do.

    When the cloth is very clean, even a little dirt appears very big on it. Similarly, when the mind is very calm, even if a little bit of something comes up it is very over powering. This is normal. If the cloth is all dirty one more dot, some more dust d ...

  6. How do I live with a husband who is a mama’s boy? How and when does a man switch from being a devoted son to also being a husband and a father?

    See this from a long term perspective. What would you like your son to be?Do you want your son, as soon as he gets married, to be only a good husband and good father and stop being a good son? This is a question in front of you. If you answer this qu ...

  7. What You Need You Will Get

    Fri, 25/07/2014
    Dear Gurudev, what is the key to keep a good friendship? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Not demanding anything from the friends, and telling them I’m here to support you.Just believe in one thing: what you need you will get. The giver is somebody else, so don’t de ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, what is the key to keep a good friendship?

    Not demanding anything from the friends, and telling them I’m here to support you.
    Just believe in one thing: what you need you will get. The giver is somebody else, so don’t demand love. When you demand love you are destroying love ...

  9. What do you do when you love your work and you know that you are good at it but still not successful?

    You are appreciating your work, but others also have to appreciate it. Keep at it and see what more you can do to improve. If your attention is on that, things will change.

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  10. Dear Gurudev, is it okay to love and be with a married man?

    Suppose you were married and your husband was with someone, would you like it? Put yourself in the place of the other woman who is already married. Then you decide for yourself. I won’t say anything about it.

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