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  1. Gurudev, How do one maintain calm and cool in unpleasant situations?

    Every event is an opportunity to deepen your wisdom. An unpleasant event somewhere kindles the deep wisdom we are born with. Whether positive or negative, every event kindles this in us. If an event overpowers us, we lose our emotions and intellect. Then w ...
  2. Gurudev, Please can you teach me how to be connected to the faith?

    Trying to connect to the faith is trying to connect to the air around you. ‘I want to be connected to the air.’ My dear, you can’t be but! You are already connected. Relax. Why do you try to connect to air? Are you getting what I am saying? Doubt as much ...
  3. Gurudev, Why does a desire arise? Where does it come from? What is the purpose?

    All desires have got one goal, and that is happiness. If a desire brings unhappiness, it has not reached its goal. The goal of desires is to bring happiness. So, that is the purpose. Where does it come from? It comes when you are not aware of your Being, ...
  4. Gurudev, is it true that it is not the devotee who chose the Guru but the Guru chooses the devotee? If yes, then what took you so long to choose me?

    Ha, Ha, Ha!! Let’s not go in the past! Let’s look ahead, having great times. Great days, yes? ...
  5. Gurudev, recently scientists have said that they can create life in a laboratory by manipulating and intervening the genes. Isn’t this contradictory to spirituality and religion, with man creating life and giving consciousness to innate objects?

    Not at all. You have heard this saying – ‘God made man in his own image’. Right? So, whatever God can do, man can do too. God made man, created him as his own image. It is written in the Bible. Right? There is a story about it in Mahabharata epic also, wri ...
  6. Gurudev, I heard and understood the truth, but it is not my experience, please help me realize the truth. Yours truly.

    Good! Good to be in space of, “I don’t know”, then you have a chance of knowing. If you think, you know then you are stuck with the concept. In the Upanishad, it is beautifully said, “one who says, ‘I don’t know’, he knows, and the one who says he knows, d ...
  7. Gurudev, I have never been a spiritual or a true religious person. How can I learn to let go and believe?

    You don’t have to label yourself- I am spiritual, religious person etc. No need for it. Just be natural, beautiful, good human being. That’s it! If someone is not a beautiful human being and says, ‘I am a spiritual person or a religious person’, what i ...
  8. Gurudev, What do you say about doubts? Should we have no doubts?

    No, I never said you shouldn’t have doubts, you should have doubts, have as many doubts as you can, for truth can never be concealed by doubts . Yes, doubt can’t defeat the truth, so you doubt as much as you want, but finish it quickly other ...

  9. Gurudev, I made a promise to someone but now I know that it was not right. How do I get out of my promise?

    If the promise you made gives peace to someone then you must fulfill it. If it causes pain both, to you and the other person then just move on. A promise made in ignorance has no importance. ...
  10. Gurudev, How to attain the power of vision that Sanjay had in The Mahabharata?

    By being centered. When you experience the depth of meditation then naturally you get knowledge. There is no effort involved; no rotting of scriptures is required. ...
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