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  1. Jai Guru Dev, why don’t animals have natural deaths? Why should people kill them?

    Yes, that’s wrong. I don’t approve of people killing any animal. Many migratory birds have arrived in the ashram this year. Storks and Pelicans have come to the lake for the first time. They like a good environment, or perhaps there was no water elsewhe ...
  2. Dear Gurudev, what is the secret of this life? Is it a game?

    Don’t try to see too much meaning in every little thing, then you are not living life but are simply stuck in concepts and ideas. You should just let go and not find a cause to everything because your understanding is very limited. As we grow, ou ...
  3. Gurudev, my head is filled with too many thoughts. I don't know what to do. Please suggest something.

    If your head is filled with too many thoughts, lie down on the floor and keep rolling and you will see the circulation in the body improves. When circulation improves then the mind feels better. That is the reason they do shayana pradakshinam (a ...
  4. Jai Guru Dev, is there any word or sentence which can be said to all age groups and can be used on all occasions? If yes, what is that?

    'Jai Gurudev!' That’s a good thing to say to everybody, at anytime and for anything. Good morning, good night, welcome, goodbye, oh my god! For everything you can say, ‘Jai Gurudev’. And when things don’t happen, even then you can say, ‘Jai Gurud ...
  5. So many innocent people have died in the past, and so many keep dying even today because of these terrorist attacks. I can't bear to see all of this.

    Terrorists are a big problem in the world. That is why the Bhagavad Gita is so relevant even today.The Bhagavad Gita never says that if you get a slap, show the other cheek and just accept it, no! If someone is slapping you, you take out your ...
  6. Satisfying Your Spiritual Hunger

    Sun, 12/07/2014
    (Announcement: Jai Guru Dev, today we have with us a person who has achieved great heights in organic farming. His name is Mr. Khan and he is harvesting around 800 different types of paddy in a nearby village called Malavalli. During his great ...
  7. Usually when we do any physical work, our heart beat increases, but when we do yoga we can’t feel the heart beat increasing. Can you explain this?

    Your metabolism goes up when you do physical exercise. That is necessary. But, when you rest, your heart beat decreases; you need that rest. You should balance work and rest, then life expectancy is much higher. ...
  8. When I do the Art of Silence Course, I feel hollow and empty. But again after a week I find that I am full of desires and botherations. How can I be hollow and empty all the time?

    This is like asking, 'How can I eat once for this lifetime and not have to keep eating every day?'You know, it is such a boring job. Every day you have to cook and eat. If you eat today, again tomorrow you feel hungry. If you eat in the morning, the ...
  9. Gurudev, it is said that the Mother Divine defeated the demon Mahishasura simply by making a loud “Hummm” sound. What does this mean?

    Just take a deep breath in and make the same sound, and see what happens to you. You will find that all your lethargy and inertia simply disappear. The demon Mahishasura represents lethargy and inertia. ...
  10. Gurudev, does our progress in life depend on our karma or on the caste and the family in which we are born, such as, Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya or Shudra?

    Your progress in life depends on your karma. See, these divisions in society can be found everywhere in the world. In every place in the world, you will find a class of intellectuals (referring to the Brahmanas), the Chambers of C ...
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