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  1. (A member of the audience asked a question which was inaudible)

    In meditation there is no ego; there are no boundaries. Boundaries come when the spirit attaches itself to a desire, and then ego comes up to protect that. It’s all the play of ego, desire and intellect. Three things obscure our spirit:
  2. Gurudev, all the great saints and enlightened Masters consider Tyaag (sacrifice) and Vairagya (dispassion) as the means to attaining Moksha (final liberation). Is the desire for Moksha not a kind of greed or desire after all?

    Yes, it is true that intense desire or greed for Moksha is also a kind of desire ultimately, but that is the final and the last desire that one has to let go of. One needs to cultivate or have this desire for Moksha to overcome and drop al ...
  3. After a desire is fulfilled, we feel content. How to be in a state of contentment even before the desire is fulfilled?

    When you have the confidence that your desire will be fulfilled, then you can be content. But this is not easy, it is difficult.So when you have a desire, either you have the faith that it will get fulfilled, or have a feeling, "I don't mi ...
  4. Is having desires okay?

    It's okay. Let them be. Just know that you are bigger than the desires. Then even when the desires don't get fulfilled, your mind is not lost. This is possible only through spirituality. ...
  5. What determines how much wealth one accumulates in life. Is there any secret?

    When you receive even before the desire arises, that is called siddhi. Suppose you get almonds after you lose all your teeth, that is bad luck. When you get almonds when you have teeth, that is good luck. Also, whenever you wish for somet ...
  6. How to be in that space of wanting nothing because the ego always wants something?

    Even wanting nothing is a want! Got it? Just relax. Just remember when you have finished eating and you are so full, then even if someone comes and asks if you need more, you say 'No'. Don’t you say that? Remember that state. There are times when ...
  7. Are desires connected to fate?

    What you call fate is that which you think you cannot change, right? Now, some Masters from ancient times, what they would do is they would cut your desires off. See, there are two ways:1. You fulfill the desire.2. You completely cut it off. ...
  8. Gurudev, I have heard that one should let go of their desires. How can I stop my heart from wanting something that it cannot have?

    You have said that you cannot have it, so somewhere you need to drop it otherwise you will get into depression. When you have a goal in life, when you are here to contribute towards something positive in the world, then you will not be bogged down ...
  9. Gurudev, I am confused as to what is it that I really want. I come to the Ashram to ask for material things that I desire, but I end up asking for bliss and take it home. Bliss is good, but does that mean I won’t get material things in life?

    Many times you say that you want something, and then you cut your own wants, by saying, ‘No, I don’t want it!’ Your own sankalpa (an earnest wish or firm resolve) gets cut by your own vikalpas (doubts). When you really ...
  10. Gurudev, I don’t get the things I want the most. Is my want an impediment?

    Have patience. Three things are needed to achieve what you want Real intention - There should be a real need to have whatever it is you want. Our wants keep changing, but if it is ...
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