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  1. Dear Gurudev, what is devotion and how is it that some people have it and some people don't?

    Listen, I would like you to take these two words away from your dictionary - surrender and devotion. Both these words are very confusing. They have lost their essence and meaning in some way. And what is, is. Why do you have to lab ...
  2. Gurudev, if there are hundreds of ways to devotion, which is the right way?

    The path that you are on is the way, it is the highway and it is very good! Later on you will realise that this is the only real way. Don't look here and there. You are on the right path, and at the right time! ...
  3. I want to come to you when you are passing by but there is so much crowd. If I am not running to you, does that mean I don’t have devotion and love?

    You don’t have to copy anyone else’s expression or behaviour. Wherever you are, I know your heart -- I think sometimes better than you do! So you don’t need to worry about anything. You be relaxed and keep smiling and jus ...
  4. Gurudev, how does one act with devotion? I think I act with the desire for a particular result, how do I change that?

    Take it for granted that you have devotion. Put aside all these words -- should and must; just be natural and spontaneous. You are already on the path. When you are on the path, devotion is ingrained in you.Love is your nature, you c ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, is it possible to be your devotee and a devotee of Jesus at the same time?

    Listen, if you are a devotee, it is good enough. There is only one consciousness, that’s it. See one in all and all in one.I remember a catholic nun who met with me in England way back, 30 years ago. She was very old at that time, and do you ...
  6. Gurudev, what is the difference between a Vidyarthi (student), Shishya (disciple) and a Bhakta (devotee)?

    A student only wants to learn something and go. A disciple is a step ahead and makes a bond with the teacher and remains connected with his mind and heart. And a devotee is someone who controls (laughter). A devotee makes God his servant. When a ...
  7. When we fail, who is the doer? When I’m successful, I say it’s God’s grace or that Gurudev did it but when I fail, then God does not seem to be around me to take the responsibility!

    Look back and reflect on the many times you have failed. Don't you now feel that those failures were good for you. How many of you feel this way? (Many in the audience raise their hands)When you look back at your failures, you will see ...
  8. Gurudev, why is Bhakti Yoga (path of devotion) considered to be above all, vis-à-vis Karma Yoga (path of action), Gyaan Yoga (path of knowledge)?

    Bhakti Yoga is more juicy, easy and much quicker to attain. This is the tendency of intelligent people, they want to do less and accomplish more. ...
  9. Gurudev, can you please tell me the exact purpose of shraddha (faith or devotion)?

    Shraddha means loving the unknown. You know, you either love or do not love that which you already know about. Right? But if there is something you do not know, then you do not hate it, and you also have a choice to love it or not. Loving s ...
  10. Gurudev, I am from the US and I am amazed by the devotion that Indians have. It is very inspiring. Can you please comment on how people from the west can cultivate this level of devotion?

    Outer expression of devotion is very different from what one feels inside. Don’t think that the people in the west don’t have it. The west does have it.See, people are people. We are all the same, whether east, west, north, or south, w ...
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