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  1. Do you have any thoughts on how to deal with a Chief Executive Officer who is not familiar with humility?

    Well, you can be compassionate. People who don’t know humility have missed out on a lot in their life, and they are in a small shell. So when a person does not know something that you know, don't get angry at them but be compassionate towards them ...
  2. Gurudev how to reduce unnecessary compassion?

    See, compassion is your nature. Channel it with measurement to others, give how much ever they need to get. ...
  3. Gurudev, Europe has been bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis. How do we balance compassion and practicality?

    That is a challenge! It is the same thing here in India; there are some beggars who are strong, well-built and yet, people give them alms, don’t do that! Definitely, be charitable to the weak, elderly, children and women. Similarly, refugees should be ...
  4. Europe has been bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis. How to balance compassion and practicality?

    That’s a challenge. It’s the same thing here in India. There are some beggars who are strong but people still give them alms. I would say, don’t give them any alms. There are some weak elderly women, definitely do charity for them. ...
  5. When I look at someone who is going through suffering, I feel pity for them. Is it bad to feel that way?

    See you have no control over it. This compassion arises spontaneously, isn't it, then why do you have to label it good or bad? It’s okay, whatever feeling comes at that moment, that’s it. But don’t simply act on your feelings. See ...
  6. Dearest Gurudev, how to be compassionate towards others those who do not behave properly with us. I find being compassionate more difficult than getting angry or irritated.

    If you broaden your vision you will see this from a different angle. You will feel sorry for the person with whom you are getting angry. Their behavior is rude because somewhere in their psyche there is roughness, discomfort, and uneasiness. They have n ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. You have told me that compassion and morality must be a precursor to an effective economic system, but you’re also saying that an effective economic system is important for compassion. Is it true that compassion and free enterprise are intertwined and one must build on the other?

    See, whether capitalism, communism, socialism or secularism, no ism will work without humanism. The heart of humanism is compassion, and it is essential. Without that nothing can work. Everything will be lame. And we’ve f ...
  9. Is your philosophy of compassion compatible with free enterprise and capitalism?

    Definitely. Capitalism without compassion will not lead to a just society. Only a rich person can be compassionate. A poor man’s compassion has no value. ...
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