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  1. Gurudev, if one is content then how can quest for spirituality arise? Is contentment relevant only to the materialistic aspect of life?

    There are levels of contentment. Frustration cannot take you anywhere, if it leads you anywhere at all, it leads you to more frustration! To get out of frustration, you need wisdom. And if wisdom doesn’t give you contentment, then it is no wisdom ...
  2. Gurudev, what brings satisfaction in life? Whatever I do finally does not bring great joy and contentment after a while.

    The whole idea of finding satisfaction by doing something itself is not correct. Satisfaction comes from deep rest, by reposing deep within oneself. When you get established within your Self, then there is contentment. The satisfaction you think that co ...
  3. How to come out of this cycle of birth and death?

    By continuing to do what you are doing now. You are in the right place.When you become content then you are liberated. If you want something (including contentment) then you cannot be contented. Have the faith that you will get what you want. And ...
  4. Gurudev, why do I have to take on so many responsibilities. I have the responsibility of my happiness, my husband’s happiness, family’s happiness, etc. Why all this when ultimately I have to die?

    Well, that is because you are born! When you are born you have to take care of all this.There are two ways of looking at life:1. Either you take it as a burden and a drag and make your whole life a long drawn misery, or 2. You take it with e ...
  5. Does contentment come after indulgence or without indulging (the senses)?

    Contentment comes with an elevation of your consciousness. It is a higher experience. It comes when you do not dwell on something again and again. That is why in the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Maharishi Patanjali answers the question, 'How to get Vai ...
  6. Gurudev, currently the Kumbh Mela (a mass Hindu pilgrimage fair) is going on. Is it necessary to attend the Kumbh Mela once every 12 years? What is the significance of the Kumbh Mela?

    Well, many people do attend the Kumbh Mela. Recently, you may have seen, there are many of these cultural fairs or expos; in the same way the Kumbh Mela was the spiritual expo of those days. In those days, organizing this every yea ...
  7. Gurudev, please talk about passion and the lack of passion.

    Passion is essential in life but it cannot be constant. There are always ups and downs in passion. The intensity of passion will go up sometimes and then come down, and then again go up, and that is healthy. Usually what happens is that when your ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, besides practicing Sadhana, how can we make sure we do not come back again and again, and get liberated.

    Contentment! Satisfaction! Everything you do, do it happily with contentment. You have done today’s work and you are contented. And whatever work you do tomorrow, do with contentment. Every moment in life, live with contentment, and that bri ...
  9. Gurudev, what is austerity? How to become austere?

    Living with minimum needs; reducing our needs. I need this, I need that, I need that, no. Whatever is there, be satisfied with what you have. You have a vehicle that is good enough. You do not have to say that you need the vehicle which is 50 Lacs or ...
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