Words of Wisdom

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Scriptures

People say scriptures cannot be changed. Okay, but then why do you need to follow them?

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Attachment

If you are attached to something, you cannot leave expectations and your ego. Attachment always raises expectations.

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Lie

People usually don’t lie because they want to harm someone but to hide their thoughts, to hide their feelings, shortly to hide themselves. It is one of the greatest problems that a person can have: low self-esteem.

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Religion

Where poverty is widespread, people believe more in religions. They are uneducated but they have hopes and dreams, based on God. Some gurus take advantage of their dreams and suck the little money that they have out of them. Let’s spread education so that they can really live their dreams.

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Gurus

As a guru, you can be very respected and holy one day but the next day you can be a nobody. It can happen quickly and for no reason at all. It does not take any time for the respect and love of followers to vanish.

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Spiritual

If you live in love, you are spiritual.

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Happiness

If you are not happy, how can you make someone else happy? You need to have what you want to give. If you want to give love, you must have love.

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God

I don’t have any experience of God and the experience of others cannot help me. It does not make me believe in God if I read that Jesus talked to God, Mohammed experienced God or Tulsi or Surdas felt God. It even does not help me if my best friend tells me he has lots of experiences with God – as long as I have not had any, I cannot say that I believe in God!

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Religion

Don’t you think that the basic reason for you to believe in religion, to follow a guru or to be a member of a sect is actually fear and even greed?

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Psychology

Whenever you criticize something that is morally wrong and someone reacts strongly, it is a sign that he or she knows what you are talking about, has acted in the way you criticize and feels guilty about.

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Feelings

People cannot express what they feel. They often do not even really know whether they like something or not. They look at their neighbours and see what their reaction is. Then they can imitate it. Easy.

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Gurus

Don’t be afraid, there are no such things as Siddhis! Speak out without fear and don’t let gurus cheat more people by claiming to have supernatural powers!

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Food

Discipline is very important in our nutrition. Eat when you are hungry. Hunger can be in the eyes and in the mind, too, not only in your belly. Learn to distinguish that.

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Psychology

If you think it is clothes that are responsible for rape, what were 2-year-old babies wearing when they were raped which aroused men so that he had no other possibility than raping them? Where did they go, in which bar or disco?

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Equality

We are one world and all are humans, not divided by race, colour, language, culture or religion. Keep in mind that we all are human.

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Devotion

It is the path of devotion and love when you can say to your God ‘Wherever I am, whoever I am, I am yours.’ Then you have surrendered yourself and offered yourself to God. For this you need closeness.

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Religion

A male-dominated religion and culture in India has not only raised girls in a way that makes them weak but also blames them for the crimes committed by men.

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Experience

The explanation of why healing works is not important. Important is your experience.

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Followers

The fact that millions of people follow something is no proof that this action is good. Many people followed Hitler, too, but you cannot say that he was right!

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Identity

People often have different faces, for work, for home, for friends and so on. That makes it difficult for you and others to understand you. Just be who you are!

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