7 Feb 2012 - QA 9

What really are spiritual guides? Do they really exist? Sometimes I feel the presence of something uncanny around me. What should I do? Is it normal?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

No, just do not worry. Do not go into that arena.

What you have here now is a higher field than that. Otherwise if you go into the field of spirits, it is a lower field. What we are doing here, the Vedanta, the meditation and knowledge is much higher.

If you feel such a presence, just fold your hands and greet it and that is it.

People may say, ‘Oh, that guide is coming and talking to me’, or ‘This guide says this’.

It is there but it is another world, we do not need to get into it. It is not necessary. It can lead into a lot of complications or what we call yogmaya.