Q: Are thoughts internal or external?
Sri Sri: Thoughts are in the mind. The mind is all around you. Both inside and out.
Q: How do you know if an answer is coming from within or from the rational mind?
Sri Sri: There is no criteria. The calmer and serene the mind is, the right answer will come to you.
Q: How does one deal with separation anxiety?
Sri Sri: Ujjayi breath. You are in the ocean of breath.
Q: Guruji, can you see the aura of other people?
Sri Sri: Is this a big deal? You can also see.
Q: Why do we cry in front of God and how can we bring ourselves closer to God?
Sri Sri: It makes you feel better when you release the tears. The impressions go themselves. You don’t need any effort to make yourself close to God. God is the closest thing to you. There is no escape from God! However you are, good or bad, God is all around you. Like there is air all around you. Whether you are awake or asleep, air is all around. When you feel hot, you stand in front of the fan. The fan is just blowing the air ,which is already there. Satsang is like a fan. The Master is like a fan. Only then do you feel the blow of the air.
Q: How can we come out of yes and no in the mind?
Sri Sri: Just smile through. Take things as they come.
Q: What happens to a relationship when someone passes away? Does it end or does it continue into the next lifetime?
Sri Sri: Both are possible. Some end and some continue to the next lifetime.
Q: Is it our responsibility to give birth to a child? Or can we leave this in God’s hand?
Sri Sri: If you feel you want a child, go for it. Simple. Even this thought of wanting a child may be from the universal thought.
Q: Please explain the meaning of Sat Chitananda.
Sri Sri: Sat is “that exists.” Chit is “that knows.” Ananda is “bliss.”
Q: How does one stop the flow of negative thoughts?
Sri Sri: Negative thoughts are due to three reasons. If your blood circulation is not good, if the lymphatic system is not ok or if bowel movement is irregular. In all these cases negative thoughts are likely. You can go on a fruit diet and cleanse your intestines. Then, pranayama will help. Take Triphala (an ayurvedic supplement) for a few days. Do yoga, pranayama and meditation. You will definitely find a difference. Group sadhana (practice) will also help.