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  1. I have experienced that group meditation works better than sitting isolated and doing meditation. Can you talk on the group meditation verses individual meditation?

    Yes, it has some impact. See, we are all energy. So we catch energy from others also. We get influenced by others.If someone in the group is mad, you also get mad. I think everybody has experienced this. Suppose you come in a room where someone is ...
  2. I practice yoga about three times a week and we do a little meditation in the class. What I find most difficult, is dealing with my mind when lots of thoughts keep coming up. How should one deal with this?

    The biggest problem is that we try to eliminate thoughts, and we think that we should have no thoughts in the mind. Meditation is not concentration. Unfortunately many people give you this idea that meditation means that you need to focus your mind, and ...
  3. In difficult situations, what should we do in order to take control of our minds, or to reach a state of equilibrium. I would like to ask Gurudev for a very simple exercise we can practice to reach a state of equilibrium.

    I think you have already led us to meditation.Let us first clear the misconception that meditation is concentration. How many of you think that meditation is concentration? (Many in the audience raise their hands).You will be disappointed; < ...
  4. What is the first thing in the morning I should do or think of, and the last thing at the end of the day I should think of or do, so that I remain connected with the self throughout?

    Meditation. As soon as you wake up, you can brush and wash a little bit, then sit for meditation. First thing is meditation. The last thing is also meditation. Anything you do, do it with mindfulness, with awareness. ...
  5. Gurudev, how can I attain Moksha (salvation) and what does one get by meditation? All my friends ask me this same question many times.

    Meditation makes your body stronger and brings vitality. It sharpens the intellect, and brings happiness to the mind. It helps improve and enhance your behaviour and the way you deal with the people around you. It eliminates stress. What else does one n ...
  6. Gurudev, what is the difference between Simaran (chanting) and meditation?

    Simaran is the beginning of meditation and samadhi is its end. Simaran means to remember. Just see, if you like someone and you remember that person some emotions come up, isn't it. When the emotions overflow, then the mind beco ...
  7. Dear Sri Sri, during my morning meditation, a strange vision appeared. I saw my body in a crashed car. Is it only a fear of mine coming up?

    Yes, it is only your fear coming up. Don’t worry about it. Just chant Namah Shivaya' a few times and it will be gone. ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, after meditating with you today all my pain has gone. How do you do that Gurudev? How do you know where I have pain?

    leave you to wonder about it.See, pain is not just in the body or just in the mind, it is somewhere where between the body and the mind, where they both meet.When a local anesthesia is given, some nerves are numbed and you don’t feel the p ...
  9. Dear Gurudev, is it alright if I meditate thinking about you, about how beautiful you appear, how wonderful are your eyes, and that your smile is so lovely? Is it alright to meditate upon your form?

    See, if you are able to meditate effortlessly by remembering someone or something, then that is alright.Maharishi Patanjali has mentioned in the Yoga Sutras (a treatise on the eight limbs of Yoga) that if you are able to meditate by rememberi ...
  10. Gurudev, when I meditate I am asked to keep leather items away. I am told that Lord Shiva is in Vajarasan on tiger skin, is it so?

    Somebody asked me, 'Shiva also drinks alcohol'.I said, 'First Shiva drank poison (halahal). Can you drink poison? Then we will talk'. Don’t think on these lines. Those days that was the only seat.In Gita it is written that ...
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