Meditation

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  1. Gurudev, Does the body need sleep? Can sleep be substituted with meditation?

    Your body needs certain amount of sleep. If you have deprived the body of sleep, it will take it. After certain amount of sleep, meditation becomes deeper. First, you have to fulfill the body of deprived sleep. Profit is only counted after the debt is clea ...
  2. Gurudev, Is levitation something abstract or is it something that actually happens? What are the benefits of levitation?

    To be honest, I have not seen anyone floating. Definitely, there can be jerks in the body, and the body can jump off the ground. It can happen after a little longer practice of meditation. You suddenly feel the body is very light. This happens in every med ...
  3. Gurudev, From what you are saying, meditation is a state of mind. How do I know if I have been in that state of mind?

    It is similar to having a good nap. You know when you have had a good nap, right? And when you have had food, you know you have had food. It is as obvious as that. You feel so relaxed from within; it is hard to explain. You feel very good and pleasant. The ...
  4. Gurudev, Is there an advantage that Art of Living techniques have versus Transcendental Meditation (TM) or other techniques?

    I am not a good salesman! I don’t know how to tell you how to compare techniques. There are a number of meditation techniques; you should choose whatever suits you best. Some techniques, like Buddhist mediation techniques – Vipassana, long silen ...
  5. Gurudev, How can one make meditation a regular practice?

    I have made a number of meditation CDs. You could use these CDs for a couple of days or weeks to begin with, and get into the habit of meditation. Once you get into practicing it regularly, you won’t need a CD, you will be able to do it by yourself. All yo ...
  6. Gurudev, Should we always meditate in sitting posture or can it be done in any other posture?

    The sitting posture is better to meditate. You could lie down and do it too, but the risk is that you may fall asleep. You may think you are in meditation, but actually you could be in deep slumber. ...
  7. Gurudev, Is meditation the most effective way of harmonizing that relationship?

    Any technique will have to lead you to meditation. There is only one way to quench your thirst, i.e., by liquids. Only liquids can quench your thirst, right? It can be any liquid, but it has to be liquid, right? So, meditation is a state which is not ...
  8. Gurudev, what are the methodologies that I need to use to overcome inefficiency at my workplace? I have many people who are unable to cope up with the client's expectation. This sometimes makes me really angry.

    Do you know why people don’t perform their jobs well, or learn slowly? This is because their mind is clouded. They have not rested well. They have no security inside them, and they are not happy. Teach them meditation. When they meditate, when they do ...
  9. Gurudev, Where and when will self-realization happen?

    Self-realization is experienced right here! When I say, ‘Close your eyes’, and we meditate, at that time, do you remember your identity? Are you a man, a woman, or a professor? Do you know your age? Do you see that you are ageless? You are beyond your ...
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