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  1. The Path to the Divine

    The Divine can only be found in deep rest (meditation). Do you know what the obstacles to deep rest are? It is the cravings and aversions in the mind. If the mind is filled with cravings and aversions, rest is not possible. And if there is no rest, the go ...
  2. Gurudev, It is said that, we can live our entire lives as meditation. How is this possible? How can my life become a meditation?

    Every moment is a new beginning.
    You wake up and say, 'This is a new beginning!' That is it!
    There is no 'How', that is how it is. Just let go! ...
  3. Gurudev, does meditation improve IQ? If yes, how can meditation improve intelligence?

    Meditation brings the most needed rest to the brain; to the mind. Rest and silence is the mother of all creativity and intelligence. That is how it improves intelligence. ...
  4. Gurudev, how can we make utterly materialistic people realize the importance and urgency of meditation in today's gloomy economic situation?

    Here, memory of the past will help you.
    See in the past, after World War II or before that, the world was in such a big crisis. There was very little food and people had limited resources because everything was destroyed, but then people did survive. ...
  5. Gurudev, who did you learn all this from? Who taught you meditation?

    Do you ask a poet or a writer whom did they learn from? They write it by themselves, isn’t it?
    If a poet or a writer copies content from here and there, can they call it their own creation? Similarly, when one goes into meditation, all these come intu ...
  6. Gurudev, when we sit for meditation, some thoughts pass by just like clouds, but there are others that make us go on such a long trip. Suddenly I realized I am on a trip. What is the mechanism that sends you off on that long trip, and why can they not all pass by like clouds?

    That is how they are. Some thoughts are like this, some are like that. Some bother you, some do not. That is why there are so many techniques and so many ways to bring your mind to the centre.

    See, in the recent poojas, why have they used so many musica ...

  7. Gurudev, when we sit for meditation, some thoughts pass by just like clouds, but there are others that make us go on such a long trip. Suddenly I realized I am on a trip. What is the mechanism that sends you off on that long trip, and why can they not all pass by like clouds?

    That is how they are. Some thoughts are like this, some are like that. Some bother you, some do not. That is why there are so many techniques and so many ways to bring your mind to the centre.

    See, in the recent poojas, why have they used so many musica ...

  8. Gurudev, in your book titled Living the Mystery of Life, you have said, 'Work in this world but do not allow it to enter your head.' Can you please explain this once again. Is it the same thing as dispassion?

    This is exactly what we did now in meditation.
    When the eyes are open, we see the scenery, and when we close our eyes and our mind then there is another world. Did you notice this?
    So meditation is the way.

    See, suppose you are sitting and t ...

  9. Meditation and the thousand headed cobra

      If you look at the mythological pictures, you will find Mahavir sitting with a five headed cobra behind him. Or Lord Vishnu is sitting in meditation and there is a cobra behind him. Even in the pictures of Rishis, you will find a cobra with its hood ope ...
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