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  1. Dear Guruji, could you talk about spirits and ghosts, do they exist? How to get rid of them if they start liking you too much?

    You know, it’s like getting into a muddy pond and trying to jump out of it. The more you try to jump out of it you sink into it. So the best thing is just do your sadhana and worry about people around you. Do some service project and get into some service ...
  2. What is the best form of prayer? Something that leaves god with no choice but to answer immediately, what is that prayer?

    Being silent and knowing that the divinity is taking care of everything - that is the best form of prayer; the best prayer is meditation. ...
  3. What are the qualities of a good disciple?

    Why don’t you take it as your homework exercise? You write down the qualities and then tell me. Tomorrow we will put a sheet and everybody write one quality on that. For two days we will write down all the qualities. If someone else has already mentioned a ...
  4. Gurudev, there are so many mantras. How do we know which mantra is right for me?

    Do Sahaj and whatever mantra your teacher gives you will be appropriate for you. ...
  5. Gurudev, what is the relation between Mantra and Yantra?

    One is mantra is for one yantra. Mantra means word, yantra means picture. Mantra has a sound and yantra has a form. ...
  6. Gurudev, why are all mantras in Sanskrit? What is so special about Sanskrit?

    No, Sanskrit was derived later. Mantras were already there. The words of the mantra were already there; later on the languages was created. Not only in Sanskrit, but when you go deeper into all languages, you will find all these mantras. ...
  7. Dear Guruji, there are so many mantras. Can you speak about the different effects of specific mantras specially Vishnu Sahasranamam, Lalitha Sahasranaman and Srividya mantra.

    Don’t have to go into too much detail. It is said in Vishu Sahasranamam ‘Sohamékena shlokena stuta evana sumshayaha’, in one Soham everything has come. One thousand names of Vishnu are written in one word ‘Ram’ and that is also written in ‘Soham’. Okay som ...
  8. In the beginning days when we take the japa mantra it feels special. It doesn’t feel the same later. How to maintain the same feeling, how to make our mantra more effective?

    Don’t try to make anything. Whenever you remember just know it’s very sacred, very special, take it that way. You know usually when you get into the cold water, when you go to the Ganga the first time, you take a dip. The water is very cold but once you ar ...
  9. May 26 2011-QnA1

    When Lord Krishna sat in Samadhi that is when he recited the Gita. After the war, once Arjuna asks him that I have forgotten the beautiful knowledge that you gave me, at that time there was a lot of crowd and so much commotion on the war field and I didn&r ...
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