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  1. Gurudev, I want you to be with me always. What should I do for that?

    Just know I am with you. Do sadhana, seva, satsang, that you don't leave or forget. Do your duty, meditate, do your duty. ...
  2. Gurudev, at the time of death, does someone come to escort us? Two years ago, my father passed away. At the time of his passing, he appeared to be telling someone, ‘wait, I am coming’. When he was in pain, we would chant ‘Jai Guru Dev, Om Namah Shivaya’ into his ear and he would laugh like a baby. So what was it?

    At the time of death, divine beings escort the soul with respect and honour. If someone has committed bad deeds in life, yama doot drags the soul away. Association with the enlightened brings honour and respect. Like a chief guest in a program is welcomed ...
  3. Gurudev, how to increase saatvic knowledge in life?

    By means of what you just did: going beyond the three gunas (Saatvic, Raajasic and Taamasic) through meditation. In meditation we get deep rest and freshness, purity, peace and joy arise spontaneously. How does joy arise - when you are at peace, at rest. T ...
  4. Gurudev, What is the mystery behind karma?

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: As you sow, so you reap. Isn’t it? There is a couplet(shlok) that defines Raajasic intellect as that which discriminates among individuals, whereas Saatvik intellect treats everyone alike seeing the same divinity in all. So during med ...
  5. Gurudev, is there any effect of karma on enlightenment?

    Praarabdha karma has a little bit effect. After full enlightenment also, a little effect of Praarabdha karma remains. For as long as the body is there, a few karmas have to be retained, it is necessary. ...
  6. Gurudev, does the witnessing self ever rest? Does it rest when one is asleep or is it always resting?

    The witnessing consciousness, the one that witnesses is always at rest. The witness does not perform any action. If in the state of being a witness, the intention to act arises, it is performed by the mind. That activity happens in the mind or the intellec ...
  7. Gurudev, I want to ask the connection between breath, soul and space. What is the connection? Are they the same?

    Very connected, they are cousins. Soul, the individual self is space with some impressions. Breath is that which manifests that in the body so breath is definitely connected to the soul (atman). In German language, ‘atman’ means breath. In Sanskrit ‘atman’ ...
  8. Gurudev, sometimes in a business environment we are forced to bribe someone to get a project. Is that correct and how should be position our self in our mind and in our heart?

    Yes, otherwise you will lose your business right. You know alone it is difficult for an individual especially if you have a business to fight corruption. It’s okay for an NGO, it’s okay for a recluse, it’s okay for someone who doesn’t have any such respons ...
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