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  1. Gurudev, when we die the body and breath are left behind and our mind, memory, soul are still together with the impressions. Do the intellect and ego also still stay with us? Can we use our intellect to calm our mind then?

    The impressions of the intellect and the cravings and aversions of the mind go with the subtle body. So when you die what happens is for sometime the soul is in confusion, it does not know. It has just come out of the body but it does not know what to d ...

  2. Gurudev, I understand from your knowledge that we have not one but several bodies. Can you please talk about subtle bodies and casual bodies? I’ve heard about them but I don’t know how or what they are.

    Yes, physical body in the waking state. In the sleeping state physical body is at rest, the subtle is active; in the dreaming state and that is why you get dreams. In deep sleep both of these go to sleep but the casual body is still there awake, aware. ...

  3. Gurudev, sages have predicted our lives so accurately on palm leaves, Nadi Vidya. Is there really any role that I have in my life when everything already seems so predetermined? How does the path of sadhana change anything?

    See life is a mixture of accepting what is and wanting to make what you feel like having. It’s a mixture of both. You have an intention in your mind and that’s how you move on. See, you had an intention to come here and you came. But if you ...

  4. Gurudev, how do I know what is my dharma? And is it even important to know what it is?

    Yes, your dharma is your nature. It will be very easy for you and something will compel you from within to follow that, yes! Understand?!

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  5. Gurudev, what is the relationship between free will and doer-ship?

    Doer-ship and freewill is connected. Doer-ship is when that ‘I’ is very strong, ‘I want to do it’ or ‘I do it’. The ego is very strong. So when you asserting your free will attach yourself to the achievements you hav ...

  6. Gurudev, Could you speak on Yogamaya?

    Yogamaya is intuition clubbed with delusion. From inside as you proceed in the path of yoga, the more meditations you do, sometimes you get these visions and these visions would be 90% correct. Then you start believing in your own visions and then they ...

  7. Gurudev, Beloved Guruji, could you say something about the meaning of purnanava?

    ‘Nava’ means new, ‘purna’ means again. Making something new again, that is ‘Purnanava’, bringing new life, infusing newness.

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  8. Gurudev, Could you speak on Yogamaya?

    Yogamaya is intuition clubbed with delusion. From inside as you proceed in the path of yoga, the more meditations you do, sometimes you get these visions and these visions would be 90% correct. Then you start believing in your own visions and then they all ...
  9. Gurudev, Beloved Guruji, could you say something about the meaning of Punarnava?

    "Nava" means new, "Puna" means again. Making something new again, that is "Punarnava", bringing new life, infusing newness. ...
  10. Prayer is an expression of the deepest anguish and or the deepest gratitude

    Mon, 10/10/2011
    Montreal Canada Gurudev, does the soul choose to take birth at a certain time in history, planet, and consciousness or is it all random? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Well planned, no random.Our thoughts tend to be about the future or past. If our mind is in the ...
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