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  1. Once one is enlightened are they free from the three influences of mind you talked about yesterday, i.e., time, food and company?

    To a great extent; around 95%. But still that 5% influence will be there as long as one has a physical body. ...
  2. What are the symptoms of enlightenment? Does every enlightened person become a master? Are only Rishis, Sadhus and Swamis enlightened?

    You come up with the answer to this. What do you think is enlightenment? The first step is, you feel that you are so lucky! And then you stop feeling that you are so lucky; that is enlightenment.

    Did you hear the story I said a few days ago?

    Onc ...

  3. Dear Gurudev, is one lifetime enough for enlightenment?

    Absolutely enough! More than enough. ...
  4. Dear Gurudev, is the desire to become enlightened an impediment to enlightenment? Is the desire to be enlightened a bad thing?

    No, it need not be an impediment. Feverishness about it could be an impediment, but desire is okay. If it is there already, then what do you do? ...
  5. Gurudev, King Janaka and Buddha both got enlightened. While King Janaka continued to be surrounded by all the wealth and comforts, Buddha lived the life of a monk, so is there a difference? Are there different levels of self-realization?

    Not at all. If there is a difference then it is not enlightenment at all. The mind does not depend on what clothes you wear. Whatever you wear on the outside, you will still remain the same inside. So self-realization is the inner awakening, it has n ...
  6. Gurudev there’s a saying that every human being should be born once in India to get mukti (enlightenment). Why is it so?

    No, nothing like this is written anywhere. The whole world is yours, there is no boundary in spirituality. ‘Skrunvantho Viswam Aryam’, let’s make the whole world a noble and an ideal society. ...
  7. How does one know if it is false enlightenment, or one is really enlightened?

    There is nothing called false enlightenment.
    Enlightenment is there in your nature. Just like there is rice inside the paddy, knowledge is there within, you just need to remove the skin. Once this skin is removed, you will feel that you are not the bo ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, I read that one needs to experience all 5 bodies in order to go beyond, or to get enlightenment. Why is this a scary thought? When I imagine myself expanding or when I actually experience it, I get scared?

    Don’t worry, just relax. That is why you need a teacher in the spiritual realm, so that teacher is there, and says, ‘Don’t worry, I am here.’
    When you hear that from the teacher, ‘Don’t worry I’m here’, you get the confidence to move on. ...
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