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  1. Gurudev, please speak something about jaap and sankirtans.

    When someone is in love with somebody, they keep repeating their beloved's name, this is called jaap. And when they sing their beloved's name, it is called sankirtan.
    Everyone hums sometime or the other, whether in the shower or while doing some chore ...
  2. Gurudev, we know that we should do sadhana regularly, but sometimes it becomes very boring to do it. What to do at such times?

    Exercises are always boring but we know for our good health we have to do it. Like eating is boring, but still we eat.
    Sadhana is boring but still we should do it. Make it a routine, sit for a few minutes, do some rounds of bhastrika.
    Sometimes yo ...
  3. Gurudev, in the earlier days it was a big thing to initiate someone into Gayatri Mantra. Today, you’ll find it playing everywhere.

    When you take the mantra in a ceremony as an initiation, like you take Sahaj mantra then you keep it a secret.
    ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ when it is sung in the satsang like music then it has different value. But when it is initiated as a mantra for you which ...
  4. Gurudev, this earthly existence is but a dream. Then how will performing meditation, sadhana and satsang in a dream facilitate the process of awakening from this dream?

    You are sleeping and in your dream a snake comes and bites you and you wake up screaming!
    So, there are a few things even in a dream that can become the reason for you waking up from the dream.
    That is why it is said, 'neki kar aur kuye mein daal ...
  5. Gurudev, I do Gayatri mantra every day for one hour and I have experienced the same effect here that I experience from it. I feel very good. Can I do it with Sudarshan Kriya?

    Sitting and doing Gayatri mantra for one hour is not necessary. Doing it for a little while is okay. Do only as much as you can do. Yes you can chant Gayatri mantra after doing Sudarshan Kriya and meditation. ...
  6. Gurudev, how can I be more consistent in my sadhana and my spiritual practices?

    Sometimes at home you do not feel like doing your sadhana but when you go to the group kriya you are made to do it there. So do it with company. You will always feel better with one more person with you.
    The ancient people used to say, ‘ekas tapasvi, ...
  7. Guruji what commitments are required to continue our practice such as seva, satsang and sadhana. How can we stay more committed?

    Just let it become your nature. If something is your nature, you do not need commitment. You need commitment when it is not your nature and when you want to cultivate it.
    Know that it is your nature to come and sit in satsang. In the morning as soon a ...
  8. Dear Guruji, This is the first time I am doing the course. After Sudarshan Kriya my tears kept flowing and my mind became silent. I went for a walk to understand what was happening in my mind. Can you tell me?

    When your mind becomes silent it gains energy, it gains intuitive capacity. So this is a very important thing you have learnt. A new dimension added to your life. ...
  9. Boredom and sadhana

    What is boredom? A repetition without interest or love causes a monotonous state of mind; that is boredom. It overshadows the Self. A practice or abhyasa is again a repetition whose purpose is to destroy the boredom and reunite with the Self. In this proc ...
  10. Who are you? Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh or Guru?

    There are three forces: Brahma shakti, Vishnu shakti, and Shiva shakti. You may have one of these predominant. Brahma shakti is the force to create something new. Vishnu shakti is maintenance and Shiva shakti is bringing in transformation, filling in life ...
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