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  1. Dear Guruji, what is your sadhana every day? Do you run into the same issues as us like too many thoughts, anxiety, or do you live your natural state all the time?

    There is a code of conduct for a teacher not to share their experience. Do you know why? Because the student will start to think, ‘how come I am not having this? I want to have it.’ This wanting to have, this questioning oneself will go on. The ...
  2. What to do when people do the course and then do not come for the follow-up?

    They come back sometime or the other. See when you have eaten a full meal you don’t think about food again because you feel so satisfied. But when you get hungry again then you come and look for food. The basic course itself is so complete and so ...
  3. Why do we chant ‘Om’ three times?

    Om is made of 3 syllables ‘Aa’, ‘Uu’, ‘M’. That is why we chant 3 times. You can say that it is for the lower body, middle body and upper body, like we do three stage pranayama. If we do it 4 times, even then you will ask me why 4 times? If you w ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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, ...
  10. 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 ...
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