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  1. Gurudev, just being in your presence is so amazing. Why do we need all these meditation practices? Is it necessary to be regular with it?

    Yes, so that you have something to do and I have something to do.
    There are four levels. First is Sanidhya which means feeling the presence.
    Then Samipya, feeling close to the Guru or to the Divine. The feeling of clo ...
  2. Gurudev, It often feels and appears that yoga and Hinduism exclude women, and this makes me think that we are not yet ready for a spiritual revolution. What can you tell us about this, and the role women play? Why are mostly men around you, while women cook and clean?

    Listen, there is no such thing. In Yoga, Hinduism, and Vedic wisdom, they don’t exclude women at all. Men and women are given equal status.
    In India, the tradition is, mother comes first and then comes father. They say, ‘Matri Devo Bhava ...
  3. Gurudev, It often feels and appears that yoga and Hinduism exclude women, and this makes me think that we are not yet ready for a spiritual revolution. What can you tell us about this, and the role women play? Why are mostly men around you, while women cook and clean?

    Listen, there is no such thing. In Yoga, Hinduism, and Vedic wisdom, they don’t exclude women at all. Men and women are given equal status.
    In India, the tradition is, mother comes first and then comes father. They say, ‘Matri Devo Bhava ...
  4. Gurudev, can you please tell us something about Asuras and Devas. Were Asuras bad people?

    Asuras are those who do not think about the spirit, they are only body bound or Earth bound. The Devas are spirit-bound.
    In fact both, the Asuras and Devas are children of the same person. Prajapati had two wives, Aditi and ...
  5. Gurudev, Why is Shiva Linga not worshipped alone (referring to the upper stone or crystal portion of the Shiva Linga) but along with Yoni (the base or the platform of the Shiva Linga on which the stone or the crystal rests)?

    As I mentioned earlier, both are worshiped in the form of Shiva and Shakti. They are worshiped alone also. There are many places where only the Pind is there. ...
  6. Gurudev, we worship the whole body of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, but we worship only the Linga of Lord Shiva, why is it like this?

    The Linga is a symbolic representation or swaroopa of Lord Shiva.
    First you understand what Linga is. Linga is a symbol.
    Why are genitals also called Linga? That is because it is the symbol through which ...
  7. Gurudev, Please tell us something about Hanuman?

    It is said that the Ramayana is happening in your own body. Your soul is Rama, your mind is Sita, your breath or life-force is Hanuman, your awareness is Laxmana and your ego is Ravana.
    When the mind wa ...
  8. Gurudev, can you please talk about Ashta Ganapati?

    The number eight is associated with the eight Prakritis - Ashtada Prakriti.
    What are the Ashtada Prakriti? Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intellect and ego. These all come in our nature.
    Some saint or wise man s ...
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