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  1. Gurudev, what is the difference between Simaran (chanting) and meditation?

    Simaran is the beginning of meditation and samadhi is its end. Simaran means to remember. Just see, if you like someone and you remember that person some emotions come up, isn't it. When the emotions overflow, then the mind beco ...

  2. Dear Sri Sri, during my morning meditation, a strange vision appeared. I saw my body in a crashed car. Is it only a fear of mine coming up?

    Yes, it is only your fear coming up. Don’t worry about it. Just chant Namah Shivaya' a few times and it will be gone.

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  3. Dear Gurudev, after meditating with you today all my pain has gone. How do you do that Gurudev? How do you know where I have pain?

    leave you to wonder about it.
    See, pain is not just in the body or just in the mind, it is somewhere where between the body and the mind, where they both meet.
    When a local anesthesia is given, some nerves are numbed and you don’t feel the p ...

  4. Gurudev, in yesterday’s meditation you said that almost everything is irrelevant. Can you please explain this further?

    That is in meditation. When you go into meditation, you should consider everything irrelevant. Only then can you become quiet. But do not think this when doing some activity. During activity, everything is relevant. ...
  5. Gurudev, I feel very good doing meditation, but I don’t understand what is this hollow and empty. Is it necessary to understand this?

    No, it is not necessary at all. When you have already become hollow and empty, what remains to be understood then? If you are not hollow and empty, then perhaps there is something to understand. Isn’t it? You cannot hold on to an empty thing. Whatever is h ...
  6. Gurudev, which one is the best expression of being human- Dhyana (meditation) or Seva (service)?

    Both are needed. It is like asking, is it better to watch television or listen to it. What will I say? They both go together hand in hand. What is meant by Seva? It means that whatever little bit you can do, just do it. What you cannot do, don’t do. Did yo ...
  7. Gurudev, today the problem of Insomnia has become quite prevalent, especially in the developed countries. Is there some solution to this problem to be found through Yoga and meditation? I have started to experience this nowadays.

    Yes, of course there is a remedy to this through Yoga and meditation. You should practice Yoga Nidra and the Yogasanas (Yoga postures) regularly. It will definitely help. You also have Ayurvedic medicines such as Shankhapushpi and Medhya R ...
  8. Gurudev, how can we go from the Saguna (Form) to the Nirguna (Formless)?

    Every form is a manifestation of the formless Divinity. The body is characterized by the Guna (meaning has form or attributes; also meaning the is influenced by the three Gunas: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas); but the Atma (soul) is Nirgu ...
  9. Gurudev, the month of Shravan has begun. What is the importance of the Rudra Puja during this month?

    If you read the scriptures, you will find that every month has its own importance. Every month is good and auspicious in its own way. . There is a lot of rain during the Shravan month. During this time you should sit, meditate and reflect about God. ...
  10. Gurudev, Why sometimes blood pressure stays above normal even after daily Sudarshan Kriya, evening meditation and Triphala (ayurvedic herb)?

    Are you exercising properly? Are you doing some yoga? Are your food habits okay? Are you worried? Are you holding on to some knowledge in your mind? Or are you obsessed with some desires which you want to be fulfilled right away and have no patience?

    Y ...

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