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  1. Gurudev, My twenty four year old son went into depression and committed suicide three months ago. The thought that I could have understood him better and saved him is haunting me.

    There are so many such youth who are committing suicide in Karnataka and in our country. His life span was only this much. Do not spoil your health by worrying about it.
    Work towards bringing youth to this path where there is singing (Gaan), knowledge ...
  2. Gurudev, it is said that chanting the name of Narayana (Lord Vishnu) in the last moments of our life brings one liberation. Is it true that the last act of life is the strongest in determining our way forward?

    Yes, it is true. It is at the time of death that the mind separates from the body. So at this time, whatever impression one bears in the mind become the reason for the next birth. This is a scientific truth.
    You can see this for yourself. If you obser ...
  3. Gurudev, I have so much fear of my own death and of my loved ones. Please suggest something to overcome this fear.

    Nothing at all! Just be with the fear, and see how it evaporates. It is like a bubble. You try to get rid of fear, and it increases even more. Just breathe. Kriya and meditation are good enough. And all this wisdom is good enough to take you out of it. ...
  4. Gurudev, What is the significance of the shraadh ceremonies?

    Shraadh is doing some good deeds with faith, in the memory of those who have crossed over to the other side.
    The tradition started as an activity related to feeding the poor, taking care of them, and giving them some gifts. However, any good d ...
  5. Gurudev, For how long should shraadh ceremonies be performed?

    In ancient days, shraadh ceremonies were performed until the soul was re-born. So, they would do it for 15 years, and then they knew that the soul was re-born, so they would stop doing it.
    Today, since we have lost the ability to know whether they are ...
  6. Gurudev, What is the significance of some of these ceremonies?

    In the Brahmin household, shraadhis an elaborate ceremony. Women would prepare food from early morning, and only certain foods are eaten. Then the pundits would come, and perform a ceremony where the Devas (angels or gods) would be invited t ...
  7. Gurudev, What is the significance of the last rite ceremonies?

    The last rites also have a purpose, they are very nice. A mantra is said in the ear of the corpse, because the soul is still there for some time, it has not gone. They are told, ‘Look, this body is going back to its original elements. You are not that. Yo ...
  8. Gurudev, After death what remains in me? Is it only the soul or is it mind as well?

    Your impressions of fear, cravings and aversions will always go with you. That is why we must do meditation. Meditation erases all these unwanted impressions. ...
  9. Gurudev, How do we get rid of our mind after death?

    There is no way you can get rid of it. If you want to know how to get rid of the mind, it can happen only when you have a body. You can’t get rid of the mind afterwards. ...
  10. Gurudev, Beloved Gurudev, what do you think about the donation of organs after death?

    It’s good. We can donate our organs. If our organs can come to someone else’s help, we should be happy.
    Donate your eyes, or whichever organs are useful to others. Even if you are not here, your eyes continue to help someone to see.
    Like wh ...
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