Consciousness

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  1. Gurudev, in the yajnas, the Rishis were invoked. What is the exact process? How come the people who existed so long ago still exist today?

    You know consciousness never dies; the mind never dies! Nothing ever dies. It only changes form. Matter can neither be created nor destroyed. So is the same with energy. In the consciousness, the Rishi energies are present. It is like, you ...
  2. Gurudev, it is said that Shankaracharya had experienced the pleasures of life by entering into the body of a king. How then could he be considered celibate? Is celibacy (Brahmacharya) of the body or of the mind?

    It is of consciousness; the quality of consciousness is celibacy. Brahma means infinity, and charya means to move. Moving into the infinity is Brahmacharya (celibacy). Identifying with the infinity is really what Brah ...
  3. Gurudev, after introspecting on the questions, ‘Who am I? Where am I?’ I realize that I am nowhere, and everywhere, as empty space. How to stay in this pure consciousness without drifting to body consciousness?

    Trying to stay out of body consciousness is an effort. Don’t make such efforts. As you become well established in knowledge, it will automatically happen. As the vasanas (impressions) become less and wane away, it becomes much clearer to you. And y ...
  4. Three Types of Intellect

    The Sattvic intelligence, Sattvic intellect, when it dawns, that is called Sattva Shudhi. When the pure intellect dawns in you, it brings enormous freedom from inside; freedom from physical garbage, freedom from emotional garbage and freedom from conceptu ...
  5. Three Types of Intellect

    This whole creation is made up of one energy. Everything is made up of just one thing. Whenever anything bothers you, if you come back to this one principle- there is only one energy which everything is made up of, so there are a lot of possibilities; tha ...
  6. A Friend is an enemy and an enemy is a friend

    In the company of your friends, you lose your centeredness. Your enemy puts you back in yourself. Your friend sympathizes with you and makes you believe in matter. Your enemy makes you feel helpless and takes you to the spirit. So your enemy is your frien ...
  7. You and ownership

    Man has a tendency to own things. When he owns something small his mind stays small, his life gets stifled and his whole consciousness is immersed in his house, car, spouse, children and such. A recluse leaves his home and goes far away. There also he sta ...
  8. Expansion of consciousness is peace

    Consciousness moving on the surface of the body is stimuli, which cause pleasure. When consciousness shrinks, then the sensation of pain and suffering arises. Suffering is the shrinking or contraction of consciousness. When consciousness moves through the ...
  9. Divine music happens when all the seven layers of existence are tuned

    After tuning the seven strings of Veena, Sri Sri said, “ This is what needs to be done before playing an instrument – tuning the instrument, and that is what we have been doing here – tuning the seven layers of existence to connect to the cosmic energy. B ...
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