15 July 2013 - QA 3

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?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

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 closeness has to come from your side. Nobody can make you feel close. It has to come from oneself.

Then is Sarupya, being one with the form. Which means there is no difference between me and you.

And then Sayujya which means just dissolving in the Divine.