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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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. ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Homage To Amma

    Guruji's mother, our beloved AMMA, left her physical body in a peaceful and meditative state at 1p.m. on Nov. 9th, 1999, in Bangalore, just as Guruji set foot in the holy city of Varanasi, precisely as HE had predicted a few days ago. For those prese ...
  6. Death and Spirituality

    Death brings you in touch with the reality of life. Death creates a vacuum, a void. Void is the fertile ground for the spirit to manifest. All talents, invention, creativity springs forth from the void, and creation has a tendency to return to the void. B ...
  7. Life is too short life is eternal

    The realization that life is very short brings dynamism in your life. Unwanted things will fall off as well as distractions. When you have to be acting or putting out effort, know that life is short. When you are expecting a result, then you are often fru ...
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