Consciousness

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  1. Gurudev, the way today’s TV serials depict characters like Mahadev, Parvati, Jalandhar, etc., is it realistic? Please shed some light on this.

    Well, it does not quite appeal to me either.
    They show Parvati (the consort of Lord Shiva and form of Mother Divine) as someone who keeps getting angry, keeps getting upset so easily and keeps yelling every now and then. These are not divine qualities ...
  2. Gurudev, what makes Consciousness acquire a tendency to become outwardly though the inner world is so beautiful?

    Nature has made our senses go outward. The world outside is there for the senses. Beautiful sceneries are there for the eyes, fragrances are for the nose and similar for taste and touch.

    But there is also this mechanism, where the mind can withdraw ...

  3. Dear Gurudev, can you tell us about God’s mother and father? And how many brothers and sisters does God have?

    My goodness! I will tell you who God’s mother and father are, if you tell me where a tennis ball begins.
    My dear, you don’t call God something that is born or that dies. God is the Light, the Consciousness, which has no birth.

    Three ...

  4. Dear Gurudev, if consciousness is one, then are we as we think we are. Can one experience anyone else’s body, or experience? Can one transfer their soul or dislodge and lodge at will?

    Do you see how many bulbs are there in this room? Are these bulbs different? Yes, they are all different bulbs, but the electricity that runs through them, is it different? No.
    So, on one level it is all different, and at another level, all are the sa ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. You once said the body is in the mind, not the other way around. Please explain what you mean by this.

    I give a very simple example to a layman. When you light a candle and keep it inside a glass, the flame remains only as long as there is oxygen inside the glass. In the same way, if you put a man or a woman in a room and lock them up, they will be alive on ...
  8. Gurudev, if love resides at the level of chetna (consciousness) alone; then what is the need of relationships?

    Consciousness expresses itself through the person. And relationships happen among different persons. If you do not feel the need for any relationship, then you cannot establish any relationship by force. The fact that you are asking a question about the ne ...
  9. Dear Guruji, please explain the significance of the Damru (the drum), the Trishul (the trident) and the crescent moon on Lord Shiva ’s head.

    Shiva tatva is where there is no mind, and the Moon signifies the mind. When there is no mind then how can this ‘no mindedness’ be expressed and how can anybody understand? You need a little bit of mind to understand, experience and to expres ...
  10. Gurudev, is there consciousness within me?

    You are asking and you are hearing also whatever I said. If there was no consciousness within you how would you have asked the question? How would you have seen, heard or understood? That which is listening from within you, comprehending, witnessing, exper ...
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