08 August 2013 - QA 4

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?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

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 you cannot force yourself to get rid of vasanas.

Sadhana, satsang, good company are necessary. If you sit in the company of people who are greedy and have a negative mindset, then your mind becomes totally engrossed in such things. So, uplift the spirit with wisdom, and effortlessly you will see that it happens.