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  1. Gurudev, do you read books?

    Usually I don’t read books at all but last year when I was taking a long flight, from Japan to Canada, I read a book someone gave me called The Proof of Heaven. This was written by a doctor who went into coma for 7 days. People thought his brain wa ...
  2. Dearest Gurudev, where do emotions and prana (life force) fit in the 7 layers of existence, and how do the 7 layers connect to the panchakoshas (the five sheaths)?

    Where do you want to fit it (emotions)? Mind is emotions and intellect is thoughts. Love is our very nature, it’s not just an emotion. Devotion is a flavor of love.
    Life is complicated. You cannot fit them in some structure. It is only a gentle unders ...
  3. Gurudev, what are the Panch Prana?

    The five types of prana in the body are Prana, Apana, Udana, Samana and Vyana.
    Prana is the energy in the upper part of the body, in the region above the heart. If prana is too high or is imbalanced you cannot sleep.
    Apana ...
  4. Gurudev, How can we remove the physical desires that harm us and our relationships?

    By enhancing your prana.
    When there is lust, there is a feeling of wanting to grab. When there is love, there is a feeling of wanting to give.
    How can the feeling of lust be transformed to love? By raising the energy level in our system.
    Whe ...
  5. Gurudev, When the mind is full of doubts or depressed, how do I convince myself that the fears that come up are not true?

    When the mind is full of doubts or is depressed, it means that the level of prana has come down. When the level of prana goes down, doubts arise and we become sad. So, the remedy is to increase the prana level, through pranayama, prope ...
  6. Gurudev, How important is prana (life force energy)? Of course, it gives life. How does one improve one’s prana?

    Prana is present in everything. In fact, we are floating in an ocean of prana. When the unit of expression varies, it makes a difference. Stones have got one unit of prana. Water has got two units of prana. Fire has got three units of prana. Air has got ...

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