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  1. Gurudev, the desire for Moksha (liberation) is itself a desire itself and is a necessity too. But as long as there are desires, one cannot realize God. Please guide.

    It is very natural to have a desire for liberation. After all your desires are fulfilled, it is only this one that remains. In a state of total surrender; in a state of Samadhi (a sta ...
  2. Gurudev, you said that the knowledge of sleep brings freedom. What does this mean?

    Knowledge of sleep and dreams can take you into a different state of samadhi. It is one of the techniques mentioned in the Yoga Sutras by Rishi Patanjali. Maharishi Patanjali has said the sutra, 'Swapnanidrajnanalambanam va'
    This is one of the samadh ...
  3. Gurudev, in deep meditation the breath slows down and even stops sometimes. How does the body function at that time?

    When the breath slows down, the activities in the body slow down, the entropy is low. Samadhi is almost zero activity. I won't say it is zero activity; almost zero. Still a little bit something will be happening. Little bit of breath will be flowing out at ...
  4. Gurudev, You encourage people to think freely but how is free thinking compatible with faith?

    Yes, this is the beauty. Usually you think faith means blind faith, or reason has no place in it. But that is not the case here.
    The Vedanta always talks about Vichara (deliberation) and Viveka (discrimination).
    Even in ...
  5. Gurudev, Is living a life as a celibate the middle path? How do we get to know of God’s expression in its totality without the feminine-masculine principle?

    See, you are made up of both, feminine and masculine. Both aspects are in you. Now, celibacy is not the only way. It is not a practice. Celibacy is something that happens, when you know that you are not the body. And the genders masculine and feminine are ...
  6. Gurudev, What is Samadhi?

    Dhi means the intellect and Samadhi means where the mind is in total equanimity; where your whole system is in total balance, that is called Samadhi.
    Body, mind, spirit, everything is in such coordination and serenity. The ...
  7. Samadhi

    A single cell becomes the whole body. Somewhere it is nails, somewhere it is nose and tongue but all is a manifestation of a single cell. In the same way, the entire universe is made up of a single substance. Remembering and FEELING that everything is mad ...
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