Day: July 28, 2020

If Geeta says that God lives in every human heart and direct him/her for actions. Why do humans do bad things?

Let me first answer the first part: the Bhagavad Gita says that God lives in every human heart. Then, I will answer your second part: Why do humans do bad things? Here is the exact verse that states that God lives in every human heart: “God lives in the heart of every being” (Bhagavad Gita 18-61) ईश्वरः सर्वभूतानां हृद्देशेऽर्जुन तिष्ठति ॥ …

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What is meant by a partial kundalini awakening and a full kundalini awakening?

It is a partial awakening if the Kundalini becomes dormant again (the awakening is not sustained). It is a full awakening when the kundalini rises to the Sahasrara – the highest chakra located at the very top of the head and the goal of the Kundalini’s journey. Sahasrara signifies infinity where samadhi is experienced. After this samadhi experience, the Kundalini never becomes dormant again. The …

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Is service to humanity better than meditation?

To know whether meditation or service to humanity is better, you must first understand what meditation really is. The main purpose of meditation is to experience one’s own true being/Self — the source of profound peace. Just as in sleep you find new freshness, vigor, and peace, so also you find even greater peace in meditation. Meditation is …

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Could you give a clear example to show the difference between learning, understanding, and experiencing?

The difference between learning, understanding, and experiencing can be easily grasped from the following example: In her childhood, a little girl learns that this is my mother. After a few years, the girl grows up and understands that she is my mother because she gave birth to me. After her marriage, when the girl becomes a mother herself, she experiences that …

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How can I develop a personal relationship with a saint?

The only way to develop a personal relationship with a saint is to develop a relationship with your own innermost being (also called Self). Remember, the same saint also lives inside you. The saint (also called guru) and the Self are one and the same. How to develop a relationship with your own innermost being? Meditate on the …

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How does the universal Law of Periodicity (or Law of Rhythm) apply to countries?

The Law of Periodicity (or Law of Rhythm) states that everything in the universe moves in a circle. The sun moves from east to west, coming back to the east to begin a new cycle. More than a century ago in 1903, Rama Tirtha (1873 –1906), who was not only a renowned spiritual master but …

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Is your “I-awareness” completely separate from your body and your mind?

This is a super deep question about true identity. Most people live in delusion as they are not aware of their true nature. To realize one’s own true nature is the greatest experience in the world. Whatsoever can be watched is completely separate from you. You can watch both your body and mind. The “I-awareness” is …

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What is the secret of secrets to getting into meditation naturally and spontaneously?

The secret of secrets to getting into meditation naturally and spontaneously is Shaktipat. It is important to understand what happens in meditation. In meditation, the mind merges into its source, the innermost Self (atman in Sanskrit). What is Shaktipat? According to Shiva Sutra Vimarshini, “Guru paramesvari anugrahika shakti” (“Guru is the grace-bestowing power of God”). This bestowal …

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What incident at court made Sir John Woodroffe (1865-1936) interested in Kundalini?

Sir John Woodroffe (1865-1936), also known as Arthur Avalon, studied at Oxford University, England and became a judge of the High Court of Calcutta and Professor of Law at the University of Calcutta. His most influential book is The Serpent Power, which refers to the Kundalini energy. In his popular book, The Garland of Letters, he expounds on the non-dualistic Advaita …

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