Month: August 2020

What books out there offer good advice for a person wanting to start a spiritual journey?

I will suggest a couple of books to you. But first, in order to begin a spiritual journey, you must ask yourself what the goal of this journey will be. What are you seeking? And what are you willing to do to reach what you seek? If someone were to ask me what the ultimate …

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Can kundalini arise simply by being around a spiritual teacher who has had their kundalini awakened?

If one reverently serves a spiritual master whose kundalini is not only awakened but also fully developed, it is not surprising that one can have one’s own kundalini awakened. We believe in a contagious disease, don’t we? If one can receive bad germs, one can also receive good germs of consciousness from an individual in …

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What is the best way to manifest anything you want? Any tips?

The best way to manifest anything you want is to store good impressions (Samskaras) and wipe out bad impressions in your subtle body. Whatever thoughts one thinks, whatever words one speaks, and whatever actions one performs, get stored as impressions (called Samskaras) in the central nerve (known as Sushumna) of one’s subtle body, not the …

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How might a “guru” bring about his/her own downfall?

The sure — and only — downfall begins the moment one forgets/does not revere/criticizes/betrays one’s own guru. According to Sri Guru Gita, a spiritual masterpiece that reveals profound secrets of the Guru Disciple relationship, “Continue to remember the Guru to the end of time. Never forsake the Guru, even after attaining spiritual liberation.” यावत्कल्पान्तको देहस्तावदेव …

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If I don”t have time to meditate what should I do other than meditaion?

Is it only meditation (dhyāna in Sanskrit) for which you don’t have time? “Where there is a will, there is a way,” is so true. Once you develop a keen interest in meditation, you will surely find time for it. Commonly translated as meditation, the word “dhyāna” cannot be translated into English. The English word …

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What would happen if an animal started meditating regularly?

Did you know an animal cannot meditate? The question of an animal meditating regularly does not even arise, my friend. A human being has a capability to experience all four states of consciousness including the meditation state (beyond the mind level) whereas animals can experience only three states of consciousness (waking, dreaming, deep sleep), which …

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