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What happens when your Kundalini is awakened?

What happens is that you experience supreme peace. When Kundalini — located exactly at the midpoint from the sole of the foot to the top of the head in the subtle body, not in the physical body — is awakened, one transcends both the body and the mind and experiences one’s own true nature, the pure “I am.” Following the

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What is Kundalini awakening? What are your Kundalini awakening experiences? What are the dangers involved in Kundalini awakening?

Kundalini Awakening is a tremendous spiritual experience. Describing what a kundalini awakening is, Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902) writes in his masterpiece Raja Yoga: “When that Kundalini awakens, it tries to force a passage through this hollow canal [Sushumna], and as it rises step by step, as it were, layer after layer of the mind becomes open and all the different visions

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Who are the best known Kundalini masters?

Kundalini masters are not rare. A genuine Kundalini master will never reveal that he or she is a genuine Kundalini master! Even if someone tells you that someone is a Kundalini master, how can you verify the truth of such an assertion?

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If Jesus Christ is considered the only God then how can Gautama Buddha also be considered the only God?

Jesus transformed into Christ, the enlightened one, through meditation. Buddha attained Buddhahood—enlightenment—through meditation. Religion and meditation are not synonymous. In a deep state of meditation, Siddhartha Buddha and Jesus Christ are identical. This point can be easily grasped through this analogy. When a river merges into the vast ocean, it loses its identification as a river.

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What is the difference between belief and faith?

The terms “belief” and “faith” do not have the same meaning. To believe something is not the same as to have faith in something. The word “belief” comes from the root “lief,” which means “desire.” Belief means to fervently believe in something as true even though you don’t know for sure. When you truly know, the question of believing disappears.

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Who can give Shaktipat?

Shaktipat is a spiritual initiation in all religions. The shaktipat initiation has been passed down through the ages from guru to disciple, known as Lineage of Gurus (Guru Parampara). So, only a guru in a guru-disciple succession can give shaktipat. One who never abandons one’s guru and remembers that everything happens because of one’s guru’s grace can give the most

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Do I have to give up my religion to meditate?

Allow me to ask you this question: Do you give up your religion to go to sleep? Meditation is an elder brother of sleep – it leads to a state similar to a conscious sleep. Just as sleep lies beyond your waking state, so also meditation lies beyond your deep sleep state. If the deep sleep can be so refreshing,

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I know that I am, but I do not know who I am. Do I have the capacity to know who I am, my intrinsic nature? How to know, who I am, my authentic reality?

The nature of the most fundamental question, Who am I?, is such that it can never be answered. However, one can experience one’s own true being through shaktipat. What is shaktipat? Shakti refers to energy and pat means to descend. So, shaktipat means the descend of energy on a worthy seeker through the medium of an individual guru.

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What are the best books to practise kundalini?

A best book on kundalini is not merely a book; it is infused with spiritual energy.

For your spiritual progress all you need is a direct experience of your innermost Self. If someone were to ask me what the goal of kundalini practice is, I would say it’s to experience one’s own true being. This is the source of all happiness,

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What should happen when I meditate?

The goal of meditation (dhyāna in Sanskrit) is to become aware of your innermost self, not to chase your mind. The terms Inner Self, Spirit, Being, Consciousness, Awareness, Guru, God, or Atma (in Sanskrit) are all just different words for the one and the same reality.

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How do I meditate and how will that effect my daily life?

Just as you drift into sleep, you can glide into meditation (dhyāna in Sanskrit) naturally and easily. Commonly translated as meditation, the word “dhyāna” cannot be translated into English. The English word “meditation” is derived from the Latin verb meditari, meaning “to think, contemplate, devise, ponder, to exercise the mind.” Dhyana is not thinking or any other mental activity.

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What is the best way to manifest anything you want? I know I meditate and then I let it go and be patient. I plant the seed and I water it and just wait for it to grow. Any other 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 physical body. Consequently, all your

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Question about how to generate more motivation to meditate?

How to generate more motivation to mediate? This is a good question. Did you know that not even a single thought in you ever goes to waste? Whatever thoughts you think, whatever words you speak, and whatever actions you perform get stored as impressions (called Samskaras) in the central nerve (known as Sushumna) of your subtle body, not the physical

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How do you keep yourself motivated to meditate?

Did you know that not even a single thought in you ever goes to waste? Whatever thoughts you think, whatever words you speak, and whatever actions you perform get stored as impressions (called Samskaras) in the central nerve (known as Sushumna) of your subtle body, not the physical body.

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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.”

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How do you meditate if you don’t have time?

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 “meditation” is derived from the

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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 does NOT include the meditation,

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Why doesn’t meditation work for me?

You are the best person to know why meditation does not work for you. Meditation may not work for you because you lack passion for it. Once a visitor to a meditation session said, “When I meditate, she from Sweden comes to mind.” When asked, “Why do you think about her?” he responded, “I don’t; she simply comes.”

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Do other animals meditate?

No animal can meditate. The main difference between human beings and animals lies in their capacity to achieve the meditation state. Animals can experience only three states of consciousness — waking, dreaming, and deep sleep, which does NOT include meditation, the level beyond the mind’s three states of consciousness.

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Can you suggest me a spiritual book that can change my life?

Instead of trying to change your life, concentrate on improving yourself, and your life will change on its own.
Spirituality is experienced, not known. Only by direct experience of your innermost Self can you make spiritual progress. All spiritual practices begin with Self-discovery. An excellent book for individuals seeking to progress in their spiritual journey is Play of Consciousness by

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What is the best book on meditation?

Meditation is an experience, not knowledge. A best book on meditation, called dhyāna in Sanskrit, is more than just a book; it is infused with the enlightened author’s conscious energy. The goal of meditation is to experience one’s own true being, the source of everlasting peace, love, and contentment. Despite breakthroughs in science and technology, humans continue to face increased

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God: Who/What is God?

God is existence –total existence. In fact, existence and God are synonymous. Since existence is God, God exists. God not only exists but God alone exists. To see God as God truly is, one must see God as manifest in every form throughout the universe.

The totality of existence is God. Swami Rama Tirtha (1873–1906), one of the greatest spiritual masters

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How is Kundalini Yoga different?

Kundalini yoga is different in that it allows your mind to naturally adapt to the kind of practice that works best for your unique personality. After having the kundalini awakening as a result of shaktipat, meditation happens to you naturally without any effort on your part. In other words, meditation pursues you!

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Why doesn’t meditation work for me?

You are the best person to know why meditation does not work for you.

Meditation may not work for you because you lack passion for it. Once a visitor to a meditation session said, “When I meditate, she from Sweden comes to mind.” When asked, “Why do you think about her?” he responded, “I don’t; she simply comes.” The saint explained,

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What is the ultimate goal on the spiritual journey?

The true spiritual journey of every human being begins with the Root chakra (Muladhara), the first chakra, and finishes with the crown chakra (Sahasrara), the seventh chakra. Everyone has a Kundalini, but it must be activated because it stays dormant in the Root Chakra (Muladhara).

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Is Kundalini yoga dangerous?

No, not at all! All fears are baseless. It is the rigors of one’s unusual spiritual practices that may cause insanity or disease, not Kundalini.
Actually, it is divine Kundalini that removes one’s physical and mental diseases. If Kundalini awakens through the guru’s grace, there is absolutely no danger because the grace itself guides the Kundalini to reach the top

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Can one have a spontaneous Kundalini awakening? How do you manage it after?

A great saint’s company impacts everyone. Being in the company of a shaktipat-guru can spontaneously awaken one’s kundalini. If someone were to ask me what the goal of kundalini awakening is, I would say it is to experience one’s own true being. This experience is the source of all happiness, peace, love, and contentment. Only by experiencing the innermost reality

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Do I have to give up my worldly life to meditate?

Let me answer your question with a question: Do you need to give up your worldly life — home, the family, wife, children, or work — when you go to sleep? Meditation is just an elder brother of deep sleep. Just as deep sleep lies beyond your waking state, so also meditation lies beyond your deep sleep state.

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Am I supposed to chase my mind during meditation?

When you try to go after your mind’s thoughts during meditation, it is actually mentation, not meditation. Meditation is your very being, your true nature. Thinking is an action of the mind, just like walking is an action of the body. If you cease walking, walking ceases to exist. Likewise, if one ceases to think, there is no longer any

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How does prayer turn into meditation?

When one becomes deeply immersed in prayer, the “I-thou” duality merges into oneness, like in love where beloved and lover no longer exist; only love and love alone remains. That is how prayer turns into meditation. In real meditation (dhyana in Sanskrit), there is only oneness — the pure I-awareness as a witness. The witness alone exists with nothing to

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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 not an

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Is there a logical proof for God’s existence?

God’s existence cannot be proven by logical reasoning. Once a blindman demanded a logical proof of the existence of light, stating, let me touch, taste, smell, and hear light if light does exist. However, light cannot be proven unless you have eyes. The blindman cannot be convinced by logic that light exists. Once the blindman is cured of his blindness,

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Heart is the abode of God. What is this heart?

Where does God live? The heart is the abode of God. What is this heart? To answer this significant question, first one must understand what God is. What is God? God is existence –total existence. In fact, existence and God are synonymous. Since existence is God, God exists. God not only exists but God alone exists. To see God as

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I know that I am, but I do not know who I am. Do I have the capacity to know who I am, my intrinsic nature? How to know, who I am, my authentic reality?

The nature of the most fundamental question, Who am I?, is such that it can never be answered. However, one can experience one’s own true being through shaktipat. What is shaktipat? Shakti refers to energy and pat means to descend. So, shaktipat means the descend of energy on a worthy seeker through the medium of an individual guru.

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Why should one respect and love others?

He/she who does not love himself/herself, how can he/she develop love and respect for others?
Therefore, the first step is to love and respect oneself. For instance, if you throw a pebble into a calm lake, the first circle will form around the pebble first and then the circle will spread out farther and farther. It is natural!

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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 Self.

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How do I conquer coronavirus through Vedic Yagna?

On July 9, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that the Coronavirus can remain in the air for up to three hours, infecting people even after the infected person has departed. This raises the question of how the virus could be eliminated from the air and which air purification technology is most effective against airborne viruses?

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Is the one who died roaming in the astral world?

Is the one who died roaming in the astral world? Yes, a person enters the astral world after death, according to the writings of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952): “When you die, your physical body of 16 elements disintegrates, but the 19 elements of your astral body remain intact. Where, then, are all those souls who have left this earth?

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