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Different paths of religion, different methods of sadhana and different Gurus – online Q&A, No.178

Recorded on 25 May 2024 with worldwide participants

0:00 Intro
1:03 If someone is not born as a Hindu, can they still benefit from meditation?
5:54 What difference does it make to have a Guru?
7:47 Different Gurus may have prescribed different techniques, how do we know which one is the most beneficial for us?
17:12 Is the physical Guru and the inner Guru the same?
21:01 Ego vs the Guru
29:03 Is the Guru-Disciple relationship like that of the mother and child?
30:43 If we were to follow the technique that Babaji teaches, can we also achieve Self Realization?
33:32 Is the Atma already enlightened?
36:18 The feeling of ‘I’ and the Self, are they the same thing?
39:08 Is there a mind in Baba’s body or not?
40:30 Is there any thought process in Babaji’s mind or is it always silent?
41:43 What does Babaji mean by “You can be your best friend and you can be your worst enemy”
45:38 How to make sure our emotions don’t override our decision?
50:51 Swamiji used to show anger, why was that?
52:27 Is it possible for someone to be a descendant of Lord Shiva?
53:19 Can deep physical pain and suffering keep you in the moment?
54:33 Is it possible to lose all the benefits from your sadhana?
57:25 Is it the role of the Guru to bring the disciple back to the path?
1:00:10 Is it possible to practice meditation with open eyes?
1:01:40 If one is closely aligned with more than one Guru who teach slightly differing techniques, how does one handle this?
1:03:31 When we see something in the world that is frightening, if we watch it, like in meditation, will it disappear?
1:05:32 What does Babaji mean by conscience?
1:07:39 How to control the ego which plays havoc in everyday life.
1:10:03 What is the difference between Yoga and Hinduism?

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