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DSM Meditation Retreat 2024: Day 4, Morning Q&A with Babaji

A series of Q&As filmed at the Shivabalayogi Devarayasamudram Ashram in South India during a meditation retreat with Shri Babaji over the course of 10 days.

0:00 Intro
0:12 Can Babaji explain the Deities at the Ashram Temple and why we worship them?
11:18 What is the significance of Shiva and Parvati entering Swamiji at the end of Tapas and why on the left and right side?
13:42 At death does the individual consciousness briefly touch the Higher consciousness and gets reflected back into the imagination?
14:42 By higher consciousness, can we equate that with supreme energy and supreme consciousness?
17:06 In the Yoga Vasistha, Vasistha says that creations are constantly being created all the time?
18:30 What is the significance of the crown on Vishnu’s head (in the temple)?
20:03 Why do people not want to get out of this illusion?
21:35 Are there different lokas where devotees go after death?
28:45 Did Swamiji know about this technique of Meditation (Jangama Dhyana) before His Tapas?
31:02 What is the symbolism of the cobra which is seen on Swamiji’s Dias when He was in Tapas and in depictions of Lord Shiva?
31:47 Did Swamiji get bitten by a snake during Tapas?
34:00 I thought it was Goddess Lakshmi rather than Lord Vishnu that was giving all the gifts of wealth? What is the difference?
34:30 Is it possible to go back to the source without meditation?
37:45 Does spiritual growth continue into the next birth?
38:38 Was it Swamiji’s rebellious nature that made him also establish Brahma-Vishnu temples?
42:45 When we reincarnate, what determines what parents we are born to?
44:25 Can Babaji explain the statement ‘The Self guides the Self to go back to the Self’
46:08 Has the Self imagined how and when it will go back to the Self?
47:35 Is a blessing that you receive just for that time and situation or will that blessing always be with me?

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