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Faith and Practice – online Q&A, No.158

Recorded on 23rd December 2023 with worldwide participants

0:00 Introduction from Babaji
2:58 What is faith and why is it necessary on the path of spirituality?
4:28 Is faith necessary to practice meditation and does the practice of meditation help to develop faith?
6:23 In meditation when the mind becomes concentrated and settles down, developing self-confidence, is that connected to faith?
9:03 Where does this initial faith come from?
18:00 Is the source of the faith in the Guru and Guru’s teachings, the one Real Self?
20:06 What is the importance of practicing at least 1 hour of meditation every day?
25.55 How to avoid getting attracted to the world and losing the path
36:00 Should we be willing to let go of any preconception we have built up in our mind to be ready to learn?
40:20 Ambaji on the need for soldiers to surrender during tough training in the army and Babaji’s comments on tough training in the Ashram
43:38 Ambaji on Babaji’s unwavering discipline
44:54 Ramana Maharshi upholding his duty even through physical illness and Swamiji refusing to stop His routine while undergoing dialysis
47:33 In meditation what should we do if the focus keeps dropping from the eyebrows to the heart area?
48:42 How do we develop the kind of faith that will make our master manifest before us?
49:50 Are there ways other than doing our meditation practice of showing our faith to Babaji?

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