Following the talk based on the eternal relevance of Bhagavad Gita, Swamiji answers questions raised by listeners.
In this Q & A session, Swamiji deals with questions on Bhagavad Gita and also other spiritual questions raised by the listeners. Although the questions are raised by a few people, Swamiji’s replies give clarity to all the listeners.
The questions raised are:
Is it mandatory to burn or bury the body after death or is it better to donate the body to a hospital for scientific research?
Please explain about the first prerequisite or qualification for starting the pursuit for Brahma Vidya?
I just turned 12 today. I have been wondering how I can find my true identity. I would like to know “Who am I really?”
We are focussing on the ‘I’ness all the time. How to divert this focus from ‘I’ness to ‘Am’ness?
In 13.5&6 in Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna has spoken about ‘Avyakta’. Can you please explain it?
How can this mind train itself to be calm and unaffected by the thoughts it generates?
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Those days, there were many rats staying in various pockets of the tiled roof. My room had a very low ceiling and I could even touch the roof tiles. At night, I would see big, big rats running around just near me.
I got back to my daily chores, but the scene remained in my mind – the old man’s wrinkled face, his gleaming eyes, the contentment he enjoyed, his refusal to accept more than ‘his minimum needs’! How many of us can take such a stand?
Bhakti is not so much in the worship with flowers, garlands, lamps or incense sticks. Neither it is in chanting His names and praises. It is verily in living and acting according to the wish of the Lord, pleasing Him, imbibing qualities and attitudes that He wants us to imbibe.