If Swamiji and his
devotees have had many past lifetimes together, and if Swamiji can travel
anywhere with astral bodies, why is it necessary for Swamiji to travel in
the physical body for initiation?
you born through your mother’s womb?”
Swamiji teaches a very
simple meditation. Does Swamiji teach a more complex form of meditation in
is anywhere in India or in any other country, Swamiji teaches the same kind
of meditation. Swamiji teaches the people exactly the same meditation as he
learned from his guru.”
Once we have been
initiated, can we have Swamiji’s darshan any time by using the vibhuti and
you can see the guru in an astral body.”
After Swamiji leaves,
what can people do who are not initiated but are interested in the
meditation that Swamiji teaches. Can they meditate with the same benefit
without the initiation?
to be initiated. If you can have a center where you can meditate once a
week, then you can ask new people to that weekly program. It has to be done
only at the weekly programs. Otherwise, you will start selling tickets.
Swamiji can bless vibhuti to be used for initiation and give it to a person
who has initiated people in Swamiji’s presence. Swamiji gives power to
people to initiate.”
How does that work if
Swamiji is not present for the initiation? Does one of Swamiji’s astral
bodies come to initiate?
(Makes a motion of hitting.)
“While Swamiji is going he
will hit you like this and that is what will work. He gives the powers and
then he goes. The astral body does its work as usual.”
By coming to Swamiji
for initiation, am I doing anything against my guru?
does not become low by your coming here. If your guru feels jealous then the
guru is not advanced, but Swamiji is not bothered. You have to continue with
the guru you have accepted. This dhyana only strengthens that which you are
If one already has a
guru, can one practice others’ techniques of meditation?
method only strengthens faith in one’s guru.”
Is it possible to
progress spiritually by going from teacher to teacher? Some people say that
you have to pick one guru and stay with it.
“You can go
to as many teachers as you like. There is nothing wrong with going to many
different teachers. If they have any power you can go and take the power
they have to offer. But you should not get involved in politics. You can go
to as many teachers as you like, take the knowledge and power from them, but
do not get involved in any politics.”
go to a hundred teachers and if you do not meditate you will not get God
What do you do when
different teachers have different techniques?
is good to go to other teachers and see what and how they teach. It is good
to learn all they teach. If you go and close your eyes you will come to know
what kind of a person the teacher is. Then you will understand by yourself.
That is what is called mind control.”
Swamiji, how about
other methods of meditation? Are they equal?
something you should understand for yourself. Eventually everybody has to
come to the technique that Swamiji is teaching. Swamiji understands all of
the different systems and techniques of meditation. But whatever other
techniques people use, eventually they have to come to this technique.”
During the program
Swamiji blessed some ash. What is it for?
“That ash is
called vibhuti. Swamiji blesses the vibhuti and applies some between the
eyebrows of an assistant. The assistant takes the vibhuti and applies it to
the people’s foreheads, in between the eyebrows. In that way, Swamiji gives
his power to the people through the vibhuti and the assistant. Swamiji is
here to give you the power. The people can then do meditation.”
also blesses vibhuti and gives it to you to cure your health. At that time
you will receive instructions on how to use the vibhuti. You should use it
as instructed. Swamiji blesses vibhuti and gives it to you to cure your
mental and physical illnesses. If you use it you will be cured of all
diseases. Your blood pressure and your tension will come down if you use the
vibhuti as instructed.”
What does the ash
given at the time of initiation contain?
the power to transmit power to meditate.”
How does energy get
transmitted through the vibhuti to our third eye? Is there something Swamiji
can say about why it works?
goes through the vibhuti. Swamiji will let you know. The atom bomb is very
small, yet it can cause great devastation.”
Is the vibhuti
necessary to do the meditation, even after you have been initiated?
that has been given to you has been blessed by Swamiji. If you apply that
vibhuti on your forehead, that is sufficient. That helps you control your
mind and do good meditation. It helps you concentrate.”