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[Mar 14, 2012]

Devotee:  What is grace? Guruji:  When one person is suffering and another person feels this suffering as his own, wanting to help in whatever way he can, in thought, word, or deed; if he can remove the suffering of that person through his energy or through his power, then that is grace. God and Guru
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[Jan 6, 2012]

FOR JAN 2012 SO Devotee: I received Shaktipat from another teacher and have been a devotee of this teacher for twenty years, but I am not enlightened yet. Would it help if I receive Shaktipat from you? Guru: Twenty years may seem like a long time, but in spiritual terms it’s very short. There are
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[Nov 5, 2011]

Disciple: If God is everywhere, why don’t we know him? Guruji: Between God and us there is maya and it is like a wall. Just as you cannot see things on the other side of a wall, in the same way we don’t see God. In the Ramayana, Ram is God, Sita is maya, and
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[Sep 7, 2011]

Disciple: You have said that silent repetition (japa) is more powerful without the lips moving. Why do we do external repetition when the other one is more powerful? Shri Anandi Ma: We as humans have to deal with the mind, and the mind requires variety, even “spiritual entertainment,” so different things are offered to the
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[Jul 28, 2011]

PART TWO of an interview, which Ma gave in 2004. What are the fruits of the different anusthan practices; for example, doing malas of the Guru mantra versus writing it, reciting the Rama Raksha Stotram or the Hanuman Chalisa? The basic goal for any of those practices is to achieve a level of purification in
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[Jul 5, 2011]

  Disciple: Guruji, you said before that there’s a tremendous amount of energy in chanting. What’s the best way to maximize the benefits? Is it singing loudly, quietly, all in the same voice? What’s the best way to get the maximum benefit from the chanting? Guruji: The sing­ing should be in rhythm, not haphazard. Everyone
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[Jun 4, 2011]

Disciple: Since spending time in India I have become very aware of Hinduism. Am I on a path that says I should believe in this religion? I am sort of confused about following what my Guru says and the overall India experience. Shri Anandi Ma: You have to differentiate between self-realization and anything religious. Those
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[Apr 30, 2011]

D: Would you speak about the importance and the significance of seva, or service? And how do we discover what our seva is? G: One of the biggest benefits of seva is the washing away of negative karma. At the same time it gives further strength to the positive samskaras, which are helping your spiritual
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[Mar 26, 2011]

Disciple: Why do people sometimes cover their hand with a cloth bag as they do mantra repetition? Guru: This practice of covering the hand with a cloth bag while doing japa is known as gaumukhi, which means ‘cow’s mouth’. The concept behind it is to keep the practice private. Your practice is not something that
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[Mar 8, 2011]

Rituals For the Deceased Disciple: If I want to bring the ashes of a loved one to India for the peace and evolution of the Soul, what is the best procedure to follow? Guru: First of all, it is ideal to disburse the ashes in the ocean or river within thirteen days of the person’s
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