Since the Begining of STM Website there have been many questions asked by Devotees all over. These questions are compiled and answered by Poojya Gurudev Shri Basant Ji Maharaj. Questions with their Answers are as follows: (Please click a question to see its answer)
Question by Andrea Heal, a spiritual seeker from Michigan, U.S.A (at Facebook)
How Does One know what Faith is Right for them? So, far i haven't been able to make up my Mind?
Answered by Poojya Gurudev Shri Basant Ji Maharaj on 02nd September 2010
Right faith is that God is Supreme consciousness characterized by absolute peace, absolute knowledge & absolute bliss. One can realize that Supreme consciousness through intense love, self purification & meditation. General meaning of faith is attributed to religion & main objective of any religion is perfection of moral conduct. But, Spirituality is beyond religion for which right conduct is essentially required. Therefore, for right conduct one is free to choose any religion which is not too dogmatic.
Questions by Lars Jensen, a spiritual seeker from Sweden
Answered by Poojya Gurudev Shri Basant Ji Maharaj on 30th July 2009
True self, spontaneously, derives love, peace, bliss and knowledge (clairvoyance) from eternal source. Therefore, one should discover or uncover one’s true self or aspire for self-realization which leads to God realization. For this purpose intense love, peace of mind and purification of mind and intellect are most important aspects. Meditation and true intense love (as different from worldly attachments and desires) and righteousness in actions, speech and thoughts are the basic requirement to follow this path.
Totally relax yourself from stray thoughts for a few minutes in the morning (i.e. before commencing daily routine work) and contemplate that God alone is absolute and eternal reality and all other things in world are perishable and illusive and that Godly consciousness manifests itself in an accomplished ad authorized spiritual master who may be regarded as both internal and external source of divine light and divine inspiration. Accordingly, keep your attention or consciousness in touch with that of spiritual master.
Meditate for about twenty minutes that your heart is getting enlightened by receiving divine light emanating from the spiritual master and thereafter, similarly meditate on divine light on the forehead and between the eyebrows and whenever inner subtle vibrations become perceptible then meditate on inner subtle vibrations also for a few minutes. Initially, the total duration of meditation may be kept as 30 minutes daily in the morning and evening finally conclude meditation with a small prayer silently by heart for receiving his grace, kindness, love and enlightenment. Also, meditate for 5 to 10 minutes daily before going to sleep which may include just prayer and remembrance of the master for his grace.
Initiation in this path is, actually, the establishment of linkage of consciousness with that of the spiritual master which will be established, automatically, after following the meditation practice for some time. The meditation is primarily based on spiritual transmission and SURAT SHABDA or inner subtle vibration may just be experienced in the course of meditation along with the divine light.
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