|CDs and DVDs: Divine Knowledge Series|
Qestions and Answers
|E114||How the Mind Functions
This satsang is for those sadhaks who are making an experiment on the functioning of the mind and on what remains when the mind does not function. The power with which the senses function is missing from the sight of human eyes. If we do not unfold extra power out of the mind we will remain only a human being, with happiness and unhappiness. Agyan is the sense of the mind that says, “I am seeing things and they are true.” In meditation you know that I am pure space and there is no division. It is all one being. As twilight begins to fall, Swamiji answers questions on breath and mind; imagination and gyan; when praan is still; cause and effect; and implemen-tation of the Knowledge.
October 14, 2008 • Duration: 39 minutes
Swamiji cozily sits under the cabin eaves at Raison Log Huts on a rainy day and examines the journey of a human being. It begins in innocence, but develops into having a constant sense of difference. The journey is full of activity and aimed at getting satisfaction, though not achieved. Further, in a Q and A interaction with Arun, Renu and Dinesh, Swamiji talks about the great value of pause, or rest in activity, that can allow for power to rise so that a person can go further than the sense of difference. He will then complete the journey, in realizing that he is pure existence and immortality. This realization is the nature of satisfaction.
September 6, 2008 • Duration: 43 minutes
|E90||Questions and Answers Is Shyam
Swamiji sits with fifteen disciples by the river at the Log Huts. After a short introductory talk on how a human being is conditioned to believe in the sense of otherness, each person in turn has the chance to interact with Swamiji. In the questions that follow, the obstacles and doubts that many people encounter on the path of sadhanaa are openly expressed. Swamiji deals with each question succinctly and brilliantly. Again and again he re-turns to the point that that “I,” which you think you are, does not exist. You have to remove this sense of illusion which gets you caught in the forms which are never there. You are the Knower, who is forever the free and unaffected canvas, and whatever appears to be happening is only a drawing on that canvas.
August 8, 2008 • Duration: 58 minutes
An inspiring session of questions and answers where Swamiji poses two fundamental questions: What is birth and what is death? He describes the meaning of Chidaakaash as that pure, conscious Being who knows the questions and the answers, but is neither question nor answer. The inter-actions that follow include: Whether a dead body can be said to be Pure Consciousness; the importance of the practice that stops you from being victimized by maya; how to keep the knowledge as a fresh revelation rather than a memory; and how and when the illusion started. In answering each question, Swamiji leads the listener to the state of Pure Experience which is free from the illusion of birth and death and which never experi-ences anything other than itself.
April 21, 2008 • Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes
|C21||Source of Mind Is the State of Disillusionment
This informal question and answer session takes place in Guru Bhoomi with Swamiji and twelve participants. Veena reads a Research Finding entitled, “Mind Is Illusion and the Source of Mind Is the State of Disillu-sionment.” All the participants ask questions about the mind’s functioning and the state of illusion that a human being lives in the waking state, which is a kind of dream where a human being experiences cause and effect, and the sense of joy and sorrow. Swamiji speaks for over an hour, leading the attention to the state of Knowingness that is forever disillusioned, unaf-fected, and free from the three states of consciousness that bind a human being. When this state of Knowingness dawns in the intellect, he will know that he is free.
April 17, 2007 Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes