Category: Question and Answers with Swamiji

How can we make progress on the spiritual path?

Question:  We are following the spiritual path, how can we make progress on this path? Swamiji:  The main obstacles to spiritual progress are the worldly relations that we have assumed in our lives, to be ours. It is the delusion, the attachments (moha) that we have assumed with the world. Become free of these delusions. Our […]

How to be Free from Fleeting Attractions

Question –  Maharajji !  We hear, understand, and know and then too we become attracted to the fleeting (rising and perishing) objects and persons.  How can we be freed from this attraction?   Answer –  See,  you have at least recognized this.  Or else,  nowadays this point is not even comprehended, that these things, objects,  persons are […]

On Austerity

Question:  Oh Lord, How many different kinds of austerities are there? Swamiji:  Austerities are of three kinds – of body, speech and mind. Worship of Gods, Brahmanas, teachers and liberated souls; to maintain purity of body by cleansing with water and earth; activities performed by the body must be straightforward and simple, uprightness, continence and […]

Question – How to lead a household life ? Answer – This human body, and that too in the household order (grahastha ashram) is a school to attain salvation. This human body is not for indulging in sense pleasures and for rest and relaxation ‘Yahin tana kar phal bishaya na bhaayi‘ ( Manas, Uttar 44/1) […]

How to Follow the Path of a Renunciate?

Question – How to follow the path of a renunciate, when it is forbidden in Kali-age ? Answer – It is forbidden in the Kali-age because in this age it is very difficult to follow this path properly. Therefore just like retired government servants, he should retire from the domestic duties and having handed over […]

Why Should One Get Married

Question – Why should one get married ? Is it a necessity?   Answer – In our society there are two types of celibates – ‘Naisthika‘ (life long celibates) and ‘Upakurvaana‘ (celibates after leading a household life). ‘Naisthika‘ celibates are those who lead a pure unmarried life throughout their life; while ‘Upakurvaana‘ celibates are those […]