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Anyone interested in meditation will find this series of questions and answers of interest. A Realized Meditation Master, Shri Babaji (Shri Shivarudra Balayogi Maharaj), answers questions from people around the world on meditation and spirituality. His spontaneous answers are based on the wisdom gained from his own direct, first-hand experience of years of intense meditation (Tapas) and the teachings of his Guru, Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj. He explains how meditation works and the purpose and benefits of spirituality in clear, simple terms. These recordings are taken from a live online meditation class that Babaji holds every Saturday. They are precious opportunities to receive direct guidance from a Realized Master. To register please visit: https://www.shivarudrabalayogi.org/en/online-satsang

Thus Spake Babaji Shiva Rudra Balayogi

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Anyone interested in meditation will find this series of questions and answers of interest. A Realized Meditation Master, Shri Babaji (Shri Shivarudra Balayogi Maharaj), answers questions from people around the world on meditation and spirituality. His spontaneous answers are based on the wisdom gained from his own direct, first-hand experience of years of intense meditation (Tapas) and the teachings of his Guru, Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj. He explains how meditation works and the purpose and benefits of spirituality in clear, simple terms. These recordings are taken from a live online meditation class that Babaji holds every Saturday. They are precious opportunities to receive direct guidance from a Realized Master. To register please visit: https://www.shivarudrabalayogi.org/en/online-satsang

    Sadhana in Daily Life | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A No.106

    Sadhana in Daily Life | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A No.106

    Babaji explains the meaning of the term sadhana, its benefits in daily life and what is the highest form of sadhana.

    Thus Spake Babaji No.106
    Recorded on 03 September 2022 with worldwide participants.

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    0:00 Intro
    0:06 What does Babaji mean by the term sadhana?
    1:25 The story when Swamiji pulled Babaji up for translating sadhana as meditation
    5:35 Outside of meditation are there things we can do to keep the mind quiet as a sadhana?
    7:42 Babaji explains how practicing service is not a sign weakness but can be used as a sadhana
    13:51 Are some forms of sadhana higher than others, is meditation the highest form of sadhana?
    15:55 Is sadhana and moral behaviour in the world related?
    21:08 Does a Buddhist puja count as sadhana?
    21:48 Did caring for the handicapped boys at the ashram reduce Babaji's sadhana?
    23:29 How would Babaji keep mental calm if he was ill and unable to perform his duties at the Ashram?
    31:43 If we perform sadhana and then we stop, do we lose the benefits?
    32:39 Could it be said that taking the Darshan of a Yogi is a form of sadhana?
    33:49 Could Babaji explain the relationship between acquiring patience and practicing quietness?
    35:20 To what extent does our practice help our relatives who have passed on?
    40:50 When our body feels uncomfortable to sit for meditation - how to strengthen the mind to keep sitting?

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    • 42 min
    The Mind and Mind Control | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A No.105

    The Mind and Mind Control | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A No.105

    Babaji answers questions from His monastic disciple Amba Shvaranjani on the mind and mind control.

    Thus Spake Babaji No.105
    Recorded on 27 August 2022 with worldwide participants.

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    0:00 Intro
    0:06 The mind as your conscious energy
    3:57 How to go beyond the idea of 'me and mine'
    8:29 Is the brain the main cause of the ego?
    14:46 Does God exist or is it a concept adopted by people in their own way?
    21:52 Does your own destiny play a role in your spiritual progress?
    27:50 How to stop the judgmental nature of the mind
    33:17 Do the judgments we make in this life cause bondage in the next birth?
    34:42 How the mind picks up habits
    36:02 How to help quieten the mind before meditation
    37:05 Is it the nature of the mind to get attached to the thoughts? 
    41:20 Is it the detachment and imprints that is sin?
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    • 43 min
    The Power of the Self | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A, No. 104

    The Power of the Self | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A, No. 104

    Thus Spake Babaji No.104
    Recorded on 15 September 2022 with Malaysian participants.

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    0:00 Intro
    0:06 What is the real Self? Is it separate from the individual self?
    6:10 What are the benefits of knowing ourself?
    11:25 What is this power that the topic 'the power of the Self ' is referring to?
    20:20 How best should we use this power in this life?
    23:34 How do we maintain and grow this power within us?
    29:41 Why do some people who have achieved great spiritual accomplishments later drift away form the spiritual path?  How do we avoid this?
    35:01 Is it right to invoke deities for abundance and prosperities?
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    • 38 min
    Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj - The Early Years | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A, No. 103

    Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj - The Early Years | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A, No. 103

    Babaji talks about the amazing in-born qualities of the young Sathyaraju who, after 12 years of gruelling tapas, became one of India's greatest spiritual giants, Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj.

    Thus Spake Babaji No.103
    Recorded on 20 August 2022 with worldwide participants.

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    0:00 Intro
    0:08 What were the main in-born qualities of Swamiji as a young boy?
    3:06 What if we don't have the same in-born qualities as Swamiji?
    3:50 Is it a wrong interpretation to describe the young Swamiji as extroverted, active and worldly wise?
    8:30 What was happening at the time prior to starting tapas when Sathyaraju appeared to become withdrawn from the world?
    12:15 Sathyaraju seemed to question authorities figures often.  When he was initiated into tapas, did he question that?
    17:58 How is it possible that Swamiji was able to instantly focus his mind 100%?
    27:31 Early on in His tapas, Swamiji stopped and decided to return to the world.  What stopped him from returning?
    36:37 Could it be said that the Jangama sage is a manifestation of Swamiji's mind?
    39:12 Could Tapaswiji Maharaj, who helped Swamiji with His tapas, be considered as His Guru?

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    • 42 min
    The True Meaning of Yoga | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A, No. 102

    The True Meaning of Yoga | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A, No. 102

    "Yoga means union with the origin" ~ Babaji explains the meaning of yoga and how our efforts should be to go back to the Self.

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    0:00 Intro
    0:05 What lineage of yoga does Babaji belong to?
    2:44 Is it because of the habit to think that we are away from the yoga?
    5:18 The quality the consciousness has to imagine
    12:23 Yoga through being silent while performing action
    19:20 Do all the paths of yoga, bhakti, karma, gnana - ultimately become dhyana yoga, meditation?
    24:50 Explanation of 'knowledge personified' from the Guru Gita
    25:47 For a Yogi does this world seem like a movie?
    29:09 How can a Yogi operate in the world through the body after merging with the Self?
    32:08 How is a Yogi before Mahasamadhi different from a Yogi after Mahasamadhi?
    35:22 What part of the individual achieves Self-Realisation?
    36:55 What does the Bhagavad Gita mean when it says the Yogi is the best state to be in?
    39:04 Is devotion required to achieve yoga?
    41:09 Do all these different paths lead to silence?
    42:00 What is the status of the rishis?
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    • 44 min
    Spiritual Transformation | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A, No.101

    Spiritual Transformation | Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A, No.101

    Babaji answers questions on spiritual transformation

    Thus Spake Babaji No.101
    Recorded on 16 July 2022 with worldwide participants.

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    0:00 Intro
    0:06 What was the 'restlessness' that Babaji experienced as a child and is it necessary for spiritual transformation?
    4:56 How can consideration to others be helpful for spiritual transformation?
    13:05 Is it better to get away from people and the world or is it better to stay amongst people so it can serve as a training?
    19:53 Outside meditation should we always be judging our own mind to see if we are improving in the way that we behave?
    21:40 Is faith and devotion to the Guru, faith and dedication to the spiritual path and devotion to God all the same thing? 
    23:35 Are we missing out on anything by not practicing other meditation methods?
    25:24 When I started on my spiritual journey I was very inspired but as I have aged, the experiences have become flat and regularised.  What is the transformation that is happening?
    27:00 If peace and pure observation has become a more regular experience, where do we go from there?
    30:02 Could Babaji talk about the story of Nachiketa in the Katha Upanishad when he met Lord Yama?
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    • 36 min

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