Questions and Answers during various programs

Q & A : On Raaga and Dwesha The objective reality of the world is the same for all of us. But how is it that each one of us experiences it differently? What is that conditioning which makes our inner experience of the same objective reality different? Adi ji answers, beginning by explaining about karma, and the two aspects of its consequences : outer and inner.

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) The objective reality of the world is the same for all of us. But how is it that each one of us experiences it differently? What is that conditioning which makes our inner experience of the same objective reality different? Adi ji answers, beginning by explaining about karma, and the two aspects […]

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Q & A: The Verity of the Indian Itihasa This is a very interesting and eye-opening discussion on how the deep traditional sciences (shastra) and history (itihasa) of the Indian civilization have been groundlessly invalidated and termed “mythical”, thereby leaving us no room to even explore and verify their validity.

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) This is a very interesting and eye-opening discussion on how the deep traditional sciences (shastra) and history (itihasa) of the Indian civilization have been groundlessly invalidated and termed “mythical”, thereby leaving us no room to even explore and verify their validity. These sciences are vast and use different kinds of metrics to […]

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Do Prayers work? To the question "Do prayers work", Adinarayanan Ji answers by narrating a story from the Mahabharata. Quite a lot of work happens in the background when we pray.

  Q : So many people have this question, whether our prayers are actually being answered. So we go to the temple, pray for something, but sometimes what we pray for happens but sometimes it doesn’t happen, so is there something that is going on in the background? Okay, this becomes a very important question, because especially since now our […]

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Prashnottara : Karma and Freedom Adinarayanan ji answers questions on what entangles us and how we can liberate ourselves

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) Q: Can you talk about how karma gets generated and also how one gets liberated from karma? See let’s take a simple example. You are a child, let’s say, we have been children. We play with toys. It generates karma right? Action means karma, that is all. So you do things, with […]

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Rituals and Traditions

Q) What is the significance of rituals and puja in the Indian tradition? Now! Ritual has become a bad word. It is also being used by the current generation to mock the previous one. Not taking to any rituals is a cool thing now. When we trace it back, a simple example, the embryo formation in the womb is something […]

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Talk at VIF Bootcamp: Part 2 Packed with life experiences and anecdotes, Shri. Adinarayanan talks about Culture and Civilization from a personal point of view.

How do we be friends with our own emotions? That is a very very important thing. For now, what has happened is, most of us, suffer ourselves. We suffer ourselves because our emotions are obviously in a state of imbalance. Health, just as it needs to be in a state of balance, emotion as well needs to be in a […]

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QA: On Lamentations

The topic of death is very sensitive. We often read that Kshatriyas should not lament for death. Why is it said so? See, different tattvas are looked at. It is important to understand these principles. If we don’t understand, we will not be able to know where to apply what. Basically it is very important to see where to apply […]

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How much Spirituality to Pursue? the Dosage Levels

We had visited Poomparai near Kodaikanal. Its a beautiful place with a very very spiritually significant Murugan temple consecrated by Bogar. We had lots of discussions and one of the questions asked was “How much spirituality should I pursue in my life?”. In fact this is so very important for people who enter the spiritual path, how much of spirituality […]

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Inner and Outer Instruments

In many of the sessions you mentioned the words Antah Karana and Bahir Karana? What are they? We look at ourselves in terms of instrumentation – Bahirkarana and Antahkarana. Baha means outer, and karana means instrument. When we say “I”, we look at instrumentation, because this body is an instrument for us to live this life. It is also called […]

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