Questions and Answers during various programs

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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Focusing on Luxuries

The idea of luxury I have been asked “Why is it that most humans of this generation have a thirst for luxury?”. Well, it is not just about humans of this generation. It has been this way for a very long time. People have this thirst for luxury. What do we mean by luxury? Each person’s idea of luxury would […]

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Running After Money

Why does everyone run behind money? I would say its your choice. You run behind money, it’s okay! There is nothing wrong with that. If you know it is problematic but still you feel stuck then yes! it is a problem and it needs to be addressed. If you look at the principles its always important to understand from first […]

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Following your Heart

Now many youth face this apparent problem: their heart pulls them in a certain direction but their resources, their “ATMs (Anytime Machines)” called fathers want them to go in another direction. For example, many engineering graduates don’t want to become engineers but their “Anytime Machines” – fathers, mothers and well-wishers – want them to become engineers and hence the youth […]

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