Questions and Answers during various programs

Q & A : Governance in Ancient India Adi ji describes how the Pandavas’ capital city-state, Indraprastha, was designed and built, the technology used to create it, its protection mechanisms and Yudhishthira’s exceptionally just administration. Similarly, Lord Rama’s reign, the Ramarajya, is held as the perfect reign by Indians. The brilliance of Rama’s rule was such that he had succeeded in establishing measures to harmonize the natural and social forces completely so that the society was free from their destabilizing effects. Such a stable society gave each individual full freedom of expression of their nature, swabhava, and hence the city-state was the centre of intense growth and prosperity in a kingdom. Adi ji also explains how there needs to be a proper system and training of the next-in-line to hand down, from generation to generation, the knowledge and practices of rajya dharma. Otherwise it would be lost with the passage of time.

Adi ji describes how the Pandavas’ capital city-state, Indraprastha, was designed and built, the technology used to create it, its protection mechanisms and Yudhishthira’s exceptionally just administration. Similarly, Lord Rama’s reign, the Ramarajya, is held as the perfect reign by Indians. The brilliance of Rama’s rule was such that he had succeeded in establishing measures to harmonize the natural and social forces completely so that the society was free from their destabilizing effects. Such a stable society gave each individual full freedom of expression of their nature, swabhava, and hence the city-state was the centre of intense growth and prosperity in a kingdom. Adi ji also explains how there needs to be a proper system and training of the next-in-line to hand down, from generation to generation, the knowledge and practices of rajya dharma. Otherwise it would be lost with the passage of time.

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Q & A : What is death? The story of Rishi Mandavya’s impalement and his curse of Yamadharmaraja marks the time when “juvenile leniency” came into existence. Through the story, Adi ji offers insight into the inner processes that happen during death and what “death” technically means.

The story of Rishi Mandavya’s impalement and his curse of Yamadharmaraja marks the time when “juvenile leniency” came into existence. Through the story, Adi ji offers insight into the inner processes that happen during death and what “death” technically means.

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What is right for me? How do I know? Through the story of his own life, the qualities he embodied and the intuitive reasoning behind his decisions, Adi ji offers insight into the practical question everybody faces, “How do you know whether what you choose or wish to choose, is it the right thing for you or not? How do you find out?”

Through the story of his own life, the qualities he embodied and the intuitive reasoning behind his decisions, Adi ji offers insight into the practical[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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