Frequently Asked Questions
People who are exploring spirituality or are in pursuit of peace or just want to simplify their lives have questions. In this section we try to answer some of the basic questions based on the philosophical views and principle tenets of Ramashram Satsang Mathura. Some of the answers are actual responses given by Shri Sanjiv Kumar, an engineer by profession and a spiritual scientist by design to some seekers.
The Need for Spirituality
On Physical & Material Well Being
Need for a Guru
This is a great question. My grandfather Guru Maharaj actually wrote a book on this
topic, ‘Guru Bhakta Sahajo Bai’ by depicting how Sahajo Bai found her Guru and
then what followed. That whole book is on this topic.
Guru Maharaj also addresses the process by which a person who is not adept in
scriptures or who doesn’t have knowledge of the concepts that he wants to learn,
can figure out who is the right Guru. There was something that he quoted,
“गुरु मिला तो जानिए, जब मिटे मोह संताप।“
(Guru Mila to Janiye, Jab Mite Moh Santap)
This means that your quest for a Guru will end when you sit in front of him and
forget about all your miseries and questions. You would feel that all the miseries are
alleviated and a deep sense of peace is percolating inside without much effort.
Because, these days there are lots of people who talk about a lot of things but if they
cannot put one at ease and at peace irrespective of the external circumstances, then
I think there is a problem.
Meditation & Its Benefits
- Our inner voice gains strength and clarity.
- We calm our mind so that we can have the ability to listen to our inner voice and
- We think we are taking a vacation from this vicious cycle and trying to connect with ourselves. So people think that meditation is like we have to achieve this and we have to achieve that, it’s more about connecting with our inner self. Self-realization is nothing but knowing ourselves better and Meditation helps in all of it.