Q: about our fears; from “Autobiography of the yogi”: when Yogananda was young – his mother frightened him that if you will not do something – there is a monster in your room…

Guruji: I think every child has gone through it…but there are greater fears that waiting for you in real life; and you can overcome them by facing them boldly. Face your fear – and it will stop bothering you.

Q: ok, but if there is only one attempt: to experience it and die?

Guruji: then you must be intelligent enough to survive and tell the story of it. It is better to tell your own story instead of someone else recording it: there was a brave man, he began to fight a great monster and became breakfast of the monster.

Q: in some cases it is possible to experience and then not be afraid of – but in some cases…

Guruji: I will tell you one more thing: everybody is afraid. Fear will make you extremely careful. Only an idiot is fearless: because he doesn’t know what can happen. So: make fear your strength – and you will overcome it. That is a moment, when you overcome your fear, – you become truly brave. And it will make you more careful: fear is the very necessary thing.

Q: the fear will make you stronger, the panic will kill you?

Guruji: agreed, yes.

Q: could we somehow attract the situation if we’re afraid of it?

Guruji: definitely: your chemical reactions are taking place inside you, you’re creating different type of vibrations, which will attract predators.

Q: so if you will constantly concentrate on your fear – it will come?

Guruji: when you’re more experienced in fear – you will learn to keep it inside: that is also a very great achievement. As I read in one American novel: fear is the key, which opens every wallet, safe and pocket. Fear is the key! You can open anything with that.

Q: it doesn’t mean that we must every time tease ourselves with the situations which affect with fear?

Guruji: understand your fear, develop it, transform it.

Q: I think – I’m not comparing myself to others; I’m trying to evolve and to transform myself

Guruji: when you’re alone and very secure – there is no feeling of fear. When you’re moving out of your security zone to face others – then fear starts. First day of the school – very frightful. Real tensions start from this day.

Q: You’re talking about transformation of different types of energy; so fear, sexual energy, anger – what does it mean to transform and to digest them?

Guruji: first you need to understand them. And also you need to develop your mind to the level that you will be able to transform them to what do you want them to transform. First thing is to develop your mind – then understanding will come; then transformation may take place.

Q: so you must imagine the aim – not a process?

Guruji: no, you must have very clear idea: you need to understand them first. Only by understanding their true nature, from where they are coming – you may be able to do something.

Q: it’s all through practice?

Guruji: practice is given to you – so your mind will develop( smiling) with developed mind – understanding will come, more awareness come and you will begin to understand so many things. We’re trying to give you a basic tool.

Q: in normal social life – fear and anger are the obstacles?

Guruji: they are not obstacles – they are just stepping stones for understanding yourself better. Anger must be a reaction to some situation. What you want – and somebody is hungering you – then you will become angry. And a bad person is more powerful than you – socially and money wise: you will have fear also. Fear has so many different types. Or if you want to ask a girl – then the different fear will be there: will she, won’t she? That is also expression of fear. So many fears! Even if you will start researching on fear – countless types of fear! Love your fears – they are yours. Your respect in the society, your face, your life, your money.

Q: could they come from previous lives?

Guruji: this life has enough fears, enough situations to make you afraid.

Q: atma doesn’t carry different fears from previous lives?

Guruji: maybe she is coming inside your body to experience different types of fear.

Q: the new ones?

Guruji: every person will give some additional taste to a fear. We are masters in that(smiling)

Q: when you overcome these fears – vairagya will come?

Guruji: no; with me – only when I’m paying the electricity bills – fear comes. When I see some money – I overcome that( smiling)

Q: could we say with 100 percent understanding the emotion will go away forever?

Guruji: no, they will transform into very sublime thing. They will not go anywhere. When you were a child: where this child went? Transform into you.

Q: fears also passing with DNA: monkeys are afraid of the smell of a lion since they just born

Guruji: of course – but that is not fear: this is instinct of surviving. You’re confusing fear with the instinct of surviving.

Q: what is the difference?

Guruji: think on it. That is a basic education.

Q: in Your book – “At the right hand of God” – there was a question: how should I not let the emotions take me from anything? You said: You should have one goal and stick to it, always think about it. I’m trying to make it a good example for my own life.

Guruji: I support that.

Q: Shri Krishna is also saying in Bhagavad Gita that fear is the obstacle for the yogis, who want to achieve the highest level?

Guruji: yes

Q: what was meant like fear: like instinct fear or…

Guruji: that means if you will not understand the fear – your mind will never develop to its full potential. It is also one very strong emotion; as we’re studying all our emotions so you need to know the basic nature of fear also.

Q: is it target for anyone of yogi?

Guruji: for every person, who is able to think deeply on something.

Q: ok, I’ll take my case: I should understand all fears of mine to achieve something?

Guruji: yes, fear is expressed in many different ways: you should understand them all.

Q: them all – or only the root of them all?

Guruji: by only studying the fear you may reach the root somewhere.

Q: include the instincts in DNA?

Guruji: of course. That will be part of your self-realization.


Q: I saw the very strange dream: that my grandfather didn’t die but he just make everyone to believe in his death being alive?

Guruji: ritual really works

Q: and my grandmother came to my parents with big sacs and said that she’s tired to be in this sanatorium any more?

Guruji: that means cemetery: she’s out of it now. When my disciple did it for his mother – he clearly heard his mother saying: bye, my son is come to take me. That was something.

Q: what do You think – they will take the birth now?

Guruji: they’re in a line, yes.

Q: could I met them in this life?

Guruji: possibly – because you’re the main key point of this. Marry a good girl: maybe they will come in your family.

Q: mmmm yes, I love my grandma…

Guruji: … but not that much( laughing) I love them so much – but not to the level to change their nappies( laughing)

Q: but I did the good deed for them?

Guruji: definitely.

Q: because the culture is different…

Guruji: you see, culture is a temporary thing; it rules for a few centuries than changing. What is culture? It keeps on changing. And you’ll find cultures in laboratory when they breed the viruses cultures. That is us: somebody is creating cultures.


I don’t know why I remember it now; a woman talking about the lover – then who became other’s man, chief of the tribe. How he became chief of the tribe: by cutting the head of someone else, who killed his father; you must read that story! That is the real example of woman’s power. Then one day, when the all men were away for hunting, a group of soldier comes: she is the lady of the house and the chief’s wife – she received them. And they put her husband’s head on the table. She shows no reaction at all, which surprises them. Then she creates such a situation that she created a desire for her in every soldier; and they begin to fight with each other till it was sunrise and all the hunters came back and killed them. That is the greatest example of the woman’s power, which Neil Gaiman written in that comics. That is power, display of power. You must read that! It’s in Sandman series: the Desire is telling the story; fantastic concept.

And idea of Sandman’s crow – it is look like Bhusundi there. I think the person, who doesn’t know any story or spy thrillers – never realize himself. Never will understand vedas and puranas and spiritual process. Reading comics is must for every yogi.

Some alien’s ship comes to one planet and took over it; then after many-many years they realized that very big monoliths, giant statues – they were thinking them giants – they are alive. Then the chief of the alien troop think that what is the use of willing something if we’re not able to convey the message to the habitants of that planet? So they tried every type of weapon on them: nothing happened. Then they die of time and old age- that’s it: this is one point of view. Another point of view: two men are sitting by the sea on a border, talking; then one man suddenly said – you noticed something happened here and disappeared? The other man, looking at the stars, said: don’t bother – life is too short! I remember this amazing story. Why weapons were not working on them? Even weapons need time to have some effect on someone! Their time frame was different – and the aliens time frame was different. I remember because we were also thinking so much on that.

Q: it could be the first way of passing the information: before is appeared- they draw some pictures?

Guruji: yes, even cavemen were doing it.


The question was that sometimes the practice is good and sometimes it’s not so good; so I was telling that: you need to analyse the food which you have eaten in the last 36 hours. It will have a direct effect on your mood and your physical condition and affect the practice. Then they said that information is the food for the thoughts; so I told that: you need to be very careful in assimilating the information in your mind. Because if you get the food, bothering your mind because of the information – that is much more serious problem then physical food eaten. Be careful in that! That is only antibiotic you will have.

Q: just not react to the information? Guruji: by understanding that you should reject it and it should not be part of our system. See, remaining aware of some information is ok; but if you will take it too serious – it will become part of your daily behaviour and life: then it’s a serious problem. You need to learn to differentiate in that. It is “in-formation”, which is not formed yet, but it is forming; so don’t give it a particular form in your mind, that’s the point.

Q: could we reject it on the physical level – back to the person, who is trying to apply it? Guruji: you cannot reject information when you seeing something and listening something. The point is how you digest it.

Q: ok, if someone is constantly coming to you and complain on everything: could I say – please, don’t come to me any more? Guruji: no, you should learn to insulate yourself: so he will be more influenced than you by him. We cannot avoid everything in this world. I have very high respect for them(about Krishnaits); but the moment they try to say that our heaven is better than yours. Then it’s a problem. They are all good people.

Q: I want to ask about their food – how it will affect? Guruji: it’s very pure, yes.

Q: but I remember one cook did some sweets – and I cannot eat because he chanted mantra while he was doing it? Guruji: maybe his own sweat was on that – that is the main problem, not the mantra. We have so many sweets and every sweet has a different flavour: because the sweat of every sweet maker has difference in flavour. They’re giving this sweat while cooking. Pure hand made!

Q: I remember that once when I had the very bad state of mood I was given krishnaits prasad – and suddenly my mood changed and became very peaceful and good? Guruji: maybe some very good person did that. Whatever they are doing – they are providing pure vegetarian food and we should be thankful for this.

…all that problems came from the inferiority complex. To prove, that they are much superior than others, they try to prove that a god, which they are worshipping is the superior, the most powerful; and I’m also very superior – because I’m worshipping him. It’s just to come down their inferiority complex: that’s how the arguments, then the battles, then the wars begin.

That is humanity: god sent his son – and what we did with him? This is humanity. And when you discuss religion – you’re sure to offend someone. Somebody will feel offended for no reason at all; so never discuss religion, if you want to survive.

Q: why Brahma made Daksha the primary one?
Guruji: he was the main son

Q: but I think – others were not so arrogant?
Guruji: whoever will receive some form of power… as we saying: if a rat finds a piece of turmeric – he think he owns the whole mall.

Q: if we remember sons of Daksha – Sanat Kumaras: they were I think the very high evolved beings, not like their father?
Guruji: because of Narada’s influence, yes.

Q: he made a very good deed for them – they begin to do tapas, became immortal…
Guruji: yes, nobody criticises Narada. That’s how we learn from the history; what comes after studying history? Hysteria follows( smiling)

Q: I have the question: why god let the people crucify his son?
Guruji: maybe god doesn’t know the people. Otherwise – why he sent his son to torture?

Q: Bhagavan Krishna says: I see all the past, present…
Guruji: Bhagavan Krishna is talking as Time. And we don’t know – which god sent his son.

Q: and Sati – when she went to her father’s yagya and burnt herself – she knew that before?
Guruji: you know, why she burnt herself?

Q: because her father said the bad words about her husband?
Guruji: and she said: my body is because of you – so I’m leaving that. This is fantastic emotion. They didn’t react Shiva live in peace also. That tells us another interesting thing: everybody has heard this word and everybody is in love with the love itself; but very rarely somebody experiences it.

When people see: oh, this bastard is experiencing love- and we couldn’t: then they start to torture that person, who is experiencing love. That is jealousy. So every lover, who is in love, needs to insulate, don’t let the society know about it.

Shiva was the only one, who married: there is no record any god marrying like that. They maybe jealous of that also(smiling) that was a big surprise to them: wow, they are husband and wife- and they love so much each other, how it can be?! That’s how the problem begin.

Q: maybe it was the first step to humanity: when Shiva Ji married Sati?

Guruji: no, she was divine already

Q: I mean the whole ritual and the very fact of marriage?

Guruji: maybe it was weaken of that ritual

Tell me one example of he is greatest!

Q: You said previously that only He is named like Ishwar?

Guruji: that’s philosophy, but from the idle note: he was the first bridegroom looking at him his mother-in-law fainted. Usually son-in-law fainted looking at his mother-in-law. This very fact proves: he’s greatest!(laughing)

Q: I’ve read somewhere that Vishnu became brother-in-law for Parvati: why it is so?

Guruji: symbolically. It’s a part of the ritual.

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