Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Questions and Answers With Sri Amma and Bhagavan

Hope you have been fine. Sri Amma and Sri Bhagavan have been giving Their wisdom to all of us time and again by answering peoples' questions, but only a lucky few are able to listen to or read them. We at Oneness Parivar are making things simpler for you, and trying to make you lucky! All of us, at some time or the other, face questions which internally keep on troubling us. Here are the answers to some of those questions which seem very ordinary, but have a very profound effect in our day to day lifestyle. These seemingly ordinary but GREAT answers have left people dumbstruck with their effectiveness and simplicity. We suggest you to avoid complicating your life with all other "concepts" which are extremely difficult to apply as well as sustain in your personal life.
Please read these "Questions and Answers" from Sri Amma and Bhagavan, and see if they help you in making your life simpler and smoother:


Q1: I am not able to set right my relationship with my wife? What should I do?

A: He is trying to understand his relationship. There is no use in it. It does not take you anywhere. You need to learn the art of experiencing the relationship with your wife. When there is joy in the relationship, then that's it.If you're unable to do that, then you can ask me, if you have bondage. I will give you blows (life lessons), which in turn would turn out to be bliss.

Q2: What is the difference between an integral and a non-integral person? (Integral means being true to oneself)

A: For a person having inner integrity, there is no necessity of prayer. Everything he seeks comes to him through divine. But if he chooses to pray, then it would come fast. For a person who is non-integral, things would come late.

Q3: Can an un-enlightened person be happy?

A: Yes, if heart flowers. But that happiness cannot be compared with that of an enlightened person. The flowering of heart means experiencing everything.

Q4: I think the reason for man's suffering is his freewill. What do you think Bhagavan?

A: (Smiles). It seems to be a new teaching. When there is self, there is problem. When there is no self, there is no problem. If the self disappears, then freewill will disappear. All existence is suffering.

Q5: When will I stop imitating others? When will I discover originality?
A: All of us are second hand human beings. Let us take this robe that I wear. Some people produce the cloth, some stitch it, I call it my robe. Start where you are. And that is where you have to be. That is the first and last step. You cannot do anything. (smiles)


Parivar means family in Hindi. As you certainly know, we are working to help members of our Oneness family, the Oneness Parivar, solve their problems by the technique of group prayers to be done at the same time all over the world. So we have chosen a common time when all of us
will pray for those who need grace. All of us have to pray four times in a day for the problems which are mentioned below. Please pray for the following members of your family daily at 6 am, 12 pm, 6 pm and last but not the least at 12 am. Please remember the names of these people as well as their problems, or make a note of it somewhere.

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Contemplative Questions

Here is a set of questions that would provoke you and put you through some soul searching. They are not about religion nor about ethics. They are merely about you.

They are not meant to serve as solutions nor are they meant to lead you anywhere. These questions are meant to serve as tools to discovering yourself.

1) Do you perceive the Presence of a benevolent force guiding, protecting and shaping your life? What name do you give that Presence? When did you best feel this Presence?

2) What is your opinion of God? Is your opinion drawn from religion, books, parents and or your personal experience of life?

3) Do you pray? Do they get answered? How often?

4) Do you think it is possible to relate to the Divine? What relationship would you opt?

5) Here is a story for you - Two fierce enemies once did a penance to placate god and receive boons vying with each other. God appeared to the first man and asked what he wanted. He said "give me twice of whatever you give my enemy". Then God appeared to the second one. Even before God could say anything he asked, "God, would you please tell me what my enemy asked for? On knowing his prayer request, he said, "then God, blind me in one eye."
Now what would you wish for yourself, your best friend and your worst enemy if God gave you a chance?

6) Have you ever experienced a coincidence or chance that seems to have involved so many people and factors that you can't stop wondering if a mastermind was behind this operation? If yes, do you savour the experience often and have you shared it with someone close to you?