Questioner: Has there been a time in history where God and humanity were in total harmony? Why did this change?
Bhagavan: We did have such a time. God would just chat with them. In some cases the antaryamin would be eating and drinking with people. Why this changes depends on the energies the Earth receives from the cosmos – it depends on our relationship with the star 'moolam', which in turn results in changes in the human brain.
Questioner: What happens to a person after death? Where do they go? What is the journey after death like?
Bhagavan: Normally after you die you hang around for 3 days. You can see everyone around you still. The person may not know he is dead for 3 days, although one people start weeping they begin to suspect. Doing a proper ritual can help them make a transition. Normally the journey begins after 3 days. It is a very beautiful journey. You meet people along the way that you knew. In ten days you meet the Light. By your clock it will take ten days. It is not as fast as in NDE's. There is a life review. You constantly go into the bodies of those you have interacted with. You judge yourself according to the same standards you use for others, and decide where you want to go. If you think you deserve to go to hell, then you can do so. There is a Christian hell, a Buddhist hell, an Islamic jehenna, etc, not much different from each other. On the other hand, you haven't judged people you will not judge yourself. If you ask for liberation, the beauty is that no matter what has happened in your life, the Light cannot say 'No'
Questioner: Can you tell us about prayer? How should we pray? Is praying to you or Jesus the same as praying to God?
Bhagavan: If you ask, 'Who is God?' the antaryamin is God. As you grow, the way the antaryamin appears to you will also grow. It can be outside you also, and can take any form – Buddha, Christ, etc. It is the antaryamin who does everything. If you are waiting by the bus stop and want the bus to stop, you can ask your antaryamin. The antaryamin is also the bus driver! For Jesus or Bhagavan to pick up your prayer you must have a bond with them, an emotional connection, and clarity. Unless it is going to harm somebody most prayers will be answered.
Questioner: When we ask Bhagavan a question, how do we know if the answer is from Bhagavan or from our subconscious?
Bhagavan: you must ask Bhagavan to prove to you that it is the antaryamin and not just the subconscious. If it is the antaryamin there is a very nice feeling in the chest region.
Questioner: Can an ordinary devotee become one with God?
Bhagavan: Anybody can become one with God as long as you have a divine being within oneself and you have melted with that and it merges with your antaryamin. You yourself cannot become one with God.
Questioner: You say we can choose to be filled with divine entities. How can we be a help to the world if we are just a container for divine beings?
Bhagavan: If you are enlightened you can be a help to mankind. If you are filled with divine beings you can be a great help. You become a divine being, not just a container for them! When you talk of divine beings taking over, it is the descent of higher consciousness, not like a spirit possession. You experience life as Christ experienced life, not as one possessed by a spirit.
Questioner: How many divine beings can come through in one body?
Bhagavan: There is no limit. In the course of time, perhaps a few weeks, one being could become more dominant. But it is not like we think. They do not fight like us!
Questioner: Will enlightenment allow me to feel a connection with you all my life or will doubts still come and go?
Bhagavan: Enlightenment will not help much with this. Only a divine being will relate that way. A mere enlightened person will not do that.
Q) What is the easiest way to get your grace and how would you like your Bhakthas to be?"Answer by Sri Bhagavan: See, all that I want is, you have to just ask. When you ask you should not say simply – Bhagavan, Bhagavan…that is no use. How do you see Bhagavan - that is the question. Do you see him as a father or a brother or a friend or a son, whatever you want you have to put it in that framework and then there must be that actual feeling that you have towards your father and brother, know. The same feeling must be there. Thereafter it can either be a prayer or it can be an asking or a command, anything, that's not so important.
But is there a bond? You might be very good people but if you don't have a bond you don't get it. So, bond is the secret, emotion should be there. When we say there is a bond, what we mean is there is emotion. Emotion is the telephone line between you and Bhagavan. If there is no emotion, the telephone line is cut. It doesn't work well."