In today’s morning satsang, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (Swamiji) takes inquiries from Inner Awakening participants. One attendee asks how best to inspire others to receive Paramahamsa’s teachings. Paramahamsa replies that when we offer ourselves in compassion and desire to help others, those who are interested will just catch fire. A second attendee asks for explanation of “inner space” and wants to know when she will experience inner silence. Paramahamsa answers that when we close our eyes, what we feel as “me” is our inner space; and that silence can be experienced whenever we truly wish it. The final questioner wants to know whether greed is a danger on the spiritual path. Paramahamsa replies that if greed motivates us to progress on our path, doing required practice and exercise, then it is useful. Otherwise it is just negative selfishness.
Q & A: Selflessness, Meditation, Spirituality
The morning satsang, 1st question.
Question: The 1st question is from Umesh, IA Identity Card No.:87. He is asking,”Nithyanandam! My dearest Swamiji, ‘Bliss is cosmos’ is becoming profound reality within just 4 days of the IA program completion. How can we connect Swamiji to everyone so that they can taste the nectar especially our near and dear ones or friends who have language limitations or mind-set fixed due to their religious beliefs? — Umesh, IA No:87.
Swamiji: This is question from Umesh 87. May I know who? Yes..
The question, “My dearest Swamiji, ‘Bliss is cosmos’ is becoming profound reality within just 4 days of the IA program completion. How can we connect Swamiji to everyone so that they can taste the nectar specially our near and dear ones– especially our near and dear ones or friends who have language limitations or mind-set fixed due to their religious beliefs? Umesh, two thing. First, you imbibe this concept / this truths as a experience so deeply, when you go and start living, constantly approach your near and dear ones, every human being with this one attitude of ‘how can I contribute to his life and make a difference?’ Please understand, recently I have taken a vow. Whoever comes in my breathing space I will give something to them. May be a healing or a boon, atleast a candy. I can see so clearly, please understand, this has opened a new dimension even in me. I have the habit of always—whoever asks something, prays for something, blessing or giving them the boon. That is one thing. Now, I made it like a rule. Anybody who comes in my breathing space I will give them something; atleast a blessing from the heart, ‘let you be blissful’. My presence is always blessing, all those things are one side-it is a mystical side. Even in the practical side, when I decided, I keep this as a vow, I tell you—you also keep this as a vow—so much opens up inside you. When you approach your near and dear ones or your family, friends, people, anybody, you don’t even need your near and dear ones practise your love and compassion. Go and stand outside the mall- every human being is your near and dear one only. Every human being walks in, walks out. Stand with the tremendous meditative mood, how can I contribute to his life and make a difference. What is the best thing which made difference in my life? — feeling connection with my Master or meditation, Inner Awakening. You may have different words. But all these different words are like different doors of this Chit Sabha. Whichever door you enter you will reach me only. One door is Inner Awakening, one door is Nithya Yoga, one door is Nithya Kriya, one door is feeling connection. So many different doors. One door is energy dharshan, one door is initiation. So many different doors. Whichever door you.. door has contributed most to your life share that. Do not ever bother whether the other person is going to be convinced by you or not. Don’t be egoistic and greedy that you should convince all the 100% of the people to whom you talk. Don’t be greedy. Your job is to stand there with tremendous love and compassion feeling, ‘what can I contribute and make a difference.’ I tell you,if you are too much bothered about how many people are inspired or listening to your words, you become egocentric. But if you stand there, ‘how can I contribute and make a difference’ you become spiritual centric. Most of the time your near and dear ones, your husband, your wife or family resists me because you talk to them egocentrically. It is more like a you convincing them about your rightness—I went to Swamiji, I did IA, I am right — that is not going to work. That is not going to work. Something has contributed in my life and made difference. How can I share that with him. Can I contribute some way to his life and make a difference in his life? The attitude from which words are coming out, the attitude from which the body language is expressing, attitude from which feeling is coming out is going to make a difference. Understand, when you stand with the attitude,