Ques: Master, During my meditation, I used to see the light but now when I sit I don’t see the light anymore?
Baba Ji: Brother the light is always there. For example if I look at you, I see you but if I turn my head in the other direction I will not be able to see you. You have to look in the right direction and do not get distracted.
Ques: Master, the thoughts that come to my mind, are they from the mind or God?
Baba Ji: The thoughts come from mainly the mind sister. We have the power of discrimination, to choose from right and wrong.
Ques: Master you look very beautiful, so is God like you?
Baba Ji laughs: Sister, God is neither male nor female; he does not wear a turban. God is shabad, the light and sound. God Does not have a form.
Ques: Master, I have been initiated for 3 years and I try to meditate but I fall asleep?
Baba Ji: When the mind is at bliss it tends to fall asleep. When you catch yourself doing this, get up and try again. Repeat the names.
Ques: Why do satsangies have more sufferings?
Baba Ji: Sister, you are associating with only satsangies that is why you think that they are the only ones suffering. You have no idea what the other people are going through
Ques: Why can’t we get to know you more personally? Master can you stay with us?
Baba Ji: Sister if I stay here with you all, in two days you will tell me to leave because you will miss watching your TV programs and your gossip.
Ques: Master what do I do when I have bad thoughts?
Baba Ji: Brother, do your simran.
Ques: Master, why is the mind so stupid and stubborn?
Baba Ji: The mind is just like a computer, it will output whatever information is inputted into the computer. That is the reason we take care and see to it that out children don’t watch violence on TV because those images will be downloaded on the mind
Ques: Master, when doing our sewa, In that process if we hurt someone unintentionally, what do we do?
Baba Ji: Brother, we cannot please everybody, do your sewa to the best of your ability and the rest the lord will take care of.
Ques: Whenever a disciple sits in meditation he is never alone!
Baba Ji: It is not for us to judge the progress, ours is to do our duty faithfully and leave the rest to the Master. Attend to your meditation most regularly without fail. Look upon it as your most paramount duty towards the Lord.
Ques: How can we love the Guru, please teach us?
Babaji: Sister, love is a feeling, it can’t be taught. Just like a mother calls her child with different pet names but that does not change her love for the child. In the same way we in our love have kept different names of God but God is one. The only way we can love our guru or express our love to him is by our meditation. All other forms of love are only to the physical level.
Ques: Why is it that we love the physical form of the master?
Babaji said: Since we have not seen the lord it is natural that we have limited ourselves to what our eyes can see but we have to rise above the physical and go to the spiritual. He said if we love the physical form, we will be limiting ourselves to the physical
Ques: Can I come and hug you and touch your feet?
Babaji laughed and said: Sister, if I allow you, you can see all the people in the hall sitting here will also follow you and in the end I will become a sandwich and laughed. He also told her that by hugging and touching my feet you will limit yourself to the physical form and she should rise above that
Ques: Where are the feet of the master?
Babaji said: The feet of the master are at the eye centre so that is why we have to concentrate at the eye centre so that we can be at the feet of the master.
Ques: A lady asked Babaji on behalf of a friend: She said, my friend is very unhappy with her partner and wants to end the marriage.
Babaji said: I am against divorce and said nowadays youngsters are in a hurry for everything: hurry to earn money, hurry to marry and divorce, in the process they are burning themselves. He said that her friend has to do her responsibility, be a good example herself. We should stop finding faults in each other; we should look at our weaknesses and improve on it. Babaji said slowly things will change in the marriage, to have patience and things will change.
Ques: I want to take Naam but I am scared of losing my identity.
Babaji said: What are we really talking of losing? He said we have nothing to lose. When the body itself is not ours what identity are we talking about? He said we should read our histories- great leaders, saints have come and gone. If they have not been able to retain their identity who are we? He said to get something in life we have to lose something. Till the Me, Mine is there in us we can never attain God. We have to get our priorities right. He said what are we proud of? Our beauty!! We should go to a hospital and see the sick. Our fame and money!! Read the histories of our leaders who were shot dead. So he said we have to sit and think: what do we really want in life and where are we running towards!! God has given us what we need i.e. Food to eat, clothes to wear and a house to live in but our desires and greed have made us miserable and unhappy
Ques: A lady got up and started complaining of her husband and family and said they are not satsangis etc
Babaji immediately told her not to display her personal things in public, and added that she should not criticize if her family is of another path. She should set a good example in front of them. Being a satsangi her responsibility is more.
Ques: Many people told me Babaji that meditation is an impossible task.
Babaji replied: Nothing is impossible. If God has chosen us to take the path, he is sure that we will be able to do meditation or else he would not have chosen us. So he told us: You do your duty and rest will be taken care of by God. He said, God is at your door always, it is us who do not open the door.
Ques: A lady insisted that ashes should be allowed to be put in Beas river.
Babaji told her: Ashes should be put in water for hygienic reasons and said by putting in Beas or Ganga or Hardwar would not really make a difference as the soul has already gone away where it belongs so we should not get in any of these superstitions that by immersing in Beas we will get mukti.
Ques: A lady told Babaji she sits only 30 mins daily in a day for meditation and not 2 and half hours daily
Babaji laughed and told her, if you work for half a day you will get salary for half day so if you sit for 30 mins you will get salary for 30 mins. What you give you will receive. If we work for one day, we cannot expect salary for the whole month.
Ques: A man told Babaji that he is a seeker and gets very angry when he sees the followers of the path doing wrong things.
Babaji replied: He should not find faults in others: firstly we should correct ourselves, check our weakness. He said Nobody is perfect.